Friday, July 18th
Animal Kingdom has always been one of my favorite Disney World parks. I remember visiting for the first time during their Annual Passholder's soft opening. Ever since then I have loved seeing all of the animals, wandering through the different lands, and watching the spectacular Broadway-style shows.
Throughout the park you can find exotic animals in natural-like environments. Disney is always careful to give their animals plenty of room for exercise and places to hide from the tourists.
Because I was with dad, he wanted to check out one of the coolest restaurants in the park, the Yak and Yeti. This is an African restaurant with options for even the pickiest of eaters. Dad and I shared their Dim Sum Appetizer for Two before he enjoyed a house salad and I ate their amazing Wanton Soup.
A trip to Animal Kingdom is never complete without a safari. The Kilimanjaro Safaris takes you through a simulated African landscape that is home to the most beautiful animals.
It does not matter what species they are, preteens are always awkward. You have to love how adorable this elephants lanky limbs are!
Elephants are one of my favorite animals because of their devotion to one another.
Here is a happy rhino just enjoying a mid-day snack.
These little guys have the coolest horns and found a perfect resting spot, right next to the road.
Dad and I ended the day with a trip to Downtown Disney where we explored the new Marketplace Co-Op store and ate dinner at the House of Blues.