Monday morning we hit the Animal Kingdom. The park opened early that day for those staying at the resorts, so early we went. I would have to say that I think it was worth getting up early as we were able to get on rides and see shows without much of a wait.
When we entered the park, we were greeted by Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto, reminding us to wear sunscreen and have fun!
While we were at the Animal Kingdom, of course we saw animals. We loved this gorilla.
And Marcus was fascinated with this hippo swimming around.
While we were there we saw a really cool Lion King show and a bird show. Both were impressive, but Sammy slept through them both. This is so unlike her, I was afraid she was going to sleep all week long!
But not Callie. She loved the shows and animals...
until she fell asleep that is.
We stopped to take a family picture in front of the Tree of Life. It doesn't look as cool in this picture as it does in person. We got a professional shot here, so hopefully that one turns out better than the one off our camera. Poor Sammy and Callie. They were so sleepy this first day with the late night, early morning, and time change.
One of our favorite parts of Animal Kingdom was Mt. Everest, and ride with a yeti. Yep. A yeti. It was a fun rollercoaster which apparently was designed after Disneyland's Matterhorn, but a lot better (according to Marcus who's been to Disneyland). That's the little Mt. Everest in the background. It's much bigger than it looks here.
And finally, on the way out, we stopped at Animal Kingdom's petting zoo. Callie was interested, but a little timid to pet the sheep.
It was a great first day!