January 12, 2016 – Last Disney Day :(

Day Eight – Part One – January 12, 2016​

We woke up fairly early this day, since we sadly had to leave All Star Music :sad:. While we finished up with the packing we didn’t do the night before, we ate a few snacks from our stash we had ordered online (cookies for breakfast is something I can get behind every day of the week :love:). After we finished packing and getting ourselves ready for the day, I took a few pictures of our room and then we said goodbye to it. Originally, this was going to be a non-park day – original plan was to head to Disney Springs for a few hours before calling a cab and going to our next hotel, but after I got sick on our Animal Kingdom day last week, I knew I had to get back there. One day over the weekend, we had stopped by the front desk at our hotel and we were able to upgrade our 6 day tickets to 7 day tickets, and it only cost us $10/each! That same day, I signed into my Disney account and was able to grab some great Fastpasses.

We dropped our luggage off with bell services, and they placed it into storage for us for the day. We then caught a bus to Animal Kingdom again – and I was determined to do the park justice this time! According to the time stamp on the following Photopass pictures, we arrived by 9:40am – so we weren’t doing too bad on this morning!

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After entering the park, we stopped for more Photopass pictures in front of the Tree – it was our last day in a Disney park, and I was determined to get our money’s worth out of pictures!

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We walked along, and decided to jump in line to meet Russell and Dug! I love Up! I had actually never saw it, but within the first month of dating Luke made me watch both Up and Wall-E, since they are two of his favourite movies.

We had a bit of a wait for this, maybe 20 minutes or so, but it was worth it! This was a cute meet-and-greet!

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After telling Dug what a good dog he was, and admiring all of Russell’s Wilderness Explorer badges, we headed over to Dinoland to use our first FP+ on Dinosaur.

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I mentioned when we went on it last week, and I’ll mention it again – this ride is just ok. If you’ve ever been on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, you’ll understand how that is so far superior to Dinosaur. That said, we will more than likely go Dinosaur every time we’re at Animal Kingdom…

We were getting pretty hungry by this point so we stopped at the Yak & Yeti quick serve. You can read my review here, but just know that we probably would have been better off just staying hungry :crazy2:. The best part of the meal was the sitting area – it was outside and huge! At first we thought it was just a few tables, but they stretched back and around the building. It wasn’t busy at all, so we had no problem finding a table.

There was a cute little water feature which had a bunch of birds bathing.

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Next: Finishing Up at Animal Kingdom

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