Walt Disney World Day 2 (4/30/14) – summary & trip log

Started off the morning well before sun rise with a 5:30am wake up call. Grabbed a quick snack and was out from to catch a cab by 6:00am and on my way to Disney’s Oak Trail for a quick 9 holes of golf (once the sun came up).

Arrived at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course before the sun had risen today.
Arrived at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course before the sun had risen today.
Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course Sign
Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course Sign
Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course - Looking back at the 4th Fairway
Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – Looking back at the 4th Fairway
Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course - Best best shot of the day was on the 4th hole.  Here is where my approach landed.  I made the putt for a birdie.
Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – Best best shot of the day was on the 4th hole. Here is where my approach landed. I made the putt for a birdie.

Played my round and was back in a cab on my way to Kidani by 8:30am. Took a shower, ate breakfast, and was off again by 9:30am.

Disney's Animal Kingdom entrance
Disney’s Animal Kingdom entrance

First stop today, the Animal Kingdom.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tree of Life
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Tree of Life
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Wait times
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Wait times

Made my way through the park and out to Africa.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - New Festival of the Lion King Theater construction
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – New Festival of the Lion King Theater construction

The wait for the safari was more than my patience so walked Pangani then took the train out to Conservation Station.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Two male gorillas on the Pangani Forest Trail
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Two male gorillas on the Pangani Forest Trail

Once back checked the Safari, again too long, so stopped at Pizzafari for lunch. Then made my way to Dinoland for a ride on Dinosaur (using a Fastpass+).

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Dinoland USA Entrance
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Dinoland USA Entrance

Caught a little of the Dinoland dance party then walked quickly to make the 1pm Flights of Wonder.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Dinoland Dance Party
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Dinoland Dance Party
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Dinoland Dance Party
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Dinoland Dance Party
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Flights of Wonder
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Flights of Wonder

Explored the Jungle Trek afterwards and then hiked over to Expedition Everest.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Expedition Everest
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Expedition Everest

Some of the group used Fastpass+ to ride. Then we all headed for Africa to use our Fastpass+ for the Safari.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Harambe
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Harambe

Made our way to the bus stops as it started to drizzle. Arrived at Epcot and it was drizzling a little.

Next stop Epcot
Next stop Epcot

Roamed through Innoventions and Club Cool on my way to World Showcase.

Goofy and Donald Topiaries playing soccer - Epcot
Goofy and Donald Topiaries playing soccer – Epcot
The new Innoventions paint scheme is different...
The new Innoventions paint scheme is different…

It was raining off and on by this point. We decided to take the long way to the international gateway (meaning walk all the way around starting at Mexico) since it was not raining too bad.

Epcot - International Flower & Garden Show - Fantasia Topiaries
Epcot – International Flower & Garden Show – Fantasia Topiaries

We made it as far as Japan and the skies opened.

Epcot - Japan - waiting out the rain storm
Epcot – Japan – waiting out the rain storm
Epcot - Japan - waiting out the rain storm
Epcot – Japan – waiting out the rain storm

We hung out for 20 minutes or so in Japan watching the rain waiting for a break in the down pour so we could move on, we had 5:30pm dinner reservations at Shula’s.

Shula's Steakhouse sign
Shula’s Steakhouse sign

It let up but was still a steady rain when we decided to make a break for it. Walked quickly through the rain. Once we reached the Boardwalk the rain finally let up. We arrived only a couple minutes late and the others in our group were already seated. After dinner the plan was to take a Friendship launch to the Studios then head back to Kidani since it was still raining.

After dinner it was still raining
After dinner it was still raining

Unfortunately I forgot to check the time schedule and the Studios closed at 6pm so that failed. We ended up taking a bus to the Magic Kingdom. The rain was letting up so some of us made our way into the Magic Kingdom for a couple of hours.

Main Street USA - Magic Kingdom
Main Street USA – Magic Kingdom

Walked on several attractions. Starting with Buzz in Tomorrowland, the over to the Little Mermaid in Fantasyland as well as Small World.

"it's a small world" - Magic Kingdom
“it’s a small world” – Magic Kingdom

Finished off the trip with the Haunted Mansion. It was about 9pm and we were getting tired after the early morning so decided to head back to Main Street and caught a bus back to Kidani.

Cinderella Castle on the way out
Cinderella Castle on the way out

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