Right as we walked into the park, we grabbed our 15th anniversary pins and special edition maps they were giving away for free at the entrance. They're pretty snazzy! Unfortunately we didn't get any other 15th anniversary merch, because the line into the store was nearly two hours long! So instead, we decided to start the day with a trip down the Pengani Forest Trail because Sara and her coworkers knew someone who was doing a Professional Internship and working on the trail. We saw adorable birds, giant hippos, playful monkeys, and an adorable mother gorilla watching over her sleeping baby!
|Momma gorilla watching over her baby!
After the safari we went on Everest once, and then watched Finding Nemo: The Musical for the first time! I think it's super cute, but I don't know if I really care for it all that much. The songs are pretty catchy, but it's kind of weird to see the puppeteers...and the fact that it wasn't originally a musical is a something I had to adjust to. The puppets are beautiful though! Plus, the woman who voiced Dory did an awesome job.
Sara was getting hungry so we decided to eat lunch at Pizzafari, where they were coincidentally having cookie decorating in honor of DAK's anniversary! It was super adorable. They gave us butterfly shaped sugar cookies with three different colored frostings and sprinkles! We made such a mess!
|Such a fun day in DAK!
Overall it was probably the best day I've had in Animal Kingdom since I've been doing this program. Sara and I ended the night with watching Something Borrowed (one of our favorites) back in our apartment before I had to head to bed for an early morning shift the next day.