Happiest Place on Earth – Day 2

Who’s ready for another full day at the Happiest Place on Earth?! These Fuller girls were 50/50. We had 2 ready to go, 2 that woke up with their grumpy pants on.

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Day 2 was spent at Animal Kingdom! This was a new experience for me. Massive animal theme tree welcomed us.

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Then came this tree. Holy hell. Awesome.

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I like to get the best and usually longest wait exhibit out of the way early. I don’t like to leave the cool stuff to the end of the day with a chance to miss it. Plus animals are active early.

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Not everyone was on board with the 90 minute wait but we killed time with the cousin staring contest.

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The long wait was all for the Safari Excursion!

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We loaded into trucks and hit the dirt road.

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Excursion started off with vultures. Eh? Turns out these are not actually owned by Disney. They have migrated to the park to eat the animal food leftovers. They were there in mass numbers.

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They mingled with the pelicans.

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The park had termite mounds all over. I was hoping these weren’t “real” real. Just fake paper mache stuff. I didn’t want to think I was in the land of termites.

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This munchkin was so excited to see the animals. She wanted to sit on the outside to get all the good views.

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Start the animal parade!

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After CS watched this guy smash a pile of poo in his hand then eat it, he was ready to move on.

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These bats were enormous!

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This looked like a good idea at the reptile area.

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As we made our way to another side of the park, these monkeys were just hanging out in this tall tower. All I could think of is, “What if they jump off? Could I not freak out and try to chase them?”

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This park didn’t have many coasters. One of the few was a water ride. CS and I waited and watched to see how wet people were as they came off it. Seemed to be random. Some were soaked. Others didn’t even looked touched by a drop. It was relatively hot. We had nothing better to do and didn’t feel like we’d be back here. Let’s do it!! We heard you could buy ponchos, so we went into a store to inquire. We really just wanted to keep our stuff dry, we didn’t care about us. After sharing that with the clerk, she handed us a giant plastic bag from the store. Free! Ponchos were $15! I think we fared well.

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By this time, I was ready to take a seat. All the fam met back up to take in the park’s Lion King show. One of the few Broadway shows I still need to see. CS says this alien resembles me the most. Really?

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Ok maybe.

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I wasn’t sure what the scale of the show would be but they didn’t disappoint!

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Next we rushed across to the other side of the park to take in the Finding Nemo show. It was a very creative! How do you make a fish being controlled and voiced by a human, look like they are swimming on a stage?! I was impressed.

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Lots more cool stuff in that show but my pictures didn’t turn out.

By this time, I was ready for a coaster! Bring on the Yeti!

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This roller coaster was amazing. Expedition Everest!

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Take us above the park! This coaster was nuts! Nothing like I’ve ever experienced. Frontwards, then backwards, then front, then back, than warp speed to the finish. We started the ride with 7 – B, K, CS, me and the girls. We had about 30 minutes until the ride closed. After the first ride, B peeled off. Then K. Then CS. The girls were still raring to go. I figured that’s what cool Aunts do for their nieces. Alright, lets ride. 6 rides back to back. My head was done. Or so I thought.

The girls had one last fast pass of the night at the dinosaur ride. Why not?!

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Exhausted!

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Wasn’t hard to find our car when there are barely any left in the lot. CO Fuller’s making the march to the car.

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