Fabulous February Friends TR
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everybody for your kind comments about my. Cheryl, it is particularly gratifying to get a compliment from YOU, oh goddess of Disney photography.
OK, now back to our story.
I'd experienced It's Tough to Be a Bug before getting all those Tree of Life photos, and now it was time to play some more. I set out for the Single Rider Line (SRL) of Expedition Everest (EE). It was a mostly-cloudy day, so this is probably the least attractive photo I've ever taken of the Himalayas, but in the spirit of accuracy, here 'tis:
I rode it several times and always made friends with my seat mate, which on this trip was always a male. I like to try taking photos from the top of the mountain.
Hey buddy, can you identify any animals on the Tree of Life from here?
Of course, I totally "cheated" on this next one, zooming like mad to get a pic of my favorite attraction in all of WDW:
And I always have to get a shot of the Yeti's silhouette as he tears up the tracks, which is easy to do without a flash:
I stopped for some silly pics -- I think this was at the DVC booth not far from the Minnie-Mickey Trail.
Of course, I had to push past my innate shyness to ask the DVC rep to take those photos.
Who isn't thrilled every time they catch a glimpse of DeVine?
I'd made myself a lunch ressie at Yak & Yeti and enjoyed the decorations upstairs:
This was my first time doing the Table Service there, and I was disappointed in the food. (I’d enjoyed counter service with Sandy & her family last March, so maybe I ordered the wrong thing this time – Lo Mein with Chicken. I found it a totally ho-hum dish.) Oh well – I simply pushed the plate away and knew I’d be extra-hungry for dinner at Boma later!
I work for an architectural firm, and we recently offered last year's summer intern a full-time position. He grew up in Orlando and is a huge WDW fan, so he and I will give a lunchtime presentation on the “Architecture of Walt Disney World” sometime this spring or summer. So I took advantage of my solo day at the AK to get lots of “detail shots” that will (hopefully) impress our architects (who are mostly non-Disney folks). The Animal Kingdom is chock full of great details. I hope you’re happy with this selection – get comfy again, because this could take awhile, too!
Whether or not we consciously notice all these details, our eyes and brains are taking them all in -- fully immersing us into Disney's Animal Kingdom.
For me, the #1 fascination with WDW is in the details -- every place you look contains something marvelous, fantastic, beautiful, and totally in character with the "world" Disney has created just for you. (Well, just for ME, actually, but I don't mind sharing with you. )