Thursday, June 28, 2012

If I Could Talk To The Animals

Performed By: Rex Harrison
Lyrics/Music: Leslie Bricusse
Album: 1967 - Dr. Dolittle

If we could talk to the animals,
Just imagine it,
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee.
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.

(Animal Kingdom)

If we could talk to the animals, 
Learn their languages.
Maybe take an animal degree. 

(Magic Kingdom)

I'd study elephant and eagle,

(Animal Kingdom)

Buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.

(Animal Kingdom)

I would converse in polar bear and python, 
And we could curse in fluent kangaroo.If people asked me, can you speak in rhinoceros,
We'd say, "Of courserous, can't you?" 

(Animal Kingdom)
I'd conferred with our furry friends,  Man to animal,
Think of the amazing repartee

(My Sister's cat, Miss Kitty, and her kittens)

If I could walk with the animals,
Talk with the animals,
Grunt and speak and squawk with the animals
And they could talk to me!

(Fountain of Youth - St. Augustine, Florida)

If I consulted with the quadrupeds
Think what fun we'd have asking over
crocodiles for tea!

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Or maybe lunch with two or three lions,
Walruses and sea lions
What a lovely place the world would be!

(Lion King Show - Disney World)

If I spoke slang to orangutans
The advantages any fool on earth could plainly see!
Discussing Eastern art and dramas
With intellectual llamas
That's a big step forward you'll agree!

(International Festival)

I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle
My Pekingese would be extremely good,

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

If I were asked to sing in hippopotamusI'd say, "whynotamous?", and would!

(Animal Kingdom)

If I could parlay with pachyderms,
It's a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm.

(Hilton Head Island)
A man who walks with the animals,
Talks with the animals,
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

It's incredible, it's impossible, but it's true.
A man can talk to the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

It's a miracle.
In a year from now I guarantee,
I'll be the marvel of the mammals,
Playing chess with camels.
No more just a boring old M.D.
I'll study every living creatures language,
So I can speak to all of them on sight.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

If friends say can he talk in crab or pelican?
You'll say like hellican!
And you'll be right!

(The Inn at Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina)

And if you just stop to think of it,
There's no doubt of it,
I shall win a place in history.
When, I can walk with the animals,
Talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)
And they could squeak and squawk and Talk to Me!
(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Animal Kingdom Lodge and Shadows

I love the early morning and watching the day come to life. Most mornings this was the view of the sun rising over the resort buildings. Even at this early hour of the day it would be quite humid. 

Most days because of the heat, we would return to our room for a short while before heading to a different park for the evening. Our balcony in the afternoons was a wonderful place to find shadows.

Afternoon was a great time to see animals too.
I enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching them.
Sometimes they would be off in the distance.

While other times they would be much closer.

If there wasn't many to be found in the savanna of our room, then I would go down to the lobby viewing area to see if there were any stirring around there. The window was three stories tall and such a beautiful sight.

The many pathways around the resort are lined with plants, flowers and shrubs. Speakers are hidden among them playing African music softly.

I found two particular ones to be especially interesting
These two had similar flowers but one was a tree like plant while the other was more of a bush.

The flowers felt almost rubbery to touch. I asked a couple of the people working there if they knew what the plants are, but they did not. They mainly knew about the animals. I guess not many inquire about the landscaping.

Anyway, this is a few more of the many, many photos I took during our Disney World Vacation. All of the ones posted here were taken at Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village. It is a very nice place to stay and quite interesting too, being able to view the animals and to learn about them. It is very animal friendly too. You are not allowed to hang anything on the balcony. (No beach towels etc...) No balloons are allowed at the resort or in the Animal Kingdom Park. Also no plastic straws, all the straws are paper. It's very different using a paper straw. 

Even the lights in the animal viewing area are animal friendly.
The entire outside of the lights are covered with corn. I suppose so that if the decorations were to fall off the animals would not be harmed by them if they ate them. Disney does think of everything!

The only thing that we didn't like about the resort is the fact that it is so far away from everything other than Animal Kingdom Park. But, I guess you can't have everything.

Linked with Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Straight Out of The Camera.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Part Of Your World

From the Disney Movie: The Little Mermaid
Performed by Ariel
Jodi Benson 

1989 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, originally released to theaters on November 14, 1989 and the 28th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and the first of the Disney Renaissance. During its initial release, The Little Mermaid earned $84 million in North American box office revenue, and has to date earned $211 million in total lifetime gross.
Also one of the BEST shows at Disney World.

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's 
(Downtown Disney Store)

Wouldn't you think I'm the girl,
The girl who has ev'rything?
Look at this trove.
Treasures untold.
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Lookin' around here you'd think,
(Sure) she's got everything.

(Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios)

I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty.
I've got whozits and whatzits galore.

(Downtown Disney Store)
(You want thingamabobs?
I got twenty)
But who cares?
No big deal,
I want more.

(Main Street - Magic Kingdom)

I wanna be where the  people are,
I wanna see...

(Streets of America - Hollywood Studios - - - 
Main Street - Magic Kingdom)
Wanna see 'em dancin'.
Walkin' around on those,
(Whad'ya call 'em?) oh - feet.
(Main Street Trolley Parade - Magic Kingdom)

Flippin' your fins you don't get too far.
Legs are required for jumpin', dancin'.
(Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios)

Strollin' along down a,
(What's that word again?) street.
(United Kingdom Pavilion - Epcot)
Up where they walk,
Up where they run,
Up where they stay all day in the sun.
Wanderin' free,
Wish I could be,
Part of that world.
( Magic Kingdom Parade)

What would I give,
If I could live,
Outta these waters?
(Inside Gran Fiesta Tour - Mexico Pavilion - Epcot)

What would I pay,
To spend a day,
Warm on the sand?
(Epcot Lagoon)

Betcha on land,
They understand.
Bet they don't reprimand their daughters.
(Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios)

Bright young women
Sick o' swimmin',

(My Niece with Beast and   Belle - Also Jasmine - 

Ready to Stand.
And ready to know what the people know...
(Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios)

Ask 'em my questions,
And get some answers.
What's a fire and why does it,
(What's the word?) burn?
(Indiana Jones Stunt Show - Hollywood Studios)

When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love...
(Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios)
Love to explore that shore above?
Out of the sea,
Wish I could be,
(Wall Hiding Construction of New Mermaid Attraction - Magic Kingdom)

Part of that world!!!
("Partners Statue" - Magic Kingdom)

All of the pictures in this post are from our vacation to Disney World. These are but a few, so beware of many more to come....
We were there for 11 wonderful days and I had two cameras with me, so you can just imagine how many photos I have. There were so many things to photograph and it is one of my most favorite places to visit!!

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