|At Disney's Animal Kingdom|
I had my last dining-out meal Saturday night with friends. We were the only ones in the restaurant and had a lovely time. One of the party said it reminded him of the scene in Casablanca at the La Bell Aurore where Rick, Ilsa and Sam are drinking champagne on the night before the Germans invade Paris. "This oughta take the sting outta bein' occupied," quips Sam.
It may seem frivolous, but I want to continue chronicling my recent trip to Florida with my brother Jonathan and my commentaries on the Carol Burnett Show. Disney World is now closed, but last night the Magic Kingdom was wall to wall with people for a final night. (Bad idea.) Please know that this blog is an attempt to take your mind off these scary times, and not an endorsement of ignoring the very real threat of this virus. I have fond memories of my trip, but gathering in massive numbers like those people did last night was pretty dumb.
Animal Kingdom would make our Disney World trip complete, having visited all four parks. We had toyed with the idea of getting up early and trying for one last time to get on Star Wars: Rise of the
|The cast of Finding Nemo: The Musical |
at Disney's Animal Kingdom
|The delicious Bee Cupcake|
In DinoLand USA, we went on TriceraTop Spin (a variation on Flying Dumbo and Aladdin's Magic Carpets) and Dinosaur, a tamer version of Universal's Jurassic Park ride which still featured Phylicia Rashad in the filmed intro. I wondered aloud to Jonathan if she was still receiving royalties.
There was still some time before the park closed and we went to It's Tough to Be a Bug for the second time for a better view of the 3-D effects. The most popular ride was Avator Flight of Passage in which you are seemingly become one of the aliens like in the movie and ride one of their giant flying creatures. We had a dinner reservation at one of the restaurants in the Animal
Day Five--Animal Kingdom
Finding Nemo: The Musical (Fast Pass #2)
Lunch at Restaurant-asaurus (Advance ordering with the MyDisney App)
Expedition Everest (Fast Pass #3)
Festival of the Lion King
It's Tough to Be a Bug (second time for better view of 3-D effects)
Avatar Flight of Passage
Dinner at Jiko--The Cooking Place (Animal Kingdom Lodge)