Cow At Walt Disney World, November 2012

Cow and her humans visited Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  All photos copyright 2012 by Tricia or Michael Lowhorn, as indicated on individual pages.  All rights reserved.  E-mail for technical information or for permission to utilize these images for other than personal use.

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It's a long way down to the hotel lobby!  I think I'd rather take my chances at the theme parks...

First stop - Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Roar.

The park is decorated for Christmas.

Bouncing with Tigger at the Christmas tree.

Cow watches the Expedition Everest coaster from the safety of the ground.

Disney's attention to detail makes for some nice photos.

Flying fox (Majarajah Jungle Trek)

Bengal tiger (Majarajah Jungle Trek)

Nicobar pigeon (Majarajah Jungle Trek)

All this exploration has made me thirsty!

Can I hitch a ride back to town?

Giraffe at Kilimanjaro Safari.  (My battery died during this safari, and I wasn't able to find the replacement before the ride ended - D'OH!)

Whoooo is interested in seeing the Flights of Wonder show?

Are you a good bird?  Yes, you are!  (Flights of Wonder show)

Bald eagle at the Flights of Wonder show.

Another Flights of Wonder star.  (Guess we liked this show!)

Okay, the dinosaurs are pretty hokey... oh... he's behind me, isn't he?

Cow works with some strange humans.

The afternoon parade had jungle and Christmas themes.

It also had very loud colors.

I don't think I'd want to be on a boat piloted by this duck.

The master of ceremonies himself.

This park was okay, but I'm looking forward to tomorrow.  So long, Animal Kingdom!

Hooray for Hollymoo!

A Disney photographer stands ready to take an expensive photo by the Hollywood Studios tree.

Cow rocks - but not on a roller coaster that goes 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.

If I didn't want to fall 10 stories in my hotel, why would I want to fall 13 here?

Now this is my kind of ride.

Ryan Seacrest tells Cow that auditioning for American Idol is easy and fun.  Cow has a bridge to sell you, too.

Disney takes over Star Wars, and the whole park turns to the Dark Side.

At the Jedi Training Academy, Vader will either get his legs chopped off, or he'll die from the cuteness.

Hanging out with the Muppets.  Oh, yeah!

Looks like the Muppets could use a housekeeper.

Cow is brought to you by the letter K.  Or not.

Let me out of this crazy Muppet house!

Our entertainment during lunch.  He just walked up and started drawing Donald Duck in a Santa hat.

Chilling with Uncle Walt.  No, really.  It was chilly for Florida, in the 60s with a north breeze.

The star of the day outside the Great Movie Ride.

Live long and moo.

The parade featured Pixar characters singing "Bang the Drum All Day" - which then stayed in our heads all day.

Cow should have jumped on this float.

Time to take a drive to another section of the park.

Uh...maybe the backlot is the wrong section!

Think I'll hide out here for a while.

Mulch, Sweat & Shears - coolest cover band we've heard in a while.

The keyboardist with the rest of the setup.

Bass players rule - especially when they're playing Mike's bass!

The band's "manager" (in the red shirt) came into the audience and flirted with Tricia for several minutes until the bassist reminded him that "audience involvement" meant getting the audience involved, not getting involved with the audience.  Whew!

A new high in terror at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.

Oh, the horror!

Obligatory photo of a billboard for one of our favorite TV shows.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is up and running!

There are over 6 million lights here.  Seriously.

Lights, lights, everywhere!  (Along with people!)

More Christmas cheer.

Cow bathes in the holiday glow.

It's been a long day.  Think I'll just hang out in the winter wonderland for a while.

Cow tries to escape the crowds in Downtown Disney.

We're at the Magic Kingdom today!

The park is all decorated for the holidays.

Yes, this is theme park food.  Yum!

Stitch has escaped!  Oh, no!

Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid was open in the new Fantasyland expansion.

The seat of honor in Gaston's Tavern

Remember, you can't spell Gaston without GAS.

Staying safely dry near Splash Mountain.

A little ragtime on Main Street.

I'm not sure what's more disturbing: burlesque at the Magic Kingdom, or Cow wanting to watch it.

The beginning of the daily flag retreat ceremony.

Cinderella's Castle at dusk.

Another view.  The colors changed throughout the night.

Far above the crowds at Pinocchio's Village Haus restaurant.

Night falls, and the carousel beckons.

Cow decides to take a ride.

The castle lights are on as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party begins.

Castle Christmas lights, a closer view.

And another view...

Front view of the castle.

Main street holiday lights - and holiday crowds.

More Main Street lights.

Our favorite castle shot.

It's been a fun few days, but I'm so exhausted that everything's fuzzy now.  Farewell, Disney - see you next time!

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