So I have been to WDW once before in 2006. That trip we spent 4 days in the parks. This trip was a very quick trip and I only had one day to visit WDW. My Sister was in Orlando for a Business trip and let me stay at her hotel for free! Plus I got really cheap airfare, I guess everything fell into place.
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice in this thread! I used a lot of it and made it on most of my must-see attractions.
WDW in one day, last minute advice
So on March 24th I went to Universal Orlando, which you can see me trip report here:
So on March 25th I visited Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and the Magic Kingdom. As the day went on, I grew more tired and took less pics, so sorry not a lot from Magic Kingdom. But here we go..
PART 1: ANIMAL KINGDOM
I remember on my last visit I was really surprised by Animal Kingdom. I was not really looking forward to it except for everest, but I ended up loving the park, especially the theming! I normally don't like zoos, but I actually enjoy watching the animals here for some reason. If they added one or two more e-ticket rides this could be one of the best of all the Disney Parks. As it is now, it is still in my top 5. I will rate all the parks I have visited at the end of this trip report.
My Sister was working that day, but would be done at noon so we made plans to meet at EPCOT in the afternoon and I went to Animal Kingdom by myself. The day started out bad as I was still tired from Universal the day before that I overslept for an hour and made it to Animal Kingdom around 9am instead of opening.
The Current Prices: I think they have gone up since.
The lady kept trying to get me to buy the multi-day tickets that have no expiration date. I kept telling her, I know it is less per day, but I might not be back for years. Anyways, after much arguing, I got my one day park-hopper and was off on my WDW adventure!
The Tree of Life:
First stop: Expiditon Everest
What do you mean it's closed!
I was not sure if it had just gone down or had not opened in the morning, but I think it was the second one which made me feel better about not getting there earlier cause I wouldn't have been able to ride it anyways.
So I headed over to Dinosaur. 10 min wait
Back to Everest. Everyone waiting around for it to open. Which it did about 10min later
I rode it 3 times, but was VERY disappointed this time. I guess I was lucky to ride this when it was only a few months old and have seen the Yeti in action. Thanks to MiceChat, I knew the Yeti was broken, and was expecting the disco yeti with the strobe light. But when we got to the Yeti part the cave was just pitch black. No lights, no yeti. At first I thought the ride was not over yet, but then we pulled into the station, and I realized that dark spot was where the Yeti was. Still a fun ride, but not having the Yeti kinda ruined it for me. I hope they are working on fixing it, so I can see it again if I ever go back to WDW.
After Everest, walked around for a bit. Tried to take a pic of a monkey, but he moved
Even though everyone on these boards told me not to ride Kali River Rapids, since I have been on Grizzly River Run many times, I still decided to since it was one of the only things I did not do at DAK last time.
And it was only 20min wait
The theming in line is amazing
Everyone was right, Grizzly is a better ride with the extra drop, but I think KRR had better theming, but I think GRR still wins overall.
I had time to do one jungle trek before I had to leave the park
Can you see it?
and Tigers! Oh My!
And i have no idea what this animal is
Did I mention I love the theming here?
Watching people watching animals is fun
Then my Sister called me and it was time to head to EPCOT
I am waiting for a Bus.
So, just as impressed with DAK as last visit, but the missing Yeti was disappointing. Wish I had time to do the Safaris but I had actually planned not to since I only had a few hours at the park. I did manage to get on most things I wanted to even though I overslept.
Up Next: EPCOT