Day 5 – 11/8/2014
My fastpass+ time for Dinosaur had arrived, so that’s where I went next. Dinosaur uses the same ride system as Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland, which is one of my favorites. Dinosaur does not use the system as well. I’d ride it again, but I don’t think I’d wait a long time for it. I don’t know if that’s how it’s always been, but it was super dark in there and hard to see stuff. The part where the meteor strikes was pitch black with some sound effects and then just surprised at the photo spot. Don’t get me started on their plan to bring a dinosaur back at the exact moment the meteor strikes. You’ve built a time machine, it was all good just a week ago.
– this dinosaur looks like someone just said something offensive to him
– I’m in the back looking confused
I got off the ride like what was that? Originally I had a fastpass+ for Primeval Whirl at 11, but I rode it earlier since there was no wait. I loved it so much I considered waiting around until 11 to ride it again. Luckily I didn’t have to, I was able to move my fastpass+ up to about 5 minutes away. Still couldn’t get a closer time for Everest though. My ride on Primeval Whirl was still fun. I wasn’t alone this time; I was in a vehicle with some other Star Wars fans. Episode VII’s title had just been announced that morning and I was able to break the news to them. We chatted about Star Wars for a bit as the ride was ending.
– I had to take a picture because that was the first time I’ve ever gotten a red card.
My Everest fastpass+ wasn’t for a couple hours but I figured I’d go by there since I was headed to Maharajah Jungle Trek. The cast member said single rider was only about 15 minutes so I hopped in line. I rode with a lady who was by herself. She had never ridden it before and she was a little nervous, but was trying to see if her son could handle it. I tried to keep her informed as to what was coming up. She seemed to enjoy it, and I know I definitely loved it. The single rider line was now like 30 minutes. I contemplated riding again, but decided not to. Goodbye for now Expedition Everest, until we meet again.
I made my way to Maharajah Jungle Trek to see the animals. The animals weren’t very active this time and I really didn’t see much. I did go in the bird sanctuary, which we skipped last time. Those birdhouses in there are incredible. Some of those birds, man nature you cray.
Moms went by the Mara to get some lunch. If you’re thinking poor Moms stuck in the room. While she was at the Mara she also purchased a pack of Zebra Domes from their to-go cooler. She bought them for us to share, but apparently I took too long to get back.
– Mom’s lunch
After my somewhat disappoint trek through the jungle, I was passing by a food stand that had an item I was interested in. The Yak Attack. Mango daiquiri, Bacardi light rum, & wildberry flavors make for an awesome drink.
– Yak Attack
– one for the Gram
– Tree of Life
I drank the Yak Attack as I headed to Africa.