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Oh, you did have great seats for the show! I love that show. The puppeteer/actors are so expressive and good.
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WOW you were really close to the stage, you can almost touch the fish!!. I can understand all about the heat wearing you down. Since we now go in November the weather is so much nicer and we get to enjoy more time in the parks.
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Great seats for the show, I wonder if they will update it and do a Finding Dory show.
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We love Finding Nemo!! Great photos and how cool to grab those FP's for EE!!
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I remember when this show was first described that I was skeptical about being able to see the puppeteers. But then we saw it and it was so very cool. it!

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WOW you were really close to the stage, you can almost touch the fish!!. I can understand all about the heat wearing you down. Since we now go in November the weather is so much nicer and we get to enjoy more time in the parks.
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You are certainly hitting the jackpot with the safari rides! Love all the pictures! And great shots from Nemo as well! You've done very well in the heat! I wouldn't have lasted as long!
We did have some incredible safari rides. Usually, we've had enough hot, humid weather in Kentucky to prepare us, but unfortunately, we had come from very mild weather into this crazy, sticky heat.
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Great photos from Finding Nemo and can't believe how close you were to the stage! Too bad with that one kid opening the doors before the show! Nice score on getting two FP+s for look as he looks like he is enjoying EE immensely!
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I really enjoyed seeing all your animal pictures especially the giraffes and gorillas! So nice that Luke got to ride EE twice as he always looks like he's having so much fun. Great pictures of the Finding Nemo show and how great that you got such nice seats! It must have been so incredibly hot standing on that line before they let you in the theater.
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Thanks! I knew there was no way we would be let in until the other show was let out, but the kids were very restless and mom and dad were obliviously playing on their phones. Too bad they could plant more trees in this area.
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NEXT: Some Giraffe Love and An Incredible Meal

Day 8 Part 5 Thursday, May 4, 2017


While we waited in the line at the AKL bus stop, we decided that what we most wanted now was a chance to nap. But when we returned to our room, my first task was to check out the savanna from our balcony. I was so excited to find that around 5:00 in the afternoon, there is an abundance of animal activity on the AKL savanna, including my beloved giraffes. So while Luke stretched out for a nap on the couch, I spend some time observing and photographing the wildlife. There were Somali Asses, wildebeests, zebras, Roan antelope, and even a bunny and squirrel. At one point, I was observing a giraffe heading into an area where several birds had been eating. Initially, he nudged his head at them, in what seemed to be an effort to shoo them away. Eventually, they came to some kind of agreement, and both giraffe and fowls continued to feed near one another. I am positive that between the Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna and the Kilimanjaro Safaris’ savanna I saw more giraffes than I ever had on any previous trip.









































































About 30 or so minutes later, I snuck quietly back into the room, and curled up for a nap in bed. Earlier Luke had set an alarm, so I wasn’t worried we’d either one oversleep. The alarm sounded at about 7:00, giving us time to freshen up before heading down to Boma for our dinner. We didn’t have to wait long before we were being led to a table. Our server whose name I don’t remember and it has faded off the receipt was efficient at clearing our dirty dishes and refilling drinks, but not overly friendly. I requested a wine and from the receipt it looks like Jam Jar Moscato. Whatever it was it was light and delicious. I went to the buffet first and these first three photos are of my first choices. I must have already dived into my food as there are none of Luke’s first plates and bowls.

Before we arrived at Boma, we decided that we would not rush this meal in hopes of trying as much as we both wanted to from the buffet. Because of that this meal took a bit over an hour to complete. Before desserts, I walked the buffet with my iPhone to take photos of the items Luke or I had managed to sample. I timed this really well as it seemed most folks were still at their tables. I didn’t think to photograph the other items that neither of us tried this time. So if it’s pictured, one of us ate it and enjoyed every bite.

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Eventually, we were both stuffed and ready to return to the room. Before lights were out We had reworked out FastPass for tomorrow, making them all for the afternoon so we could sleep in.

Final Stats Day 8 at Animal Kingdom:

Fitbit Data = 18,531 steps / 6.79 miles / 2,144 Calories /3 floors/6 hours 51 minutes Asleep

Today’s High Temperature = 91 hot, humid degrees


Worst Part of the Day = Dealing yet again with the oppressive heat and humidity

Best Part of the Day = Caring for Giants tour


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More beautiful photos of the wildlife from your balcony!
Nice that you got a nap in before dinner too!
Dinner sounds like it was delicious! Good idea to take your time!
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Nice that you got a nap in before dinner too!
Dinner sounds like it was delicious! Good idea to take your time!
Since we were staying at Jambo House and had no after-dinner plans, it was so pleasant to eat at our leisure and really enjoy so much of what was offered. This may be one we go back to every time we stay at AKL.
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That was a lot of animal activity! I especially like those rare bunny and squirrel sightings!
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Beautiful photos of the activity on the savannah outside your room - this is why a savannah view room at Animal Kingdom Lodge is just so magical. And then rounded off by dinner at Boma. Life doesn't get any better!
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