With “TOURGUIDEMiKE” returning to the Walt Disney World theme parks for the first time in (seemingly) years, there is renewed pressure on this website to create content worthy of your consumption. I do not foresee that happening. But I wanted you to know, that I know, that it would be nice. But by some stroke of luck, we actually have a pretty nice little Saturday planned. We’ll start at Animal Kingdom and then move over to take a look at Kidani Village and Animal Kingdom Lodge.
There isn’t a whole lot “special” going on at the Walt Disney World theme parks right now, unless you consider refurbishments special. It’s just after 2pm here.
The right side of the Oasis is now closed for refurbishment.
None shall pass.
It’s getting dark a little later now that we’ve moved into February. The last Safari now departs at 5:30pm rather than 5pm.
Wait times at:
7.21 seconds after 2:14pm. Right?
The water around Camp Minnie-Mickey is a little less yucky.
At least on the one side.
I would suggest this stream if you’re looking for some place to take a bath.
The Camp Minnie-Mickey characters:
The Animal Kingdom and Epcot “Character Prioritizations” are forthcoming.
Headed back up to Discovery Island. With so many people around it was difficult to even stop and take a picture!
People are always more excited to see the run of the mill animals than they are to see the rare ones that you’re supposed to be excited about seeing. Squirrel!
Up to Africa.
It’s been cold in Florida over the past few days. Tonight’s low is 34 degrees. These people are going to very shortly regret riding Kali River Rapids.
They had evidently been offering FASTPASS earlier in the day, but thought better of it. I don’t think Disney really wants to entice their guests into riding this thing and then being miserably cold and wet for the next nine hours. Improves blanket and sweatshirt sales though.
Over to Expedition Everest where FASTPASSes are two hours out.
With a 30 minute posted wait at 3:07pm. This website had a “recommended” rating on Animal Kingdom overall with Epcot being the “most recommended Park.” 30 minutes at this time of day ain’t bad.
Let’s pop into the gift shop to check on any Expedition Everest related merchandise:
Some of the Christmas stuff from 2011 fits in okay here.
Please don’t wear an Expedition Everest track suit haha.
Oh my gosh, precious! Look at that onesie in the lower right! Why don’t they make them any bigger though?
And outside at the cart:
So I guess there is some.
Over to TriceraTop Spin, where we find a nominal wait. Posted wait time is 10 minutes and that’s probably accurate if you consider the lengthy load/unload time.
Primeval Whirl wasn’t operating for one reason or another. It’s safe though, guys. I’m sure…
Goofus D. Dawg hightailed it over here to meet us in a different outfit in DinoLand USA.
Just chillin’ bro.
A matching turkey leg hat.
Where are the pants, though?
Posted wait times at:
Looks like 38 seconds after 3:35pm. I’m not sure how I’m going to compete against TouringPlans.com and TOURGUIDEMiKE.com at the same time. Obviously I can make up very specific decimal points that insinuate precision, but I’m not so sure about random italicized words and phrases, insert your name here.
The walls around the refurbishment areas on the way out.
We’ll head over to Kidani Village in Part 2.