Friday, March 23, 2018

Ideal Day Series: Animal Kingdom

 Katy, the Trips with Angie travel concierge, is sharing her ideal days at Disney World. This is a five part series. Today, we learn about her ideal day at Animal Kingdom. Be sure to also read about Arrival Day, Epcot, Magic Kingdom  and Hollywood Studios. 

 

We were lucky on our most recent visit; the weather wasn’t ideal and the park was empty. My husband and son rode DINOSAUR over and over and over again. We typically only spend about a half day here. In addition to our Fast Passes, and meeting the characters, the other rides and attractions that my family tends to like are:
Avatar Flight of Passage
Finding Nemo- The Musical
Flights of Wonder
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Kali River Rapids
Primeval Whirl
Triceratops Spin
Rivers of Light

Our family’s ideal Fast Passes are:
DINOSAUR (Father/ Son)
Festival of the Lion King (Mother/ Daughter)
Na’vi River Journey
Kilimanjaro Safaris

Ideal Dining:
We like to do quick service at Flame Tree Barbecue, chicken, ribs, pork, sandwiches and salads. There is something here for everyone in our family.

Our must have snack:
Mac & Cheese from Eight Spoon Cafe

Ideal Day Series: Hollywood Studios

 Katy, the Trips with Angie travel concierge, is sharing her ideal days at Disney World. This is a five part series. Today, we learn about her ideal day at Hollywood Studios. Be sure to also read about Arrival Day, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom. 



My kids love doing the Jedi Training Academy. It's an interactive stage show were kids learn to be a Jedi and then fight a member of the Dark Side. There is no Fast Pass for this and guests have to sign-up for a time slot to participate. This attraction always fills up fast so it’s important to get to the park at opening. Sign-ups take place at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost, which is to the left as you enter the park. The kids who are participating must be present at sign up.

My favorite character meet and greet here is Kylo Ren. He is kind of scary and completely stays in character. We also enjoy the Storm Troopers, they don’t sign autographs or pose for pictures, but they are pretty funny to watch interact with theme park guests as they are patrolling the courtyard by Star Wars Launch Bay. 

Rides and attractions we are sure to hit in addition to our Fast Passes, meeting characters and Jedi Training:

Star Wars Launch Bay

Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage

March of the First Order

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Voyage of the Little Mermaid



Our family’s ideal Fast Pass choices are:

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Toy Story Mania

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular



Our Favorite Place to Dine:

For lunch we typically go to PizzeRizzo and have a small pizza and salad. For dinner, we love 50’s Prime Time Cafe. The atmosphere is so much fun here, and the food is pretty good too!



Our must have snack:

Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake from Backlot Express

Ideal Day Series: Magic Kingdom


 Katy, the Trips with Angie travel concierge, is sharing her ideal days at Disney World. This is a five part series. Today, we learn about her ideal day at Magic Kingdom. Be sure to also read about Arrival Day and Epcot. 

 

We try to arrive in time to the park to see the Opening Show, Let the Magic Begin. We make sure to get our photo with Cinderella’s Castle in the background. It’s hard to get my kids to head straight for the rides when the ropes drop. They see the characters out and my daughter in particular wants to get in line to meet them. We end up waiting to meet a lot of the characters over the course of the day. I love that the meeting spots of many of the characters are so well themed for them. One of my favorites is Tinkerbell’s meeting spot, you feel like you are in Neverland with her. The rides and attractions we make sure to hit in addition to our Fast Passes below are:

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular
Haunted Mansion
It’s a Small World
Mad Tea Party
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Tomorrowland Speedway
Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
Swiss Family Treehouse
Tom Sawyer’s Island
Nighttime Fireworks

Our family’s ideal Fast Passes are:
Peter Pan’s Flight
Jungle Cruise
Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid (Mother/ Daughter)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Father/ Son)

Our ideal dining is:
Lunch at Be Our Guest, the atmosphere here is so fun, you will feel like you are in the movie.
Dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table, the food is amazing and my daughter loved meeting the princesses.

Our must have snack:
Dole Whip from Aloha Isle