The Lion King show was AMAZING, wasn't it? We didn't do much at AK, but I am really glad we caught that.
I'm such a sap, it made me cry.
I've heard it's good, but we didn't have time yesterday
I had the same experience at Disney. I brought my best walking shoes - I bought really good tennis shoes and broke them in the way the fancy shoe place said to do it! But, lord, my feet burned like fire after two hours every single day no matter what shoe or sandal I wore.
I've given up on sandals entirely. Even my most comfy ones threatened blisters.
I have hippie Birkenstocks that I would switch into after a morning of Brooks sneakers. (We'd drop by the hotel for a quick shower and an attempted nap a couple of days when seeing the evening fireworks.)
A friend of mine took his pedometer to Disney. He was regularly doing 20k+ steps a day.
Plus all the hours of standing. It's exhausting, particularly in the heat.
The standing is really the killer. We were in line for Aladdin's Magic Carpets (the kids had to go on it), and it was 45 minutes. We had been there for 6 hours, and I was close to tears trying to keep my feet moving in some way to alleviate the pain. It's a very unshaded ride and ...oy vey.
I'm sure you know this, but bring back your water bottles from the previous day in a back pack. The security guards don't care. You can fill them time and again from water fountains. We did that to keep our cost down. We also brought lots of little granola bars and trail mixes.
I have a fanny pack with two water bottle holders. Our water purchasing has been minimal.
This morning? Massages! Have to be prepped for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter tomorrow. Did I mention squeee?
Details will be expected!
we, too, found the animal kingdom character breakfast to be nothing to write home about. Further, the organization was dreadful!
We always need a vacation to recover from our Disney vacations.
We get home Friday for just that reason.
"every person comes out tired." "every pocketbook comes out trashed."
Not ours! Zero souvenirs.
Epcot, in spite of its aging pretext, remains one of my favorite parks. The locals call it "Disney for grown-ups" and I spend most of my time in the world exhibits eating my way silly and buying things I shouldn't (the Chinese bazaar and Germany are notorious for making money disappear out of my pocket). IF you stay for the fireworks, you'll find they have some of the best in all the parks. Enjoy!
I have seen epcot fireworks. They are fabulous. Seeing them on Thursday evening this time.
No matter how many times I see them, I never seem to get tired of them. Maybe it's because Epcot was an integral part of Mr. Shapeshifter's and my courting, but it's just about the most romantic experience I've ever had.
It's true, it does. I think I came home with a stress fracture in my right foot after a full day at Disney. Like to never got the swelling down.
Yeow! Don't think we did permanent damage, but tomorrow we are likely to take it very easy and rest up for Harry Potter on Wednesday.