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Old 05-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #16
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The Flower & Garden Festival pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I sooooo miss going to Epcot during the festival. The LeCellier food looks very good.
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Love the pics from the f&g festival! Have never been, but would love to go! Where do you watch illuminations from if you don't mind sharing? We're always looking for a better spot...although the spot we had this past time wasn't half bad. Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #18
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Great Pictures! I can't wait to see Ohana!!
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Love the pics from the f&g festival! Have never been, but would love to go! Where do you watch illuminations from if you don't mind sharing? We're always looking for a better spot...although the spot we had this past time wasn't half bad. Can't wait to hear more!
We watch Illuminations from Mexico.
Here is a couple picture from there.





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I might not have time to post day #4 today. It might have to wait till tomorrow.
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Day #4 Animal Kingdom

Day #4 Wednesday 4/29/09 Weather sunny and warm

On this day we had plans to tour Animal Kingdom. We woke up around 6:15pm got dressed and headed to the Great Ceremonial House to eat breakfast. We ate breakfast at Captain Cook's again.





After breakfast we went to the bus stop to catch the bus to Animal Kingdom. By this day we are already spoiled for the monorail. I know it's never going to happen but it would be awesome if the monorail line would be extended to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

We got to AK in time for rope drop. We quickly walked to Expedition Everest for me to get a fast pass and ride it. Brandi isn't brave enough to ride it yet. One day perhaps.







After Expedition Everest, we got in line to watch Nemo the Musical. I have seen this a couple times but this was Brandi's first time. Due to other show conflicts we didn't get to see it last year. We both really enjoyed the show. But I'm still a little partial to Festival of the Lion King. (Which we didn't get to see this trip)



After that we checked rode Kilamanjaro Safari. The wait was 20 minutes i think. Immediately after the safari we walked through Pangoni Forest Trails.





We ended up eating at Flame Tree BBQ for lunch at noon. Brandi got the pulled pork sandwich, I got the ribs. I don't think I'll get the ribs again. They were ok, a little too fatty for me and not worth the price. I think I'll get the pulled pork sandwich next time like I usually get.

We also managed to see a perfomance from the Beatnicks!



Once we finished our lunch and catching the Beatnicks show, we went see the Flights of Wonder bird show. I've seen it before but this was Brandi's first time. We wanted to go see it last year but never had the chance. It was a great show and is overlooked by park guest. I would recommend seeing it.



Next it was off to Maharajah Jungle Trek. Again this was Brandi's first time seeing this. We were lucky, the tigers were out and active.




My fast pass was up for Expedition Everest by this time so back to EE for my ride. We then tried to ride Dinosaur but the wait was 40 minutes. I should have got a fastpass for this. We didn't feel like waiting around to ride it. I wanted to see Tough to Be a Bug but 3D movies mess with Brandi's equilibrium. So we had to pass on watching it this trip.

Well it's about 3:30pm now and Brandi's ready to go back to the hotel for a rest. Again I"m not tired so instead of laying down in the hotel I went to Magic Kingdom to ride a few rides and take some pictures. We had ADRs for Ohana at 8:15pm so I just needed to be back for around 7pm.



Most of the attractions I toured were walk on. Pirates of the Caribbean, Enchanted Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, and I also caught part of the Move It, shake it , celebrate it!











So after a couple hours at MK, I headed back to the Poly to meet Brandi for dinner at Ohana. Our ADR was for 8:15pm. We had to wait a little so we ordered drinks for the Tamu Lounge. They were really good.





So we were seated at a great table. I asked if we could be seated in the main room where the fire pit is. We could see the castle perfectly. We made the ADR at this time so we could watch Wishes while eating. It was very cool, the lights dimmed slightly and the music was pumped up. Very cool.

We were very happy and surprised to see Kaleo the singer! We talked to him a bit and he told us he was substituting for someone that was sick. Lucky for us! I really miss him at Ohana and after dinner I went downstairs to the check in dest and spoke with a supervisor an gave Kaleo big praise and told them I hope he returns soon on a permanent basis. Kaleo even serenaded us and played the Hawaiian Wedding song for us! Awesome!

The food at Ohana was great as always. I've been there a few times, this was Brandi's first time dining here.=
Then only thing that wasn't good was the noodles. They were plain and didn't taste very good. Bring back the potatoes!














Again I forgot to take a picture of the main course the meat! LOL!

After dinner we headed back to the room for sleep. The next day we had scheduled another Magic Kingdom day to finsh the stuff we didn't get go a couple days before. Stay tuned for the next day (Day #5) in the trip report.
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Great update! I don't think I could sleep that much in disney...on the cruise is okay because there aren't ten zillion things to do, but at disney I feel like i'm missing something...not to mention I can fall asleep anywhere so I can sleep on the bus or if we sit down for a little while. Ohana looks good, but we've never ate there...might have to try it next time!
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Yay!!! Great pictures!!

Say you wouldnt happen to know what the name of the drink Brandi had outside Ohana's... the Green one? It looks delish!
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Say you wouldnt happen to know what the name of the drink Brandi had outside Ohana's... the Green one? It looks delish!
It was something with green apple flavoring. It was non-alcoholic. Brandi doesn't drink.
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Thanks for the pictures of 'Ohana .... everyone just takes pictures of the food, so I could never picture the grills (or whatever they are). My fiancee and I really want to give Ohana a try on our honeymoon too! All you can eat meat is right up his alley
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Thanks for the pictures of 'Ohana .... everyone just takes pictures of the food, so I could never picture the grills (or whatever they are). My fiancee and I really want to give Ohana a try on our honeymoon too! All you can eat meat is right up his alley
You really should try Ohana for your honeymoon. Also try the California Grill. It's very nice and romantic. If you can get your ADR around 7:30pm or so you will be there in plenty of time to catch Wishes at 9pm from the balcony. Check to make sure what time Wishes will be held during your trip.
I have some pictures of the Cali Grill in my next trip report day.
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...We woke up around 6:15pm...
I can understand "sleeping in" on a honeymoon, but 6:15pm!!!
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