Daily—Animal Kingdom

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Location: Orlando, FL
Photo cred: Michelle & Benson
Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5
Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7
Camera2: Canon Powershot D20
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Orlando Day 2. Continue to spend time inside the belly of Disney World.
Animal Kingdom is the biggest park amongst the rest; just the wildlife safari area can fit the entire Magic Kingdom with a few acres left over. The park’s divided into 7 main areas: Asia, Africa, Oasis, Dinoland, Discovery Island, Mickey & Mini’s Camp, and Rifiki’s Planet Watch, each with distinctive shops, cuisine, and rides. Although the largest venue, the park closes at 8PM and the wildlife sighting stops around 5PM.

At $90/ticket, we were squeezing in as much as we can as fast as we can.

[su_heading]10:48AM[/su_heading]
This is how we roll.
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[su_heading]11:03AM[/su_heading]

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Don’t be fooled, there’s no dragon. Lots of Dinosaur, but not one dragon.

Check out that sign.
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I always admire the details Disney include in all things they produce.

[su_heading]11:10PM[/su_heading]
What sits in the center of the park is this artificial Tree of Life, standing at 145-foot-tall and 50-foot-wide.
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Again, the impressive detail. 010414-23 010314-88

Similar to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom also has a scavenger hunt—a chance to become a true Wilderness Explorer, the next Russell! 010314-91
Keep your eyes on the pamphlet and stickers.

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The authentic badges! 010314-90

…that you won’t obtain. You’d only get stickers. And at the end of the game, you’d get nothing but the pride of completion.

[su_heading]12:33PM[/su_heading]
You know where we’re heading first.
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A tad bit disappointed, the essence they preserve of Asia is much more narrowed to Thailand and South East Asia. The structures, products, and signs are on point, and I did, for a quick sec, mesmerizing myself being in the heart of Asia.

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First badge! 010314-96 010314-95

Michelle paying close attention to earn our 3rd badge. 010314-97

[su_heading]1:12PM[/su_heading]
Rapid water.
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Was a good ride.

[su_heading]2:07PM[/su_heading]
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[su_heading]2:20PM[/su_heading]
This is “Benson” in Thai. Word?
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[su_heading]2:40PM[/su_heading]
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[su_heading]2:50PM[/su_heading]
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One of the major shows we were told to watch—Festival of the Lion King, a 30-minute musical. It’s a form of a revue, and not a condensed version of either the film nor the Broadway show. 010414-33 010414-32 010414-35 010414-37 010414-38 010414-40

[su_heading]3:56PM[/su_heading]
Africa.
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A ride towards Animal Kingdom’s man-made Safari. 010414-43 010414-44 010414-45 010414-46

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…is a hippo pooping. No Joke.

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[su_heading]4:45PM[/su_heading]
A train ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
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There’s a tiny bit of juice preserved at the end of the ovary (correct me if I’m wrong). You can pull it from the sepal and suck on it, it’s pretty sweet. *Do not attempt to do this if you don’t know your flower. Shit’s gana get you sick.

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[su_heading]6:01PM[/su_heading]
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Always. 010414-75 010414-76

[su_heading]7:20PM[/su_heading]
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Ordinary taste, extraordinary price. 010414-78 010414-79

[su_heading]8:05PM[/su_heading]
Taking it all in and wrapping up the night. We rode Expedition: Everest, crowned the most intense ride throughout the Disney World, twice before the park closes. Peak time wait for the ride today was 120 minutes. We waited for 5. Score.
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Fin!
Tomorrow we head towards Miami, FL.

’til then,
Benson

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Fort Drum, the place between Orlando and Miami
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