Today we went over to Orlando for a fun day of exploring. We started at Animal Kingdom for a new game they have called Lion Guard. The park was really empty, considering they had extra magic hours today.
For the Lion Guard quest you picked up a map and then tracked down 5 statues around the park.
After we got all the photos of the statues we headed to the train station to travel to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. We were waiting for the train and Emmerson was asked to go with a staff member. He refused unless we all went. We got to ride with Rafiki to open up Planet Watch!
I thought we should take a photo with all the Rafiki’s we saw.
We got in the VERY long (non existent) line to take the oath. They didn’t need to see our photos and just took our word for it.
We got cool huge Lion Guard buttons.
We checked out surgery on a gazelle. It was being chemically castrated to prevent it for making babies.
We hiked the animal trails and opted to head out and over to I-Drive to see the Orlando Eye. We have passes to Legoland that get us into the EYE, SeaLife and the Wax Museum for free. There was no line for the Eye! Emmerson was scared. Apparently clinging to me was his way of calming down.
We watched a short 4-D video and then were loaded into our car (they only put 7 people in our car!)
Up we go!
There are cool iPads that you can take a tour and locate things in the distance.
I liked the Lockheed Martin Missile Factory!
We sat at the top for a minute. It was the only time it stopped. The view was awesome! The total height was 400 feet. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is 230′ higher!
Next we visited Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. There were lot of interactive areas.
I was shocked that Abe Lincoln was so tall. We talked about the Gettysburg address and I told him I agreed with his politics.
Neil Armstrong was rather stiff just like his moon flag.
We were on TV! haha
We also broke into the Oval office and made a few prank phone calls.
Then checked under the resolute desk for the hidden compartments (we didn’t find any!).
Walt was pretty real looking.
I tossed up bunny ears with my pal Al!
He sucked punched me in the stomach.
Thomas just kept babbling about light bulbs.
Steve was styling his black mock neck turtle. Not a MENTION of Apple!
I smuggled E.T. out of the building.
Then was chased by a dinosaur!
When Katniss wasn’t looking I swiped her supply bags and a bow.
Up next was the SeaLife Aquarium. They had a lot of neat fish from all over the world. I was hoping to see more Florida species.
We took a behind the scenes tour and learned a lot about how they feed and care for the fish.
Our guide, Matthew, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable.
This is the quarantine room where fish stay that have just arrived or that will be live food.
We also got to see the dive bays where they feed the fish from and access the larger tanks.
They used ozone to help clean the water. They had a GIANT protein skimmer!
We had a great time! One more photo on the way out. Mom was impressed that the parking garage didn’t charge you to park!
Since our entire day cost only $5 each for the behind the scenes tour plus a fast food lunch and gas we had a fun ice cream treat!
We got home and my butterfly hatched! It was a pretty busy and exhausting super fun day!