HE WAS SCARED
The character breakfast at The Animal Kingdom is tons of fun (and on the cheaper side). You get a picture before the breakfast starts and then you get to help yourself to mounds of food while the characters come by and say hello. My husband of course loved the food aspect, I enjoyed the characters. Again WDW does not disappoint when it comes to character interactions - all the characters spent a bunch of time with us and did a number of poses. Thanks, guys! After breakfast we ventured onto the Kilimanjaro Safaris where we saw a charging Rhino! We were told to not stand up because we didn't want to scare the Rhino into charging our way. It was an amazing experience!
We also walked around the animal preserve in Asia where there were plenty of beautiful animals. Tigers, monkeys, bats - everything! I got to play around with my camera settings and got some beautiful shots!
And of course, what day at the park would be complete without watching a show?! We opted for Finding Nemo and it was well worth it!
After the show it was time to head over to the Magic Kingdom. It was starting to get a little chilly so we made a beeline for some hot chocolate. Of course, I got slightly interrupted when I saw this little beauty...
I had promised the hubs that we were done with waiting in line for character photos. But I just couldn't help myself. I looked over at him and gave him my best puppy dog eyes and he just sighed and made his way to the back of the line. Best. Husband. Ever. The line went by fairly quickly and the weather cooperated so I was able to get my picture with yet another character - woo hoo!
After finding our hot cocoa I saw yet another character line that I just couldn't resist. I double checked with the character wrangler who confirmed they would be around as long as the weather held up and so I got in line and kept my fingers crossed that the rain would stay away. It was touch and go for a minute, but we were rewarded with a classic photo.
We lucked out because not long after we saw the mice the rain really started to pour and the ladies had to go inside to keep warm. The hubs and I made a beeline for the Winnie the Pooh ride in an effort to stay out of the rain and was pleasantly surprised by the queue and the ride. Very well done! We finished out our trip with a few more rides and another view of the magical castle.
We made our way back to our hotel and got prepared for the long trip home. It was an amazing trip and I am so happy we were able to finally get to Walt Disney World and explore every square inch possible.
People asked if I thought I would have less love for Disneyland now that I've seen the World. y answer is - probably not. I haven't been back to Disneyland since our vacation, but Disneyland for me will always represent years and years of childhood memories. My mom and Nana brought me to Disneyland when I was a kid and I will always cherish those memories. Not to mention Disneyland is the original - and nothing can take that away. I actually feel a little bit bad for people who grew up with the World - when they come to Disneyland it is a bit of a let down (from what I read) - but I got to experience Disney on a whole different level while still enjoying my home park. I think it is fair to say that I will always love Disneyland. But the World has a lot to offer.
What do you like about both parks?!