Wednesday, 12th November After our late night at MVMCP yesterday, it’s 8ish before we rise this morning and, as usual, we spend half an hour on the balcony consuming a breakfast of cereal, orange juice and coffee. Apart from the first couple of days, we’ve been really lucky with the weather and it’s another beautiful Florida morning which greets us today. We have a 4pm ADR for Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom and, after last Wednesday’s aborted attempt, intend to stay for the evening Extra Magic Hours (5pm – 8pm). Our usual MO is to avoid parks on their EMH days, but we have been known to make exceptions for specific purposes and those at Animal Kingdom afford just about the only opportunity to experience it after dark. This evening marks the occasion of one of two big annual awards ceremonies in the country music calendar, the CMAs. Most trips see us slobbing out in front of the TV on at least one evening, but it’s not often that we actually schedule such an activity into the itinerary. As luck would have it, they start at 8pm, which dovetails very nicely with the Animal Kingdom plans. I have yesterday’s trip notes to write up, plus around 250 photos to upload, so we know we won’t be out early today. We want to conserve energy to make the most of the evening EMH, so decide we’ll just have a stroll over to Downtown Disney for some shopping in the Virgin Megastore. By the time we leave the room, it’s started to cloud over. As we’re not in any hurry, we take the scenic route around the water’s edge, rather than the shortcut across the parking lot. We spend some time browsing in the Virgin Megastore – I particularly like the area full of quirky t-shirts and gifts – but as we’ve forgotten to research the items we’d intended to, we leave without buying anything. We amble along taking photos as we go. A Christmas Tree and some display cases have popped up in the area alongside Raglan Road.