Friday, February 28, 2014

KPEM Does Disney Part 2

We were up early headed on Friday morning ready for a big day!!  You can't go to Disney and not have matching shirts.  We managed to talk the guys into these fun KPEM shirts.  
Our first stop for the day was at Animal Kingdom.  We hit all the highlights in the morning.  

 Our safari ride was awesome.  The giraffes were out and all around our jeep.  So cool!  We could almost reach out and touch them.
 We did a little goofing off in Dinoland.  We rode Dinosaur for the first time.  I really liked it!
 We took a fun ride on Expedition Everest!
 We had a quick visit with Pocahontas.  She was beautiful!  We were in awe of her skin.

We grabbed lunch at Yak and Yeti before heading back to the resort to rest for the afternoon.  We then headed to the Magic Kingdom.  I don't think there is a better walk in all the world than the walk down Main Street!

 The park was pretty crowded since it was still late afternoon.  We did a little wondering around since we didn't have any Fast Pass reservations until later.  I will give a quick commentary on the new Magic Bands and Fast Pass+.   I was very concerned that it would not go well but we really enjoyed the new system.  The Magic Bands were so simple and easy to use.  Although some of the restrictions on Fast Pass+ were a bit of a pain we did like how easy it was to change reservations and make adjustments.  Overall I would have to say I like the new system.  
 Our day in the park didn't go real well to start with.  Every ride we went on seemed to break down for some reason.  We spent almost an hour in line for Pirates and then had it break down on us.  We got stuck on the new Ariel ride for about 15 minutes.  We got very nervous because we almost missed our dinner reservation which would have been awful!!
 We were so excited to score a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest for the evening (it was totally lucky that we got it).  The whole experience was just amazing!!

 We had to wait a while to get in but it was worth the wait.  Our hostess handed us the candlestick to lead us to our table (I might or might not have broken it).
 The theme of the restaurant was AMAZING!!!  Every little detail screamed out the story of Belle and Beast!  This was the grand ballroom.
 We were seated in the gallery off to the side.  We had this view during the whole dinner.  So cool!!
 The food was awesome!!  We all had the steak which was great.  The dinner was finished off with "the gray stuff" and it was delicious just like the song says.
 At the end of the meal we got to meet our "host" which was so neat!

 One of my favorite thing about the parks is how they clear out late in the evening!  We got to ride all of the ride with almost no wait and we even got to meet Ariel in her new grotto meet area.

 We stayed until park closing (crazy old people staying at the parks until late).
 It was such a fun day!  We enjoyed getting to hit 2 parks and experience the new Be Our Guest restaurant.