Magical Monday {Animal Kingdom Safari Spectacular}

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that we are DVC owners (Disney’s version of a timeshare) and I know I owe more details on that.  Since DVC is celebrating their 25 year anniversary, they have opened up various events free to members this year.  The only one that we were in town for was the Animal Kingdom Safari Spectacular and we were SO excited to check it out back in September.

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The party was officially from 9:30PM to midnight, but we arrived early to hit some rides and grab some dinner.  It was the golden hour the the park was just gorgeous.

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We rode Everest, did Bugs Life and a few other things that I can’t even remember.

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We had appetizers and drinks in Nomad Lounge and absolutely LOVED everything – the food, the ambiance, the decor, the drinks.  We can’t wait to get back soon.

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Once the sun set and the party started, we had so much fun.  Most of the rides were open and all were walk-on.  We did the night safari for the first time and it was the only thing that I was kind of meh about.  You really couldn’t see anything at the time we went.  This was one of the only pics I even attempted of the lions on the rock.

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My fave was the Tree of Life awakening.  It was really cool and different.

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We hit tons of rides with Expedition Everest at night being my fave!

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There were rare characters out all over the park too and they all were really fun to interact with.  The guys from Jungle Book…  Baloo loved my flowers.

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Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers…

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Launchpad McQuack… a fave of Honey’s!

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And the whole gang from UP.  The baby LOVED Dug.

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We wrapped up our night with the rides and carnival games in Dinoland.  They gave each person tickets for two free games, and many people handed the littles their unused tickets as they left.  They were in HEAVEN as we never let them do these games.

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Meanwhile, I entertained myself at the dance party with these two quacks.

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We stayed all the way to midnight and really had a great time.  We were all so glad that we were in town and had the chance to experience one of these special events.

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One thought on “Magical Monday {Animal Kingdom Safari Spectacular}

  1. Animal Kingdom is one of our favorites. Looks like you had a great time! Cute t-shirts. I’ve added Disney shirts to my Christmas wish list. We stopped at Disney Springs yesterday on our way back from Tampa. Luke had been saving his dollars for a trip to the Lego store. It was fun to just shop around for the afternoon.

    Nancy

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