Water, Hiking, Animal Kingdom on 6/23/2004
Having done LOTS of homework before leaving home for our first WDW trip, those were the three things I was not
totally prepared for: H2O, hiking, and AK.
1) It was Florida in the summer. I KNEW we would need water. I just had no idea how MUCH. We went the first week of June, and I swear it was the hottest place on earth. I later found out it was hotter than normal for that time of year. We brought a case of bottled water for our family of four, but we easily bought a couple of cases in the parks when we had drained ours. Some of the drinking fountains were okay, but others (like the ones on Tom Sawyer Island)were awful. Even when youre as thirsty as we were!
2)We brought good shoes, mole skins, etc., but one day my pedometer logged 36,000 steps (2200 steps to a mile). The distance from the front desk to our hotel room at Animal Kingdom Lodge seemed like about 5 miles (at least a 5 minute walk), so keep that in mind if youre disabled or have small children.