Tag: Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| June 1, 2014 | 9 Replies

Today was an exciting day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The Festival of the Lion King has reopened in a new building in the Harambe area. The show building is located behind the Tusker House restaurant.

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Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

Saying Farewell to Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

| March 24, 2014 | 11 Replies

I love the parades at Walt Disney World. Growing up, they were always factored into our touring plans for each and every trip. One of my favorites was Aladdin’s Royal Caravan parade over at Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios) from the early 90s. It featured a 26-foot tall giant Genie balloon, dozens [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks

A Brit’s Perspective – Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks

| March 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

Whether its your first time or fiftieth time planning a trip to Orlando deciding upon the time of year can radically change your experience at the parks. Spring, summer, autumn and winter each bring unique events, weather, crowd levels and offers. In this blog post we will take a look at the different seasons and [...]

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FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| December 18, 2013 | 6 Replies

Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World started a test of the FastPass+ today. Offsite and onsite guests will be able to make their FastPass+ selections at kiosks throughout the park.  This is the first test where offsite guests to Walt Disney World are able to participate.  

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First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

| October 13, 2013 | 25 Replies

Last night, news broke online regarding the latest in plans for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced details at the first ever D23 Expo in Japan of both an AVATAR Land and nighttime entertainment for the park. Although the creative partnership between AVATAR’s director, James Cameron, and [...]

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A Rainbow of Colorful Merchandise at Walt Disney World

A Rainbow of Colorful Merchandise at Walt Disney World

| June 1, 2013 | 2 Replies

Walt Disney World has always been colorful. Everything from the shows to the shops to the eateries are decked out in bright hues that appeal to the eyes of both young and old. As the weather gets warmer and summer officially begins, this is becoming even more prominent in the parks. Over the past few [...]

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Animal Kingdom’s 15th Anniversary

Animal Kingdom’s 15th Anniversary

| April 21, 2013 | 5 Replies

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 15th anniversary takes place on Monday, April 22nd and The DIS will be covering the morning’s events live from within the park! Here is the schedule and special offerings for the day: Josh D’Amaro, Vice President of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, will speak [...]

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Staying Safe at Walt Disney World – Tips for You & Your Family

Staying Safe at Walt Disney World – Tips for You & Your Family

| March 12, 2013 | 7 Replies

After countless hours and hundreds of dollars spent, the last thing that anyone wants to experience while on a Disney vacation is getting harmed. Many of us fall prey to the illusion of being inside the “Disney bubble,” where bad things could never happen. However, it’s important to keep in mind that, just like in [...]

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