Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Disney Day 3 - Animal Kingdom

Monday was our only day at Animal Kingdom.  We are not big fans of AK and had skipped it completely on our last Disney trip.  There just isn't a whole lot that interests us there.  I had fast passes for Kilimanjaro Safari, but the only times I could get were late in the afternoon.  I didn't want to stay late, so we went first thing and just waited in the regular queue.  The safari is cool because it's never the same twice. You never know which animals are going to be out and about, so your ride is always different.  In the middle of our tour, we had to rhinos block the road, so our driver radioed someone who came in a truck to herd them off to the side.

After the safari, we headed over to Kali River Rapids.  I don't have any pics because I put all of my things in a locker so they wouldn't get wet!  Clint videoed it with his phone - excuse the shakiness:

Valerie and Veronica wanted to get a glimpse of Expedition Everest, so we walked over to it and watched for a bit.  Val had said for a while she wanted to ride it, but after seeing it in person, she quickly changed her mind!

It was time to leave for our lunch reservation at Whispering Canyon.  I had read rave reviews and how fun this place was.  Loud and full of silliness.  It took us a while to find the place and we got a little lost, but we made it in plenty of time.  We were seated right away.  And we sat, and sat and sat.  No server in sight. The restaurant was not busy at all and it was pretty quiet.  A card is placed on your table and if it's green, it means you want to play.  If it's red, you just want to watch.  Ours was green because we wanted to have some fun.

Finally our server appeared to get drink orders.  Then it took forever for him to bring them.  We must have been there 35 minutes before our gasses of coke appeared.  Needless to say, we were not impressed.  People next to us were seated, ordered drinks, received drinks, ordered food, received food, and we were still sitting there waiting.   There wasn't anything 'fun' going on either.  FINALLY our food showed up and it was good, but nothing spectacular.  The kids got a kick out of asking for ketchup:

When someone else asked for ketchup, they got to deliver it to the next table.  Clint also got a gallon jar of Diet Coke when his drink was refilled.  That was about the extent of the silliness and there wasn't any interaction other than that.  Perhaps it was an off day or dinner is full of shenanigans and lunch is not.  Either way the service was horribly slow and we will not be dining there again.

I gave Valerie and Veronica a choice to return to Animal Kingdom or some pool time at Windsor Hills.  The verdict?

And that was how we spent the rest of the afternoon!

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1 comment:

  1. Great choice, girls! I think I would have chosen pool time too!