Meet me at the Snuggly Duckling! A June 2018 TR. UPDATED 3/8

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by Lifelong_Dreamer, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. amazingact21

    amazingact21 Upendi

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    I can understand wanting to find the right size for that shirt, it looks awesome!

    Not going to lie, your Animal Kingdom day followed by an afternoon at the AKL pool sounds like a perfect Disney day to me. I'm sitting here in cold Germany wishing I could be having that day! :rotfl2:
     
  2. pepperandchips

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    I love the AKL pool! What a great afternoon relaxing and making new friends :rotfl: those peanut butter brownies truly are heavenly!
     
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  4. disneyAndi14

    disneyAndi14 DIS Veteran

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    Why did I not try that brownie? It looks delicious. I like the shirt you were finally able to find!

    What a fun morning and afternoon for your last full day!
     
  5. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    It is a really pretty shirt. I'm glad I was able to find it despite the aggravation of dealing with that CM. :laughing:

    Yeah, I am dreaming of Disney right now. We are due to be hit with another storm tomorrow - 35cm of snow predicted. :sad:
     
  6. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    :laughing: Yeah, apparently I was a kid magnet when hanging out in the pool this trip. :confused3 Oh well, they didn't bother me and it was rather cute.

    The brownie was so yummy!
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    It was a pretty great last day.

    I love the short, just wish I hadn't gone through such a struggle to find it. :laughing:
     
  8. missangelalexis

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    Sounds like the rest of your time at AK was nice. That shirt you bought is really cute, I'm glad you found your size!

    And it sounds like a great afternoon by the pool!
     
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  9. Cloe Colton

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    The shirt is so cute! Definitely worth the hunt! I had an issue finding the fuzzy gray spirit jersey in December. SO frustrating when the app is showing availability somewhere and then they are no where to be found!
     
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  10. Steppesister

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    I think it is for me too right now.

    I got one too and it was super tasty.

    Me too!! Definitely nicer than the crush of the other way around.

    Hey! THat's about where I had my nose bleed blowout.

    Ah man! That's too bad! I LOVE that stuff. I hope indeed it was just a bad batch.

    :sad2:

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    AS you say... Bliss!
     
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  11. Lesley Wake

    Lesley Wake May the force be with you!

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    I love those guys so much! I haven't been able to see them yet since they started! Maybe in May!

    Fingers crossed!

    Argh! So annoying! 1X is pretty much the same as XXL in Disney Parks sizes. I know because I can wear either of those sizes.

    I got this one too! Also from the entrance shop! I was searching for a shirt this past trip and that was the only place I found it too! I think some people just walk right by that store without realizing it has an awesome selection of merch!
     
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  12. paradesintherain

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    Looks like a great day at Animal Kingdom! Bummer that your mom had to miss the FOP FP, though!

    The whiskers!!

    Noooooo

    Ohhh this always looked so good in the case
     
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  13. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Ugh, I have been suffering from the worst cold ever for the last week and it is still lingering. One of my patients even tried to offer me their medications saying I needed them more than they did. :laughing: I am feeling very sorry for myself though and praying this goes away soon.

    June 19th - Animal Kingdom

    After our pool time Mom decided that she would tough out one last night in the parks. Since the only shoes she packed for the trip were sandals, which were too painful for her to wear with the state of her feet, she wore my new sneakers to the park. This worked out since I have much bigger feet than her so her swollen feet actually fit in my shoes without sliding around like they usually would and they gave her more support than her sandals.

    Before catching the bus we grabbed dinner at The Mara and enjoyed dinner in the outdoor eating area.

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    Once back at Animal Kingdom we made our way to Africa to see the last performance of the day of Festival of the Lion King. This is one of our WDW favourites! I love the whole show but especially the performance to "Can You Feel The Love Tonight".

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    After Festival of the Lion King we watched the performers that were out dancing in Africa. They had so much energy! I am so shy and can never convince myself to participate but I admire the guests that do! There were quite a few of them joining in.

