Disclosure: Our trip to Orlando was provided by Allegiant Travel and Visit Orlando but all opinions are my own.
We had our fast passes ready to go and had them first set up for the Safari - knowing that's one of the most popular attractions at Animal Kingdom. Luckily though - we were there when the park opened! So we took off and were able to push our passes back and just hop right on the Safari!
We did get to see animals with a lot of space and wandering room. On the right is a clay area where the elephants rub their tusks. It was pretty cool.
Space Mountain pic from Magic Kingdom. This ride was AWESOME! What I really loved about all the rides at Disney - they were "thrilling" but not "terrifying". They were all perfect for me - I could have ridden every one of them numerous times. Everest and Space Mountain were my favorite from the entire visit.
The characters are pretty amazing - because they are IN CHARACTER every moment! Even walking out of the area - Daisy Duck was bopping and bouncing along. Donald Duck mauled me a little - I think he was looking for a new hussy while Daisy took a break. :-)
I could have spent all day at Animal Kingdom (and actually considered it). There were a lot of other special encounters and experiences to see that we didn't have time for (7 parks in 2.5 days). There were also a bunch of ethnic areas with goods and wares from countries around the world.
So when you go to Disney - enjoy Animal Kingdom and tell Donald hi for me! :-)