O.K. I think I am pushing it now saying this is a live blog. I am now several days back home and writing about what we did 1 week ago. However; I will complete my no longer live blog if for little more than reference for my future posts. Today was the turn of Animal Kingdom. After a week of no Hogwarts Express, no Mountains at Magic Kingdom, being rescued off Splash Mountain & Fantasmic getting cancelled after 90 seconds today was the day nothing went wrong.
Sure Rivers of Light still has not started, Dinosaur renovations are extended and the late opening of Animal Kingdom seems a bit without purpose. But today everything that could be open was & worked perfectly.
The park was relatively quiet and wait times were pretty good. My favourite ride remains Kilimanjaro Safaris and we saw so much more than previous years. Kali River Rapids as always was a scream. Even better this year as I did not get wet and the rest of the family got soaked.
Animal Kingdom remains a beautiful park and perhaps the best themed throughout Walt Disney World. I only hope that Avatar Land does not ruin the theming. Next year when both Pandora – The World of Avatar & Rivers of Light have opened expect Animal Kingdom to be the hottest property in Orlando.
Without any proper nighttime entertainment at this time I thought the extended opening of the park was a bit pointless. The was hardly any attractions open & the Tree of Life Awakenings although interesting hardly justifies late night attendance. The was a few musical acts on though including the most amazing harp player playing ambient tunes.
Dinner was at Rainforest Cafe. As always food was plentiful if not necessarily the best quality. Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom is better than at Disney Springs. If you want to go to Rainforest Cafe then this is the one to go to. You do not need a park ticket to enter Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom.
An enjoyable day and a pleasant change for nothing to go wrong.
Have a Magical Day