CRANKY OLD MAN AT DISNEY ANIMAL KINGDOM
Day three at Disney, and it was off to Animal Kingdom. This was a park I thought I might enjoy, and I was looking forward to watching the kids as they saw fantastic new animals up close. Off course our lodging surrounds an African savanna setting. There are zebras, ostriches, giraffes, water buffalo, cranes, and horned animals by the dozen. What excited the Crankettes and one of the step-cranks the most? Look, a rabbit! Yes, a rare Florida rabbit was the big attraction.Animal Kingdom proved to be pretty cool, and the lines were not as bad as the other parks. We even had lunch with almost no wait and no problem finding a table.
One aside I must submit here. I have been critical of the “scooter customers.” Those patrons who for one reason or the other (Usually they are just too freaking fat) are unable to walk the park. I felt bad about this criticism until today. Today I saw one of our brave soldiers walking the park…with a prosthetic leg, and a prosthetic arm. Here was a man who literally lost an arm and a leg for his country, and he was walking the park. I did not see if he had to wait in line or not. I only hope he was brought to the front of every exhibit to the cheers of the crowd…..fat scooter people included.
We went on a safari in the morning. It was way cool. There were animals from lions and cheetahs to elephants and rhinos. The tour was excellently narrated by our driver who sounded exactly like Sam Kinnison. It was educational and entertaining.Safari so good!
I am so sorry. I had to write that, it’s my Tourette’s. I am just very sorry.
The rest of the day went well, and we saw several very nice exhibits. We took a break from three o’clock to five, and then it was off to the Magic Kingdom for a Halloween special evening.If people think water boarding is torture, I invite them to a Disney special Halloween evening. Everywhere I looked there was either a princess, or Captain Jack Sparrow. Lines for Disney autographs were huge, and the parade (granted the kids loved it) was tedious. Fortunately Mrs. Cranky let me skip the fireworks (Mrs. C loves fireworks) and I caught an empty bus back to our lodge. I survived. Tomorrow I am allowed a day at the pool and the next day we take a Disney cruise.
It was brutal, but I survived. Let the memories please begin to fade.