Walt Disney World Day 6 (5/04/14) – summary & trip log

Kidani Village Animal Viewing area
Kidani Village Animal Viewing area

Started off this picture perfect morning exploring Kidani for a few minutes.

Kidani Village Pool Area
Kidani Village Pool Area
Kidani Village Water Play Area
Kidani Village Water Play Area

Walked over to the pool area and an animal outlook. Then made my way to the bus stop and hopped on one to Epcot. Took some pictures of the Future World Topiaries and made my way to the Seas with Nemo and Friends.

Entrance topiary featuring Donald, Daisy and Goofy - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Entrance topiary featuring Donald, Daisy and Goofy – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
 A closer look at Goofy and Daisy topiaries - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
A closer look at Goofy and Daisy topiaries – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Mickey topiary on the park side of Spaceship Earth - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Mickey topiary on the park side of Spaceship Earth – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Monorail Yellow passing overhead with Spaceship Earth in the Background
Monorail Yellow passing overhead with Spaceship Earth in the Background
The Seas with Nemo and Friends Entrance
The Seas with Nemo and Friends Entrance

After exploring the deep blue world it was time to surface and wandered through the butterfly garden and around to the other side of Future World stopping for more topiary pictures.

Butterfly topiaries - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Butterfly topiaries – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
A butterfly in the butterfly house - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
A butterfly in the butterfly house – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Monorail passing over the floating baskets and large flower beds of Future World - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Monorail passing over the floating baskets and large flower beds of Future World – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Phineas & Ferb - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Phineas & Ferb – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Topiary Mater - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Topiary Mater – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Lightning McQueen - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Lightning McQueen – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Buzz Lightyear in front of Mission Space - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Buzz Lightyear in front of Mission Space – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Made a quick walk through the garden center then walked back across to the Land to see how busy it was. It was too busy for me, so I headed for World Showcase while some of my group stopped for lunch (others were at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach today).

Mike and Sulley from Monsters University - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Mike and Sulley from Monsters University – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Fantasia Ostrich Topiary - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Fantasia Ostrich Topiary – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

I grabbed a new MIB booklet and set off to do the mission on the Canada side of World Showcase. Walked by Canada and stopped in the UK for the first part of the mission.

Bambi, Thumper, and Flower - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Bambi, Thumper, and Flower – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Victoria Gardens - Canada - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Victoria Gardens – Canada – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Canada Epcot
Canada Epcot
Beauty and the Beast in France - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Beauty and the Beast in France – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Continued on to France for the second. Then walked by Morocco and Japan on my way to the US to wrap up the mission. Along the way took pictures of the Flower and Garden displays.

Woody - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Woody – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

After completing the MIB mission grabbed lunch at the Liberty Inn and then went into the American Adventure.

Walked through the gallery then caught a performance of the Voices of Liberty before going into the main show.

The Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure
The Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure

Afterwards continued on around World Showcase walking by Italy, Germany, China, Norway, and Mexico.

Lady & the Tramp in Italy - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Lady & the Tramp in Italy – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Snow White in Germany - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Snow White in Germany – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
China - Epcot
China – Epcot
Limits on Frozen merchandise in Norway (5 Frozen items per guest)
Limits on Frozen merchandise in Norway (5 Frozen items per guest)
Monorail Yellow passng by the flower beds - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Monorail Yellow passng by the flower beds – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The view from onboard the Monorail of the flower beds with Spaceship Earth in the background - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The view from onboard the Monorail of the flower beds with Spaceship Earth in the background – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The view from onboard the Monorail of the flower beds with Spaceship Earth in the background - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
The view from onboard the Monorail of the flower beds with Spaceship Earth in the background – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Headed for the monorail and decided to ride round trip to get Flower and Garden picture then headed for the TTC. The plan was to take the express monorail but that was closed. So plan B was the ferry but that looked a madhouse so went to plan C which was the resort line which turned out to be easy.

