November 16, 2007

Disney's Animal Kingdom Visit #1

Today we decided to go check out Disney's Animal Kingdom. We had visited before in 1999 when the park was only one year old...several attractions have been added since then.

The Tree of Life is an original focal point of the park. If you look really close, you can see the animals "carved" into the tree.

Expedition Everest is a great rollercoaster which debuted in 2006.

These are a couple of attractions that debuted long ago. Pluto-like dogs arrived on the scene in 1930 but Pluto first appeared as Mickey's dog in 1931. Goofy was originally Dippy Dawg when he debuted in 1932 but was named Goofy in 1934 at the same time Donald Duck and Clara Duck (who's that?) were introduced.

This guy was around as little as 65 million years ago. He is now part of Animal Kingdom's Dinosaur ride.

On the Kilimanjaro Safari we spotted this fuel-guzzling creature off in the distance.

For some odd reason, we only took one picture of animals on the Safari. Have no fear, we will probably be back for more.

As we were leaving the park today, our cousin---several times removed---decided to entertain us a little.

We caught him in action in this very short video.
For more pictures of Animal Kingdom, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2007/november/disneysanimalkingdo/ .

To be continued...

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