5 Reason Why Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Great for All Ages: Young and Old

I often get asked “Which Disney Park Do I Like the Best? Which one should I go to, I only have one day!” These questions are hard to answer but I LOVE BEING asked them. I love talking about the Mouse!

Disney Word in Orlando, Florida is a fantastic place filled with theme parks and amazing opportunities to create family memories and have lots of family fun. It is so hard to chose which park is the best, which ones are worth scheduling the most time for, and making sure you hit all the must stops. I am writing this to hopefully help you make your decision easier.

Animal Kingdom Resort is an amazing place where, in true Disney style, everyone somehow feels the same age. It is my 2nd overall favorite park but #1 suggestion on THE park to go to together, as a family. Although the span of my family reaches over 50 years to 2 years of age in difference, I love how Disney’s Animal Kingdom can make an experience for ALL. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 7 people have something to do for everyone under the sun. For the babies, parents, and grandparents: Disney has something for the roller coaster rider, the learner, the nature conservative, the musician, and even those in a wheel chair. Here are 5 amazing reasons why I think Disney’s Animal
Kingdom is a park for the whole family.

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1. They have musicals and dramatic shows for the non walker but they are also captivating enough for the toddler. We enjoyed watching the Lion King Show, which has been open for years, though the younger kids that are seeing it for the first time. (Go Warthog Section!)

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2. The “Kilimanjaro Safaris” ride was made for all ages. All ages can find enjoyment of seeing exotic animals and a bumpy ride. Almost every age can go on this ride. Hold onto your lap child tightly and expect a ride that sways back and forth and where you can feel wind through your hair. Take a train to learn more about other animals at Rafikis Planet Watch.

 3. They have one of the most wildest, crazy roller coasters for those in between ages that love to ride the wild rides. The “Dinosaur” ride is a bumpy one but for any above 40 inches that love adventure. There is an opportunity to discus dinosaurs, types, artifacts, and possibly teeth in the Dinoland USA section of Animal Kingdom. 

 4. Diverse food carts from the different countries to pizza, everyone can find something to eat. Family can gather around rice or pizza. Even your mouth can have an adventure. 

 5. Micky and Minnie are still there. They usually have shorter lines for a meet and greet. It is possible for the whole family to stay in line and experience characters together but at the Animal Kingdom I feel less rushed and can enjoy Mickey and Minnie a little more for group shots.

Let’s be honest, Disney always has something for everyone. When you mix in rarely seen animals with some Disney Magic, it seems to me that memories are for the taking. Next time you are visiting Disney World with the family consider Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Any place I go with my family is an adventure, Animal Kingdom just brings that adventure to real life.

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5 Amazing Things about Little Luna: Big Talent

I was compensated for this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Little Luna – Big Talent is an educational, musical, and captivating app. It is everything I ask an app to be when downloading it for my children to keep them occupied. While I am usually not a fan of burping, farting, and preteen humor I was surprised that I was indeed a fan of this app Little Luna – Big Talent. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. Luna, a bombardier beetle (which is a species of beetle most notable for a defense mechanism that gives them their name: when disturbed, they eject a hot noxious chemical spray from the tip of their abdomen, with a popping sound) features a special talent… tooting. True to it’s species the game explores cute mini rhythmic games, virtual gardening activities and more.

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2. Little Luna – Big Talent is created by Bastei Luebbe. It is a great app with for any child in the 4 to 8-year-old range. This gives a great Segway for parents to discuss manors and science in one shot. Tooting is presented very tastefully and with a focus on fun and a desire to create giggles.

3. At the beginning players learn about the bombardier beetle and their talent for tooting in a mellow way. Players are asked to help Luna find the other members of her family; it’s time for band practice. They explore and and are on a search to round up the family. With lots of activities in every room this takes a significant amount of time and keep the occupied.

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4. Luna’s brothers have their own version of band practice that involves, tooting but really calls for hand eye coordination. The child must tap along with the colored notes to create the “music.” Having a musical background I know music can begin with any age. Little Luna-Big Talent provide a way to get rhythm down.

5. Luna also actual creates a challenge to keep still and balanced as luna practices yoga with her mom. This is fun to see an app get the child physically involved in using their muscles. I give major props to give Luna creators in finding this fun way to integrate them both.

The end of the game is achieved when all of the family members have been found. Luna heads to the basement to check out the band practice. Here players can tap on animations to make things move, make music, and great visual effects.

Little Luna – Big Talent is availabe for download via the iTunes App Store – iOS Unversal

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