Walt Disney World Day 4 (5/02/14) – summary & trip log

Disney's Oak Trail as the sun was just coming up
Disney’s Oak Trail as the sun was just coming up

Started off the morning with a pre-dawn wake up call (5:30am) and a quick breakfast then off to Disney’s Oak Trail for a quick 9 holes teeing off at 7am.

The approach shot on number 5 of Disney's Oak Trail
The approach shot on number 5 of Disney’s Oak Trail
Random ash tray picture at the clubhouse featuring the Disney Golf logo
Random ash tray picture at the clubhouse featuring the Disney Golf logo

After our round returned to Kidani for a shower then set off for the Magic Kingdom in the rain. Wandered down Main Street USA and out to Fantasyland.

Main Street USA - Magic Kingdom
Main Street USA – Magic Kingdom
Even with the rain still a posted 270 min wait for the Frozen sisters.
Even with the rain still a posted 270 min wait for the Frozen sisters.

Circled the Mine Train which was running with media on board.

The soon to open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
The soon to open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The rain picked up so stopped by Cosmic Rays to enjoy a dry and uncrowded early lunch.

Cinderella Castle - my view for lunch today
Cinderella Castle – my view for lunch today

After lunch made my way to Frontierland by way of Liberty Square.

The Diamond Horseshoe was open for lunch today.  No entertainment, just lunch.
The Diamond Horseshoe was open for lunch today. No entertainment, just lunch.
It was still raining outside.  Liberty Square
It was still raining outside. Liberty Square
Next up the Country Bears
Next up the Country Bears

Still raining after the show.
Still raining after the show.

Visited the Country Bears and then made my way toward Main Street as the rain came down harder.

Main Street USA & Cinderella Castle in the rain this afternoon
Main Street USA & Cinderella Castle in the rain this afternoon

Hopped on the resort monorail and disembarked at the Contemporary to find some of my group there.

The Seven Seas Lagoon
The Seven Seas Lagoon
The Grand Canyon Concourse Mary Blair tile work at the Contemporary
The Grand Canyon Concourse Mary Blair tile work at the Contemporary

We watched the rain a bit then continued on around to the Polynesian Resort so I could get some pictures (others headed to Downtown Disney).

A look at the Polynesian lobby fountain before it is removed.
A look at the Polynesian lobby fountain before it is removed.
The Polynesian Arcade and Captain Cooks were closed for renovations.
The Polynesian Arcade and Captain Cooks were closed for renovations.
Forgot the Polynesian Bus Stop does not have a covered path.
Forgot the Polynesian Bus Stop does not have a covered path.

Then took a bus to the Animal Kingdom and transferred to an Animal Kingdom Lodge bus to head back to the room for a couple hours before dinner.

Transferred buses at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Transferred buses at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Plenty of animals on the savanna at Kidani Village
Plenty of animals on the savanna at Kidani Village

Set out for the Animal Kingdom and transferred to Fort Wilderness bus and made our way out to Trail’s End for dinner.

Arrived at a peaceful Fort Wilderness, it was still raining.
Arrived at a peaceful Fort Wilderness, it was still raining.
Trail's End - Side Dishes
Trail’s End – Side Dishes
Trail's End - chicken
Trail’s End – chicken
Trail's End - Banana Pudding
Trail’s End – Banana Pudding
Trail's End - Pudding & Cobler
Trail’s End – Pudding & Cobler
After dinner it was still raining out.
After dinner it was still raining out.

After dinner hopped on a bus to Wilderness Lodge for a bit then took a boat to the Magic Kingdom, Express Monorail to TTC, and the monorail to Epcot.

Carolwood Pacific Freight Cars at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Villas
Carolwood Pacific Freight Cars at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Villas
Donald, Daisy and Goofy greet you at Epcot for the International Flower & Garden Festival
Donald, Daisy and Goofy greet you at Epcot for the International Flower & Garden Festival
Thanks to the rain the park was not crowded this evening.
Thanks to the rain the park was not crowded this evening.
Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto topiaries
Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto topiaries
Goofy and Donald playing soccer
Goofy and Donald playing soccer

Walked through Future World taking some pictures while trying to remain dry and made my way out to World Showcase Lagoon with a couple minutes to spare before the start of Illuminations, Reflections of Earth.

Epcot - Illuminations, Reflections of Earth
Epcot – Illuminations, Reflections of Earth

After the show made my way to the bus and back to Kidani to wrap up my evening.

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