I had been to Animal Kingdom once in October of 2001 and I remembered the ride Dinosaur being super scary. Combining this memory with the fact that Luke was pretty frightened of lava and meteors at the time of our trip (and I really can’t blame him), we decided he would skip that ride. So I went over to ride Dinosaur while Tom brought the kids to The Boneyard, then we switched.
I did not remember the dino skeleton inside the Dinosaur ride. Pretty cool.
The ride was still scary. I don’t care if it’s animatronic, a Carnotaurus lunging at my head will always make me scream! Plus it’s super fast. Ahhh! But I really like the storyline on this ride. Time travel is fun!
I got Fast Passes to ride again, but it never happened. There’s just too much fun stuff to do in the ol’ Animal Kingdom. Oh well.
Meanwhile, back at The Boneyard, the kids were enjoying an excavation site playground. With lots of slides, yay!
As soon as I could locate Tom among the bones and stones, he headed to ride Dinosaur himself. The kids and I crossed the bridge from the playground to the digging area. Oh, the joy! The kids could’ve stayed all day. These kiddie playgrounds are one of the best parts of Disney for several of us.
Scarlett enjoyed filling and dumping and filling and dumping a pail.
These tiny rocks were really neat to scoop.
This was such an engaging playspace, I wondered if they kids would ever be willing to leave.
Luckily, Dad’s return was enough of a change to get everyone to move on to the next attraction: Finding Nemo, The Musical!