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Trip Report Leave for Disney World on Friday The 13th They Said. It'll Be Fun They Said. A July 2018 Trip Report.

LisaBelle

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Day 4 Animal Kingdom

The air conditioner in the van was still broken and we didn't want to drive all the way home that way. Before we left for the park, Paul called the dealership and arranged for us to drop off the van that night.
Allie and I put on our ears and we headed to the cars to drive to AK!

Ready to celebrate 20 years of AK

Hello Tree of Life

We wanted a group shot before we all got sweaty and grouchy.

Always love this Magic Shot!

Our first stop was Dinosaur!



We got our dino and headed over to Asia.


We had a date with a Yeti!


Up next: Everest
 

TheMouseFan

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Love the rose gold ears on you! And I love your taste in shirts, I got both of those last June!! Sounds like you had a great first day! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
 

LisaBelle

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Those ears really suit you - good choice!

Max
Awww. Thanks Max! At first I was reluctant to get the rose gold because they were the trendy item at the time. But once I put them on I was sold.

Love the rose gold ears on you! And I love your taste in shirts, I got both of those last June!! Sounds like you had a great first day! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
Thanks. I was really happy with the ears. As you'll see, I wore them every day! To be honest, I've even worn them around the house a few times since we came home! Great minds think alike on Disney apparel! More report to come. Thanks for reading.
 

slipperalwaysfits

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LOVING your trip report!! What a bummer about the air conditioning on the road trip down there!

We've never tried Ohana's, it looks good but not sure it's worth the hassle.
We love Columbia Harbor House, too! Loving all your throwback family pictures!
Yes, Seven Dwarves is way more fun at night!
Taking pics of things you might want to buy is a great idea! I tend to shop around and wait myself but I never thought about taking a pic! Great idea!
 

LisaBelle

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LOVING your trip report!! What a bummer about the air conditioning on the road trip down there!

We've never tried Ohana's, it looks good but not sure it's worth the hassle.
We love Columbia Harbor House, too! Loving all your throwback family pictures!
Yes, Seven Dwarves is way more fun at night!
Taking pics of things you might want to buy is a great idea! I tend to shop around and wait myself but I never thought about taking a pic! Great idea!
Thanks for reading. Not having a/c on the trip down was NOT fun, but definitely made for a road trip we will never forget. I was really disappointed in 'Ohana because it had been on my dining bucket list for quite some time. I liked the food, but it didn't live up to the hype for me, especially not for the price.
I have the day off tomorrow and hope to post some more of my TR.
 

LisaBelle

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We celebrated our escape from the Yeti with some photos!





We were heading for Africa.

On the way we passed the theater for the new Up! bird show. Allie HATES birds so we made her pose in front of the theater. Watch out for those birds Allie!


We can trace Allie's hatred of birds back to our first family WDW visit in 2004. Allie was only 4. We were at Epcot and while we were eating at La Cantina (I think that's what it's called, the outdoor quick service in Mexico) there were a number of birds lurking around waiting for food. I set Allie's food down on the table. Because of the birds she was a little scared to get up on the seat. As I was trying to get her up on the seat a bird came right up to the table and stole Allie's quesadilla! She was one scared girl! This was taken at another time, but here are the culprits!

I love these statues!
 

LisaBelle

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We had a bit of time before our FP+ for the safari so we looked around Africa a bit.

Paul loves to watch the woodcarver here.

Decisions, decisions!

He did make a new purchase. A rhino! Here is picture of an elephant from a previous trip and the new rhino.

We decided to do something we've never done before-Gorilla Falls.





 

LisaBelle

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Finishing up Gorilla Falls.





When we finished with Gorilla Falls I took a photo of the sign. I meant to put this at the beginning of the Gorilla Falls portion, but obviously I forgot!


Then it was time for our safari.

Light for @Doc Disney .


We boarded our vehicle and were ready to go! Our driver was Deandra and she was awesome! We saw a ton of animals and she timed her stops well. Enough time to take a picture without feeling rushed.
 

LisaBelle

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Then we were back in Harambe.



We watched the show for a minute.


We headed toward Flame Tree for lunch. Allie wasn't feeling well, so while everyone else got in line for food she and I headed to the restroom. I was waiting for Allie to come out when I thought I saw a familiar face. I am typically a very shy person and I almost didn't say anything, but I knew I'd regret it if I didn't say something. I called (a bit more loudly than I meant to because I was still about to chicken out from saying hello), "MORGAN!" She turned around looking confused. I awkwardly said, "Hi Morgan, it's Lisabelle from Walt Disney World Magic!"



She and I had been texting and we knew we were in the same park, but again our plans were taking us in opposite directions. I chatted with Morgan and her husband, Cody for a quick minute and then we all headed on our way. I was so excited to be able to meet them. I couldn't believe that I'd had 2 magic meet ups in 2 days :happy:!

Allie and I met up with the rest of our crew. Everyone was hot and hungry and tempers were beginning to flare. Tina, Mark and Spence had a misunderstanding about what they were ordering. Paul and Adam didn't know that Allie and I had gone to the restroom and were confused about why we'd disappeared from the line. We finally got our food, which I forgot to photograph, and there weren't any seats right near Tina, Mark and Spence. We found a seat as close to them as possible and finally got to eat. Most of us got the mac and cheese with pulled pork on top. It was delicious and very filling. I remember being stuffed.
Our next FP+wasn't for several hours and we were tired, so we headed back to the Contemporary for a rest.
After a rest and some time in the a/c, most of us were ready to head back to AK. Mark decided to he needed a longer break, so he stayed behind.

We're back!


We were super excited because we were about to get our first look at Pandora!








Up next, more Pandora.
 
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