Monday, December 8th
We up early and off to Disney's Animal Kingdom for Extra Magic Hours at 8am. It was gray with a light drizzle, and cool.
We rode Kilimanjaro Safaris, but despite the cool weather, there weren't many animals out at that early hour.
As we were all hungry, and it was now drizzling harder, we decided to have breakfast at Pizzafari, a restaurant we'd never been in previously.
Since we were planning to eat lunch at Yak and Yeti, I decided to eat light and got the Ancient Grains Hot Cereal. It was filling is about all I can say good about it. A lot of cream and sugar helped make it more flavorful, but just.
We rode the Safari again, and there were a few more animals out, and we caught the giraffes feeding.
By the time we finished the ride, it was raining steadily.
We walked over to the character spot between Africa and Asia, and got photos with Baloo and King Louie. This was one of the best character interactions we've seen.
At one point they were fighting over who would get to pose with Barbie.
We then took a walk through The Maharajah Jungle Trek, but didn't see much animal activity there. I didn't even see the tigers.
After a wonderful lunch at Yak and Yeti, where we all split different dishes, we took a ride on Dinosaur.
As it was raining heavily, we all decided to head back to the Wilderness Lodge.
We all rested for a bit before meeting and catching a bus to the Grand Floridian to see the Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House (and, yes, buy some goodies).
Left to right: Jill, Josh, Barbie, me, and Nicole
Then it was off to the Contemporary to see the Frozen themed gingerbread display.
We headed to the Polynesian next for a very good dinner at O'hana.
We went to the Magic Kingdom to see the Castle Lighting.
Afterwards, we'd planned on riding a few rides, but it began to rain again, so Barbie and I left Nicole, Josh, and Jill, and headed back to the Resort.