Before the park opened to the public, Bert’s Big Adventure kicked off the day with an exclusive ride on the Animal Kingdom Kilimanjaro Safaris! Our group encountered lions and crocodiles and elephants … oh my! The expedition brought on our appetites, so we headed to a private group breakfast at Restaurantosaurus. There we were joined by lively and interactive circus performers! After breakfast, the group headed to watch the Broadway-style show, Festival of the Lion King!  The rest of the afternoon was spent riding roller coasters and exploring other Disney parks. At the end of 2019, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opened at Hollywood Studios and our families loved getting to experience all of the new entertainment options!

That evening, we all met back up for dinner at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort! Just as we were finishing a delicious Florida-inspired meal, we had a few surprise guests, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and many more of their pals. The kiddos loved mixing and mingling with so many of their favorites! At the height of the evening’s energy, Bert and Sarge opened an air wall to reveal a surprise (!!!) dance party!

Just when we thought the evening couldn’t get any better, holy moly … LIL NAS X entered the dance party! The kiddos promptly lost their minds, and everyone was on their feet and singing along while the rapper performed his record-breaking hit, “Old Town Road.” He was so kind and thoughtful – arriving with an autographed hat for each kiddo to wear during his performance. In addition, he graciously posed for so many photos and commemorated the evening by having the Bert’s Big Adventure kiddos and siblings sign his hat too! It was an experience to last a lifetime!

We concluded the evening at a decadent dessert party on a gorgeous marina. There we enjoyed decedent desserts and a sundae station while taking in a VIP viewing of a beautiful firework display to cap off a truly perfect day!

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