|The Tree of Life|
I got to the park about 10 minutes after my friend, instead of trying to rush to catch up, I took a leisurely stroll back to the Safari (I mean, after all, I can just head up any time!) I grabbed an apple from a cart by the safari and waited for them to finish.
When they were off, it was breakfast time! We headed over to Pizzafari for breakfast. They had a few different options on the menu, including a breakfast panini. Some of the others in our group got it and it looked delicious! I wound up going with the spinach and goat cheese firttata:
It wasn't entirely what I was expecting. I was expecting a slice for some reason, not something that looked like a muffin. As you can see, it also came with potatoes and salsa. The frittata itself was okay...the flavors were there, but the goat cheese was dry instead of creamy and rich, so the texture was a bit off for me. The potatoes surprised me, the flavor on them was spot on and delicious! So it was a decent stop for breakfast, but I'd probably try something besides the frittata next time.
After breakfast we decided to head over to Camp Minnie Mickey to see the Festival of the Lion King. We were there early, which meant only one thing: time to meet Mickey Mouse! I'm glad the group I was with embraced their inner child. When it was our turn, the one girl we were with handed her camera to the cast member and asked him to take a picture. He then proceeded to wait for her to go up and held the rest of us back....not what she intended at all! She was confused as to why we weren't joining her in the picture! Luckily, the cast member allowed the rest of us to join her. And as we were leaving I grabbed a picture of the head cheese himself!
It was then time to head into the theater for the show. It's easily my favorite stage show at WDW. We then headed over to Everest, where the single rider line was our friend! The rest of the morning was spent checking out animals and soaking up the atmosphere.
|Pulled Pork, Coleslaw - Flame Tree BBQ|
One of the others had the BBQ chicken salad. I was thinking about getting it, but we had salads for dinner that night, so I'm glad I didn't! She said it was really tasty. The chicken was sliced thin, so there was a lot of chicken in it.
All in all, I still think Flame Tree BBQ is a great choice if you're at Animal Kingdom, and there is lots of shady seating!
I'm so glad I had an opportunity to go up and meet my friend. I haven't seen her since graduating, so it was a nice chance to reconnect. As much as I enjoy going to Disney by myself, it's great to be able to head up and enjoy the parks with others too!