Face Painting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Whew!  Our extended vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth comes to an end today.  What a trip this has been!  We have shared moments and made memories that will truly last a lifetime.

And now…. I want to share one of those with you.

For the first few days after we arrived, we decided to take it slow.  We’d just finished packing up our house in South Carolina and we were thoroughly exhausted.  So, each day we slept in, woke up to no alarm clocks, and spent the day exploring some of the other Disney Resorts.

There were things that I really liked about each resort that we visited.  However, I completely fell in love with one of them– the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  We spent quite a bit of time here, taking in everything they had to offer.  I also daydreamed about the day {hopefully coming soon} that we will join the Disney Vacation Club and spend our entire trip at this lovely resort.

During the day, they offer a lot of family-friendly activities to take part in.  We participated in several of them while we were there.

Our favorite was face painting,  Mid-afternoon each day, a Cast Member would roll out a cart full of brightly colored face paints and use them to decorate children’s faces.  Raileigh told them her favorite colors and they created an adorable African-inspired design for her.

Raileigh was so proud of her face paint and told everyone that we met about it.  She even wore it out to dinner that evening.

This was one of the first things that we did on our vacation and it was such a magical way to start our time here at Walt Disney World.  It just goes to show you that you don’t have to be inside the theme parks to have an amazing time.  At Disney, magic will find you no matter where you are!