Day 7 – A mad day of park hopping!
So, today was scheduled as a rest day but for various reasons, instead we decided to do a park hop to fit in some extras.
Firstly, we went to Animal Kingdom as the boys wanted to do Everest and Flight of Passage again. We had a lie in and got to the park at 11am.
We did Everest first, then the Jungle Trek and It’s Tough to be a Bug again before heading to the Rainforest Café for our 1:15pm reservation.
Our meal was lovely once again and we were served personally by the chef. I had the bacon cheese burger and Fin went for the ribs with fries. We then shared the white chocolate and raspberry cake for dessert.
Our Fast Pass for Flight of Passage wasn’t until mid afternoon and so after lunch we made our way over to Dinosaur again.
Flight of Passage was every bit as good the second time around and I was a little sad that it would be the last time we got to experience it.
Next, we got in the car and headed to EPCOT as Cian wanted to do the Test Track ride which was closed due to a technical error when we were there on the Sunday. He is obsessed with cars and so if he had missed out on this opportunity he would have been gutted.
As we had used all 3 of our Fast Passes, I was then able to book an additional Fast Pass for Test Track in EPCOT.
Tip: You can only book Fast Passes in different parks once you have used all your first three in one particular park. Also, once you have paid the parking at one Disney Park, your ticket covers you for any of the parks on that day.
The boys loved designing their own cars but I was totally unprepared for the speed of ride which took my breath away.
Lastly, we headed to Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular. We were scheduled to go to Hollywood Studios on the 9th November but the Star Wars event finished on the 8th so we didn’t want to miss it.
En route, I booked a FP for Rock n Rollercoaster so that we could ride as soon as we got there. I had forgotten how rough this ride was. I love rollercoasters but this really bashes your head around and I had quite a headache by the time we got off. Once was definitely enough.
There was loads going on in the Studios. There was some screening to do with the Christmas Parade which there were huge queues for and there was also a Christmas event being filmed. In addition, Fantasmic was taking place at 7:30pm which meant we had front row seats for the Star Wars show.
I’m not a Star Wars fan by any stretch of the imagination but it was really impressive with illuminations of scenes from the films along with music and finishing with fireworks. We were really glad we had made the effort to see it.
We didn’t eat at the Studios as we were still quite full from our meal at lunch and so we grabbed some pizzas on the way back to the villa.
Our much anticipated dolphin swim was scheduled for the next day at Discovery Cove and we could not wait!