Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trip Report Tuesday // WDW Day 12 & a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Ready to head back to Disney World {via trip report}?  This week we'll be starting our day at Disney's wildest resort, and when night falls we'll dine at the Beast's Castle!  Come along for all the magical moments in between in today's report of Disney goodness!

Now you can go beyond the photos and join my family in action - on thrills rides & down water slides, hear the sounds of Disney, and see the magic through our eyes wide with wonder, all via my husband's NEW Disney YouTube channel!!

If you've enjoyed my trip reports here at Chatting Over Chocolate, I think you'll love Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!

My husband, Jason, will be creating a video for each of the 17 days of our recent Disney vacation!  Be sure to stop by Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat today and subscribe so you won't miss a magical moment!  ...and if you enjoy the vids, please click that big thumbs up too!  It'd make our day!!

He currently has videos up for day 1 and day 2!  We have lots of fun footage from the days that follow, and I can hardly wait to see what my creative hubby puts together with our pixie dusted memories of Disney magic!  

Now, onto today's trip report! ...

Day 12 - Monday, September 30, 2013

It's gonna be a WILD morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom!

Little One got a new souvenir made a new friend!

DinoLand U.S.A.

Breakfast from Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
Elephant Ear Pastry and Hot Breakfast Sandwich

Flights of Wonder Pre-Show
Little One became part of the pre-show when she was asked to toss a grape into the air to demonstrate this beautiful bird's skills ...& feed him a lit'l morning snack! ;)

Show Time!
Flights of Wonder is definitely worth seeing!  It's funny, interesting, and afterward they offer the opportunity to see some of these fine feathered friends up close!

Expedition Everest

Can you tell my girls enjoy this ride?

Lunch at Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe
Little One and her pterodactyl puppet enjoying chicken tenders!  The rest of us had Beef Lo Mein. For dessert I went with triple chocolate mousse, while Jason & our girlies cooled off with frozen lemonade.

Animal Kingdom PhotoPass Time!

Wild Dress Up Fun + Trivia Time!

Disney Channel Trivia // Name the show this song is from:

What's that? A hat? 
Crazy, funky, junky hat
Overslept, hair unsightly
Trying to look like Keira Knightley 
We've been there, we've done that
We see right through your funky hat!

{We quote/sing this way too often at our house - ha!}

Dinner at Be Our Guest

Before dinner, let's take a peek around Beast's castle!

The Breathtaking Ballroom

The Lovely Library

We dared to dine in the West Wing!  This was my favorite room in the restaurant castle! AMAZING!

Dinner is Served

Jason and Princess ordered Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops served in Puff Pastry with a Creamy Lobster Sauce.  I had the Grilled Strip Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter and Pommes Frites.  Little One chose Grilled Chicken Breast and Macaroni topped with Mozzarella and a side of Seasonal Vegetables. (These noodles normally come covered in marinara sauce, but she opted to go sauceless.)  I think I made the best choice at the table! The steak and pommes frites were delicious!

"Try the Grey Stuff, it's delicious!  Don't believe me?  Ask the dishes!"

The only problem with dining here was choosing which fabulous dessert to order!  Before we could even order a thing, our server brought over Grey Stuff with a lit candle and Mickey sprinkles in celebration of Jason and I celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary!  So special!  When the time came to select dessert, Jason went with a Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake.  I had the Triple Chocolate Cupcake {Chocolate Sponge Cake, Chocolate Mousse Filling, and Chocolate Ganache}.  Both our girls enjoyed "The Grey Stuff"!  It was all fantastic!  I don't think you could go wrong with these desserts!

Meeting our Host, Beast!

Disney's Electrical Parade
We viewed Disney's Electrical Parade from Frontierland.  There's nothing quite like watching brilliantly lit floats and smiling characters pass on a beautiful evening at Walt Disney World!

We rode & laughed until our cheeks hurt!

A Sweet End to the Evening at Aloha Isle
Mmm! What a sweet day!

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  1. What an amazing day! My fiancee's favorite thing in ALL of Disney is the birds show, so we've been maaaaaany times haha!! My only regret from our Nov. trip to Disney was not getting to "Be Our Guest!" We will next trip for sure!

  2. Wow! You all really do up Disney right! Looks like your family had an awesome time...how could you not, right? Hope you are doing well, my friend. Have a great week!

  3. Ah! This post got me so excited for our trip in September! I can not wait to dine at the Beast's Castle! Also, can't wait to check out y'alls YouTube channel! Yay for Disney love!

  4. You cuties!!! We still have a family pic from the Dinosaur ride framed at my mom's house!!!!! Hilarious faces...and such a fun memory! xx

  5. I'm all caught up! Loving all of it. Can't wait to try out Be Our Guest this spring when I take my little one for her first Disney trip! Can't believe you went for so long, that is nuts.

  6. First of all, we need to make it a goal that some time in the future, we meet up at Disney because it would just be so much fun to hang together there!
    The Yak & Yeti! I think that's the place that had these bomb egg roll things. They were soooo yummy! Still dreaming of those 5 1/2 years later!
    I've been waiting to see some pics from the new Fantasyland - is that where the Be Our Guest dinner was? That looks really awesome!
    The Electrical Parade! How I miss it here in California! Did I ever tell you that when they retired it from Disneyland (the first time), they sold some of the bulbs for charity and I bought one? I still have it somewhere...
    And can you believe I STILL haven't tried a Dole Whip? I think I'm going to DL on Friday, so maybe I'll make that my goal for this trip. :)

  7. We also love the Electrical parade. With the exception of 09, our spot to see the parade was also in Frontierland.

  8. The funky hat song is from Wizards of Waverly Place! I loved that show and Selena Gomez...and I'm 29 years old! I am pouring through your trip reports and loving them. Your girls are so cute!


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