Well the day started a little later than I think we'd intended; we all slept really well! So first order of the day was breakfast in the sunshine at Wilderness Lodge...by now we were getting rather used to this start to the day and loving it everyday :)
When we finally got ourselves out and about it was over to the Animal Kingdom and a day that turned out to be all about autographs. Molly decided that today was to be full on character spotting, photos and autographs.
|Molly autograph book in hand!!|
Throughout the rest of the day we managed to get photos and autographs with some of the major players; Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Chip & Dale, Pooh and Tigger which meant Molly was a happy girl.
We also hit some major rides today, well I say we...but not all of us did all of them! First up was Expedition Everest which the kids and Simon enjoyed whilst I decided to take in the scenery and the themeing and a little window shopping followed by trying to predict which train they would be on to catch them on camera and failed!
|The themeing around here is amazing - just love it!|
We then made our way round into Dinoland USA and rode a family favourite Primeval Whirl...the kids had a higher tolerance level for this ride than me and Simon so we grabbed a drink while they rode it time after time.
|I lost count how many times they rode this, the queues were mega short so the kids took advantage.|
Anyway back to this year...we joined the queue which moved at a reasonable pace and it wasn't too long before we boarded our vehicle. We had just moved out of the loading area and were about to venture off into the time of dinosaurs when our car came to an abrupt stop...nothing happened...then the lights came on and we sat there...and sat there. Then technicians came up to the vehicle, walked around it a few times, looked at it, messed about under a panel and then walked away. Back they came again and still we sat there...I was waiting for the inevitable 'really sorry but there's a problem we're going to have to close the ride'...but no we were in luck. All of a sudden all the lights went off and we were plunged into darkness and in a few seconds our vehicle was on its way with thankfully no further interruptions. Was it our vehicle that was at fault? I don't know, but what I do know is that all the cast members were brilliant; they kept calm and just got on with the job at hand of getting us moving again.
Before we left Dinoland USA we managed to get in a photo op!
Then it was lunch at one of my favourites; Flame Tree BBQ, can't pass up the chance of a pulled pork sandwich! Followed by full on character meet and greets!
We ended our day at the Animal Kingdom with the kids taking full advantage of quiet lines for Expedition Everest riding it back to back at least four times...maybe more!
|Actually managed to get a shot of the kids on the ride...honest they are on there, about two thirds back!|
|Again, awesome themeing!!|
|Inside Gaston's Tavern|
|Posing with Gaston!!|
After a quick ride on Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid - which I love - we headed over to Pinocchio's Village Haus for a spot of food followed by a ride on the Haunted Mansion. By then it was time to make our way over to Main Street USA to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade. But on the way over there we just had to pick up a dole whip, well it would have been rude not to ;)
|Technology keeping the kids occupied|
|The obligatory selfie!|
|And the parade begins|
|Waiting for Wishes :)|
|Starbucks and Walt Disney World - what more could a girl ask for ;)|