Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Disney Jan 2018 ~ Animal Kingdom, Part 2

Soon after we returned from Rafiki’s Planet Watch it was time to return to Pandora to ride Flight of Passage again using our FastPass+ reservations.  We were excited to experience this ride again as truly it is an experience!!
The island of Pandora is nothing short of spectacular!!  It was designed by Disney’s Joe Rhode and Director, James Cameron so we knew it would be great but it is beyond that!!  When you are visiting Pandora, you are truly visiting Pandora!!
One of the portions of the preshow is the creation of a digital Avatar for each person.  LOL – can you tell who’s who?
Preparing to board our Banshees!
Another one of the quieter, educational things we did this time was many of the Conservation Stations in Animal Kingdom.  Hannah enjoyed these opportunities to learn about our planet and things we can do to take care of it and in turn filled up her passport with stickers.
One of the stations gave us a ‘new to us’ view of the Tree of Life.  So pretty!
Now that Animal Kingdom stays open later in the evenings something we enjoy doing is riding Kilimanjaro Safaris around sunset.  Many of the animals are more active around sunset and it’s neat to see them moving around.  We hoped to see the baby hippo who was only a few weeks old at the time but unfortunately he was camera shy.  But other animals were not!
Lions that are finally awake although daddy might be getting sleepy!
Later in the evening Hannah did some digging for bones and artifacts in Dinoland
and we ended our time in Asia with our traditional evening ride on Expedition Everest. Wheee!
We wandered back to Pandora one last time with hopes of riding the other new ride there ‘Na’vi River Journey’ with a reasonable wait and it worked out perfectly!  Even though the wait time showed 35 mins we were on the ride less than 10 minutes later.  Getting in line for a ride close to closing is a good tip for some of the busier rides.  Looking forward to visiting Pandora again another time!
Na'vi River Journey


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Disney trip with us! It's so nice of you! I really miss your posts about Hannah. I've been following you since you got her!! Loved every minute!!! Miss Lila

  2. Catherine so glad to catch a glimpse of your sweet girl. I am now home 8 years with my own daughter and I miss you and Hannah and the Salsa girls, Cant find an update on them. Hannah is beautiful. I have been reading since you traveled to get her. Much love from another china mom


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