Walt Disney World – Day 5 (5/4/16) Recap/Summary

Kilimanjaro Safari - Elephants at play in the water
Kilimanjaro Safari – Elephants at play in the water

Trip log:

Thanks to a Thunderstorm rolling through this morning had a pre-dawn wake-up call that I ignored. We left for the parks slightly later than usual trying to see what they weather would do. Had no real game plan so when we reached the bus stop noticed the Animal Kingdom one was empty and the others had a lot of guests so headed there. Once in the park made my way out to Africa. Stopped by Pangani Forest for a while to watch the gorillas then went on Safari (no wait today). Roamed through the park in the rain and ended up seeking some shelter in Dinoland and grabbed lunch. After eating decided to move on to another park so hopped on a bus to Epcot. Walked through Innoventions East and then paid a visit to the Universe of Energy to get out of the rain for a while. The rain was letting up as I exited. Walked across to Innoventions West and took a look at the new Character locations for Inside Out and Baymax. Roamed around Future World taking pictures of the Flower & Garden Festival exhibits and the Monorails. Then wandered toward Canada and the United Kingdom. Caught a performance by Quickstep in the UK before making my way to the International Gateway. Boarded a waiting Friendship Launch and took it over to the Swan/Dolphin for dinner. Ate at Shulas and then boarded a Friendship Launch in the rain and headed for the Studios. Wandered around Hollywood Blvd and ended up taking shelter in the Backlot Express for a while. During an easing in the rain made our way to the Muppets and of course arrived about a minute before show time. When we exited the rain had just about stopped. Walked by the ABC Commissary on our way to Pixar Place. Used the Standby queue for Toy Story. The sign said 40, instinct said less. I turned out to be right for once and it was only a 5 minute wait. Walked over to the Animation Courtyard to give the Little Mermaid show a try but just missed it. So instead wandered down Sunset Blvd and then back to Hollywood killing time until 9:45 and the Star Wars Fireworks. After the show headed for the bus and back to the room to call it a night and dry out for tomorrow.

Pedometer Stats:
Steps – 20,366
Miles – 7.7
Moderate Pace walking steps – 14,044
Moderate Pace time – 128

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. Here are several posts with multiple images:

 


Some video clips from today:

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