Disney’s Animal Kingdom Camp

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Animal camp is a Disney camp where you learn about animals and how to protect them. I’ve gone ever since kindergarten. This is my last year going and it has been really fun going.

Monday-Today at camp we were going under the sea. But first, we had to be dropped and find out what groups I am in and get ready. When you walk in you have lockers with your name on it. In your locker you have a camp shirt, button with your name on it, and a water bottle. The first things we did was group up and split apart in grade groups. We then learned about rules and other stuff but mainly in the morning we learned about what type of fish were at Epcot in the aquarium. There were trout, some jacks, grunts, rays, and sharks. We also drew a net where you could’ve used any technology even if it doesn’t exist. Then we had lunch we had chicken fingers, tater tots, and carrots. After the main trip was to go to Epcot to go snorkeling with the fish tat we learned about. So we had back stage passes with some workers and we put on a swim suit and started heading up stairs to go swim. It wasn’t regular snorkeling because we didn’t have a tube for air we had a tank for air and a mouth piece. It was really cool I saw sharks a lot of fish and rays. The Rays were swimming right under me. At the beginning, I was scared and then I got used to it. I even saw a big sea turtle! After we were done we went back and had a snack and watched YouTube videos.

Tuesday-Today I had an really fun time but I don’t think as fun as yesterday snorkeling. We went to Epcot and went to go on test track. It wasn’t a very long line because we were in fast pass but we still had to wait a little. I really like test track and I had a really fun time. After we went back and got lunch. For lunch we had tacos. I had three with meat lettuce, and tomato. After lunch we went straight to a animal pen with black rhinos. Her name was Onix. She was not in a very good mood today but we still saw her and we came close. What she can do is called a water squirt where she can pee from 5-8ft. on you. But luckily today she was nice. Then, we put her outside and went in her cage and set up food and what is called enrichment. Black Rhinos like to eat vegetables and leaves. Onix also likes spices because rhinos have good smell. Then finally we got to watch her eat. When we went back to our classroom we had snack we had grapes and yogurt but I only ate the grapes. After snack we backed up and went home.

WednesdayWednesday was really cool. We learned from gorilla keepers more about gorillas like, gorillas have silver backs when they are male and mature. They also showed us what they eat. They eat lettuce, nuts, oatmeal and more. Then we had lunch and for lunch was pizza, watermelon, and salad. Today we were going to safari but it was closed for some reason. So we went on Expedition Everest instead.  After Everest we went to a trail with the gorillas and watched them eat. There were two baby’s, one male and three females. They were eating blue oatmeal in pans. After, we went to the Lion King show. I liked it but it was shorter than I thought it would be. My favorite part was the monkey on the trampolines. For snack we had snow cones and pretzels. The flavors were not so great but I ate it anyways.

Thursday-Today’s adventure was to Kali River Rapids. Kali is a water ride where you have a chance to get drenched or get wet but not very wet. Today I got wet but not very wet. What was cool was that I saw the wave crash and go above my friends. We also traveled to the safari. I saw elephants, rhinos, and more. We also went on the trail again to see birds get fed. It wasn’t the most exciting but it was kinda cool. For lunch we had corn dog bites that were good. They also had tater tots. For the final thing today was that we did a scavenger hunt at Rafikie’s animal watch. Today was fun but I think tomorrow will be better.

Friday-Today we went to go see the goats and sheep. We got to pet the goats and brush them. Then we saw them inside their barn and we saw a goat do agility tests. The training had a balance beam, sticks to run through and a jumping station. We, also went on Dinosaur. It was fun. I used to be scared but not anymore. We then rushed to the bird show. The bird show is about exotic birds and they do tricks. My favorite was when someone puts a dollar up and then the bird grabs it. Then gives it back to the person. For lunch we had pasta and green beans. We also learned how to observe an animal with a chart. We saw a baby gorilla for a checkup on it old broken arm that it had and made sure it wasn’t infected. For snack we had pudding and today was the last day of camp and my last year because I’m in the oldest age group. So I can never come to this camp again and I have been here since kindergarten. I had fun and I might do seaworld camp next year.

Brendan's last year at Disney Animal Kingdom camp.

Brendan’s last year at Disney Animal Kingdom camp.

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A Disney weekend

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We have been really busy lately.  Last weekend,  I had football practice on a Friday and then we went to Disney at a resort. We went to Port Orleans French quarters. First we got in the hotel then unpacked then we went to a place to eat diner. I ate a kids pizza and a dessert. After we ate we went in a store to get anything we need like snacks so we got donuts for breakfast we went back in the room ,and then fell asleep. The next day we went to the park we played there for a while then went to the arcade. After we went to a place to go to one of my mom’s friends hotel. Her hotel is the animal kingdom lodge so we went to the pool and played games and I won a ball at a hula hoop contest. Then we went back and had a walk. Then we fell asleep. The last day at Disney for the week  we went to the pool and the park. After we went back home and got ready for school.

