We were out early this morning as it was Extra Magic Hours at Epcot. We didn’t stay long, just enough to do Soarin, Test Track and Mission Space. We also had a bit of breakfast in Sunshine Seasons. That done, we walked back up to the Beach Club for a couple of hours before heading out to Animal Kingdom.
Yes, I know it seems like we’re there almost every day, but we really do love it. I don’t think I’d ever get tired of doing the Safari or strolling around the various trails. Especially in this glorious sunshine. It was in the high eighties today so it was a bit tricky posing for one of the photos. The photographer told us to look chilly…
Those are ‘surprised and chilly’ faces, in case you can’t tell.
We had FastPasses for Expedition Everest, Dinosaur and of course, the Safari. We also spent some time walking round the Pangani Forest trail. Our Safari was around 2.30pm so not the best time as it’s still very hot then and the animals aren’t as active. We did get a good view of the elephants though, and got some decent shots of the Sable antelopes.
We didn’t think anything could top yesterday’s gorilla sightings but we were wrong. As we walked around to the glassed in area behind the hill, we saw the seventeen year-old female walking down the slope towards us.
She was carrying her two and a half month old baby. It was a real Wow moment. Obviously the cameras were working overtime but I’ll only post a few here so you don’t get bored.
He was adorable. I could have watched him for hours, but we had a dinner reservation so had to leave him after a while. Isn’t he just so cute though?
We had dinner at Tusker House which is a buffet with African inspired foods. There was some melt-in-your-mouth pork and some delicious salmon. I had a yummy samosa, some curried rice and some plantain. It was all excellent. I love the food there.
I didn’t take photos of the savoury foods but I did take a quick snap of the desserts that we had.
That’s Chocolate volcano, Strawberry mousse, Lemon bar and Passion fruit tart. Yum. I also had a small helping of Cherry cobbler with warm vanilla sauce.
This was a character meal so we had visits from Daisy, Donald, Goofy and Mickey. With photos, of course.
After we’d eaten our fill, we made our way back to our villa, intending to pop over to Epcot later to see the fireworks. Stephen went for a quick lie down and as I can now hear the fireworks going off, and he still hasn’t moved, I’m guessing we’re not going 🙂
Plenty of time left to see them another night though.
We’re ready for a non-Disney day now so we may go for a drive somewhere nice tomorrow. I don’t know where yet. Waiting for Sleepy head to stir so we can discuss it.