This is a trip report from our 2nd trip on May 25th, 2010.
Day 4 – morning
Since we had such a late evening (didn’t get to bed until midnight!), we didn’t set the wake up call and decided to sleep in. We were up at 7:23 am. We just don’t sleep late in the mornings! That is why Rope Drop works so great for us.
We got up and took our time getting ready and had a nice breakfast in cafeteria. We then went out to wait on the bus. We waited and waited and waited and finally said “the heck with this, we are going to try driving.” So we went back to the room to get the keys to the truck and headed to Animal Kingdom. And i’ll be darned if we didn’t beat the people we waited with for the bus!
The parking was a breeze. There is a cast member to direct you to your row and another one to direct you to your spot. The tram came right to the row we were loading and you are guaranteed a seat on the tram (they dont allow standing). So within 5 minutes of parking, we were in the parks! Woo hoo!
We went to Dinoland and let the kids ride Triceratop Spin. Then we played in the Boneyard for over an hour! The Boneyard is so nice and cool! They have 4 cast members walking around to make sure the kids aren’t getting into any danger. It’s so great!
We finally drug Jacob out of there and we met Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore. The line was about 20 minutes! But it was because the characters take a break every 10 minutes. The kids were very patient and it wasn’t really that bad.
After that we ate at Flame Tree Barbeque. I think that will likely be our last meal there. We really aren’t big barbeque eaters and it’s outside and birds peck your feet while you eat trying to get your crumbs. LOL! We definitely perfer Pizzafari.
After we ate, we headed back to the truck to go to Walmart.
Animal Kingdom: 9:45 – 12:30
Triceratop Spin – 3 minute wait
Boneyard – played for an hour
Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore – 20 minutes
Flame Tree Barbeque – 30 minutes
Day 4 – evening
We left the Animal Kingdom and went to Walmart for some batteries. I didn’t pack enough. :( We also picked up a few new Disney shirts there. They have a huge, huge, huge department devoted to Disney. It’s awesome!!
We also went to Character Outlet across the street. Its Disney parks surplus and it was terrible. Everything was cheaply made and some of it was severely outdated. I found an MGM shirt! We won’t go there again.
Then we decided to drive to the Magic Kingdom. My husband has been begging to ride the Ferry Boat that goes from the Ticket and Transportation center. Again driving wasn’t bad at all! We hopped on the tram and then got right on the ferry. It was really a fun experience. Much better than standing on the bus holding our 40 pound 3 year old!
We got to the Magic Kingdom and took the train to Toontown. It’s not faster than walking, but the kids love to ride the train. Emily and Jason rode Barnstormer while Jacob and I went to Fastpass Peter Pan and browse the shops. We met up for dinner and got a window seat at Pinocchio Village Haus. You can watch the riders on It’s A Small World go by! It’s great!!
After we ate, we rode It’s A Small World. Jacob was in awe over the ride. He was all grins the entire time!
We then headed towards Adventureland and browsed a few shops on the way. Jason wants a new hat and has yet to find one that he likes.
We did the Swiss Family Treehouse which I didn’t like at all and will never do again. Blah! I hate heights. Then it was off to ride Aladdin’s Magic Carpets. Emily loves getting spit on by the camel!
Afterwards, we rode Pirates twice. This is the kids newest favorite ride. They absolutely love the drop in the ride. We have a blast trying to spot where Jack is hiding. It also has a great gift shop after the ride. We got Jacob a plate with Pirate Mickey, Goofy and Donald on it. He took it to bed with him!
We each got a Dole Whip as a snack before heading to Fantasyland for one quick ride on Peter Pan with our Fastpasses before heading back to the resort. It took us 35 minutes to leave Peter Pan, make it out of the park, onto the ferry, onto the tram and to our truck. Not too bad!
Magic Kingdom – 4:10 pm – 8:30 pm
Train to Toontown – 2 min wait
Goofy’s Barnstormer – 10 min wait
Dinner at Pinocchio Village Haus – 45 minutes
It’s a Small World – 10 min wait
Swiss Family Treehouse – no wait
Aladdin’s Magic Carpets – 6 min wait
Pirates (twice)- 5 min wait and 0 minute wait
Peter Pan with fastpass – 2 min wait