Day 2 we spent at Animal Kingdom! We absolutely loved this park! We originally thought we would only spend half a day at this park. It just didn’t seem like there was a whole lot to do. But once we got there we realized how amazing it was and we stayed the whole day. We even went back for more the next day!
When we first got into the park, we had to stop and get a photo in front of the beautiful and incredible Tree of Life
Then we made our way back to Africa to go on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. What a cool thing! Because we went there first thing in the morning, most of the animals were out and we got to see so much!
We planned to do Pandora next, but everything was closed in Pandora. We were SO bummed! That was basically the reason I even scheduled us to do Animal Kingdom. We decided to head to the other areas of the park and hoped it would open back up later.
We started heading over to Asia to do Expedition Everest. On the way, there was a photo op and the photographer was amazing. He was so so sweet to us and made the biggest deal about Liv. We got the cutest pictures of the kids and our family here.
Expedition Everest was an AWESOME roller coaster and the kids loved it! The first few times Street and Daci would only ride it with their eyes closed. haha! They had watched YouTube videos before we left and knew that there was a scary Yeti at the end, and didn’t want to see it. Rick and I gave them such a hard time about it. Liv was our extreme daredevil of the trip and wanted to ride over and over again, and kept her eyes open the whole time. One the third time Daci and Street finally agreed to open their eyes, but Street had to plug his ears instead. Ha! Despite being nervous, they wanted to ride it over and over again. Rick and I had to put a stop to it after four times because we were so nauseous. haha! We have weak stomachs in our old age!
After Everest, we decided to take a breather and go see Finding Nemo the Musical. It felt great to get out of the heat and sit in some air conditioning, and the show was so darling! The kids loved it and kept saying they wished Stade could see it, since he loves Finding Nemo so much 🙂
After the show we grabbed some food at Restaurantasaurus. It was yummy! Disney does such a great job with Gluten Free options! You just have to know which restaurants have those options…luckily I did my research beforehand 😉
When we finished lunch, we checked our app again and saw that Pandora was open! We were so excited! We made our way over there and had hours of fun. Pandora was breathtaking. Absolutely incredible the way they were able to make the scenery from the movie come to life.
The kids were obsessed with Flight of the Avatar. What an incredible ride! We were so lucky to have the Genie Pass that Make A Wish gave us. It allowed us to walk right up the fast pass line as often as we wanted. Even with the fast pass though, it was still the longest wait til we had of all the rides. We found out later that evening from a cute couple we met on the train that they had ridden the ride twice that day. Its all they got to do. They waited for four hours the first time, and three hours the next! This ride was mine and Rick’s favorite. We loved it! I think this one and Expedition Everest were tied for the kids favorite 🙂
We rode Flight of the Avatar twice and then we headed over to see Festival of the Lion King. It was also amazing!
We went over to Dinosaur land and rode the ride Dinosaur. It was a fun one! It scared the kids a little bit. Liv of course was unphased and wanted to ride again but Daci and Street decided one time was enough and wanted to head back to Pandora 🙂 We did a MUCH better job of keeping Liv in the stroller in between rides the whole day and she didn’t have any leg pain. Yay!
We had a little bit of time before the night show and the kids were begging to ride Avatar again so we headed over there and rode it once. When we came out it was raining! Darn it! We wanted to see the night show so bad! From the time we started walking to the exit, to when we actually got there, it went from a drizzle to a full blown storm! We were soaked! When we got back to our villa we took all the inserts out of our shoes and let them air out overnight 🙂