Day 5 – Going Cheap! / Four Resorts, Two Festivals 2019

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Since we were in the area we made our way down the winding path to It’s Tough To Be A Bug which is a 3-D show hosted by Flik from A Bug’s Life teaching you about different bugs in the world.

It can be a bit scary and intense for some – and I mention this every time I write about this attraction! At one point the theatre is plunged into darkness, smoke fills the room, and spiders dangle down from the ceiling!

I don’t think we’ve ever been to a show and there not be at least one or children screaming or crying.

I personally don’t think enough is said about how frightening it can be for kids (and for those with arachnophobia!), especially as the film is super cute! Yes, the bugs in the show are cute too, but just be forewarned of this part of the show. You can exit if you need too, to the left of the room.

It's Tough To Be A Bug Sign at Animal Kingdom
Flik & Hopper - It's Tough To Be A Bug

The theatre for It’s Tough To Be A Bug is located underneath the Tree of Life, and you get the opportunity to see some of the carvings in the trunk of the tree. There are 325 carvings of existing and extinct animal species, and it’s such a fascinating thing to look at.

Tree of Life Carvings
Tree of Life Carvings
Tree of Life Carvings

While down under the Tree of Life we stopped by a couple of the Wilderness Explorers posts to continue filling in our handbook which we started in like 2013 or something!

This is a fun, free activity around Animal Kingdom. You can pick up a Wilderness Explorers handbook from the headquarters located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island. Or from any of the Troop Leader locations in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia, Dinoland U.S.A. and Pandora – The World of Avatar.





The self-guided activity takes you an a trail of fun, nature-themed challenges and on your way to becoming an official Wilderness Explorer. The activities range from animal observation to learning important wilderness skills. Collect all the stickers and you earn the right to echo the Wilderness Explorer call: Caw! Caw! Roar!

Wilderness Explorers Sign
Wilderness Explorers Sign

Here are some more photos from around Discovery Island and the Tree of Life that I took before we moved into Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Discovery River - Animal Kingdom
Discovery River
Discovery Island - Animal Kingdom - Flamingos
Flamingos
Discovery Island - Animal Kingdom - Tropical Plant
Tropical Plant
Discovery Island - Animal Kingdom - Red Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus
Tree of Life
Tree of Life Carving - Chimpanzee
Tree of Life Carvings
Tree of Life Carvings - Elephant
Tree of Life Carvings - Baboons
Under the Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Us at Animal Kingdom

It was no more than a pit stop in Pandora – The World of Avatar, we didn’t have FastPass+ for either of the two rides, so just hung out for a bit, took photos and watched the entertainment.

Floating Islands at Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Entertainment at Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Entertainment at Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom
Pandora - The World of Avatar - Animal Kingdom

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