Thursday, September 5, 2019

On This Day Last Year: Trip Report - Day 6 // Checking in at Animal Kingdom Lodge + Visiting Animal Kingdom & Magic Kingdom

Day 6 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

We started off our day in a way that had me giddy from the get go!  After much anticipation upon hearing the news that Disney may be releasing Halloween themed rapid refill mugs, I spotted them at the Capt. Cook's!  

It's the little things, like holiday themed Disney mugs, that make my heart happy!

Along with the mugs we picked up some yummy breakfast burritos. 

My man and I, out on our private balcony watching the monorails pass by.

Hidden Mickey!

Park Time!

This was our first time skipping the complimentary Disney buses and bringing our own vehicle to the WDW Parks.  We parked and hopped aboard our first tram up to the entrance at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

This was an extra special year for Animal Kingdom (and us)! The park was celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  Jason and I honeymooned at Walt Disney World just months after this park's opening.  Seeing the banners with "Animal Kingdom 20" flooded my heart with excitement as Jason and I would be returning two months after this trip for a couple's week celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary!  More on that in upcoming trip reports! ;)

First Ride of the Trip

We played License Plate Bingo along our road trip to WDW.  "Little One" won and claimed the prize of choosing the first ride of the trip.  She went with Expedition Everest.  A solid choice, don't you think?

Disney's ride queues are filled with magic too, so whenever you visit be sure to look around.  You might just spot a message welcoming you personally as I did here!

Thanks, Abominable Snowman Journeys! ;)

If you're wearing a Disney MagicBand in line at Expedition Everest (allowing them to know you are there in line), take a good look at the screens above you in the queue.  It's always fun when you see the name of someone in your party in a personalized message!

Our sweet girls got this trip's PhotoPass pics off to a fun start!

And the girls rode it again and again ...

They have a lot of fun planning out their silly poses! Ha!

Next up, Dinosaur!

Not sure why I attempt to take photos of digital things, because they never turn out.  I was attempting to show that the wait time was only 10 minutes.

On to my all-time favorite musical at Animal Kingdom, Finding Nemo!

I've never watched this show with dry eyes!  It gets me every time!

Lunch with a View from Flame Tree BBQ

If you've read other WDW trip reports here, this lunch is no surprise.  Flame Tree BBQ is one of our favorite quick service restaurants at Disney World.  You can't beat the view from the waterside tables too!

A view of Expedition Everest

I'm obsessed!

Checking in at our Disney Vacation Club Home Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge!

After getting settled in at AKL we headed back out for a magical evening.

Magic Kingdom by Moonlight

I always think it's cute when the Haunted Mansion wait time is set to 13 minutes. 

Heigh-Ho!  Heigh-Ho!  Onto another awesome ride we go...

For more silliness and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train action (along with several other Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom rides we enjoyed that day) check out today's video on my family's YouTube channel, Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat.  I'll include a direct link to this day's vid at the conclusion of this post.

One of my favorite fall sights, the Mickey Jack-o-latern wreaths that line Main Street U.S.A.

This sweet scarecrow never ceases to make me smile!

Home Sweet DVC Home
This stunning lobby is one of the many reasons I'm so glad to call Animal Kingdom Lodge our vacation home.

Thanks for stopping by for another "On This Day Last Year" trip report!  It's a joy to share these pixie dusted memories with you!  I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for more Disney Parks fun including our first trip to Toy Story Land!

You can check out the video footage from this day on my family's YouTube Channel, 
Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!

Direct Link to the Video of Day 6:

Day 6 - Animal Kingdom's 20th!


Previous Trip Reports from this Vacation:

A sneak peek at what's to come...

Day 5-15:  Walt Disney World 
+ my 40th Birthday (September 13th)

Day 16, September 15:  Georgia Aquarium

Day 17:  Homeward Bound

Join me in the adventures to come!
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1 comment:

  1. I will never understand how you all take posed pictures on roller coasters! I'm always screaming in fear when they snap my photo!


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