Tuesday March 26th 2019
I got a late start this morning. It took the noise of my neighbor preparing to leave to wake me up this morning. My original plan was to start the day at the Animal Kingdom to see the animals when they are the most active, but I slept through the required 8AM departure.
My modified day consisted of a bike ride around the campground this morning with a visit to EPCOT finishing off the day. After lunch I left the campground bound for the Animal Kingdom Lodge to at least get a few animal sightings in today. I saw Roan Antelope and Zebra in the compound behind the lodge this afternoon. The bus to EPCOT from the Animal Kingdom Lodge got me to EPCOT at 3:30. It was a little earlier than I had planned. My first FastPass wasn’t until 5:10PM. I visited some of the attractions with shorter stand-by times and wandered around taking pictures of the topiaries. The Disney horticulturists really go all out creating and maintaining the topiaries for the International Flower and Garden Festival.
I finished my afternoon and evening at EPCOT with a FastPass to the prime Illuminations viewing area. The sectioned off area at the entrance to the World Showcase gives a front and center view of the action on the lagoon and in the sky above. This will probably be my last time viewing Illuminations. The show will end this summer. A temporary fireworks show is scheduled to replace it for a year or so while a new elaborate show is built.