Good imaginary morning! It's been a while, but we are still in Imagination Land so we can agree that there is still no concept of time. Today, we are off for a roaring day at Animal Kingdom - yes, that was bad; no, I don't care!
We are going to start the day off by teleporting to DAK because I don't want to wait for a bus. We are going to take the "not to secret" entrance through Rainforest Cafe and absolutely play with the fountains a little because I am secretly five years old. I'm also going to walk under that stream of water thinking I am going to get hit by it, even though I am only 5'3 and am considerably shorter than even the lowest part of it. I mean, who can't walk through that area and smile just a tad?! Look at that elephant's happy face!
After flouncing out of the "not so secret" entrance feeling like a proper VIP, I walk almost straight in to DiVine, which has actually happened on more occasions than I care to admit. There she is in all her weird tree-like beauty. Can never help but watch her because I find it so weird. How can anyone walk like that and not deck it all the time?! I can barely walk like a normal person without tripping over the tiniest thing.
After trying to figure out how she balances those extra long arms out, I come to the conclusion that I can't waste my day this way and head down towards everyone's favourite oil rig.
If someone wants to make me a mini version of this that I can put on a shelf in my house, that would be fabulous. One of my favourite things about the Tree of Life area is when you can almost get mauled by the parrots with no sense of personal space. I like a bit of risk, so I stand right in the middle of where they are going to fly over and almost clip the top of my head and I film it the wrong way around because I didn't have a lot of time to think.
Now that I have narrowly avoided death, I head over to Pandora to take approximately 8577 photos of the same thing because everything in that land deserves to be on my Instagram.
In any normal world, I would never queue for Na'vi River Journey, but in Imagination Land I can skip the boring queue. Besides, I am only going in the queue to get one picture.
So we head on and, let's face it, we all go on this ride just for that one little it at the end with the Shaman of Songs who is so much prettier than me and she is blue...and a robot. I filmed this one the wrong way round too. Whoops.
It's never too early for a slushie filled with fake sugar, so I think it's time to grab us a Night Blossom. I don't know why I get these because I can never finish the whole thing and it hurts my teeth but it makes for a cracking photo! Thank you Imagineers and your mossy wall.
We are gonna go drink this massive E Number whilst watching the drum show. I love this show and sit bopping in the back but secretly wishing I could do one of the drums. No one wants a fully grown 26 year old pushing all the diddy kids out the way to get to the very front.
Once we have established that we have indeed summoned a Banshee, it's time to go ride one. We're gonna queue because in Imagination Land, there are no other people in there and that is exactly how I like it. I spend longer than I should staring at the giant animatronic but mentally get annoyed at the people who spend too much time looking at the animatronic and not enough time paying attention to the queue moving. I smile at the experiment with polystyrene balls but I don't know why, it just amuses me. So we get on and uuuh...fly and I cry like a weirdo because it's super pretty and then we forget about it and move on with our day.
Conveniently, Festival of the Lion King is about to start! I head over the wooden bridge that gives me a little foot massage in my 50p Primark flip flops and somehow get front row seats...magic!
After I've teared up over the ending of the show and tried not to cry everywhere, it's safari time. I turn into a five year old and act like I haven't been on this a thousand times and have never seen an elephant. I love elephants. I think maybe in a past life I was one. We are, of course, going to wave to them. I also spot a lonely lion which is literally impossible on most days so I feel extremely proud of myself.
On the way out I head directly for the best piece of wall art there is that took me too many years to find than I care to admit given that it isn't exactly hidden away. I spend a little while trying to get the best lighting, decide it won't happen and I will edit it anyway and continue on my way.
It's getting a bit warm, as Animal Kingdom does, so clearly heading into a rainforest-esque area is the way to cool down... I wanna see some tigers. I do that thing where I stand and watch them for ages and try to ignore the kids moaning that they aren't tall enough to see despite the fact they aren't much smaller than me. I spot a tiger near the water and come to the conclusion that my dogs must be part tiger because they look extremely similar. Weird. He's watching me too intently. Time to move.
I move my butt over to the windows and scope out the best spot with fewest smudgy sticky finger marks on the glass. I don't wave to them because, let's face it, I could be lunch and they could get to me if they put their mind to it. Instead, I just watch them play in peace. But what I don't do is pay attention to which way I am filming again.
After we've spent too long watching the tigers, I'm feeling like it's time to pay the disco yeti a visit and get a little bit of whiplash on the lift hill. I'm gonna make the most of the single rider line and just kind of get on and off again. I always head for the back row because the back row is always the best. No holding on, that's the rules!
I head over to Finding Nemo: The Musical. Controversial opinion but I really love that show. I know I'm going to end up with Go With the Flow in my head for the foreseeable future because that song is the huge star of the show. We all love Crush. Such a cool dude.
The final attraction of the day before dinner is gonna be Dinosaur. I try really hard to not shout out "they're not gonna make it, they're not gonna make it!" and fail spectacularly. Hello, toaster.
It's time for dinner at my favourite restaurant in Animal Kingdom, Yak & Yeti! I love me a curry and the fact they do a chicken tikka here means that it is always gonna be a top place for me. I often miss Indian food and you can't beat a little bit of cheesecake! I have nothing funny to say here because you should not joke about food - tis important.
I'm going to end the evening with a bit of Rivers of Light. I love how Animal Kingdom this show is even though the seats make my butt hurt. The lights also make for great photos, so thanks for upping my Insta game!
So it's been a busy day rushing around DAK! I head out of the park in the opposite direction to everyone else because rules are meant to be broken, obviously. I walk on past the Up bird show and, even though I made the mistake of watching the new version of the show and deciding I really hate it, it definitely looks pretty.
I think it's time for bed...at 1pm in the afternoon in non-Imagination Land. Join me next time as we head over to my favourite park, Epcot! Minus the walls because I have no wall photos.
See ya real soon!