Let’s just say 5:55am came very early that morning… but up we got and headed out for our last Disney day this time at Animal Kingdom. I’d specifically planned AK for the last day because it closes early and I’d made ressies for dinner at one of the resorts. I also figured with it being the Saturday of Presidents Week/end, any park we chose would probably get really crowded in the afternoon.
We arrived at rope drop and, based on what I’d gleaned from the touring plans available on the net, hit Dinoland first. This was good advice because there was absolutely no one over there! G rode the dinosaur themed Dumbo style ride (I think it’s called Triceratops Spin but I could be wrong) three times in a row without having to get off. She was in heaven! I was ready to move on.
Dinner was the Happily Ever After meal at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian. What a beautiful hotel! The meal was a buffet, nice enough, but the real attraction was the characters: Cinderella, Prince Charming, the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine and the step sisters Anastasia and Drizella. Cinderella was a bit snippy to me when I suggested a different spot for the picture with G but otherwise the whole thing was a hit! I’d been coaching G to shake her finger at Lady Tremaine and tell her “you should be nice to Cinderella” in a disapproving tone. She actually did it and in response Lady Tremaine said nastily “questionable parenting” and brushed past us. Haha!!! Georgie told Drizella (or maybe it was Anastasia I get them confused) also and the stepsister assured G that she would start being nice. It’s so cute because G knows the characters are fake and that they’re just playing with her but at the same time, she mentioned several times later that night and even the next day that “the step sister is going to be nice now cuz I told her to.” LOL!
Tomorrow: Going on the big ship…