Day 6 - Animal Kingdom, Tusker's House, swimming

Date: 2009-10-02
Location: Disneyworld 09

This was our last day. We got a box of apples with caramel, 2 bottles of water, and a box of carrots and celery from Riverside Mill and headed toward Animal Kingdom. On the way, we had to call the luggage service and paid for the luggage fee in advance for tomorrow's flight check-in.

As soon as we got in, we were greeted by the Tree of Life. We walked around it to get in line for the It's Tough to Be a Bug show. The show employed 4D technique, and the little ones were pretty excited during the part when the bugs came down for a closer encounter.

We headed toward the Dinoland USA. Here we went straight to the Dinosaur show. It was pretty exciting. The car rocked and turned sharply in a bumpy ride, along the trip, the terrifying carnotaur kept came closer and closer to the jeep. Right before the exit, the carnotaur jumped right in front of the jeep as we dived down. I guess there must be the camera was hidden. We saw the flash and when we got out of the ride, we saw our pictures posted along with others.

We headed toward the Africa side. At the Asia side, we stopped by and got into the Kali River Rapids. It was really wet ride. I guess one must be expected to be either wet or soaked. It was no wonder why some people started to done raincoats as they approaching the starting point. When the boat came to a stop on top of a rapid descend, we knew something was about to happen. As soon as it go pushed down the slop, it dipped and a large quantity of water splashed in, we were pretty much soaked, at least our pants were. There were several splash stations along the way, and each with jets of water slashing on the incoming boats.

Luckily, the day was hot and humid. Though our pants remind to be wet for the most of the part, our shirts dried. A little around 2:00, we arrived at Tusker's House at the Africa side. After some waiting, we were escorted inside of the Tusker's House. We were also given the ticket to attend the Finding Nemo musical tickets. From outside, the Tusker House looked shabby and old, but inside was quite different.

The buffet lines were packed with various food. There were pork tenderloin, roast beef, oven-baked chicken, baked salmon, seafood salad, rice... All came with unique African spices. There were very tasty. It was no wonder why many people didn't want to leave. We ate to our fills and used out last of our table service points.

As soon as we were done eating, we saw parade outside of the Tusker house. We watched the parade, then went back toward the Dinoland USA to attend the Finding Nemo Musical. Here we got to sit down on the special reserved section for Tusker House, which was located on the right hand side of the stage. The show was colorful and imaginative. The story was similar to the movie, but with live stage decoration.

When we got out of there, it was getting late. We quickly went to the Asia side, but found the Maharajah Jungle Trek was closed for today, along with all shows with live animals. We looped around and arrived the Africa side for the Kilimanjaro Safaris just in time. Once on board the open-air vehicle, we rode into the African Savannah-like ecosystem. Along the way, we saw animals in various kinds, even cheetah and lions in close distance. As far as wild animal park like ride, it was the best. We saw a lot of animals. A few instances, they were very close to the vehicle we were in.

On the way out, we saw Micky and Mini there. So the kids waited in line and had picture taken with their favorite characters.

At the Dinoland USA, the boys went into the Boneyards and played there until almost to the park closing time. We left the place and headed back to Riverside. At the Riverside Mill, we used all of our counter service and snack points. We ate some freshly prepared pasta. We let the kids swim the the large pool for a long time.

It was late and we had to say goodbye to one another. It will be a while before the kids can play together again. It was a long a fun trip. We all had fun. A lot of walking, a lot of laugh, a lot of good food, and a lot of fun memories.



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