Tough to be a Bug

12 Days: Tough to be a Bug

Tough to be a Bug

Within the Tree of Life is the Tough to be a Bug show.

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day12 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the show Tough to be a Bug — a show that I will readily admit I do not like, nor does my wife or daughter!

I know a lot of people that like this show, but for us, we didn’t like the stink bug, nor getting stung by the wasp, and when our daughter saw it, she was much younger and didn’t like the dark ride aspect of the show.  So, for us, it’s one show that we just don’t have any need to see.  That’s okay, though, because it leaves those of you that like the show able to see it with much less wait!

Tough to be a Bug

Tough to be a Bug is not a favorite of mine!

The best thing that Tough to be a Bug has going for it, though, is it’s location.  Located in the center of the Tree of Life, the incredible tree is a great structure, well worth looking at and exploring all of it’s incredible details even if you don’t want to take part in the show.

But you tell me, what do you think of this show?  Is it worth it to see it for you, or do you skip on past it and go see something else?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by!

Flights of Wonder

36 Days: Flights of Wonder

Flights of Wonder

Flights of Wonder, featuring several species of Birds of Prey, is our choice for #Day36. Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to our look at the Flights of Wonder show, located over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  This is a special bird show, featuring several different birds of prey that perform for you in an auditorium type setting.  This is our choice for #Day36 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and it’s one that I have seen only the one time, back in 2007, our first trip staying on property.  It’s so long ago that I don’t even remember.  Because of that, this year I plan on checking out the show again to see what I’ve been missing.

While you may not see all of these birds, the show regularly shows off these species of birds:

  • Blue and Gold Macaws
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • Amazon Grey Parrot
  • Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Red-Legged Seriema
  • Harris Hawk
  • East African Crowned Crane

However, seeing bird tricks isn’t the only reason for this show.  Like all of Animal Kingdom, the park is based on conservation — and Flights of Wonder is no exception.  During the show, you learn why some of these species are disappearing off the planet, but you’ll also learn how conservation efforts helped save the American Bald Eagle from extinction!

Special thanks to my friend Melissa for sharing her picture of the incredible American Bald Eagle!  You can check out her photos on her Flickr page!

In many ways, this reminds me of the bird shows that I used to watch down at Cypress Gardens.  Those were such incredible shows to watch, that I’m kind of surprised that I have fallen off watching the show at Disney.  Do you like this show?  Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!