    Mom and I decided to use our last Anytime fastpass that we got from the DVC tour on the safari.

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    We saw lots of animals but most of them were napping!

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    We had some time to kill at this point as our only other plan for the night was to see Rivers of Light which would be a first for us. Mom's feet were in no shape to be aimlessly wandering about. Well, luckily when we got off the safari I spotted something enticing in the area.

    Dole Whip!

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    What a treat to be enjoying a Dole Whip outside of the Magic Kingdom/Poly.

    We grabbed a table in the little seating area and relaxed for awhile enjoying our treat.

    We did eventually saunter over towards Asia stopping for the occasional photo.

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    We scanned in for our Rivers of Light fastpass. Even though we were there fairly early the stands were already starting to fill up so I am glad we didn't wait longer to show up.

    We had a beautiful sunset to enjoy as we waited.

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    Just before the show started a lady sitting behind me tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to take my ears off as she was having a hard time seeing. I didn't mind removing them for the show but it reminded me of a thread I saw here on the Dis debating if it was rude or not to ask people to take off their ears/hats etc during a show. From the thread it seemed it was a pretty even split in opinions.

    Rivers of Light was very pretty but I'm not sure I will go out of my way to see it again. It would be easy to cut out of plans if I decided that I wanted an early night.

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    Leaving the park after the show was a bit of a pain as it is with any park after the nighttime show as it is so crowded and everybody is trying to leave at the same time as you.

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    We made it out eventually and back at the hotel we packed most of our stuff with only few things to be dealt with in the morning. It is always sad going to bed on that last Disney night. :sad1:
     
  14. missangelalexis

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    I hope you feel better soon!

    Beautiful pics from your night at AK! Especially that sunset!

    The last Disney night is always sad :(
     
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    I hope your cold is better soon! I have loved all your pictures. So pretty!
     
  16. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    It truly is even though I always know I am going back.

    Thank you!
     
  17. disneyAndi14

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    Colds sure stink, feel better soon!

    We would agree with your review of RoL, we are glad we saw it once but certainly wouldn’t need to see again anytime soon.

    I love all the lazy animals on your Safari.
     
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  18. amazingact21

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    Oh no! Those ones that linger for what feels like forever are the worst! I hope you start to feel better soon!


    I love that Dole Whip stand in AK. Sounds like it was the perfect treat and a great segway between the safari and the show.


    I'm glad the lady asked you nicely and wasn't rude about it. I didn't know this was a subject of debate here on the boards...interesting. I imagine if someone approaches the situation in the right way, most people would be willing to accommodate the person. But then again, you see all kinds in Disney...
     
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  19. Lesley Wake

    Lesley Wake May the force be with you!

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    Glad you had a nice, relatively relaxing night in the park!
    I know I take off my ears for every show (I put them around my thigh or in my bag), and even on rides which aren't fast (like Safari or the various boat rides). I just get so annoyed with ears in my way! When I saw FotLK I did end up asking the girl in front of me, and she was totally fine with it (her mom even took off hers when she then realized it could maybe obstruct people's views). In Feb I saw it again, but the woman with ears was 2 rows in front of me, so I couldn't reach her to ask her to take them down... oh well!
     
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  20. Terra Nova guy

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    Exactly my thoughts on Rivers of Light. Nice to see once but not worth too much trouble.
    I actually passed up seeing Pandora at night and did RoL instead. I regret that choice now since everybody talks about how amazing Pandora is at night.
     
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  21. Steppesister

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    You poor thing! I hope you're feeling a LOT better by now!

    I'm so glad you thought of this solution!

    Looooove that eating area! Ate there when we stayed at AKL and it was bliss!

    Perfect photo. :lovestruc

    You..... sauntered! :hug:

    Seems like the polite thing to do. It's just ears. And if it makes someone's experience a little better, why not?

    100% agree!
     
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