Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trip Report Tuesday! WDW Day 7

Ready to hear all about WDW day 7 {of 17}?  That's fantastic, because I can hardly wait to share more Disney details and snapshots with you!

Day 7 - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Donald's Safari Breakfast!

Donald's Safari Breakfast at Animal Kingdom's Tusker House Restaurant has been one of our faves for years!  They have all of the typical {Disney} breakfast buffet finds, with the addition of African flavors, all in a Harambe marketplace inspired setting.  

If you've read my "Choosing the Perfect Disney Character Meal for Your Family" post, you know that we're crazy about Tusker House's Jungle Juice. YUM! {I shared the recipe here ;)}  Even more than the atmosphere and deliciousness, we enjoy the rare opportunity to see Little One's favorite, Daisy Duck!  Normally they invite children to grab a maraca and dance around the tables with Donald's gal, but sadly this trip they did not.  I asked our server about it and she said they were behind that morning so there'd be no dancing. Part of me still regrets not telling the cast member that it's one of the main reasons we make reservations there.  Little One adores Daisy Duck and you don't often see her in the parks.  Shaking her tail feathers with Ms. Duck is normally one of the highlights of the trip, and these kiddos only stay small enough to want to dance with Daisy for so long.  In any case, she, Donald, Mickey, and Goofy did make their way to our table, in their safari duds (of course ;)).  

Little One soaking up a special moment with her favorite duck

After satisfying our appetite, we were hungry for adventure!  Kilimanjaro Safari time!

On Safari!

Next we headed off on an expedition {aka: my favorite ride, Expedition Everest!}

Queue goodness telling the story of the adventure ...and the YETI!

Cutest. Yeti. Ever!

Finding Nemo - The Musical

This is my all-time FAVORITE Disney musical stage show! I highly recommend it if you visit AK!

It's fast!  It's a blast!  It's in the past! DINOSAUR!

Her Yeti {hat} will protect her from the dino, right?! ;)

Animal Kingdom PhotoPass time!

Then, back to the resort for a nap ...and a wardrobe change!  If you haven't noticed I coordinate our outfits with each other and in theme with the Disney Park, or table service restaurant where we'll be dining.  That evening we had reservations in Magic Kingdom for dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, so it was time to get a lit'l more patriotic! ;)

Magic Kingdom PhotoPass time!

All aboard the Liberty Belle!
Seeing some of our favorite MK attractions from a different point of view, aboard a 3-tiered, steam-powered riverboat!

Royal Little One

Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern

This was our first time dining at Liberty Tree Tavern.  We loved it!  Served family style, this feast is all you care to enjoy ...and we certainly did enjoy every last bite!

Amusing ourselves ... :)
We have a little too much fun being silly together! :)

Time for some rides!

Jason is clearly concentrating on becoming a Galactic Hero!  Little One's expression totally cracks me up!

Magic Kingdom at Night
Photography goodness from my hubby, Jason Platt

Crystal Palace Restaurant

 An Autumn Evening on Main Street

Ending Our Day at EPCOT...

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Mexico Pavilion, EPCOT

"We sing and we samba
We shout 'aye caramba!
What means aya caramba?
Oh yes, I don't know"

Test Track

The girls had a blast "creating cars" to race at Test Track!

A magical end to a magical day...

I sure do wish my sidewalk at home was covered in gorgeous glowing "pixie dust" too! ;)

It was such fun sharing details of day 7 with you all today!  This will be the last Trip Report Tuesday of 2013, but I'll be back again after the new year to share the final 10 days of our Walt Disney World vaca!  Hope to see you then! 

Here's a sneak peek at what's to come next time...

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  1. We've eaten at Tusker House once, and it was before it became a Character dining. We'll have to try it out on our next trip, which btw will be January 2015!! It's a little over a year away but I am sooo excited already :)

  2. Great pictures & it looks like you are having a great time. I can not wait until my daughter is old enough to take her. I am joining you from the What I learned on Wednesday blog hop.

  3. What a great trip! We have not been in years! The Animal Kingdom was opening a few months after we were there so we missed it. This makes me want to go again! You took awesome photos too!

  4. I agree with everyone, the pictures are awesome. We ate lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern, never got to eat dinner there. The food looks wonderful especially the mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.


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