Did you know there were characters named Horace the horse and Clarabell the cow?
Rafiki and Timon with some other “wild animals” I know.
Princess Jasmine, Princess Halsey, Princess Gracie (in the tiara!), Princess Genna and Princess Sadie with the handsome Aladdin. (Check out his mullet!)Ariel’s Grotto was a great cooling off place. Ethan spent well over an hour cavorting and cooling off while we waited WELL OVER AN HOUR to see Ariel.
She was worth the wait! She said “Oooooh, Sadie! Are you losing your teeth? Sharks lose their teeth all the time too!”. Ariel signs her name with bubbles. They don’t miss a single detail at Disney!
Day Five – EPCOT (again!)
It was the EPCOT flower and garden festival while we were there . . .
We tried very hard to get Gracie in the photo. We were pushing, pulling and dragging her . . but she wouldn’t budge. She’s just “too cool” to have her picture made with a chicken I guess. During our struggles, Chicken Little started to crack up. So much so that I think he made a “peep.” It is a serious no-no for Disney Characters to utter a sound.
We had to recreate the moment . . .
. . . then gradually add in the rest of the crew!
Someone gave me some great advice that made a lot of sense. “Go to Animal Kingdom on the coolest day, the animals will be more active.” So, with a forecast high in the low 70’s . . we headed to Animal Kingdom.
Apparently someone gave that same advice to 999,999 other people because the CROWDS at Animal Kingdom were the worst we experienced all week! But we managed to see the BEST attractions, meet Mickey up close and personal! and experience the Festival of the Lion King – which was the inspiration for the Lion King on Broadway. It was INCREDIBLE!
Also incredible was the Tree of Life. It is covered in intricate carved (?) images of animals.
Here is Gracie with a chimp on the Tree of Life.
Ethan at Expedition Everest. The line was too long to go on the ride today, but Mark and Derek got up early and took Ethan, Gracie and Halsey back the next day!
With TERK from Tarzan