(We stayed in All Star Music)
But we were all a little tied and it just felt nice to sleep in and then play in the pool.
Plus, in true Disney fashion, a day in the pool is not just any day in the pool. Everyday they have a pool side activities and games, a pool wide dance party and in the evening they show a movie. You can sit in the pool to watch it or on beach chairs.
You can also get snacks, food and drinks at the hotel cafeteria or at the pool side bar.
Both Rosie and Obi love being in the water and asked every day if they could get in the pool. So they were very happy to be able to spend the whole day in the water.
I was so impressed with Rosie and how confident she got in the water. She went from wanted to be carried to whole time to being so excited that she could touch the bottom on her own.
Here she is on her tippy toes out as far from the steps as she could get. She was so happy.
DisneyFoodBlog.com and this one had rave reviews as a little known gem.
Besides the amazing food, the main draw to this place is the fact that it's right in the middle of an animal preserve with ceiling to floor windows so you can eat your meal with the zebras, giraffes and other African animals.
Rosie loves animals and really enjoyed this place.
While we waited for our table we went out to an outside observation area.
There was a really sweet man out there from Namibia, Africa, to answer all our questions and tell us about each animal.
On a side note, one of my favorite things about being at Disney World are the funny things you see. Like this gruff looking man with his very cute Minnie Mouse purse. OK, so I'm sure it belonged to his daughter, who was also at his table, but I thought it was funny that he was keeping the purse with him.
As we headed back to our car we decided to check out the pool area. I loved our pool at our hotel but the pool at the Animal Kingdom Lodge definitely gave me pool envy.
There was no one else there so we stayed an hour or so and let the kids play in the kid area. I don't know why I didn't think to take pictures.
It was really fun watching the kids play in the foot pools and climb on the giant foam snakes and the rope bridges.
By then we were all very tired and headed back to our hotel to sleep off our amazing day.
Before I went to bed I scheduled a wake up call for the morning from a Disney Character. It's the little things that make everything about Disney so Magical.