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The Dibb made me do it Day 21 - A quiet start and a magical end.

So, today is our last full day, and I really wanted to try the breakfast at Saana that we missed yesterday, so I made everyone get up and dressed by 9:30 so we could get down to breakfast before it closed. It was worth making the effort, as it was really good. This is a full service restaurant at night but as there is no quick service at Kidani, they do a quick service breakfast in the restaurant. Its nicer than a quick service, you order at a till but they bring the food out to you on proper plates, and you sit in the restaurant with a view of the animals.

We had a little bird (a crane I think) who kept visiting us at our window. He obviously wanted some breakfast. I think he was admiring himself in the reflection.

We enjoyed our breakfast, and then walked out onto the viewing area to take a look at the animals. I dont think Kidani is as impressive as Jambo House (the main Animal Kingdom Lodge building) but I liked the viewing area, it seemed like you could get closer to the animals.


After our breakfast, we caught the bus to Disney Springs. We just wanted a relaxing sort of a last day as its been pretty hectic, and the girls still had some spending money to spend. The bus from Kidani took exactly 20 minutes which probably isnt too bad if you have a seat, but we seem to have been standing for every journey to and from Kidani and this was no exception. You get dropped off right in the middle of Disney Springs by all the new shops. We had a wander around and looked , and I saw the large Coca Cola shop, we we wandered in here and took a look around. I drink a lot of Coke but I dont really need clothing or gadgets with the logo on. I wanted to go up to the roof and see the view from the bar though. Up there, we saw they did these drink samplers, you could either get 16 drinks from around the World, or 8 float drinks. I asked the waitress and she said some of the around the World drinks were interesting, and it included Beverley which we know we dont like, so we decided to try the floats, which are all typical american drinks, but still unusual to us.

We liked some of them, but definitely werent keen on Root Beer or Pibb, and Molly really didnt like Grape Soda!

After our drinks, we walked back through the shops. Molly wanted to look in Mac, so we popped in there and she saw a palette she wanted to buy. The sales person offered to do her a makeover demonstration with it so she would know how to use it. He was really good, telling her to use tornadoes and wind-screen wiper motions when doing her eyes, and he didnt try and sell her any more products which I appreciated.

After Mollys makeover, Katie had one as well.

They both looked lovely when he was finished.

After our trip to Mac, we took a look in Uniqlo which is a massive shop that sells lots of clothes including a large Disney section. There Disney stuff is much much cheaper than the Disney store, so worth a look.
We came out of Uniqlo and took a bathroom break, while we were waiting a castmember told Katie to look in D-Living at the new ears they were doing with interchangable bows. We walked over and took a look but we thought they were a bit pricey. Its $30 for the starter set and then $15 for each new bow.
Some of the bows were very cool though


We kept walking around the shops, through the Disney Store (air conditioning!), I had a look in Basin, and we admired the swarovski and then we ended up at D-Tech, where Molly chose a phone case for her birthday and Katie bought herself one. They have both got iPhone 5s, and none of the stores were stocking phone cases for iPhone 5s, but you can have one printed in D-Tech. They arent cheap, but I know Molly really wanted one as we have looked for a phone case in every store both this year and last year in Paris.

We had to wait 20 minutes for them to be printed, so it was time for lunch. I had been wanting to eat at Wolfgang Puck Express all week ,and had an voucher, so thats where we went. I noticed in the queue that the voucher had actually expired, but luckily the cast member agreed to honor it anyway.
We had a pizza and a cobb salad to share. Our Cobb Salad was delicious and the girls seemed happy with their pizza.

After our lunch we went back to collect the phone cases and walked back to the bus stop.
We passed the bakery and I had real wanted to try it but we hadn't managed it yet. We decided to get some to bring back to our room

This place is amazing. It was so hard to choose. I was particularly impressed with the way they taped each base down so they didn't move at all and were still perfect back in the hotel room.
We caught the bus (does Animal Kingdom lodge always have the furthest bus stop) and we were excited to get a seat!
Back in the room we enjoyed our cakes and then turned our attention to packing. .



We had had a poor view of the fireworks earlier in the trip so we decided to go to Magic Kingdom just for the fireworks. We got the bus from Kidani. It takes about 20 minutes and we had to stand. Every time we have caught a bus to or from Kidani we have had to stand.
We get to the park just before 8 and walk straight upto the hub. We only have one goal in mind and that's a decent view of the fireworks. We find a lot of people sitting on the ground in front of the Partner statue. I tried to get a spot to sit on a walk but apparently a lady's bag was more important and she refused to let me sit down.
I was a bit frustrated but sat on the ground. 5 minutes later someone pushed through with an enormous pushchair and parked it in front of Molly. I was thinking there is no point as we still aren't going to be able to see.
The girls played Heads up and we sat and waited until about 10 to 9 when everyone started to stand up. I deduced that there would be more space along the fence when people stood and so we headed that way and a lovely family who had seen us waiting made some space so we all ended up with a good view.
Watching from up close is a totally different experience. The projections are amazing and very detailed. You need to be quite close to get the full effect.

The tree didn't cause too much of an obstruction.

I didn't take loads of photos as I like to watch but we got a couple. It was just amazing.
Katie of course cried. Which is the real seal of approval.
After the fireworks I was hanging back for the crowds to leave when a cast member mentioned there was another projection show on. Once upon a time.
The crowds were much lighter now and we had no trouble with a view of it.
I think I liked this even more. It was Disney stories told by Mrs Potts to Chip. Really amazing animation.

After the show we were trying to take a selfie. And someone offered to take an actual photo of us which was really nice.
We left the hub and walked over to the Tangled bathroom to get a photo but they had closed the queue. I took my own but it's not very good.

We then slowly walked out of the park. Saying goodbye to Magic Kingdom. I think it will be a while before we are back.
We got to the bus stop and we're thrilled to be told we couldn't get on the bus as we knew it meant we'd be the first people on the next bus and get a seat!
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Ooo some delicious looking food today, a lovely end to your trip.
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Can't wait to try that cake shop now. That lemon one looked delicious. Last fireworks is always sad. The breakfast at Saana also looked really good. Another great day.
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Glad you go to see the fireworks properly. The photo of your 2 daughter's near the end is really lovely.
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Beautiful cakes. Hope they tasted as good as they looked.
They did not disappoint. The Mickey ones were large, 2 could have shared. I managed to finish my Key Lime Pie all by myself
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Lovely day, wow those cakes look amazing!
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Lovely photos of the fireworks. A lovely relaxing last day.
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