We did a little bit of homework before we went to Orlando and people seem to think that the Animal Kingdom Park was a little less than the other Theme Parks. I gave you credit for one aspect of this particular park, it closes way too early. Because of the animals, and the way they naturally live and go to sleep When it Gets Dark, or some of them like giraffes and elephants, it does close early. It is regrettable, but I'm assuming that's just what the problem is and there's nothing you can do about it. They might want to make it clear to people that this is the case. It seems like secret to me but I asked one of the employees one time and that's what they told us. Animals need their sleep and I can live with that plus if you have the park hopper option, head straight to the Epcot Concerts. I think making the park hopper free would be a really good idea, but I doubt there ever going to do that since that's a big moneymaking machine. If you're staying here at the Animal Kingdom Resort hotel, having the park hopper option is pretty much mandatory.
We want to do some bicycle riding while were here near Disney Orlando and are searching for the best trails. This trip we are going to be staying at the Residence Inn up near Altamonte Springs. This is the slightly north side of Orlando and apparently a good area for bicycle riding. We are looking for any assistance on suggestions for nice trails. We don't need anything super fancy, just something we can ride around for an hour so where it's pretty and safe.
One thing I've learned is there's not very good bicycle riding in the immediate area just around the disney property because they didn't put any sidewalks in very good. I read lakemarylife.com about here, off of state road 436 is the start of a remarkable trail. The Seminole wekiva trail is a 15 mile path near our hotel, so that might work. The path goes up out of Altamonte Springs through Longwood, Lake Mary, and Heathrow. We can do some of it, or at least take a look on the bikes to see. They have trails all over the place, paved and off road. This one here is paved and looks nice when you zoom in.