Walt Disney World – Day 2 (12/08/15) Summary

Trip log:

Started off the day sleeping in till almost 8am. Then grabbed some breakfast and was on my way to the Animal Kingdom by 9:15am. Arrived at the park just before 10am thanks to a long wait for the bus to show up. Wandered around the Oasis waiting for the rest of my group to arrive then around Discovery Island. Caught a winged encounter and then we all set off for Africa. Stopped by the Market area to get some pictures then explored Pangani Forest as we waited for our Safari FastPass+ time. Used our FastPass+ then strolled by Asia and into Dinoland to grab a bite to eat at Restaurantosourus. After lunch had 20 minutes until the next Festival of the Lion King so headed that way. Made it in with a few minutes to spare. After the show some of the group headed back to the hotel to regroup and the rest of us to Asia so some could use their Expedition Everest FastPasses. Then circled around the lagoon and returned to Discovery Island. Caught another Winged Encounter and then roamed back through the Flame Tree BBQ and out to Africa. Took the Wilderness Express to Conservation Station and walked went to see if anything was going on. It was not. So returned to Harambe and waited about 20 minutes in the standby line for the Safari. After my trip returned to Discovery Island and noticed the new Riverside Depot was open so walked through taking some pictures. Then headed for a bus back to the Beach Club for dinner. It took almost an hour thanks to waiting for the bus, a driver switch, then a stop at a closed Blizzard Beach to get back. Ate dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse this evening with some friends. After dinner made my way to Epcot. Walked around World Showcase counter clockwise from the International Gateway to Mexico then doubled back to the American Adventure area to catch the 8:15pm Candlelight. After the show ran into some other friends so visited with them and watched Illuminations from near Germany. Then strolled through a quiet World Showcase back to the International Gateway and the Beach Club to call it a night.

Pedometer Stats:
Steps – 24,919
Miles – 9.4
Moderate Pace walking steps – 19,318
Moderate Pace time – 171

Images from today:
Here is an archive/listing of the live pictures posted to the blog today. Be sure to follow along for more pictures in the coming days. Below are a selection of the highlights. Once I return home I will be posting full picture sets.

Disney's Beach Club Resort
Started my morning off heading for a bus around 9am.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree
Pandora the World of Avatar construction at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Pandora the World of Avatar construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
The Winged Encounter Moment/Show
The Winged Encounter Moment/Show
Paid a second visit to the Harambe Market, this time before it opened to take a look around with no crowd.
Paid a second visit to the Harambe Market, this time before it opened to take a look around with no crowd.

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A recent addition to the Kilimanjaro Safari - African Painted Dogs
A recent addition to the Kilimanjaro Safari – African Painted Dogs

Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
The Rivers of Light Construction and Expedition Everest
The Rivers of Light Construction and Expedition Everest
Christmas Decorations in Harambe
Christmas Decorations in Harambe

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The Riverside Depot was open today.  This is an extension onto the Disney Outfitters as you enter Discovery Island
The Riverside Depot was open today. This is an extension onto the Disney Outfitters as you enter Discovery Island
A look around inside The Riverside Depot
A look around inside The Riverside Depot

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After dinner headed to Epcot for a couple hours.
After dinner headed to Epcot for a couple hours.
Germany in Epcot
Germany in Epcot
The American Adventure Tree
The American Adventure Tree
The Candlelight Processional - Joe Morton was the guest narrator.
The Candlelight Processional – Joe Morton was the guest narrator.

The American Adventure building
The American Adventure building
Closed out my evening with Illuminations from near Germany.
Closed out my evening with Illuminations from near Germany.

My summary page for this trip.

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