Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Disney World 2017 Recap - Day 5

Today I'm sharing the last days of our magical vacation! I'm not going to lie, I have been having MAJOR withdraws after coming home and all I can think is Disney - #firstworldproblems - Originally I was going to post day 5 & 6 together but day 5 has alot to it so it needs its own post. (you can read days 1&2 here and 3&4 here)

Anyway, day 5 was one of my favorite days! We had a 7:30am breakfast at Ohana in the Polynesian. We had to get up pretty early to get up and moving and make sure we were at the monorail by 7am. Of course the kids never sleep in at home, but that's all they wanted to do in Disney.

The Polynesian became one of my favorite hotels immediately. You feel like you're in Hawaii there and well, who doesn't want to feel like that!? It has awesome atmosphere!

While I checked in for our reservation, Brayden & Avery met Stitch!! Ella was nervous so she stayed back with me but once I was done, she finally went and met him.

He was SO fun and Lilo & Stitch is one of our faves so it was awesome for the kids (and me, who am I kidding, I'm like the biggest kid in Disney) to meet him!


After that it was time for the restaurant to do their little opening bit and the kids got picked to help. This restaurant has such a family feel, I couldn't stop smiling while we were there!

Then we sat down to eat - this was one of my faves because it was family style, so all the food was brought to you and you could get as much as you would like. They had eggs, bacon, sausage, Mickey waffles, Stitch waffles, fruit, yummy breads and some of the best juice!! I was so happy to finally be sitting somewhere and enjoying LOTS of coffee :)


As you eat, the characters start to come out - I wish we would have video'd when Mickey came out because Ella was grinning ear to ear and it was just the cutest thing ever!!



After our amazing breakfast we headed for the bus to go to Animal Kingdom. As soon as we started driving, it started pouring. We knew the weather was going to be bad all day but when you're at Disney, you just power through! (afterall, you've already paid to be there!)

We got our ponchos on and trudged through! The first stop was the Dinosaur ride - this is the one that last time we went, Brayden came running off screaming he would NEVER do that again. Well, he ate his words and actually wanted to do it this time. Since Rick and him did it before, I chose to go with  him and Ella. Whoa, let me tell you, that ride is pretty terrifying and I found myself screaming and just wanting it to be over - our faces are pretty funny in this pic, we're in the last row

After that, the rain held off for a little so we went to Dinoland and rode on the Triceratops and Rick & Brayden did some coaster - from there it was raining again and we headed to our next scheduled FP+ which was It's Tough to Be a Bug show - thankfully it was inside and out of the rain. That was so fun but there was a part that was a little scary for the girls.

Next we headed to go on the Safari which is a must do!! It was still raining but not terrible

Any time we saw a break in the weather, we would ditch the ponchos and take some pics - when you buy the Memory Maker you want to make it worth it!!



 Avery was always posing for our pics, she would never just stand - which is perfectly fine with me, it suits her personality much better :)

From the safari, we grabbed some food then it was time to watch the Finding Nemo show. That was super fun and cute and the kids loved it. At the end all these bubbles come out from the ceiling and the kids danced around in them.

In our original plan, we were going to leave after that, but since the weather sucked and we couldn't go back and swim, we found other stuff to do.  We grabbed a drink and the kids just hung out for a little then we got in line to meet Pocahontas - while me and the girls were waiting, we saw a FP+ open up for Everest so Rick and Brayden headed there. They didn't care if they missed Pocahontas but it ended up they made it in time.



 The hubs got so many compliments on his shirt :)


We headed back to the hotel and relaxed, showered, then went out to a nice dinner in our hotel. The food was soooooo good!

And then we hit the hay because it was a looooong and fun day!

I'll be back tomorrow with our last day!

*linking up with Lindsays Sweet World & Our Pretty Little Girls


  1. Looks like a really fun day despite the rain. We didn't go to the Polynesian when we went, I will have to remember that breakfast when we go someday! xoxo ERIN

  2. Love that you made the most of it even with the bad weather. Emily squealed looking at the photos too :D!

  3. Despite the bad weather, I love that you made the most of the day!

  4. Coming home from Disney is the worst transition back to the real world! Disney is such a magical place! Praying it gets easier for you! It’s funny you say that the kids wanted to sleep at Disney. Mason was so hard to wake up each day! He was pure exhausted and would be so crabby in the mornings. I’m like Dude, we are at DISNEY! Wake up and be happy! Haha. That breakfast sounds amazing!! Animal Kingdom was our favorite park. And Dinosaur was our favorite ride! So much fun. What an incredible day!

  5. I am so glad you enjoyed Ohana's breakfast!! That was one of my favs and definitely a top on the list for when we go back. I feel like it always rains at least a few times in Disney. It looks like you all had so much fun still!! Beautifully Candid

  6. OMG Rick's shirt!!!! Brian needs that for our trip! Where on earth did you find that?

  7. I have never been on the dinosaur ride. My kids said they don't want to go to animal kingdom when we're there in June. I'm not sure if I agree or not. It has some fun things! What are those elephants doing btw? :)

  8. Day 5 would've been one of my favorites too!

  9. Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch is one of our all time favorite Disney memories; the fun, the juice, those sweet roasted fries... YUM! We try to eat at Ohana on every trip. Their dinners are amazing too. Looks like such a fun day.

  10. Animal Kingdom is one of my favorites - specifically because of the safari! So neat!