A suite filled with lovely friends always sweetens the deal, especially if Disney sing-a-longs are involved.
Here's a blog breakdown since there is so much to talk about: the Venue, the Safari, the Convention & Cosplay, and Quality time with friends.
The Venue - Kalahari Resort
The waterparks are amazing. There is one outside meant for lounging and for the kids to play. The indoor park is very humid but it had many slides, water basketball, a lazy river, a wave pool, a surf simulator, and a hot tub with a bar you can swim to.
Everything is African themed: straw roofs on all the little stands, savanna grass around the venue, lion statues, masks on the wall, murals and the like. It was also nice to see a convention with seating, there were couches everywhere.
For a good feel for the convention, venue, and zoo. check out this video by Acksonl. >>>
My Korra cosplay makes an appearance at 3:00
There were also camel and pony rides, as well as a bird feeding cage, at an extra cost.
The Convention & Cosplay
I participated in the In-Character contest with Korra, which was quite fun to watch. Then I wandered through the dealer's rooms a few times, checked out the flea market but I mostly spent time in the halls making friends or around the park doing photoshoots.
I wouldn't visit a waterpark without doing a Korra photoshoot :)
Eleventhphotograph an I teamed up again for some water filled photos, which will soon be available. Unfortunately, I forgot one of my armbands for my Korra costume at home, so I had to make last minute ones from a tank top and bias tape after a late night shopping trip.
For the most part, the costumes were casual with a few standouts. Here are some of what I spotted over the weekend.
Here are his two videos. Part 1 (left) and part 2 (right) with my Korra at 0:40 and 2:55.
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Fun with Friends
Links to my lovely and talented roommates a.k.a the Canadian Convoy: