A Day at Walt Disneys Animal Kingdom
This post is in collaboration with Disney, as always all opinions are my own.
So by now, you guys know that I just came back from a magical vacation at Disney World and If you are new to the blog, you will come to find out quickly that my family and I are huge Disney fans. We love anything and everything Disney and go multiple times a year, so having the opportunity to partner with Disney is always a blessing for us.
Most questions I get from you guys when I do travel to Disney is it even worth it with preschoolers, and my answer will always be a big YES! There is so much that Disney offers for you and your little ones, and if you think they won't remember the experience, I beg to differ. My daughter's first experience at Disney was when she was a year old, and she is now 4. Each time we go the experience of seeing my kid's faces get better and better. The great thing about Disney is there is so much to do that each time you do visit you will experience a new ride or meet a new character, try new food choices, and more.
Our trip was magical and then some. I plan on breaking this post into multiple posts because I want to make sure I share everything you need to know about each park. I am going to break down what you will experience once you land in Orlando up until your departure. Our hotel experience and traveling portion will be the last post, so are you guys ready?! Come on I cant hear you are you ready?! lol just joking trying to get into Disney Character, expect a lot of that when you get to Disney.
Ok! our first stop was the Animal Kingdom which by far is our families favorite park. My son loves animals, and our favorite characters Like Donald and Pocohantos can be spotted here. I know most of you have watched in my past Disney Trips how much I wanted to ride the Avatar Flight of Passage but it just never happened, so I made it a priority to get there first. Now usually the line is long, but Disney spoiled us with Fast passes, so that helped tremendously. I can say if you are planning to visit you can book fast passes 30 days out as well as 60 days out if you are staying at a Disney resort property. I would highly suggest you stay on top of this as this can help with long lines. If you cant do this, a trick is to show up as early as 6 am before the park opens, and I will say its worth the wait for this ride. I have never experienced a ride so magical in my whole life, I seriously wanted to ride it all day. I also do want to mention there is a height requirement for this ride, so my husband was nice enough to wait with the kids and let me ride. Our whole family did go on Navi River Journey which is pretty to see as well.
Next stop Dinoland, which is great for your little ones to run around and enjoy some rides and learn about Dinosaurs. I love this section because Ayden can ride most of these rides. We also Love Seeing the Lion King Show and seeing the Flamingos, Giraffes, Monkeys and much more. Finding Nemo the musical is a great show for your little ones and to cool off on those hot days at the park.
Food wise, my new favorite is Pongu Pongu which is part of Pandora and has a great dish called Satu'li Canteen and my favorite Night Blossom Drink. Flame tree Barbecue is amazing, and Tiffins Talk is also yummy. You will not be disappointed about the food.
Our last stop of the night and a must for all of you to see is The Rivers Of Light show. Get swept away in a timeless show that celebrates the beauty of all living things. A fusion of water, sound, and light, this will have your whole family Eeewing and aahing. Clusters of lantern light shift and shape into beautiful animal spirit forms—the Tiger, Turtle, Elephant, and Owl. Disney transports their guest across Asian jungles and tropical oceans to African savannahs and North American mountains, leaving you and your kids wanting more. Make sure to get there early for good seating.
I hope you liked day one of our trip and make sure This Thursday for day two of our trip to Hollywood Studios.
Peace & Love