Today we had another early morning in order to make a quick visit to Walmart before heading over to Animal Kingdom for the day. We took a walk over to Custom House to get a taxi, and had a lovely stroll around our resort. As it turns out, this and the quiet pool next to our room was as much as we saw of the entire of Caribbean Beach Resort - it's huge, and we were actually having so much fun in the parks we never really took a rest day.
We arrived at Animal Kingdom about 1PM, and it was really starting to get hot at this point. After a small look round at some of the animals, we made our way to It's Tough to Be a Bug and then on to Kali River Rapids, which we had FastPasses for. In all honesty, I was a bit disappointed with Kali River Rapids. It was very short and I didn't really find it that rapid-y - it focused more on the drop than anything. We did get very wet though.
Afterwards, we made our way to a little kiosk called Harambe Popcorn after reading about frozen "Jungle Juice," which is typically served at Tusker House or Boma. It's a refreshing concoction of passion fruit, guava and orange juices and it's seriously good. Just what you need when you feel like you're melting.
Noticing that the Kilimanjaro Safari only had a 10 minute wait, we decided to jump into the queue and hop on. I was actually really impressed with this, the animals they keep at Animal Kingdom have an amazing amount of space compared to a lot of zoos, and they seem really cared for. With the coming expansion of the park they're going to introduce a nighttime version of the safari, which would be brilliant to see!
Before heading to Flame Tree BBQ for some lunch we decided to indulge in a "Triple Yeti Blast," a concoction of strawberry, lime and mango margaritas. You could definitely taste the alcohol and there was a lot of it to get through, but it was tasty!
I'm not the biggest fan of eating meat off the bone so this wasn't my ideal meal, but the food at Flame Tree BBQ was nice and was a good use of a quick service credit. After this we rode Dinosaur and continued on to watch Finding Nemo The Musical before setting off to the hotel to get changed ready for an evening at Magic Kingdom.
I love how there are lizards everywhere!
When we arrived at Magic Kingdom, we grabbed some snacks from the Main Street Bakery before settling down for the Main Street Electrical Parade. We waited for about an hour for it to begin, but it was cancelled the minute it was supposed to start. Slightly begrudged at this, we headed for Tomorrowland before Celebrate the Magic and Wishes were due to begin, but on the way there Lewis decided he'd stop by the FastPass+ area to ask if they had any space. At this point I was really annoyed, I really didn't want him to ask as we didn't have FastPasses booked until the Sunday, so I walked off and left him to it.
Imagine my surprise when he beckons me over and says they were letting us in. I was convinced he'd slipped them some money for it! I felt really bad when they put us at the front of the queue and kept asking him why they'd let us in. As it turns out however, he was planning on asking me to marry him and he pulled out a beautiful ring during Wishes. I cried. It was so lovely. The icing on the cake was the cast members after we were leaving, who provided us with Mickey & Minnie wedding ears and "Just Engaged" badges.
We decided to jump on the Winnie the Pooh ride which was empty before watching the second, non cancelled showing of the Electrical Parade at 11PM. We were so, so tired after this so decided to call it a night. Up next, Epcot (and a few alcoholic drinks)!