Walt Disney World Day 3 Report
Friday, May 8, 2009
Started off the morning heading for the Contempo Café at 7:00am when it opened for Breakfast and then we were out to wait for a bus to the Animal Kingdom by 7:40. We arrived just after 8:00am and found a spot to wait for our Backstage Safari. After the tour we split up and two headed back to the Contemporary for a quick lunch then a fishing excursion and the other two of us ate lunch at Animal Kingdom then we hiked out to Asia and walked through the Jungle Trek then around the lake past Everest and into the Theater in the Wild to catch Nemo. After the show wandered through Dinoland and then around to Camp Minnie Mickey. Grabbed an ice cream cone and then strolled back to the park entrance and hopped on a bus back to the Contemporary. Met up with the fishermen and headed off to EPCOT via monorail. Once in the park went on Spaceship Earth then spent some time in Innoventions checking out the Storm Struck and Waste Management exhibits. After Innoventions we walked around Future World a bit then out to World Showcase. Caught some of the Off Kilter set then went to dinner at Le Cellier. After dinner made the loop of World Showcase before finding a spot to watch Illuminations.
Backstage Safari – Started off near guest relations where we signed in and met our guide for the morning. We received our headphones and then headed for the park. Entered through the turn styles and headed over toward the Rain Forest Café. After a brief introduction we headed backstage and hopped in a couple of vans and drove to the elephant/rhino barn area. There we were introduced to a rhino keeper and given the opportunity to pet a white rhino. After the encounter spent a little time near the elephants area then back in the vans and off the Conservation Station. We walked through the veterinary hospital then crossed the parking lot to the food preparation kitchen. We then headed for a quick snack and bathroom break then hung out in a classroom for a few minutes before heading back to the van and around to the parade gate. There we walked on stage and headed for a private Safari ride. After the ride we met up near Tusker house to wrap up the tour.
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