Disney recap, part 3


Just to make sure we didn’t overdo it during the week, we took Tuesday as a “rest day.” Which I put in quotes because even rest days are busy in our book, but we just didn’t want to push it all day at a park. We spent the morning at the hotel so The Little Sis could get in a good morning nap for herself while The Big Sis went to the hotel’s playground with The Husband.

It was another gorgeous day out (yay!) and we decided to go to Animal Kingdom in the afternoon. First we stopped at the big McDonald’s in Orlando, which was actually The Big Sis’ first time at McDonald’s ever. (I figure go big when you do go, especially since I doubt she’ll be going again anytime soon here at home!) We had our greasy food and then The Big Sis played in the play area, and we also had fun with the photo booth there as well. Oh, and some bowling! Plus we were there just past lunch time, so it wasn’t crowded at all. Bonus!

We left McD’s and got to Animal Kingdom just in time to see the afternoon parade, which I loved and was one of my favorite parades all week — the floats were African-inspired and just so great. We saw the Lion King show (loved it, though I should note that I’m a huge Lion King fan), and did the safari ride. Actually, since we did the safari ride near the park’s closing time, there was just enough time to hop on it again without a FastPass or a wait, so The Big Sis and The Husband did that while The Little Sis and I listened to a live band playing. (We would’ve gone again with the others, but it was pretty bumpy and I didn’t want to risk upsetting her, though in hindsight I don’t think that’s possible.)


We were among the last ones out of the park, then stopped at a Chinese buffet near our hotel for dinner (was going to be cheaper than park food!). We didn’t get to see a ton of Animal Kingdom since we were there for just over 3 hours, but I liked it and would love to return for more another time so we can see and do more. Oh, one thing we loved is that The Big Sis was able to score a bunch of autographs here without much of a line– Rafiki, Brer Bear, Miss Bunny, Goofy, Donald, and Minnie.

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