Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Welcome to a kingdom of animals… real, ancient and imagined: a kingdom ruled by lions, dinosaurs and dragons; a kingdom of balance, harmony and survival; a kingdom we enter to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama, and learn.β€”Michael D. Eisner, April 22, 1998


Animal Kingdom was our FAVORITE! Maybe it was the shade, maybe it was the friends, maybe we were just getting good at managing excessive stimulation ;).

My favorite memory of the day was riding the Kali River Rapids! We stuffed Jonah’s shoes with socks and held him up by the diaper at the height check… being sneaky (just this one time) was SO worth it! Our sweet friends Vivi and Lucas ended up getting SOAKED, but Jonah and Norah thought it was hilarious to be splashed and sit in a circle with their favorite people.

Other favorite moments: watching Jonah “shoot” all the bad guys, seeing Norah’s excitement about the short sinks, and of course… holding my little man while he was fast asleep in my arms.

Josh and his friend, Jonathan, used to vacation to Disney World with their families as kids. They have countless memories of running wild all over the parks and endless pictures of their epic adventures. It feltΒ surreal to experience Disney with these grown-up boys and their own families. We sure do LOVE the Rivers family!

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