During our trip with Allegiant travel and Visit Orlando we packed a lot into a short period of time. 7 Theme parks in 2.5 days!
I realize that sounds really crazy but we had a two day Hopper pass and were determined to cram in as much as possible at the Disney parks. We also visited Legoland, Aquatica, and Sea World during our visit too. We started our day with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
We were strategic about the rides and attractions that we were going to visit during our window of time. We used the Disney app to schedule our Fast passes with our first ride being the “Kilimanjaro Safaris.” We arrived a few minutes before the park opened and noticed that our ride only had a few people in line so we cancelled our fast passes and used those for Finding Nemo- The Musical Show a few hours later.
I was really excited about going on this experience.
There were animals to see on both sides of the road so everyone has a great experience.
Our guide was great and I think there was more animal activity because we there earlier in the morning before it got really hot.
The park had natural barriers that helped keep the animals and the safari guests safe.
We did have an incredible moment when a giraffe came close to our vehicle. Check out his curled tongue!
After the safari we rode the “Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain” roller coaster. It was AWESOME! I had heard great things about it before our trip and it really was a unique coaster that took us in unexpected directions. I won’t ruin the surprise but just know it was so much fun that we rode it again immediately afterwards due to short lines. We cancelled our fast passes for this ride and were able to use them on other attractions later that day.
After the coaster we went to the 3D Movie/ live show “It’s Tough To Be A Bug” with characters from “A Bug’s Life.”
The audience got to wear 3D glasses that gave us “bug eyes.” The show was really entertaining and had kids giggling though out.
During our visit, we even got to meet a few characters. We stood in line to meet Donald and Daisy Duck.
The process went really smooth. The line moves along pretty steady while giving little kids enough time to have their moment with the one that they have been waiting for.
Next we went to watch “Finding Nemo- The Musical Show.”
This show has so much creativity with colorful props and puppets. It was really enjoyable to watch and I’m glad we didn’t skip it.
Our final ride at Animal Kingdom was the Primeval Whirl.
We almost didn’t wait in line for it because we didn’t want to use one of our fast passes and we STILL had 3 other parks to visit that day! My kids really wanted to go on this one because it reminded them of a ride at the Ohio State Fair that they LOVED. It’s a small coaster that spins and whips around a curvy track. So we waited because it was supposed to be their magical trip and their smiles were worth it afterwards.
We didn’t see everything at Animal Kingdom but we did see A LOT in a short period of time. I realize that our pace doesn’t work for everyone but it was a great way to get a taste of the park.
You can learn more about all of the attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom from their website.
Disclosure: My trip was sponsored by Allegiant Travel and Visit Orlando. All opinions are my own.
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