Trip Report: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2013

Today brought about the need for a safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We did not try for rope drop, simply because we were all completely wiped out! The kids headed straight to Primeval Whirl for a couple of quick rides and to get Dinoland USA out of their systems. We kind of got stuck there the last time and it cost us in the end!

After fetching FastPasses for my wife and kids to ride Expedition Everest, I met them at Finding Nemo: The Musical. Can I say this show is a Must See?!! The colors are vibrant, the music exhilarating, and the acting is really very well done! And, the young lady voicing Nemo has one of the purest singing voices I have ever heard! The choreography looked to be very intricate and I am sure that it takes a lot of work to put it all together. This show has been done with spectacular Disney flair!

Our meal for today was Flame Tree Barbecue. All of the food was prepared quite well, and the sauces were delicious! Watch out for the sweet and spicy, it sneaks up on you when you aren’t looking. And, while the birds were entertaining, they weren’t very intrusive. No one left hungry, and everyone agreed that may be another place we need to put on our every trip list!

What goes up, comes down...FAST!!
What goes up, comes down…FAST!!

My son and I went to Kilimanjaro Safari. It was different from our last visit. My son didn’t like it as much, but I enjoyed seeing more animals and having a slightly closer view for many of them. Our guide was excellent and really made the journey enjoyable, as well as educational.

All in all, I’d say it was a very good day! I would like to suggest that you slow down and take a look at some of the detail that has been put into the environments of Animal Kingdom. There has been a lot put into every little corner, crease, and crevice. I do not believe that this is still a half-day park. And, if the walls are any indication, something very good is on it’s way.

Tomorrow is our last day for this trip. But, I am celebrating my birthday in a way that excites me! While the rest of my family will be returning to the Magic Kingdom for an all day marathon, I will be taking the Backstage Magic tour. I can’t wait to share this experience with all of you.

Until next time, I pray blessings and magic come your way!

Author: threestrandswdw

I am a Disney fanatic who can't get nearly enough time to be there! I am married to someone who isn't as into it as I am, but tolerates my "hobby". I live in Ohio, but would love to make the move to Orlando, if I would work either at Walt Disney World, or in some peripheral business serving the WDW area! I invite you to read, comment, and submit ideas anytime at Or, even better, send me a trip report to share with others! We all like to live through the experiences of others, help us stay connected to the magic! Thank you!!

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