We made the 8:00am Extra Magic Hours at the Animal Kingdom, and rode the Kilimanjaro Safaris twice. The first ride, the lion was awake and aroused! The cheetahs were visible and most of the other animals were wandering around looking perky and interested in their surroundings.
The second ride, the lion was up again! We then headed over to Expedition Everest, and Josh and I rode. We tried the very front car and the very back car and both of us agreed that the back car is a more fun ride, and you get to see more. Jill managed to get a picture of us riding in the front!
We then rode Dinosaur. Josh and I then went back to Everest, while Nick went with Jill, who needed some more Tigger!
We all met up after photo ops and rides, and had lunch at Yak and Yeti. All the food we ordered was very good, but we all agreed, the Chicken Lo Mein that Jill ordered was the best dish.
Afterwards, we went to see "It's Tough to be a Bug." We then walked through the different animal trails. The animals were all fairly active. The tigers were actually frisky, bouncing around on each other and chasing each other through their playground.
By now, it was getting late, and we caught the last Safari of the day. This time, the lion was pacing, probably waiting to be fed. Out tour guide stopped and we all watched him for a few moments.
We headed over to the Magic Kingdom after the Animal Kingdom closed, as we really wanted to see the Christmas version of the Castle show. It was uncomfortably packed! We all decided to get off Main Street and find a quieter local. We had dinner at Cosmic Rays, and then waited for the show next to the Tomorrowland Terrace. It was a spectacular disaster as one of the projectors was down and nobody noticed it! What a disappointment.