Disneyworld Diary: Day #4
Hello again everyone. Today was the 4th day of our little holiday and we decided to go back to Animal Kingdom and do everything we missed. It was a bit of a random choice really, as we hadn't been to Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom properly yet, but we really wanted to go on the rides we missed and check out the animals.
It was really hot. I mean REALLY hot. I also find Animal Kingdom to be one of the hotter theme parks with not much shade to be found. We immediately headed to the Yak n Yeti again. Yep again, but this time, we went to the quick service which is directly next to the table service we had been to a few days before. We had been here before on our last trip and really liked the food, its a great little quick service and i'd really recommend! I enjoyed the Honey Chicken and my boyfriend had Sweet and Sour chicken, which comes with rice and some vegetables in a little chinese style carton. Very filling even though initially you think you won't have enough!
Afterwards, we went and queued for something called Adventurers Outpost. We had no idea what it was, but turns out it was the queue to meet Minnie & Mickey! Awesome stuff and the queue was pretty short, I guess because people didn't know Minnie and Mickey were inside! We then headed to a few more rides and shows including the amazing Festival of the Lion King (seriously everyone needs to see this, its a great show with some of the songs from the film) and the safari where we saw lots of animals including baby elephants, rhinos and alligators!
Unfortunately the queue was incredibly long for the safari despite the sign only saying 20mins, and the heat got to us, so we headed back to Saratoga Springs and napped before our dinner reservation.
Dress - H&M, Sandals - Primark
|I couldn't resist grabbing a snap of this mumma duck and her ducklings wandering around the Canadian pavilion while we waited. So cute!|
We had booked reservations for Disney's signature restaurant Le Cellier over in the Canadian pavilion at Epcot. It is one of the more expensive restaurants at Disney and therefore cost us two credits instead of one dining plan credit. The restaurant is famous for its steaks and I had yet to try the steaks over here yet, so I was pretty excited. Le Cellier is actually pretty small inside, very intimate with lots of "couple" tables and hidden away booths. I hear its quite hard to get reservations so we were pretty lucky! We took our seats and our server gave us some information on the different types of steaks (which was handy indeed for a steak noob like me!) and bought over some bread and butter. The bread was actually really really nice, it was a pretzel bread with a maple flavoured butter - divine!
I chose the New York Strip and Rich went for the 21 day aged ribeye. The wait was a little bit long for our food, but we didn't mind as we wanted to miss the after-illuminations rush anyways.
|I thought the menus were pretty cool, backlit!|
|Pretzel bread, pretty delicious!|
Richard's steak was honestly the hugest lump of meat I've ever seen, he has a pretty big appetite and definitely struggled. Mine was a good decent size, it filled me up and was just the right amount. I had a side of potato and caramelized onions and Rich had garlic potatoes. It was lovely for my first proper American steak and Richard mentioned its the best steak he has had over here. Thumbs up! The dessert was the cherry on top for me. I had white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry gelato and raspberries on the side. It was honestly gorgeous, I'd go back for that alone!
We spent the remainder of the evening walking around a dead Epcot and grabbing some night-time pictures before being asked to leave. We then got a bus back completely to ourselves. The nice thing about Disney is the buses continue to run through the night, so you'll never be stranded. We like to wait or try and get reservations so we miss the mad rush after Illuminations/Wishes - otherwise the bus stations are madness and you'll often find yourself standing on a crowded bus for the duration of your journey!
Hope you are enjoying this little mini series of mine! Let me know what you'd like to see more of/less of/ feedback of any sort!