Magical Blogorail: Family Adventure – Zoos

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Peach. Today we are discussing zoos that your family needs to visit.

It seems funny for me to be a part of this loop because I don’t usually enjoy zoos. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a rare exception, and the Brevard Zoo in Florida is another. The reason is that they are quite similar in their approach to displaying the animals and birds within, a way that I feel is more humane. As I share some details about the zoo, and some awesome pictures, what I mean should become clear.

So, ‘All Aboard!’ for a quick trip around the Brevard Zoo:

Yes, it has a train! Put me in an observation car being pulled by a train (steam preferred) and I’ll even watch paint dry for hours! But this train takes you past some more interesting things than Sherman Williams latest color selections.

While we were on this trip, a camel walked beside us, and we saw several other free-roaming animals. A nice cut above simply seeing animals in cages!

When animals were in enclosures, there weren’t any chain link fences, which is what reminded me of Disney’s efforts in DAK. This zoo in Brevard simply cut out large chunks of space from the natural Florida landscape and used berms and wooden barriers to give a more natural feel. It was also easy to see that the animals were more content as they moved around in that natural environment.

    

How many zoos can boast environments like this?

Seriously, although you walked along pathways, you truly felt like you were just passing through the State of Florida and coming across wildlife! A very organic experience.

It would be impractical to list in one post all of the features and animals you will enjoy by visiting this progressive zoo. Suffice to say it is worth the trip!

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida, U.S

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Counting Down to #Disneyland60 – World of Color!

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We’re counting down the days here at My Dreams of Disney to #Disneyland60 — the actual day of the 60th Birthday of Disneyland!  There is a lot of excitement in the air, and over the next few days, I’m sharing with you one specific thing that I’m looking forward to on Friday, July 17, 2015!

World of Color – Celebrate new for #Disneyland60!

In honor of the Diamond Anniversary, Disney unveiled a new World of Color, titled Celebrate!  I’ve been deliberately avoiding watching it on YouTube, but if you want to do so, click on the link to head over and watch.  Normally I would embed it in the post, but I don’t want anyone to watch it there by mistake and be disappointed when they were looking forward to seeing it in person.  In order to make sure that we can get a great view of the show, we have made a World of Color dining reservation at the Carthay Circle restaurant.  We’ll be eating there on Thursday evening, and then have a preferred viewing location for the World of Color show later that night.

I’ve been witness to one World of Color show, when we visited two years ago and stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel, but that was an incredible show, capturing all of my imagination and touching me using water, fire, music, and video in ways I never experienced before.  While I know that this is an entirely different show, I bet I will like it very much — despite the reviews I’m hearing that some people didn’t find it that good.

Thanks for stopping by today — we’re going to share another thing that I’m looking forward to tomorrow, so stay tuned!