Day 2 At Disney: Where The Wild Things Are
—by Nathan on June 27, 2009—
On our second day at Disney World, we rode a bus to the Animal Kingdom. Anna was very exited. This was the park she had itching to go the most (and I'm pretty sure it wasn't because of all the ANIMALS!), and now we were going. I was looking forward to conquer a mountain, and not just any mountain: Everest, home of the legendary...YETI! Was there such a creature? If so, where would he roam among the frosty, jagged peaks? But first, the park had to open.
Patience has never been a strong suit of mine, and it was hot. Phew! To escape the blistering sun for a few seconds, I used the restroom. When I came back, I found a Cast Member chattering away with my parents. Uh-oh, I thought, what now? My parents told me that we were going to open the park. We went into a cool building (cool as in it had air-conditioning) and were told to put on Cast-Member shirts and to hold strange instruments. They looked African, I'm sure if they were actual instruments used there or not. Soon, we were led out and told to dance...in front of the people waiting outside. My second weak point: Dancing. Drat, drat, drat, drat, drat. However, it was over quickly, and the First Family (us) joined the massive throng as we headed into the heart of the Animal Kingdom.
First stop: Expedition Everest. Does the Yeti lie inside? We were about to find out. My mom took Anna and I (Abby was a little frightened and decided not to go on, but stay with my dad) on this roller coaster. We had a blast. The ride takes you around and through a man-made replica of Everest as you rise, dive, zoom forward, and slide backwards. Where is the Yeti? Will you be the one to find him, or shall he remain only a legend in your mind? The truth will be told in this spectacular ride.
Next is Dinosaur. You are guided through a prehistoric jungle in your search for a dinosaur needed for research. Along the way, you come across some nice (and not so nice) dinos. A fairly creepy ride, not designed for young ones, or the faint at heart. We had a blast the rest of the day, enjoying shows (such as The Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo), rode more rides (like Kali River Rapids and Kilimanjaro Safaris), and just had a great time. However, this being our first day in a park, our feet got awfully sore. But who cared? We were in Disney World, and we were having fun.
We had a very fun time together, enjoying the Animal Kingdom as a family. My favorite ride was definitely Expedition: Everest.