Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

Holiday Decor at Animal Kingdom

The one thing I love about the holidays at Walt Disney World is that each park and resort have a different spin on the decor.  It’s not like each park and resort has the same tree and the same style of decorations.  They are all so different.  Yesterday we went to Animal Kingdom to see the decorations and to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s 90th Birthday. You can’t miss the tree when you go thro Continue Reading

Turkey Time at Disney Parks

The parks may be decorated with the most festive of Christmas decorations, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss a traditional Thanksgiving meal while visiting Disney Parks. All Disney dining is open on Thanksgiving Day, and a select few of sit down restaurants offer traditional Thanksgiving fare with all of the stuffing your heart desires. You will want to check the My Disney Experience app to find availability Continue Reading

Go Wild this Fall with Magic Shots at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: mkilwein If you’re looking for photo opportunities at Walt Disney World Resort that celebrate this time of year, Disney PhotoPass Service has you covered! I’ve already shared information about the fall-themed virtual backdrops available at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs and the photo opportunities offered exclusively during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Hallo Continue Reading

Goodbye Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Rafiki’s Planet Watch, the popular attraction in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, will soon end. Rumors have swirled for years about its closing, and although it was thought to be placed on a seasonal schedule, we are hearing that it’s now finally being closed permanently. On the Walt Disney World website, hours for Rafiki’s Planet Watch go through September 29th, but hours beyond that aren Continue Reading

Take a Ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris

  What is the first thing you think of when you think about Animal Kingdom? For me it’s the animals and what better way to see all kinds of animals than on Kilimanjaro Safaris. I find riding later in the day provides the best viewing of all the animals.  Especially during the summer months, the animals tend to hide during the day and come out when the sun is going down. This past weekend we rode around 6:3 Continue Reading

TIME Magazine Recognizes Pandora – The World of Avatar as Best of the Best

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Anyone who has ever journeyed to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom knows how unique and awesome it is. Where else can you soar on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent rainforest or walk under mystical floating mountains? It’s no wonder Pandora instantly became a must-do experience when it opened at Walt Disney Worl Continue Reading

Cast Members Wear Their Hearts on Their Sleeves with New Animal Kingdom Costumes

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Scott Terrell If you’ve visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom since the park’s 20th anniversary earlier this year, you may have noticed a colorful new addition. Many cast members in the park are wearing new costumes that highlight some of the threatened and endangered species Disney is working hard to support in the wild. The costume’s intricate mosaic designs are beaut Continue Reading

Caring for Giants – an Enchanting Extras Collection Tour

Happy Thursday Main Streeters! I hope you all tuned in this past Monday to watch Michele and John (aka Panda) talk about some upcoming tours they got to preview during the Christmas in July media event. It seems tours are the hidden gems of Disney experiences, but here at The Main Street Mouse, we aim to give you all the greatest information to make your Disney trip memorable. Last week, I covered the Backstage Mag Continue Reading

TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living – Dig a Little Deeper

Happy Wednesday Main Streeters! It’s time for our weekly check in, and we have a lot of catching up to do! Let’s get right to it! The last time we chatted, I was just coming down off of my Toy Story Land high, for lack of a better way to describe it. I was so excited that I got to cover the media events for the new area, then was equally happy to get to bring my family there after the fact. Having a ne Continue Reading

New Babies at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Visitors to Animal Kingdom will soon see two new faces roaming the grasslands of the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction! In the past two weeks, two female Grevy’s zebra foals have been born at Walt Disney World! Grevy’s zebras, also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest living and the most endangered species of zebra, with only around 2,500 alive in the world today according to Scott Terrell, the director of a Continue Reading

Eight Ways To Celebrate During Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary Party for the Planet Celebration

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michelle Baumann Earth Day, April 22, is right around the corner and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a big way. Starting this Sunday, park guests can join in extra-special festivities with an enriching Party for the Planet celebration that runs April 22-May 5. Here are the top things you need to check out during Party for the Planet at Disn Continue Reading