Disney Animal Kingdom

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Following the signs for Animal Kingdom

Finally we made it to Animal Kingdom... Marcus has been asking about this since we left Norway almost a week ago... wanting to see some animals.

We left the condo around 8:30AM and headed for the nearest gas station, needed to fill up! That took a while.. Couldn't get the ATM outside to work, and had to be in line at the cashier... I had no idea how much I wantet to fill the tankt for, I was in need of help, the lady looked at our car and said "Oh a van, $ 45 should be fine.! And it was  - full tank, and we're ready for Animal Kingdom. Hoping to see lots of animals :-)

The roadsigns for Animal Kingdom was easy to follow, and the parking and shuttle to the entrance was also very easy and fast. No que at the ticket office, and fast moving lanes into the park.

A tram like this took us to the entrance - very pleasent ride!

We had been told to go directly to the Safari, and "ran" to go there asap. It was HOT and HUMID, and we were a bit worried about Marcus' possible headache 'cause of that. But we crossed our fingers, made sure he had lots of water to drink and hoped for the best!

The Safari was great, we saw different animals - not to many, but we were told they are hiding because of the heat... Took lots of pictures.

Animal Kingdom is a nice park, clean and easy to move around in, but we really though there would be more animals around...  We didn't go on any rides today, there were long lines and to hot... but we will go back to Animal Kingdom next time we're around - to take all the rides, see all the shows and of course do the safari one more time! WE PROMISE.

We left the park afther about three hours, the kids were tired and hungry and we were HOT HOT HOT! We cooled down in the car, and desided to drive to Downtown Disney for lunch at the Rainforest Cafe! The kids loved it - the food was nice and the decor inside was amazing!

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Following the signs for Animal Kin…
Following the signs for Animal Ki…
A tram like this took us to the en…
A tram like this took us to the e…
Three of Life!
Three of Life!
Looking for Africa - and the Safari
Looking for Africa - and the Safari
Marcus was picked at random to mea…
Marcus was picked at random to me…
Safari vehicles like these took us…
Safari vehicles like these took u…
A lonely rhino...
A lonely rhino...
The hippos cooled of in their lit…
The hippo's cooled of in their li…
Sharing the pond with lots of diff…
Sharing the pond with lots of dif…
Nile Crocs - didnt want to come a…
Nile Crocs - didn't want to come …
Feel for a swim...?
Feel for a swim...?
Scary birds in a dark dark three.
Scary birds in a dark dark three.
Lots of pretty sights around the p…
Lots of pretty sights around the …
almost like beeing in Africa...or …
almost like beeing in Africa...or…
One of the other trucks...
One of the other trucks...
We always like to watch the Giraff…
We always like to watch the Giraf…
This one didnt like all the photo…
This one didn't like all the phot…
See the elephant....
See the elephant....
He was the boss around here!
He was the boss around here!
Madeleine really enjoys the safari.
Madeleine really enjoys the safari.
We had to cross this bridge - that…
We had to cross this bridge - tha…
Here he is again.. the boss!
Here he is again.. the boss!
Cool Pelicans
Cool Pelicans
A white rhino - endagered rhinos.
A white rhino - endagered rhinos.
This lady decided to walk in front…
This lady decided to walk in fron…
not letting us pass her - at all..
not letting us pass her - at all..
Strange cliffs.
Strange cliffs.
See - she is still here... and gue…
See - she is still here... and gu…
See the lions tail?? Thats all we…
See the lions tail?? That's all w…
Mr White Rhino says HI THERE FOLKS
Mr White Rhino says HI THERE FOLKS
This guys is sleeping in his cave …
This guys is sleeping in his cave…
Guess this is what The Lady was …
Guess this is what "The Lady" was…
A nice waterfall at the end of the…
A nice waterfall at the end of th…
Finished with the safari - feels g…
Finished with the safari - feels …
Next time we hope to go on a Real …
Next time we hope to go on a Real…
Found this one when we walked arou…
Found this one when we walked aro…
Nice decor in the whole park!
Nice decor in the whole park!
Madeleine posing on the main stree…
Madeleine posing on the main stre…
Onboard the train for Rafikis place
Onboard the train for Rafikis place
Sign on the train station...
Sign on the train station...
Posters on our way to Rafikis
Posters on our way to Rafiki's
The kids didnt want to say hi to …
The kids didn't want to say hi to…
Small birds  - running around in t…
Small birds - running around in …
This one didnt look alright to us?
This one didn't look alright to us?
Marcus wanted to pet some animals,…
Marcus wanted to pet some animals…
Were ready for 2-weeks in the jun…
We're ready for 2-weeks in the ju…
passing some huts in the jungle to…
passing some huts in the jungle t…
Trying some pretzels - didnt like…
Trying some pretzels - didn't lik…
Three of life again - this time yo…
Three of life again - this time y…
Amazing!
Amazing!
The monkeys have fun here...
The monkeys have fun here...
The dragon has his own place!
The dragon has his own place!
And of course the bats!!!
And of course the bats!!!
Cool creatures - while in cages!
Cool creatures - while in cages!
Theyve done their laundry it seems
They've done their laundry it seems
Entering the tigers area
Entering the tigers area
Had to look for them as they were …
Had to look for them as they were…
See the other one hiding behind th…
See the other one hiding behind t…
I do like the buildings around t…
I do like the "buildings" around …
These two also rested in the shade…
These two also rested in the shad…
Pretty!
Pretty!
Having a pause on a nearby bench
Having a pause on a nearby bench
Funny guys.... would love to watch…
Funny guys.... would love to watc…
Marcus didnt mind the heat, he co…
Marcus didn't mind the heat, he c…
On our way to the Mountain and Big…
On our way to the Mountain and Bi…
Dinosaurs - always a treat for Mar…
Dinosaurs - always a treat for Ma…
Captured these two black swans in …
Captured these two black swans in…
Were going back to our car - need…
We're going back to our car - nee…
Guess you can spend your honeymoon…
Guess you can spend your honeymoo…
Decided on lunch at Downtown Disney
Decided on lunch at Downtown Disney
May I take you order???
May I take you order???
Nope, we will, we will, we will...
Nope, we will, we will, we will...
Jan making reservations for us at …
Jan making reservations for us at…
Following the Gorilla steps....
Following the Gorilla steps....
were in the jungle - in Florida
we're in the jungle - in Florida
Can you see our waitor? Hes just …
Can you see our waitor? He's just…
Madeleine got a HUGE CUP of Coke!
Madeleine got a HUGE CUP of Coke!
Marcus did too...
Marcus did too...
Ready to go home and relax.
Ready to go home and relax.
Had a nice break and now were rea…
Had a nice break and now we're re…
Looks like were having some bad w…
Looks like we're having some bad …
Tonight were having dinner at Chi…
Tonight we're having dinner at Ch…
Marcus and Jan waiting for our food
Marcus and Jan waiting for our food
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We're ready too... just got time …
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