I was surprised, too, at a line for airline check in so early in the morning.
As we crossed some water we got a good view of the hippos. In the picture below a hippo looks like a log floating in the water in about the 2:00 position.
My personal favorite are giraffes. I always like to see them.
And speaking of motherhood, elephants must be the best.
The guide explained that elephants operate on a matriarchal basis, no males allowed with the group. One 9 year old male calf will soon be leaving the group, for he will reach maturity and no longer lives and travels with the group.
After the safari I wandered down the walking trail as well to see animals. This is always a good place to see gorillas.
Next I took the train to Conservation Station.
Returned back to Harambe and found some good musicians. (Sorry very short video.)
I next walked through Asia. Spent some time with a man from Indonesia exploring a musical instrument made of bamboo rods that one shakes to make music. I ended being able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and he recognized it. He told me when I go to Indonesia I could arrange to take lessons on this instrument!
Here are some scenes from the Asia part of the park.
From here I went into Dinoland and rode Primeval Whirl.
From there I headed to the Lion King show. I just missed entry seating for the 12:30 show and rather than take standing room, I found myself a bench and put my feet up for awhile.
Soon it was time to line up for the 1:30 show. A bus driver said this show is rated as the #2 attraction based on rankings for all Disney properties. I surely can't figure out what might be #1. Lion King is a great show.
Here's a bit of high energy and talent.
After Lion King I walked back to Pizzafari restaurant for some lunch and then back to the bus to the hotel. My short night between 2:00 - 7:00 AM was catching up with me.
A 2 hour nap got me ready for the next adventure which is reported in Part 2 of 9 AM to Midnight.