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I don’t know about you, but I like to hit Disney’s Animal Kingdom as soon as it opens in the morning. I grab a quick bagel and coffee at the Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery and head for my favorite rides like Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids
By about 11 am, I am usually done with my “must-do” rides, and am ready for a late morning snack. Where do I head? Well, I check out these Top 5 Animal Kingdom Snack Spots:
Yak and Yeti – This counter service location in Animal Kingdom’s Asia offers some truly unique meal options, and their snacks are special too! Grab an egg roll, or a basket of fries, or some banana pudding or chocolate mousse to satisfy your sweet tooth. Beer (Bud Light and Safari Amber) as well as assorted soft drinks are available here as well
Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery – Over in Africa you will find this “sweet spot” that offers breakfast items as well as some delicious fresh baked goods like srownies, white chocolate elephant cupcakes (link), cookies, coffee beverages, and bottled drinks too
Campfire Treats – Camp Mickey/Minnie is a great place for the kids, and it’s a great place to grab a snack too! This kiosk offers funnel cakes, as well as soft serve cones and dishes, floats, worm n’dirt sundaes, and strawberry shortcake
Harambe Fruit Market – This is really more of a fruit stand, it offers apples/oranges/bananas, as well as mixed fruit cups and pineapple bites. Pick up some trail mix or a soft pretzel to boost your energy levels, and don’t forget a frozen lemonade to help beat that Florida heat!
Dino Bite Snacks – If you have worked up an appetite enjoying all that Dinoland has to offer, then head to this snack stand for a fresh hot churro, or an old fashioned hot fudge sundae, waffle cone, or ice cream cooke sandwich! You can always skip the ice cream and enjoy a cookie or chips with a soft drink or coffee too
So what’s the best snack that Animal Kingdom has to offer? Personally, I love the Brownie Paw at Kusafari – thick fudgey brownie base, covered with a chocolate ganache and then topped with a nice thick layer of vanilla buttercream frosting
But, the drinks offered at the various kiosks and carts in the Park are a close second – a brownie and a margarita may not sound like they go together, but trust me, they do.
But everyone has their favorites, so I would love to know what YOU think!
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Some of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World have a height requirement for the younger guests. The reasons are for safety and age appropriateness. While most of the attractions don’t have height minimums, the shortest you can be to experience these attractions is between 38 and 48 inches. While many parents try to make their child taller by stuffing their shoes or buying thick soled shoes, I suggest you don’t. The only one who will potentially be hurt is your child.
Here is a list of attractions by park and the height requirements:
- Goofy’s Barnstormer – 35″
- Stitch’s Great Escape – 40″
- Splash Mountain – 40″
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40″
- Space Mountain – 44″
- Tomorrowland Indy Speedway – 54″ to drive your own car, 32″ to drive with a rider who is over 54″
If you are anything like me, you are probably always planning your next trip to Disney World. Seriously, from the time I set foot in the parks, I am thinking about coming back for my next trip. That is because we have what is called a Disney Addiction. Now I am no doctor, but when it comes to what ails ya, I will always say that a little Disney does the body good! That is why I have perfected the art of persuasion.
From the time I was a little girl, I had a gift of dropping hints, nicely nudging, and carefully coercing. The best part is that the art of persuading this way is that you come of looking innocent as you Jedi mind trick your loved ones! As this scheme becomes “their idea” you sit back and reap the rewards! When it comes to convincing my friends and family that we should go to Disney World (yes, again) well, that’s no different.
Today I am going to share with you the tools of the trade for tricking…I mean talking (hehehehe!)…your family/friends into going to Disney World. So, what are we waiting for, let’s get into our covert mission of convincing your family that a Disney Trip is in the books for 2013 (and beyond….cue MANIACAL LAUGH!).
Here are a few interesting facts about the Animal Kingdom.
- Animal Kingdom was the fourth park built at Disney world. It opened on April 22, 1998
- The park has 7 themed areas taking up more than 400 acres
- There are more than 4,500 cast members to help maintain the Disney Magic.
- There is about 1,500 animals representing 250 species — most acquired from zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
- More than 4 million (3,000 species) trees, plants, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, etc can be found at DAK.
- The Oasis is lush botanical garden designed for guests to explore habitats of fascinating creatures including iguanas, a giant anteater, several species of colorful birds and other animals.