The next week we went to Disney again and met with different friends that my mom knows. We went to there resort. They where staying at the beach club. We with them with other friends too. First we had to get passed all the runners in the Marathon and we almost ran over one then she screamed it was funny. Then we went to a place to eat and we played with other kids there so we play catch then volley ball after we went to the arcade. We played games. We are saving points on the card to get a big prize. Then after we went home and go to school again. 😦

Port Orleans Pool

Port Orleans Pool

Disney Marathon

Disney Marathon

Mickey Waffle

Mickey Waffle

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Celebrating my 10th birthday

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On Sunday, I celebrated my 10th birthday.  I had a party on Saturday with a Minecraft theme we sent up the water slide.  I invited only a few people because I wanted birthday money to go towards a new Xbox. At the party we played games, went on a the slide, made some
crafts, and ate cake pops.

Minecraft party with Creeper & Enderman cake pops.

Minecraft party with Creeper & Enderman cake pops.

Birthday boy and friends with their Minecraft swords.

Birthday boy and friends with their Minecraft swords.

Working on Minecraft Perler Beads.

Working on Minecraft Perler Beads.

 

Right now I have only three games but plan to buy more with my birthday money.  We made Creeper and Enderman cake pops. We also made bead things and you iron them. I invited my friend my cousins and kids from my school. It was a really fun time and I was turning 10. I liked all of it.

We then went to a family dinner at my favorite restaurant, Steak N Shake.  It was fun.

Sunday we went to Typhoon Lagoon.  I really liked the big wave pool.  It was fun to ride the waves.

Birthday fun at Typhoon Lagoon.

Birthday fun at Typhoon Lagoon.

Disney Animal Kingdom Camp – Day 5

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First we went on safari and I saw elephants, monkeys, cattle, giraffe, hippos, gators, and more. Then went on a walk and saw gorillas and birds. Then we ate hotdogs and mac n cheese and for dessert ice cream bars.

Then we went on a scavenger hunt at the conservation station and we looked for animals. We also saw lots of Mickey heads on animals. Then after we got to pet PIGS! and goats. I thing it was the best day of the week. And I am going back next year for 6th grade and we get go horse back riding or scuba diving. I can’t wait for next year.

Brendan's group from Disney's Animal Kingdom Camp.

Brendan’s group from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Camp.

Disney Animal Kingdom Camp – Day 4

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Today,  we first went on Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom.  It was my third time riding this ride.  I was trying take a funny picture when they do it on the ride, but my hands where in my way.  My favorite part was when we sat in the front.

The morning went fast because after that it was already lunch.   I had grilled cheese, chips and pudding.   After lunch we went to Epcot and went on Ellen’s Energy adventure and it was pretty fun.  We learned all about energy.  There is gas, solar, water, electricity, and wind.  It was fun and a little boring.  Then we went back and ate snack I had snow cones and pretzels.  Then we left I had fun really fun. And tomorrow might be the best, but sad because it’s the last day.

Disney Animal Kingdom Camp – Day 3

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First we saw an animal and it was a gopher tortoise and his name is Dot. His name was Dot because he was shot by a BB gun and it showed a dot on his shell. After that we saw a elephant and his name was Mack. We saw him get a bath and eat. When he was done we put food around his cage like marshmallows and honey and more. Then we watched him eat some marshmallows. After that we ate lunch. I ate spaghetti and I liked it.

Now after lunch we went to Exhibition Everest and Kali River Rapids. I loved  Mt.Everest. But on Kali I barley got soaked. But after the ride it rained really hard. Then we went back to camp. Then we got changed and ate snack. Then we left. Not the best day but it was fun.

Kid Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

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The following is a blog/movie review written by my 9-year-old son. He was lucky enough to go to the Disney Parks Blog Oz meetup this weekend. Participants got to see the new movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful” before it opens to the public on March 8.

There are spoilers – so you’ve been warned!!!

All the boys at "Oz the Great and Powerful" Disney Parks Blog meetup.

In the Oz the Great and Powerful, it started at Kansas. Oz worked at a circus and was a magician. But he was a poor man. The reason he left was because a strong man has figured out her daughter was being cheated. So the strong man had started chasing Oz, but Oz went in a hot air balloon. Then he flew off but ran into a tornado.

When the tornado was over he fell in to the land of Oz. After he met a girl and her name is Theodora. She fell in love with Oz. [ewwwww] Then she sent Oz to kill the wicked witch. But Oz found out that it was Glinda. But Theodora got jealous. So she got mad.
So Evanora gave Theodora a apple. But Evanora tricked Theodora about the apple. It turned Theodora into the evil witch. So then they captured Glinda. But Oz made a seen a big seen!!! Oz did the wizard cloud thing. So he scared the witches. And Glinda had escaped. But it wasn’t over Glinda took care of Evanora .
And I’m guessing that there will be another Oz movie.

My favorite part was when Oz turned into the cloud and scared the witches.
But there was a little drama, that’s the part I don’t like about it.
It doesn’t need to be in 3D, but i saw it in 3D.
It might be scary for some kids.
I had to close my eyes for some parts.
But it won’t be your favorite movie though.
Also, my Aunt.Julie said she did not like the monkeys or the china girl, that she said looked like a doll.