YAY!! I finally made it to Disney Day 50. After multiple plans that had to be revised due to Covid, the final plan had Disney Day 50 landing on Sept 27, the last day of my 50th year.
I started my day as any good Disney day should start.. with Mickey (and Minnie) waffles.
Then Chris and I headed to Animal Kingdom. I had booked the Capture Your Moment experience for 10:30 am. I had done the Capture Your Moment experience back in May at the Magic Kingdom. It was a really great experience and I thought it would be a good one to do on Disney Day 50.
I tried to explain the whole project to the cast member but she didn’t quite get that it was 50 days OF Disney, not 50 days AT Disney.. as I didn’t spend them all in the parks. So the sign she made was not quite what I wanted, but it was fine.
The experience was just as good as at the Magic Kingdom. You have two Photopass photographers just to yourself for 20 minutes. We actually did several different locations in Animal Kingdom and it really is plenty of time to get a bunch of pictures. Here are just some.
We had the rest of the day to spend in Animal Kingdom. It was really quiet overall. We did the safari twice and took the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch to do the Animation Experience. I LOVE the bird show so that was a must do as well.
We enjoyed our day and went back to the hotel for bit as I had another activity for the evening – the passholder preview for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. It was only for passholders so I couldn’t get Chris an entry. He was just as happy to hang out in the room.
Of course, the Skyliner made it easy to just hop on over and enter through the International Gateway and just be right there.
My preview window was 7 – 8 pm. I wasn’t sure how it was going to work but once you were in the area, and cast members were checking your email confirmations, there was no limit to how long you could stay or how many times you could ride.
Your options in that area were the ride itself, a photopass photo, the counter service crepe walk up window or a sit down meal at the new crepe restaurant.
I headed straight to the ride first which was listing a 5 minutes wait. Here come the rats!
I won’t give away any spoilers. My overall impressions were that it was very cute. It will be fun for families especially. There are 3D glasses and screens so while I didn’t have a motion sickness problem from one ride, I rode it a second time and that was enough for back to back.
When I arrived, the line for the walk up crepe window was long so I skipped it. After I finished riding twice, it was pretty quiet so I decided to try one. Honestly, I am not a big crepe fan. I maybe should have tried a savory option but I went with berries and cream. It was ok… still doesn’t really do it for me. Sorry no picture… it was too dark.
I hopped back on the Skyliner and was back to my room in about 10 minutes.
So while this is Disney Day 50… there is one more day in this project. I decided to make the next day, my 51st birthday, a bonus Disney Day.