Finally we’ve adjusted to all time changes! So we woke up after 8:00 in the morning and at about 10:00 we were in our SUV searching for a GeoCache near the hotel. But we were not lucky due to too much audience. From there we drove towards Animal Kingdom, the last of the 4 major Walt Disney World parks we’d liked to visit during this trip.
At around 11:00 we had our car parked at Dinosaur 37 (lot and lane on the parking place) from where we took the parking lot tram to the entrance. After the bag check we were in the park and on our way to get a FastPass for the Kilimanjaro Safari before we went on for Expedition Everest.
After a short wait we were at the gates to enter the roller coaster train when suddenly the ride was stopped due to technical issues. We needed to leave the ride and got a FastPass for Expedition Everest which we can use till the 15th of November. From here we walked towards the Safari entrance to be on a ride along many animals.
After the safari it was already time to go to Tusker House where we had a reservation for 13:05 for a character lunch. During a character lunch selected Disney characters come to your table for pictures. In Tusker House the characters are ready to go on a safari.
After finishing our lunch we went on to Dinosaur, an amazing ride where you travel 65 million years back in time to get a dinosaur back to the current time. I can tell you that is a bumpy ride. But before we got even close to the ride I saw a sign for Nemo the Musical and without having to wait we walked in the theater and had good seats. I left a bit earlier since I forgot my sunglasses at the restaurant and wanted to pick them up before the parade which started at 15.45. As always I was lucky, they found my glasses and 20 minutes later we were both watching the Mickey’s Jamming Jungle parade.
And then finally we went to Dinosaur, it was a walk-on so in less than 10 minutes we had waited, did the ride and got our on-ride picture stored on our PhotoPass+ account. In the mean-time it was already 4:35 and we decided to go for at least one ride on Expedition Everest. In the end Danielle went on 3 times, and I went on 4 times before it was 17:00 and the park closed. So although we started late we could still do a lot of rides. The other ones we have saved for another day.
After the parks we went on for some shopping, at least the plan as to only look for stuff and not to buy something. But as all of you probably know that’s not what I’m good at. So we ended up with buying something at the Tommy Hilfiger @ Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, the 7-for-all-mankind @ Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue and the Levi’s @ Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue.
From all this hard ‘work’ we got hungry, or at least we generated an appetite so we decided to grab some sushi for take-out at the Kobe’s Steakhouse near our hotel.