We had such an amazing first day in Disney World, and were keen to get going again for our second day. We were off to Animal Kingdom this morning, with a Fastpass for the coveted Flight of Passage.
The crowds weren’t too bad at all this morning, and we spent the morning generally exploring again with Fastpasses for Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids and then Flight of Passage.
Kali River Rapids broke down as we were in the queue for the ride, so we decided to walk over to the Festival of the Lion King which was a short ride away. This was a good decision as it was starting to get hot, and Kali River Rapids wasn’t opening up very quickly.
Almost as we were about to give up, I checked the My Disney Experience app one last time as spotted that Kali River Rapids was open again so we all made the decision to go back and ride it as it’s a family favourite.
We all love to have a joke to see who may get the wet seat, as during our 2017 trip, I got absolutely soaked much to Hubby’s amusement. I wasn’t so unlucky this time and stayed almost dry.
We were looking forward to seeing Pandora Land again, and it would be the first time for Hubby’s Mum as she was on this trip with us.
We made it just in time for our lunch time Fastpass for Flight of Passage and really enjoyed the experience again. We were all a little hungry but didn’t want too much in the heat, so got snacks in Animal Kingdom and then decided to get snacks back at French Quarter later.
I had to stop for a Night Blossom drink this time as I missed out on the last trip. We also really wanted to be able to have a quick swim in the afternoon, so made the decision to leave Animal Kingdom and head back to the resort.
Time seems to really fly in Disney, I guess it’s because we’re always having so much fun. It felt like we only had a short time in the pool before we had to get ready to go back out for our reservation at Hoop De Doo Revue.
Hoop De Doo Revue is a firm family favourite and I think we’ll visit on every future trip if we can. We like to take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then the boat over to Fort Wilderness as the boat dock is really close to Pioneer Hall.
It seemed busier this time as we arrived and somehow we managed to find a picnic table near the check in area for Hoop De Doo as when it opens, you have to be quick to get a close to the front table.
We never seem to line up very early to go in but it doesn’t matter by this point as our table has already been allocated. We spotted some of the horses getting ready to be taken out for rides which was fun.
I don’t think Hoop De Doo will ever disappoint. We experienced different cast members in the show this year but it was still so much fun. Hubby’s Mum is gluten free and we got some great attentive service to make sure she had food to enjoy in place of the fried chicken which she can’t eat.
I think the only thing I noticed this year was the size of the glasses the alcohol is served in, as they are smaller, but in actual fact last time the glass was so big and was being topped up so much, it’s probably not a bad thing.
As we made our way by boat back to Magic Kingdom, we looked at the time and noticed we had half an hour until Happily Ever After fireworks were due to start. On a whim we decided to stay and watch them and I’m so glad we did as we grabbed a spot at the top of the train station and had an amazing view of the fireworks.
It also meant that we weren’t stuck in the crowds of people trying to leave the park afterwards, so the train station is a great place to watch. It does get busy closer to the start time though so leave yourself some time before if you want to be near the railings at the front.
That was a great second day in Disney World, and I was looking forward to the next day when Hubby and I were going to have a child free day drinking around the World Showcase at Epcot.