Disney Recap - Animal Kingdom & Downtown DisneyThursday, June 04, 2015
Touring the Animal Kingdom was an...interesting...experience for us. It was our fourth day in Florida, and third day in a row in the parks. It was the halfway point in our vacation.
Which, of course, meant that was the day that we started getting irritated with one another.
The day started innocently enough; as soon as we got to the park, we headed toward Kilimanjaro Safaris, which was our first FastPass of the day. We really enjoyed the safari; there were a lot of animals to see, and it was a much different experience than seeing them in the zoo.
|a young elephant|
Afterward, we hurried over to Dinoland, U.S.A. so that we could use our DINOSAUR FastPass. We got into the loading area, but for some reason, the cars that they loaded up didn't move. We waited. Someone said that the ride should be moving soon. We waited some more, and worried about making our FastPass for Festival of the Lion King. Once again, we were assured it would be working soon. We waited some more. They finally declared that they had done a ride stop, and they gave all of us waiting a FastPass good for any attraction at Animal Kingdom through the end of the month.
We quickly went back over to Africa for Festival of the Lion King, which was an extremely impressive show. There were so many different elements, and all of the performers were very talented.
|a dancer at Festival of the Lion King|
There are definitely some things we still want to check out, and I think it would be nice to fully explore the park and get to experience the ambiance of the park, but we both thought it was our least favorite park.
On our first day in Florida, we ended up taking the boat from our resort to Downtown Disney. We grabbed a late lunch at Earl of Sandwich. We both got The Earl's Club, and it was pretty good. We browsed a few of the shops and made our first souvenir purchases; Tom got a stuffed Fozzie Bear from Once Upon A Toy, and I got some coconut tea (that I still need to try) at The Spice & Tea Exchange.
|Tom picking Kristoff's nose, because Tom is weird|
|LEGO Nessie in the lake|
|the Characters in Flight balloon|
Part 1 - Trip Details & Resort Hopping
Part 2 - Magic Kingdom
Part 3 - Hollywood Studios
Part 5 - Epcot