Tag: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World

| June 30, 2014 | 6 Replies

For many, visiting Walt Disney World during the summer is their only option. Whether you have work obligations or prefer not to take your children out of school, you may find yourself planning a trip during some of the hottest and busiest months of the year. As someone who falls into that category quite often, [...]

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Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| June 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

Last night I had a great time at the first Harambe Nights in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This was an after-hours party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the great Disney movie, The Lion King.  The party is held from 7:00 to 10:30 PM on Saturdays June 7th- August 9, 2014.  It was [...]

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A Theme Park Pet Peeve

A Theme Park Pet Peeve

| May 15, 2014 | 37 Replies

It was a summer afternoon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The heat index had me wondering why on earth we visited this park on that specific day.  It was a very hot 105 degrees.  It would have been 100 degrees, but because it was the Animal Kingdom, add an extra 5 degrees on to the heat [...]

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Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | 7 Replies

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 29 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

| February 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disney Diamond Edition Blu-rays are among the most popular releases in the market for several reasons. First, the Diamond Editions are the “classic” Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. Also, Disney usually takes the time to restore the Diamond Editions for their Blu-ray release [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

| January 17, 2014 | 1 Reply

This year’s edition of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend saw runners from all 50 states and 32 countries try and tackle distances they never thought possible.  For some runners it may have been a 5k (3.1 miles).  For others it may have been their first marathon (26.2 miles), but some runners were looking for [...]

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Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

| November 6, 2013 | 161 Replies

I am thinking about canceling my trip to Walt Disney World because I am so worried that FastPass+ and MagicBands will ruin it. I don’t even like wearing something on my wrist! Disney MagicBands are too confusing. They make a vacation hard. They are rationing out how many rides you can go on now in [...]

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5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| October 28, 2013 | 15 Replies

Whether you agree or disagree about the implementation of AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are advantages for theme park fans.  Anytime Disney puts a little TLC into its theme parks we reap the benefits.   I’ve seen the movie AVATAR and I’m just as shocked as most to see Disney implement this world into [...]

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