Category: Animal Kingdom

Trip Report January 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 of our January 2016 trip started in Animal Kingdom.  We had an easy drive of less than 15 minutes and were in one of the first few rows of parking.  It took about 20 minutes from parking to entering the Kilimanjaro Safari Fastpass line.  We had an excellent crisp early morning safari with…
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Joy and Sadness in Epcot

Indoor Walt Disney World Character Meet and Greets

Visiting Walt Disney World in Florida is usually an adventure dealing with weather. Whether it’s 95 degrees and humid, raining buckets, or cold enough to frost the windows, you may search out indoor activities. I prefer indoor character meet and greets not just for the character experience itself, but also for the more comfortable queue.…
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Disney Recruits Rockwork Specialist for Avatar

A few days ago we broke the news that Disney currently has contractors putting together preliminary budgets for the much anticipated – and highly doubted – World of Avatar project for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. To further solidify the rumor that the Avatar project may indeed come to fruition, we understand that Disney has recruited Zsolt…
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Is the World of Avatar Finally Coming to Animal Kingdom?

It appears that the Avatar franchise will very likely make its way into Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World. A partnership between James Cameron and Disney was announced last September, but then things fell silent.  There were a couple mentions at Disney events and shareholder meetings, but not much more than “we’re…
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Avatar Project No More?

It’s being reported online by IGN that there may be some indefinite delays in future Avatar projects – including movies and theme park additions. In June, James Cameron announced that he would shoot the next three Avatar movies at one time.  According to IGN, Indie Wire is reporting that Avatar 4 will not be part…
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Scene Change Coming to Kilimanjaro Safaris

This fall, guests will see a new habitat toward the end of the Kilimanjaro Safari ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The attraction, which carries guests in safari jeeps around a 100 acre savannah, currently features 34 species of animals. Along the trip, guests follow a story line of poachers capturing “Little Red”, an elephant. This…
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Animal Kingdom Hours Increased for March

The operating hours for Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been increased for most days in March. On average, park operations have been extended by 2 hours on most days, with the majority of days having 8:00pm closings. March 2011 is the first month to not have any evening Extra Magic Hours, so perhaps the extended standard…
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Wild Africa Trek Begins This Sunday

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Navigating a rickety footbridge suspended over a river chasm can be a white-knuckle experience. For explorers on an all-new Disney adventure, what lurks below their bridge may quicken their step to get to the other side: crocodiles! A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and…
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Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Animal Kingdom

Check out some of the amazing behind-the-scenes tours offered at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Backstage Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (8:30 am – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 3 Hours) Guests are invited to find out what happens behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. During…
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Wild Africa Trek Debuts at Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Navigating a rickety footbridge over a river chasm can be dicey enough for explorers. In an all-new Disney adventure, what lurks below that bridge may quicken their step to get to the other side: Crocodiles! A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and other thrills…
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New Animal on the Safari

Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now home to five male Addax. The African antelope are critically endangered in the wild, with fewer than 300 remaining in their native habitats between Niger and western Chad. The herd should be appearing regularly on the safari now. You can identify them by their long corkscrew shaped…
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Camp Kidani Discontinued at Animal Kingdom

Camp Kidani at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is being discontinued beginning October 1, 2010.  Camp Kidani is a 2-hour childrens activity session that can be purchased for $30. Something will likely replace it, and details are expected in the next couple of months.

New Animal Kingdom Trekking Experience

During yesterday’s announcements, Disney offered a few details on the new trekking experience coming soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They’ve released some concept “art” (see below) of the trek which shows a close-up experience with the hippos, and a look at the observation station on the savannah. The two areas shown in the concept art…
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Restaurantosaurus Gets a New Menu

The quick service restaurant in Animal Kingdom’s Dinoland USA, which is aptly and annoyingly named Restaurantosaurus, added a few menu items this week. If you’ve ever eaten there, you might know that they serve  burgers and chicken nuggets that taste and look suspiciously like McDonald’s versions. That’s because they are McDonald’s food. They also serve…
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New Trekking Adventures at Animal Kingdom

If you’ve ever wanted to venture off the beaten path and farther into the Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition savannah, you’ll have a chance later this year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be offering a new, immersive experience that’ll take a small group of Guests on personalized, guided treks along some unexplored areas of the Harambe…
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