We enjoyed a relaxing morning where we weren't trying to rush off. We knew Animal Kingdom would be the least busy of the parks and weren't concerned about being there right when it opened. It actually was sprinkling steadily in the morning which kept people away as well. So we threw on our ponchos and headed off for the day.
Waiting for the elevator
We went to Expedition Everest first thing--Carter was pretty heart-broken that he wasn't tall enough to ride it, but he was a good sport.
Then we rode Kali River Rapids while taking turns with Bryson.
The safari ride and some of the animals we saw
We definitely made time for the Lion King show, which is my favorite in all of Disney World: fabulous singing and dancing. We also went to the Flights of Wonder show, but decided to pass on the Finding Nemo one. Matt and I didn't enjoy it much last time, and he and I actually snuck out early last time.
Instead, we spent a good portion of time hanging out in DinoLand.
The Dinosaur ride--the boys got pretty scared but still rode it again with me.
The boys were too short and kept their dinosaur flying too high that this was the best picture I could get for the Triceratop Spin.
Bryson and I hanging out in the Boneyard play area.
Digging for fossils
We didn't do a ton of character pictures--the lines were always forever long and our boys just didn't care a whole lot and Bryson was terrified of any character. We happened to pass by when there was a short line for Russell and Dug.
Matt and Caleb went to ride Expedition Everest a few more times before we went home. Carter was able to get a fast pass to the ride which will allow him to go to the front of the line when he is tall enough for the ride. That made his day!
While Caleb and Matt rode Expedition Everest again, Bryson, Carter and I took a train to Rafiki's island and visited a petting zoo.
Then we met up with Matt at the exit to go back to the hotel. (Matt and Caleb rode Expedition Everest 9 more times!) Matt had promised to take the boys swimming, so once we got back to the hotel, they all went swimming.
A friend that went to Disney World a few weeks before us recommended the restaurant 'Ohanas. We were able to get a reservation, but it wasn't until 8pm that night. We debated all day long about canceling since we knew that would make it a late night for our kids. When we were told by a fellow vacationer that it was their favorite restaurant in all of Disney World, we decided to risk it.
There was SO much food, and it was all so yummy!
Fuzzy picture, but this is Carter participating in a luau dance.
After dinner with full bellies and a few pounds heavier. I agree whole-heartedly--best restaurant in all of Disney World!
A picture at the Polynesian Resort before taking the monorail to Magic Kingdom.
A picture in front of Magic Kingdom with Halloween decor. We then caught a bus back to our hotel. Again it was another late night.
Sunday morning we packed up and caught our flight home. Again, we planned the flight during Bryson's nap so that he would sleep the entire time. Did that happen? Nope! This time I had Skittles in my purse for bribery though in case our plan backfired again. Overall, the boys all did well on the plane and we were excited to be home.