Hi everyone. I’m home. I do have to say that this trip was a little different than any other trip I’ve experienced with Disney. Had a couple of hicups, and then I guess I have to consider myself fortunate, that I had never in the past had to deal with as much “weather” than this trip. All in all, there was much giggling going on, lots of shopping and we had a great time, regardless of the hicups.
When we arrived at Midway Monday afternoon, there was a delay of about 15 minutes for the flight to take off. They said it was an air traffic controller delay because of weather at Florida. It then got extended another half an hour, which was still fine. But, then all of the sudden, they started lining us up to get on the plane (must have gotten an open window) and we were leaving at our original take off time. I do want to mention that this was the smoothest take off and landing I have ever experienced. The Southwest pilot did an excellent job!
When we landed, rain, rain and more rain. Magical Express was wonderful as usual. Hardly waited to get going. They dropped Pop Century off first, and then it was our turn…Animal Kingdom Lodge!!! This was the first time my Sister had ever been there. We were staying at Jambo House. We walked in and all I could do was watch her and her reaction to this magnificient lobby. It was great! Of the two times I have checked in on-line, this was the second time where I waited longer than the regular line. There was no one there at on-line check in. It still didn’t take that long, but I’m not sure if I will be using it anymore, as it really have never saved me time. Well, our cast member Bill was a gem. He was actually a greeter, and saw us standing there so walked behind the counter to help us. Our room assigned was on the opposite end of where I requested. But, I never like to react until I actually see the room we are assigned. So, had it in my head, check out the room first, and if it’s not a good view of the animals, I’ll just come back to Bill and see what he could do to change it. Well, let me tell you, probably the best savannah view room I have ever had. It was on the “50 yard line” where you can see nothing but savannah, trees and animals. Here’s some pictures of Tuesday morning, when it’s not raining yet.