Wednesday turned out to be a really busy Disney day for us. We started off at Epcot, hopped over the Magic Kingdom, and finished out the day at the Animal Kingdom!
We started out driving the golf cart to the boat launch at Fort Wilderness and taking the boat to the Magic Kingdom. From there we got on the monorail and took it to the main ticket office where we got on the monorail that took us to Epcot.
At the entrance, we couldn’t resist stopping for a few photos in front of the Christmas themed topiaries. We were among the lucky ones to have secured a coveted Fastpass for the new Frozen ride at Epcot so that was the first thing on our agenda for the day. We boarded our boat and the popular songs from the movie began playing as we floated through each scene. The animatronic characters were incredible and the ride was really beautifully done with sparkling snowy magic.
After the ride, we did a little shopping at Mouse Gear and then made our way toward the Seas With Nemo and Friends ride. The kids were hungry so we stopped to grab popcorn and Mickey Bars before our Fastpass for the ride began.
After our ride was over we took some time to explore the aquarium areas before it was time for us to make our way over to the Magic Kingdom for our lunch reservation.
We arrived a little early and were excited to find that there was a show happening in front of Cinderella’s Castle so we stopped to watch.
Our lunch reservation was at the Be Our Guest restaurant and the kids were really excited to finally be able to go inside of the castle.
They thought that the knights in the hallway of the restaurant were especially funny because they would periodically cough and snore!
We ate in the ballroom area of the restaurant and sat near the windows where we could watch the snow slowly falling behind the glass. It’s a really beautiful restaurant with great theming and after we finished our meal we took time to walk around and look at the different themed dining rooms. The kids loved seeing the rose in the West Wing.
We did a little shopping in the main street shops before we left the Magic Kingdome and took the boat back to the campground.
Our dinner reservations for that night were at the Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom. We ran into Turk from Tarzan as we entered the park so the kids got a photo with him. We also just so happened to arrive just as the projection show on the Tree of Life was going on so we got to see a little bit of it. It was really beautiful and I wish we would have been able to see the entire show.
We arrived at our reservation a little early so we checked in and then went to watch the band that was playing just outside of the restaurant. Christian and Branson jumped in line to do the limbo and they were just about to join everyone dancing when the buzzer went off signaling that our table was ready.
This was our first time dining at the Tusker House and we really enjoyed it. The meal was a buffet of delicious African foods with a dessert bar of mini-sized treats to enjoy. This was also a character dinner featuring Donald, Daisy, Mickey, and Goofy who circulated through the restaurant and came to each table to greet the kids and take photos.
We had planned to try to ride a few rides after dinner but we got out of the restaurant later than we had expected so we just had time to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris. It was the first time we had ridden it at night and it turned out to be amazing! Two rhinoceroses got in front of our safari vehicle and stopped us right in front of the lions who put on a great show for us. Usually, the lions are sleeping or hidden during the daytime safaris so to see them awake and active was a real treat! (watch the video at the end of the post to see what the lions did)
By the time we got off of the ride the park was officially closed but we did walk over to Pandora to see what it looked like at night. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Since the park was closed, it was time to call it a night and get everyone in bed to rest up for our next day’s adventure!
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