Today we spent the day at Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom has been the most satisfying of the parks so far here at Disney World. We were able to do everything we wanted to do in a day here without having to wait in long lines.
I should clarify, we got to do everything we wanted to do today except the Dinosaur ride broke down (a ride where you go back in time to 65 million years ago, that would have been cool I suspect). We probably won't get a chance to go back there but I suspect we'll survive.
The Bugs Life 3D movie was pretty good. Particularly the way the theater (and seats) are integrated with the movie itself. And the Safari tour should not be missed. We went to it as the first thing we did with a minimal wait. They have an astonishing number of animals there, we were very impressed.
On one of my other blogs, a user suggested that we seriously consider staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. One of the most impressive features of that resort is that you can look out and see animals from your room. The downside is that it, like the Polynesian (where I'm staying) lacks Internet access. It is also quite a ways from the other attractions which means no quick sampling of other resorts or parks.
One unofficial and not encouraged activity was playing with the unbelievably tame animals. While having lunch, a small squirrel came by and was clearly begging for food from people. I confess to feeding the little guy. He used his mind powers on me! He was so tame that he was eating out of people's hands.
One other observation while here -- Americans are obese. Holy cow are Americans getting fat. Everywhere I looked there were fat people with fat kids. Then there were the people who were so fat that they had to use motorized carts to get their bulk around. I'm not anti-fat person here. But I've seen far too many parents and children drinking soft drinks as their breakfast drink and stuffing cookies as their breakfast meal to feel sympathy.
On the bright side, one thing that has been really impressive is how friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous the staff at the various parks were. The young lady (from Kansas) who explained the origins of T-Rex Sue (a replica of a very complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton) was very knowledgeable not just on the exhibit she was explaining but on the subject matter as a whole.
The Animal Kingdom park so far is our favorite attraction here at Walt Disney World.