Saturday, February 25th: AK and Epcot Take One

Day at a Glance:  9:00 a.m. Animal Kingdom, afternoon break at AKL Kidani, Epcot in the evening, Rose and Crown 7:35, Illuminations 9:00

Will Tracy run this morning?  Or has she already given up on her fit-on-vacation goals?  Tune in later to find out!

The plan for today–Animal Kingdom!  I bet Peggy will make Tracy go see Finding Nemo: The Musical yet again.  Fortunately, after the third time, it’s starting to grow on Tracy.  I’m positive that Tracy will be hitting the single rider line of Expedition Everest, as it is her favorite ride of all time.  And Peggy simply must do the various trails–she’s never seen either of them, so that’s a must-do for this trip.  Tracy also plans to introduce her to ‘her’ hippo, the one she fell in love with back in September.

Lunch will be take out from the Yak and Yeti counter service location, and enjoyed whilst waiting for a showing of Flights of Wonder.  Tracy saw people doing this on her last trip–bringing their lunch in early to have somewhere to sit and to claim good seats–and thought it was a brilliant plan.  Plus Peggy’s never seen Flights of Wonder before, so that simply must be remedied.

Though a break is not scheduled for this day, Tracy and Peggy are likely going to want a rest after their morning and afternoon at Animal Kingdom.  Additionally, they have to re-check into a new room this afternoon.  You see, because of the fact that they made DVC reservations at the very last minute, they are spending the first two nights in a studio villa in Jambo House, and then switching to a one bedroom villa at Kidani, where Peggy will stay for Saturday night and Tracy will remain for five nights (before checking into yet another studio–this time at Kidani–for her final night!)

After all the checking in fun, it’s off to Epcot for the evening!  Tracy smartly secured 7:35 dining reservations for Rose and Crow–back when this trip was first planned.  They are hoping to be able to enjoy a leisurely meal followed by Illuminations from the patio at Rose and Crown.  They will then slowly make their way back to the bus area, where they will stand in a really long line for a bus before returning to the resort.  The original plan was to stay at the Boardwalk this night, but a variety of things happened that caused that reservation to be abandoned.  So back to Animal Kingdom Lodge it shall be, where Peggy will enjoy her wall and door and Tracy will enjoy her wine and internet connection.