Friday, November 15, 2013

Animal Kingdom - Day Uno

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

Thank goodness the sun came out yesterday and we were able to enjoy some nice Florida weather (without having to wear our winter woolies). Yesterday was spent at I think I can say - our favourite park - Animal Kingdom

We headed back to the safari ride - but there was already a 40min wait for the ride, and we had a fastpass for 11am (which means that we get to return at a certain time and "skip" the regular line) instead we decided to head over to Expedition Everest. File that under #goodlifechoices as the line there was only 5min - Jackson squeaked by and measured just tall enough to ride this year

Disney's 5min wait = the time it takes you to walk to the ride - so in no time we were riding

After riding 3 times in a row - we decided it was time for a break, and we headed to the Nemo show (amazing BTW)

The show is a 40min musical of exciting sights and sounds. We haven't visited this attraction the last couple of years - so it was a nice change of pace for us.

When the show was done it was time to redeem our Safari fastpass. It was a pretty "quiet" day out on the safari (aka not much animal activity on the ride we took)...but none-the-less my favourite "ride" at Animal Kingdom

But we did get to see a very rare sight - the male lion up on his rock perch overlooking the Savannah

Now it was time for some lunch...with some characters if course

And J even got to join in on a little lunch time Mickey parade

The afternoon brought some more of the same - and then we decided to head back to the hotel for a little swim and water slide before heading to dinner. After dinner we headed to the outlets to hit up the Lululemon outlet and Mike found some serious scores!

Today's going to be a pretty lazy day with a nap thrown in this afternoon since we are hitting up the Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom tonight (and will likely not be home until almost 1am). While the kids are napping I plan on getting some more #thirtyin30 miles in on the gym treadmill...was able to get a few in the other night too

Happy Friday friends!!!


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  1. Sounds like a perfect day!

  2. You know what it was slower pace than what we are used to - but we had a lovely day!!!

  3. I think that Animal Kingdom would be my favorite part of Disney!!!
    Umm...I painted and cleaned an apartment this week - I think you are having more fun!!!

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