Backstage Safari (in Nevie’s own words)

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This time the trip report is all Nevie! We did this tour a few years ago with our friends, Asta and Mrs. Asta. No photos in this post because it all happens “backstage” (and no photos are allowed backstage)…

The tour began at the entrance of the park and

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Wild Africa Trek with Nevie (in her own words)

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We had an early start today to take part in the Wild Africa Trek . When we arrived at Animal Kingdom we were warmly greeted and after a short orientation and bathroom break we were off. After entering the park, it was a bit confusing for me to find

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Christmas in July

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I recently saw two blog posts on the same topic…

WALT DISNEY WORLD & CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

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Disney’s Backstage Safari Tour Review – 2012

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We recently took the Backstage Safari tour at Animal Kingdom. We were joined by Asta and Mrs Asta, they’d never been to Animal Kingdom and this was their very first backstage tour. Disney World’s description of the tour…

The Backstage Safari tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park provides

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Wild Africa Trek – Lunch and the end of our Trek

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After two hours we were ready for a break. The break comes at a custom built safari camp that sits at the highest point on the savannah. Our safari truck pulled up to a gate that was opened and then closed behind us (have to

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Wild Africa Trek – Savannah Tour before Lunch

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When we left you, nick had successfully crossed the bridges and all 12 trekkers had made it to our private savannah tour vehicle. (Crossing the bridges post is here) The tour vehicle is much smaller than the big trucks used

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Wild Africa Trek – Crossing the Bridges

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We noted in the first Wild Africa Trek post that nick was concerned about crossing the rope bridges. Nick has a fear of heights. Plus as he has gotten older he has had a couple of vertigo episodes. As we approached the first rope bridge, nick knew he would

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Wild Africa Trek – Intro and Start of Trek

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The Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the newest tours at Walt Disney World. The first tours were offered on January 16, 2011. The Trek lasts 3 hours and is led by knowledgeable tour guides who also serve as your personal photographers. You get a

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Thanksgiving Day – Guest Post from Kris

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Today we have something special! A Guest Post! Kris & Kevin (K2) joined us on Thanksgiving Day for all of our Adventures. Kris has beat us to the punch by writing up her impressions and thoughts. Thank you so very much for contributing!

Disney Does It Right!

I’ve been

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Random Notes from Backstage Magic Tour

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(originally posted on FrugalDinks May.19.2010)

I was cleaning out my bag last night & ran across some notes

(granted, they’re skimpy notes by my usual standards, but there wasn’t a lot of opportunity to take my usual voluminous tomes)

Electrical Energy – WDW has three power plants &

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