Fun at WDW
Walt Disney World -- September 2008 -- Part 2
Taking it easy, no rush, and enjoying the day was our marching orders.
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Late in the afternoon we watched the "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show." This new attraction takes
place in a special show arena with grandstands that overlook a fake "French Village" as a stage where they
perform all sorts of fantastic car driving stunts. You need to see the Videos in Part 4 to appreciate all the action
we observed.

We finished our long day at MGM (now called Disney's Hollywood Studios) by having a fabulous dinner at
"Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano."

Wednesday found us at the Magic Kingdom where we wandered around a bit and finally decided to ride one of our
favorite rides, the "Congo River Boat Ride." It is still a hoot to do this with all the special effects they have
alongside the river trail and just listening to the "boat guide" describe all the action is generally a fun experience.

As the day wore on, we took the elevated tram (train?) back over to EPCOT where we had dinner reservations for
that night at the "Rose and Crown" restaurant in the British section of World Showcase.

On Thursday, we started our day off at Animal Kingdom -- D's favorite theme park at Disney. One of the most
rewarding "rides" at any of the Disney theme parks is the "Kilimanjaro Safari Ride" at Animal Kingdom.

What makes this ride so special is that you ride around (and bounce) in real 4-wheel drive type trucks. They have
open air bench seating and drive through a landscape that looks totally wild and appropriate for representing the
parts of Africa where the safari is supposed to take place. Lasting about 30 minutes or so, you are totally
immersed in the bumpy ride through the African savannah landscape and get to see all sorts of animals -- from
elephants, to rhinoceroses,  birds, -- you name it.
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