It was an early wake-up call, but we made it to Animal Kingdom before 9 a.m. this morning. We were disappointed that Dinosaur was closed, but happy to find out that Primeval Whirl was open. Usually it is reversed when we are there. It was our first ride of the day and I decided to try it. I haven’t been on it in years and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was afraid that the spinning would make me nauseous, but I felt fine afterward. Cam, Meg and I also went on Triceratops Spin before leaving Dinoland.
We had fast passes for Expedition Everest. Doug decided to sit out as a couple of the rides got to him yesterday. I had no problems with this one as well. We then rode the Kilimanjaro safari. There were a lot of animals out and about. I had read that the morning was the best time to see the animals and that was correct according to this trip. We were then able to catch the Festival of the Lion King and It’s Tough to Be a Bug before they rode on the Kahli River Rapids. I like the ride, but got soaked last year. It was too chilly for me today for that. Luckily, they didn’t get too wet.
We headed back to the hotel after the Rapids. We decided to tour the countries of EPCOT again before catching the monorail to Magic Kingdom. Both parks were as crowded as I have even seen them. We navigated through them pretty well even with the large crowds and the monorail did not have any delays today. That was much appreciated.
We let Brett chose our agenda at Magic Kingdom since we had already been twice before on this trip. We were able to get a couple of Fast Passes which helped. We also caught some shows that we had seen in years. The Country Bears Jamboree was well liked by most of us, but the Tiki Birds was much worse then any of us remembered.
Doug left the park around 9 to head back to the hotel. The Cubs were up 3-2 in National League Championship and a win tonight would put them in the World Series. We stayed at Magic Kingdom and by the time we left at 11 p.m. we were able to ride everything except for Space Mountain and Peter Pan. We even found a shop that we had never visited before and was able to do some shopping before the bus arrived. Doug ordered us a pizza which we appreciated very much when we arrived back at the Boardwalk. He had eaten earlier at the ESPN club. The best part of the evening for him, however, was the fact that the Cubs won 5-0 putting them in the World Series for the first time in 71 years.