Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:36 AM
We went yesterday to AK and I was determined to stay until the end of the parks day (5pm) to see what this was all about, and here is my opinion:
I wouldn't plan to stay until the end of the day just for this...it started at 5:15pm, lasted about 13 min. At the front of the park between Guest Relations and the Stroller rental. The truck that came out during the morning ceremony (safari truck with the characters) comes out with Goofy, Minnie and Donald in safari attire, the truck has a banner that says "Goodnight Aventurers" "We Celebrate You". The only "speaking" part comes from Goofy saying things like "let's have a party and celebrate you" CM's dance around everyone about 4 songs are played, the CM's wave pom-poms and do their best to get people involved in the dancing. The last song, of course, is Celebrate You with a latin twist in the music.
If you happen to catch this as you are leaving it could be a nice experience, other than that I wouldn't wait just to see it.
And now the opening ceremony is with Rafiki, I didn't catch this one because I got there after 9am, and don't know exactly what it entails.
We also did the Picnic at the Park, and really enjoyed it. We ordered in the morning at the bakery window next to Kilamanjaro Safari, quick and easy, gave them a return time for p/u. Got there and they had everything ready for us, it took less than a couple of min for the p/u. Found a nice area in a little side trail where DeVine usually comes out, shaded and quiet. My son had the ham grinder, my daughter had the turkey and I had the chicken wrap, all were good, 2 brownies and a cookie. The brownies were very big and ended up being a snack for later. For the side we choose the potato chip bags, when you pick the chips option each person in the group gets a bag, not like if you pick lets say a macarroni and cheese, there's only one to share between the 3 of you. The bag that it comes is big and will be used on our grocery shopping from now on. We did buy soft drinks because it's the only time when the kids are allowed to drink coke, but the water came in handy later in the day. I completely recommend it.
Por favor mantenganse alejados de las puertas