Day 5 AKA Wednesday, we headed straight to Animal Kingdom early in the morning so we could try to see as many animals as possible before it got too hot. Kilimanjaro Safaris was our very first FP for the day, and the one we knew the girls would be most excited about, so we knocked it out early… it was absolutely fantastic, seeing all the animals in their habitats, learning more about them, etc and I would recommend this for everyone!!! We then made our way over to the Festival of the Lion King show which was a blast… audience involvement, loads of singing and dancing, and colorful costumes, too. Afterwards, we walked across to Tamu Tamu to partake in the famous Dole Whip everyone raves about… and yes, add in the Coconut Rum, you won’t be disappointed. Pappy, Jeff, and Caroline also rode the Kali River Rapids while Mimi, Carson, and I took pictures of them… CC loved the water ride!
We had planned lunch at Flame Tree BBQ and of course the boys couldn’t wait to eat… and yet again, another great pic that we loved!! That afternoon, Mimi, Pappy and I took on Expedition Everest, by far my favorite new ride of the trip, and then we rounded out our day by doing the TriceraTop Spin and by visiting Dino-Land for some carnival games.
We then decided to head back to the hotel so
the girls us adults could rest up before heading to dinner… and yes, I think we all needed a nap by mid-week.
Around 5PM, we headed to the Polynesian Resort to make our 6PM reservations for Ohana, which turned out to be our favorite dining experience, for the adults at least, all week. The food is family-style, OH so good, and it was a nice, relaxing atmosphere… loved everything about the Polynesian Resort, too! They had entertainment throughout dinner with singing and dancing with the kids so that made the girls excited to get to show off their dance moves before heading back to Animal Kingdom Lodge for bedtime.
One more day to recap!!! Stay tuned for the Grand Finale, as Pappy would say 😉