I was up and out to Animal Kingdom in the morning.
First order of business was to find the statues for the 50th anniversary.
I did the safari and then decided to see Festival of the Lion King. The show had been changed a bit since re-opening and I didn’t get to see it my last trip. Was it a little different? – yes. Did I still love it? – YES
Chris arrived and we did Tough to be a Bug and then it was time for our lunch reservation. We ate at Yak and Yeti which is a favorite of mine. I have always wanted to try the tuna nachos appetizer so I decided to get that for my meal. It was huge but a little deceiving as there is a big pile of wonton crisps in the middle so not quite as much tuna and slaw as you would think. It also was a little spicy, at least for me. I did enjoy it and glad I tried it but I don’t know that I would get it again. For dessert, I had my absolute favorite – the cream cheese fried wontons. I love everything about this dessert – the wontons, the pineapple, the ice cream and the sauce.
We left the park late afternoon and went back to the room to cool off, shower and change for the Boo Bash.
The Boo Bash is a special event that is new this year. It is basically a combination of the typical Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and an After Hours event. So there was trick or treating stations, guests could wear costumes and there were special Halloween cavalcades. There were also free unlimited popcorn, Mickey bars, Mickey ice cream sandwiches and bottled beverages.
The event was from 9 pm to midnight and you can get into the Magic Kingdom at 7 pm. We decided to get there at 7 pm so we could see Happily Ever After at 8:15 pm. This was the last week for Happily Ever After so it was already pretty crowded when we arrived. We managed to find a little nook up by the castle with a spot.
It was fun to watch the castle go from day to night.
By the time the show was about to start there were just a few people behind us.
I love Happily Ever After so I was glad to see it one last time before the new show for the 50th begins.
Our spot was awesome to see the projections while the perspective for the fireworks was different. I do like to see the fireworks more directly behind the castle. But it is always fun to see the shows from different locations.
When it was over, we let the crowds disperse and then started off to Frontierland for the party. I wanted to be sure to see the Cadaver Dans – who are the Dapper Dans during the day so we checked the schedule and went to see their first show.
Chip and Dale were also out in Frontierland the whole night. I really could have watched them all night. They interacted with guests and with the characters on the cavalcade floats which was so funny.
We did a lot of rides as most of them were walk ons. We got a bunch of candy and saw a lot of cute costumes on fellow guests. Overall I enjoyed it. We both thought that it was more crowded than we expected. We have done the After Hours events before and those were much less in terms of number of guests. But we really did everything we wanted to except for the special Photopass pictures as the lines were too long.
We stayed for the whole time so we left the park a little after midnight. Mickey and Friends were out to say goodbye.