Alright day 2, another great day at Disney (but lets face it, are there bad days at Disney?). In our original plan I had us getting up around 6:45 or 7 and getting to Animal Kingdom by 8am for extra magic hours, but after nearly a 20 hour day on our first day we opted to sleep a little later! We still caught the last 15 minutes of Extra Magic Hours, and were able to enjoy a nice short line at Starbucks!
We started out with our first fast pass for Kilimanjaro Safari, and lucked out with seeing a Rhino run, and seeing a male lion actually awake! On all of our Safari rides we’ve yet to see a male lion, so yay! Because we got on the Safari right after the park opened, we got off in plenty of time to make it over to the new Harambe Theater for the 10am showing of Festival of the Lion King! What a great show! It’s so exciting!
When the show was over we headed to Asia for my favorite Disney coaster- Expedition Everest! On our way to our third and final fast pass we stopped for a free cup of water at the Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafe, and smelled some of their amazing foods! We had planned to go to Flame Tree BBQ for lunch but ended up back at the Yak and Yeti for something new! Their menu has an Asian flare as well a vegetarian option! I had the chicken sandwich and Craig had the honey chicken.
After lunch we decided to head back to the resort for some relaxation! We enjoyed some time at the pool and some rest. We love to take a break during the hottest parts of the afternoon to keep us fresh for the rest of the day!
Around 4pm we headed over to Epcot and jumped onto spaceship earth (only a 5 minute wait…SCORE!). After we had planned to head to test track and do the single rider line and it was down! That was a good thing though, it allowed us to try something new! We rode Ellen’s Universe of Energy for the first time! We generally hit our favorites and move on, but we’ve been trying hard to experience new things!
We had dinner at Biergarten restaurant in Germany! It’s one of my favorites!!! Great food and atmosphere! We did a little shopping and then found a great spot for illuminations!
And here are today’s mileage stats-