Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wildlife at Disney

Animal Kingdom isn’t the only place to see wildlife around Disney. There’s plenty of animals to spot around the parks. The trick is to know what your looking for and where to look!

Geckos

I would be very surprised if someone went to Disney and didn’t see any of these little lizards! They’re everywhere! Check along the sidewalks and pathways as they usually can be found soaking in the Florida sun. The place I seem to see geckos most is probably around Epcot’s entrance. My family likes to make a little game and count how many we see. We usually end up losing count though, because there’s just so many! (I’d just like to point out that, as many as there are, I’ve never seen a lizard in my hotel room!)


Bunnies

 Bunnies can often be spotted in Victoria Gardens at Epcot’s Canada pavilion. I also see them quite a bit at the Disney hotels. You have to be quiet to see them, as they scare easily. Even though bunnies can be pets, these ones are wild, so don’t try to pet them.

Ducks

Ducks are also common to see around Disney. Lakes, ponds, and outdoor eating areas are popular places to find ducks. Often times I have seen a mom and her ducklings, and they are just the cutest things!

  Alligators

You probably already know that Florida is famous for its gators, so it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to see any while you’re there. Disney likes to keep it’s lakes and ponds gator free, so it would be rare to see any in the parks or resorts.

Even if the parks are alligator-free, you may spot one sunning itself on the bank by the little swamps along the roads.

If your traveling through the Orlando International Airport, then you might be able to see a gator along the bank of the little island in the middle of the lake that the train goes around. Apparently, they let the alligators stay in the pond because they help with security…

These animals are just some of the more common wildlife that I’ve seen throughout Disney, but there’s plenty more! I do ask that you take your pictures and admire them from afar. Please don’t let your kids chase them or try to pet them. Any animal could act aggressively if they feel threatened. Just respect them and give them their space.

I hope you can spot some of these animals and more wildlife on your Disney vacation!




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The Disney World This or That Tag

I’ve only done this kind of thing once before. I don’t usually do tags but this one looked like fun so I thought I’d give it a go!! 

So there are 22 set questions. Here are my answers:

1. Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom? Magic Kingdom

2. Epcot or Hollywood Studios? Epcot

3. Animal Kingdom or Epcot? Hmmm, I think I’ll go Epcot. 

4. Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom? Animal Kingdom

5. Epcot or Magic Kingdom? Magic Kingdom. It’s my favourite park! 

6. Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom? Magic Kingdom

7. Splash Mountain or Space Mountain? Ok, so I don’t really like either in Disney World. I like Space Mountain in Disneyland though. So I guess if we are talking Disney World I’d prefer Splash Mountain, but for Disneyland would be Space Mountain. 

8. Peter Pan’s Flight or It’s a Small World? Oh this is hard! I’m a big Peter Pan fan, but if when it comes to rides I think I’d have to pick It’s a Small World. It was really close though! 

9. The Jungle Book or Pirates of the Caribbean? Definitely Pirates!!!

10. Be Our Guest or Crystal Palace? Crystal Palace! I haven’t eaten at BOG before (though I really want to!) but even still I absalutely LOVE Crystal Palace! I totally recommend it to anyone who hasn’t eaten there before! Make reservations ahead of time though. 

11. Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage or Voyage of the Little Mermaid? Both are good shows but I like Beauty and the Beast better.

12. Toy Story Mania or Star Tours-The Adventure Continues? Another hard one! Hmmm I love both and would be devastated if i went to Disney and didn’t do one. I’m a complete Star Wars freak, though, so I’d have to say Star Tours!

13. Tower of Terror or Rockin’ Roller Coaster? I love roller coasters but I draw the line when it comes to loops or large drops. Therefore I don’t like either of these rides. I’ve actually never gotten up the guts to ride Tower of Terror (and I probably never will). However I did ride Rockin Roller Coaster once a couple years ago. I don’t picture myself riding it again any time soon. I guess that since I’ve never ridden Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster wins.

14.France or United Kingdom Showcase? I’m going with the UK purely because Scotland (which I think should have it’s own pavilion, but there’s a highland dancer for you).  I don’t really spend much time in France anyway.

15. Mission Space or Spaceship Earth? Do I really have to choose? Can I call it a tie? *sigh* Alright. This is the hardest question yet! Hmmm… I think I’d have to go with… Spaceship Earth. Whew. That was painful! 

16. China or Japan Showcase? Japan, though I usually spend much time in either.

17. The Grand Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Calabreros or Malestorm? Well, Malestorm is now closed because of the new Frozen ride, but I’ll pick it anyway! I still like the Three Calebreros, but I have memories with the Malestorm! 

18. Test Track or Soarin’? I love Soarin’ but I’m a speed demon! Test Track! 

19. Tough to Be a Bug or Festival of the Lion King? Easiest question yet! Lion King!!!!! I love Lion King and hate Tough to Be a Bug!

20. DINOSAUR or Expedition Everest?  DINOSAUR is one of my favourite rides in all of Disney! Besides, I hate the backwards part of Everest.

21. Polynesian or Contemporary Resort? I haven’t stayed at either. I’ll go with Contemporary because of Chef Mickey!

22. Pop Century or Art of Animation? Pop Century. We used to almost always stay at Pop Century when I was younger! I love it! I’ve only stayed at Art of Animation once, and it was great! However, we were in the Little Mermaid buiding, the farthest from the bus stop. First thing the walk doesn’t seem so bad, end of the day when I think my feet might fall off, not so much. 

Well that was fun! I want to thank The Disney Freak With a Bit of Mascara and The Disney Diva for tagging me! I’ll just tag anybody who’d like to do this! It’s a lot of fun! Thanks for reading! 

The Jungle Cruise 

Due to Disney’s recent announcement of a Skipper Canteen coming to Adventureland (Magic Kingdom) and a live action Jungle Book movie, I have decided to do a post on the Jungle Cruise.

Take a relaxing boat tour through the jungles of Asia, as your expert guide shows you the best (and worst) parts of the jungle.  Be prepared to see all sorts of animals like elephants, crocodiles, hippos, lions, and hyenas.

*Note: There are no live animals on this ride. All animals and people, except your guide, are audio animatronics.*

  

 The Jungle Cruise is located in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom. This ride’s line can get really long in the afternoon, but it’s usually pretty short any time before lunch.


This ride is wheel chair accessible, and is great for all ages. This really is a great attraction, so don’t miss it!

Oh, and watch out for head hunters! 🙂