Here is a trip log including some videos and pictures from Day 5. The full picture set, all videos, and my thoughts/observations will be posted once I return to Los Angeles. Let me know what you think of this format/concept.. any suggestions?
12/12/13, 20,718 steps for 7.8 miles today
Started off the morning taking a bus to the Animal Kingdom.
Slowly made my way through the park and back to the Safari.
There was a posted 10 minute wait so decided to use standby again.
No problems and almost walked right on again.
After stopped by Pangani then headed for Camp Minnie Mickey and the 11:30 Festival of the Lion King.
After the show grabbed lunch at Pizzafari then made our way to Asia and Flights of Wonder followed by the Jungle Trek.
Continued around past Everest and went to the 3:00pm Finding Nemo.
Ended the Animal Kingdom portion of my day with the Jingle Jungle Parade.
Hopped on a bus to the Art of Animation.
Took some pictures of the lobby decorations then went in “geek” mode and sat out front waiting for one of the new large buses to come and take me somewhere.
Luckily it was only a 20 minute wait and it was the third Magic Kingdom bus to show up. Went for a ride on the brand new bus to give it a try.
Once at the Magic Kingdom ended up grabbing dinner at Cosmic Rays. After dinner found a spot to watch the Castle lighting.
Then joined the masses exiting the park due to the start of the Christmas party.
Took the Express Monorail to the TTC and then transferred to the Epcot line.
Strolled through the park because the rest of my group happened to be at the American Adventure (of course as far away as possible). Eventually caught up to them and walked around for a few minutes before they called it an evening and I returned to watch the 8:15pm Candlelight.
Then wandered around to the International Gateway to catch Illuminations before returning to the Boardwalk for the evening.