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!

DINOSAUR

42 Days: DINOSAUR

DINOSAUR

DINOSAUR is our choice for #Day42 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown. Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day42 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the Animal Kingdom attraction known as DINOSAUR!  This ride is one that I have only ridden once, and it was with Cindy and Sophie.  When we rode it that time, Sophie screamed, I didn’t like it, but Cindy said she would ride it again.

It has been several years since we rode it, and I am considering riding it again, but I just don’t know for sure.  What do you think?  Do you like this ride, or do you skip it?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Pirate Adventure

47 Days: A Pirate’s Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Look for hidden treasure in Adventureland in A Pirate’s Adventure!

Pirate Adventure

The motto of every Pirate in training!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day47 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Each day is a day closer towards the big excursions, and I am excited about this one because it is an experience that I’ve never looked into, and Sophie hasn’t done it either.  I think things like A Pirate’s Adventure were born out of the success of the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, which, of course, has since been replaced by Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure.  A Pirate’s Adventure hasn’t been along very long, just about a year I believe, and is focused entirely in Adventureland, as you would imagine, but it sounds like a lot of fun for kids — and perhaps even their parents — to enjoy!  Here are the rules of this here Pirated Adventure:

A Pirate’s Adventure Treasure Hunts:

  • There are five treasures hidden throughout Adventureland.  Your goal is to grab a special magic talisman to read 5 treasure maps to find the hidden treasure!
  • Race against Captain Barbosa to find the Treasure of the Pacific!
  • Beat the British in the Treasure of the Indian Ocean!
  • Make a special spell to hide the port in Treasure of the Caribbean!
  • Locate a pirate ship to find the Treasure of the Arctic!
  • Battle with Blackbeard and win the Treasure of the Mediterranean!

Each of these adventures takes about 20 minutes, and you can stop and start throughout the day, so think about this as an alternative Magic Kingdom adventure for you and your kids!  Have you ever done this?  Is it fun?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Maharajah Jungle Trek

79 Days: Maharajah Jungle Trek

Maharajah Jungle Trek

Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day79 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the Maharajah Jungle Trek, a walking path over in Asia that has some great views of the wildlife.  I’ll admit, this isn’t an attraction that we frequent very often, it’s too close to Kali River Rapids and that tends to draw my attention.  However, I plan on seeing it in June and taking plenty of pictures of my own!  You have the opportunity to see some of these animals when you go on the Jungle Trek:

  • Asian tiger
  • Gibbons
  • Elds deer
  • Blackbuck
  • Rodrigues fruit bat
  • Malayan flying fox
  • Banteng
  • Over 50 species of birds

Do you and your family take a walk on the Jungle Trek, or do you skip on by?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

Monster's Inc.

90 Days: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

Monsters Inc.

The Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor takes you right into how the power is made!

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s #DisneyWorldCountdown post!  We’re at day 90 in our countdown, and for today, we are taking a look at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor!  This special show features the stand up comedy of many of the Monsters that you saw in the original movie as they work to fill the power canisters so that the doors will open and you’ll be able to leave the area after the show!  In fact, this is such a special show that they even invite you, the audience, to participate along by texting in your jokes for possible use in the show!

My family enjoys Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor because it gives us a little break from the heat of the day, and it gives us the opportunity to enjoy possibly being on the television screens and hearing your joke performed.  As a result, I give Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor two thumbs up!