A large mass of guests at the Ferry dock since the Express Monorail was closed.
A large mass of guests at the Ferry dock since the Express Monorail was closed.
The reason for the closure... Monorail Orange.  A tractor was in front and they were assessing the situation
The reason for the closure… Monorail Orange. A tractor was in front and they were assessing the situation

Made it to Main Street and found a spot for the parade with about 10 minutes to spare until the parade would arrive. Watched the Festival of Fantasy then pushed through the crowd and up Main Street USA and into Fantasyland.

The Festival of Fantasy Parade making its way onto Main Street USA
The Festival of Fantasy Parade making its way onto Main Street USA

The Tangled group in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
The Tangled group in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Tick-Tock in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Tick-Tock in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Sleeping Beauty group in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Sleeping Beauty group in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Maleficent breathing fire in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Maleficent breathing fire in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Mickey and Minnie close out the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Mickey and Minnie close out the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Maleficent had a problem near the Train Station.  I could not get close enough to see but they kept going forward and backward several times and the parade stopped for a couple of minutes while this went on.
Maleficent had a problem near the Train Station. I could not get close enough to see but they kept going forward and backward several times and the parade stopped for a couple of minutes while this went on.
The Dapper Dans performing on Main Street
The Dapper Dans performing on Main Street
Partners and Cinderella Castle
Partners and Cinderella Castle
A posted 300 minute wait!  That is 5 hours.
A posted 300 minute wait! That is 5 hours.

Played a couple stops of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom then walked out by the Mine Train before returning to Main Street and exiting the park.

Summer vacation merchandise in the shops already
Summer vacation merchandise in the shops already
Monorail Orange slowly being towed/pushed backstage.
Monorail Orange slowly being towed/pushed backstage.

Caught a bus to the Yacht Club to rejoin my group for dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

Dinner this evening was at the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Dinner this evening was at the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
A filet mignon at the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
A filet mignon at the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

After dinner walked back to Epcot and started to stroll around World Showcase.

A quiet beach with the Boardwalk across the lake
A quiet beach with the Boardwalk across the lake
The pressed pennies at the International Gateway - Elsa, Mulan, and China
The pressed pennies at the International Gateway – Elsa, Mulan, and China
World Showcase was busy this evening
World Showcase was busy this evening

Made it to Germany and then I decided I wanted to try and catch the 7:30 Off Kilter set.. problem was I only had 10 minutes to do it.

10 minutes to get to Canada...  looks so far away...
10 minutes to get to Canada… looks so far away…
Had to pause for this picture along the way.  But could not wait for a Monorail.  Thought the reflection was great though.
Had to pause for this picture along the way. But could not wait for a Monorail. Thought the reflection was great though.

Walked quickly the rest of the way around and made it with about 2 minutes to spare before they took the stage.

Looking back to where I came from.. had a couple minutes to spare even.
Looking back to where I came from.. had a couple minutes to spare even.
Off Kilter performing on the stage by Canada
Off Kilter performing on the stage by Canada

After the set hiked back to the American Gardens Stage and watched the opening of the Starship set before deciding I had seen enough and quickly walking to the United Kingdom to catch the end of the British Revolution set.

Starship starring Mickey Thomas at the American Gardens Stage as part of the Flower Power Concert series
Starship starring Mickey Thomas at the American Gardens Stage as part of the Flower Power Concert series
The British Revolution performing on the stage in the UK
The British Revolution performing on the stage in the UK
Captain Hook topiary - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Captain Hook topiary – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

After their performance wandered around and made my way to the Fastpass+ viewing area for Illuminations.

Closed out the evening with Illuminations Reflections of Earth from the Fastpass+ area
Closed out the evening with Illuminations Reflections of Earth from the Fastpass+ area

Enjoyed the show then joined the masses heading for the park exit. Walked onto a waiting bus and returned to Kidani. Stopped to take a look at the savanna before heading back to the room to pack up and get some sleep.

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