So you are probably thinking that animal kingdom won't seem like a big deal to people building a house in South Africa but let me tell you the key word.....FREE!!
Because we ran the marathon we were given a free pace on "Marathon Monday" to either Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios or the Magic Kingdom. We had already been to Epcot and ran through Magic Kingdom twice so the Animals were the obvious choice.
Shades of Green has a free shuttle so before long we were on the way to the Safari Ride. The animals were actually visible and moving about which is new for us.
Lion on Safari Ride
It makes me wonder if they are somehow kept in a very small area because the lion was in the same place I saw him six or seven years ago.
There was also a black rhino which we have yet to see in Kruger.
The asian section also has several tigers that atually were moving about a bit.
The new Himilayan ride is terrifying. It's a roller coaster that first goes up, then stops and goes backward in the dark. Needless to say I only rode that one once.
The dinosaur area had a great sign for Curt since I call him Old Bones due to his RA.
Tree of Life
My favorite part of the park is the Tree of Life.
Tree of life carvings
The carvings on the outside are gorgeous and I love the 3D Bugs Life show on the inside.
We were in Rafiki's Planet Watch ride when it started to rain so the fun there was over for us. The Driver's were meeting us at the hotel anyway.
Blue Man Group
Tickets for Blue Man Group were secured earlier in the week so for dinner we went to the City Walk at Universal Studios and Bubba Gump's Restaurant.
Curt and I at Univeral
Citywalk at Universal Studios
Blue Man Group is the strangest show I have ever seen in my life. Three men painted blue in black outfits didn't just play with paint like I thought. They had little segments with twinkies, Captain Crunch, marshmellows and toilet paper. You just have to see it.