Bit of a mad day today! Animal Kingdom, second attempt, miles better. Park not half so crowded, so we headed for Everest and got fastpasses for an hour later. Went to Dinoland, got on Primeval whirl with only 10 minute wait, and did Triceratop Spin twice (no lines!!) Ollie even came on that with us, but refused a second go (no like din'saurs, waaah!'). Then Issie and I did Dinosaur (I was really scared, no, really!!) while Mike took Joe and Ollie to the Boneyard to play, they had a lot of fun. I came back and persuaded Mike to go on Dinosaur, Issie had a second go as Joe just wasn't up to thrill rides today. The wait was only 20 mins so off he went. We next headed to Everest - wow! Our favourite ride of the day, and second only to Kraken fave ride of the holiday. Again, Issie got to go on twice! She's turning into quite the thrill seeker.. We went to Flights of Wonder next and saw the bald eagle (another wow) and then onto the Nemo show, really well done. When we came out of that it was raining quite hard so we decided that we'd done everything we really wanted to do at the park and bid farewell to AK for the next few years.
Lunch, Bahama Breeze - thanks, guys for the recommendation, not somewhere we'd have gone otherwise but WONDERFUL!! Best meal of the holiay so far (and not just because of the mango mojito...)The Jamaican chicken with black bean sauce and the pineaple upside down cake, heaven!
P.M - mad that we are we decided to do Hollywood Studios for the evening and although it was still raining it soon cleared up. We were there in time for the last Playhouse Disney show which Ollie loved. And I was very proud of knowing all of the words to the 'Handy Manny' theme song. (other than Florida, I don't get out much). On to Toy Story Mania which was brill. Joe's Guest Assistance Pass helped us to avoid a two hour wait for the ride, and other than the Triceratops it was the only ride he actually wanted to do, so not having to wait meant he could access it with no anxiety. It was superb, much more fun than Spaceranger Spin, even Ollie loved it. Joe was so excited he was screaming and flapping all over the place! It's great to see him so happy. We managed the 'Little Mermaid' and The Great Movie Ride before Fantasmic, and even though we were advised it was 'standing room only' they managed to find seats for us. A fabulous show topped off a pretty fabulous day.
After yesterday's excesses we took it easy, pool in the morning, Cheesecake factory for lunch. You lot weren't kidding about the portion size!! I am the size of a small condo now! But amazing food, I recommend the Jamaican Shrimp with mango salsa, v spicy but the most delicious thing I've had so far (I keep saying this, I know!) Only disappointing thing was that Mike's Jambalaya was cold - even after they brought it back from reheating - but they comped it, fair enough.
Premium outlets followed, then more pool whilst Mike had a wander around the Lake Buena Vista outlet mall - and locked the keys in the car!! Three hours on he is still trying to sort it out, and not a happy bunny. Maybe I shouldn't suggest more theme parks tomorrow...