Despite being tired from our busy Sunday, on Monday we roused out of bed early to make sure we arrived at Wild Kingdom early enough to see the animals awake. After all, it was predicted to be a 90°+ day! We slathered on the sunscreen and made the short drive.
Real animals are way better than the fake ones on the Jungle Cruise! You get to be quite close to the animals, which was way cool. Kellen could've reached out and touched this guy! The giraffe above had just crossed the road ahead of our vehicle. My animal obsessed children were ecstatic.
Next we went on the River Raft ride to cool us all down. Let's just say we weren't disappointed, as we were soaked! We went on a ride similar to this 10 years ago at California Adventure, but this time the designers were extra smart and included a waterproof section where you could place your cameras/backpacks. I was very grateful for that. I don't know how evident it is in this photo, but everyone is soaked!
Jaelyn deserves an award for her bravery this week, as she rode every single ride that any adult did, and several more than once! While at Wild Kingdom she rode the Expedition Everest ride three times, only matched by Joshua. She reminds me a lot of Joshua at her age, as he was the same way about roller coasters. Other highlights of the day were the It's Tough to be a Bug 4-D show (note my cute bugs in 3-D glasses below) and the Festival of the Lion King show, which was a super entertaining show involving music, dancing, and athletic performances.
Halfway there, Josh declared he did not feel well, so needed to be taken back to the condo. Elizabeth and I enjoyed our evening out, but this photo below of Jaelyn sacked out in her chipmunk hat sums up how exhausted everyone was by the end of the night.