|Since it has been a long time since we have been able to go to
Disney with Samantha, Tara & I decided to go with her today. Sam
chose to visit Animal Kingdom as she hasn't been there much. We also
took Steve with us, as he enjoys all of the Disney parks.
some time to kill before our first FastPass+, so we thought it was a
good time to take the train back to Rafiki's Planet Watch. I don't
think that any of us have been back here since the kids were little,
but it didn't seem to stand up to what I remembered it being.
Basically, all we did while there was go in the petting zoo area
before opting to head back to the main part of the park to do some
Like the last time we visited, we were getting hungry at about
this point. We once again decided to grab a
seat near the Tusker House Restaurant and enjoy the our packed lunch.
Just after sitting down we were approached by a cast member who
started chatting us up. She was making sure we were enjoying our
visit to the park. Our encounter with her may have been once of our
best with a Disney employee, as she gave us a free FastPass+ to the
Dinosaur ride, along with two free Sprites for Steve and Sam.
Our FastPass+ was for the
Festival of the Lion King show.
Even though we just saw the show a little less than two weeks ago,
both Tara and I swore that the show was different - almost better -
this time around.
Once we finished seeing the Lion King we wandered over to Pandora
to take in the sights of Avatar Flight of Passage to take
advantage of Steve's pass. This continues to be an enjoyable ride,
one that I wish had more capacity so that the wait wouldn't be quite
Since we had a bit of wait until our next FastPass+, we decided
to make us of our free ride on Dinosaur. Although this isn't
my favorite ride, it really has nothing to do with the show itself,
but more with the jerky nature of the ride. I certainly won't
complain, as we didn't have a long wait nor did we have to use one
our own passes on it.
We headed off to Asia to take in our next FastPass+, sitting down
to enjoy the UP! A Great Bird Adventure show. We got to see a
lot of interesting birds up close and personal. It is pretty cool
how smart some of these birds are, and just how close they flew to
us in the audience!
Our next FastPass+ was for Expedition Everest - Legend of the
Forbidden Mountain. The four of us certainly enjoyed our trip to
see the Yeti!
We were able to secure one last ride using Steve's pass before
the night was over, and we had decided to use it on Kilimanjaro
Safaris. Although we got to see a couple of lions on our ride
around Africa, it was definitely too dark to truly enjoy this
attraction. It seemed as though the vast majority of animals were
nowhere to be seen, and I am just grateful that we didn't wait very
long in line for it tonight!
At this point we headed out of the park, with the intention of
spending the last couple hours of the day at the Magic Kingdom.