Ok, maybe not ever. I mean, we have had some pretty great times at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. I could spend days talking about some of our past trips, and I could share literally thousands of StuCrew pictures from WDW. But I won't. This is not about that. It's about me and Rea.
I am glad we changed Parks. Animal Kingdom was perfect! The weather was amazing, and it did not feel too crowded.
We pulled into the parking lot at 10:15am. Our first FastPass was for Expedition Everest at 10:40am. We got excellent parking. Our spot was so close to the main entrance that the tram didn't even stop by our lot. Woo hoo! Score 1 for the home team.
Because we were walking onto the rides with our passes, e had three hours to kill before our pass opened up for the Kali River Rapids. How hard could it be to waste three hours at Disney? Well, harder than I thought.
We decided to ride the Primeval Whirl. It was one that we have never ridden before. The line said "50 minutes." Usually that's a deterrent for me. I can't stand to wait that long. But, whatevs, we had plenty of time. So we went for it, and 15 minutes later we were being strapped in. Huh... how come this only happens when you want the line to move slowly?
We rode the triceratops ride next. It's like Dumbo. Or Aladdin's Carpet Ride. But with dinosaurs. Oooo.
We've been on it a million times. I think it's a staple each time we visit Animal Kingdom. The only bummer this time was that we had to share our dinosaur with strangers. We sat in the back and some other mother/daughter combo sat in the front. They were equally as pleased to be with us (awkward). It was so strange. Rea controlled the up and down, and the other girl was able to tilt the dino back and forth. **If you find yourself in this situation, fight for the back of the dinosaur. It's better to control the up and down.**
Time check. Oh goodie, two hours left. Now what?
As we were heading to see Flick and the rest of his bug friends, we noticed a band setting up. They began to play. And we both commented that it seemed oddly loud. Like louder than the music should be. All of a sudden, about 20 beautiful parrots flew out from behind one tree. They swooped, they twirled, they made a couple large circles, then they flew back behind another tree. It was awesome.
Because this entry is getting quite lengthy, let's fast forward. Rea decided she did not want to wear a poncho on the Kali River Rapids. I did, but it only protected my purse. We could not have been more soaked. Every single person on our raft had large amounts of water dumped on them. But it was so nice to cool off.
After the rapids, we hit the gift shop and left the Animal Kingdom. Rea changed in the car, and we headed off for Epcot.
Our Disney Sides
We are fortunate enough to live a short drive away from the Happiest Place on Earth! And we take full advantage of it!