- Sep 18, 2010
Back to Spring BreakWe were headed to Animal Kingdom to enjoy our favorite park! It was EMH this morning, so we were up bright and early. Hit up a quick breakfast at the QS in Pop Century and then got in the car to drive over to Animal Kingdom. We got there crazy early. They hadn't even started bag check up yet. LOL. Maybe too carried away here. But, eventually they opened for EMH (about 15 minutes early actually so like 7:45) and we joined the mad rush to FoP. It was actually pretty orderly. We probably only waited about 10 minutes after walking forever to get through the line. Then on to Navi River Journey. Still boring, but pretty also. Then we were headed to ride the Safari. But, it was shut down. Boo. So we grabbed some coffee at Starbucks and then headed for our first FP for Expedition Everest. By this time, the park was open and the line for FoP was all the way down to Starbucks. YIKES!!! Chris did ride EE with me and immediately regretted it. Poor guy. Then we headed for Dinosaur and found it wasn't open. I read somewhere on here that lately they are delaying opening this ride sometimes which really annoys me. So, of the main attraction rides outside of Avatar the 3 I would ride (EE, Dinosaur and Safari) 2 of the 3 were not running. So, we headed to see UP! We'd not seen this show since they changed it from Flights of Wonder. I'd heard some bad reviews, but we actually enjoyed it.
Eventually we did get our rides on Dinosaur and Safari and grabbed a quick lunch at Restaurantosaurus. And headed toward the exit. We did see Kevin wandering around the park some and thought maybe this was new. She was really cool actually and had some cute interactions with people.
We relaxed and napped at the hotel some while texting the girls who were getting close to arrival at the World! Yay. They were pretty exhausted and ready to arrive. We headed back out to a dinner reservation at The Wave. Solid meal with good service then walked back over to MK. We rode some rides (I don't remember what ) and relaxed before heading over early to stake out a spot to watch HEA. We are growing to LOVE this show and wanted to get a prime spot. We ended up right beside the partner's statue. We were there probably 90 minutes before the show but it wasn't a bad wait at all. We were able to sit until maybe 30 minutes before when they asked everyone to stand. The night was beautiful and the view was incredible. We took very few pictures because we just wanted to enjoy it, but Chris managed a couple of good ones.
It was worth every minute of the wait. This time we just hung out until the crowds dispersed and then made our way to the parking lot and back to the hotel. The girls were all settled and we had a plan to go pick them and some friends up the next morning to get the jump on their first park day.