Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

What’s The Mysterious Island in Bay Lake?

Walt Disney World is made up of about 25,000 acres. While not every acre is currently being utilized (a good portion is reserved for conservation and wetlands), it’s safe to say that Disney World is big. Very big. Over the 47 years the resort has been open, attractions have come and gone, buildings built and buildings removed. With such an expansive area under the Disney name, there are many abandoned areas that 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

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018

Planning a trip and want to know whether any rides are scheduled to be closed during your visit? We’ve got the updated list of attractions that are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment. We do try to keep the information accurate, but please know that Disney is subject to change at any time. Magic Kingdom Stitch’s Great Escape – unknown if it will return Liberty Square Riverboat – scheduled t Continue Reading

Club 33 at WDW

For years, rumors have swirled around about a Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World. The private, members-only club has its only location in Disneyland, discreetly located above Café Orleans and The French Market. It is one of the most exclusive 5-star restaurants in the world. Membership is limited, with no available memberships at times, and comes with a hefty price tag. Now those rumors can finally be put to rest Continue Reading

Couples Can Now Say ‘I Do’ in front of Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons makes dreams come true at Walt Disney World Resort The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest romantic venue available to happy couples looking to “tie the knot” at Walt Disney World Resort. With magical locations inside theme parks and across the resort, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings &Honeymoons make that special day truly unforgettable. Ne Continue Reading

The Festival of the Lion King

“IT IS TIME!!!!!”  These words give me chills every time I hear them at the beginning of my favorite show, The Festival of the Lion King at Animal Kingdom.   The power and energy of this show brings out every emotion in me and my whole family. The show is located in the Harambe Theatre in Africa at Animal Kingdom.  The theater is a good size and there’s not a bad seat in the house.  Everything happens on Continue Reading

DinoLand Meet & Greet

Since the closing of Camp Minnie-Mickey in 2014 to make room for Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the lack of character meet-and-greets for guests has been apparent. That’s all about to change thanks to a new storyline featuring our favorite duck. According to Mark Renfrow, show director with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, “Donald just found out that he’s a descendant of dinosaurs. He’s thrilled!” Continue Reading

Becoming A Disney Fan

Re-post By guest blogger Carrie Rings I am an Ohioan living in Florida. Thanks to a transfer from his job, my husband and I along with our two daughters aged 18 and 20, packed up all our belongings and relocated to the Sunshine State. The first two months were like we were on vacation. We rented a second-floor condo overlooking the water and we went to the beach and pool often. Nothing helped soothe my anxiety of Continue Reading

A December to Remember Part 4 – Christmas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Jambo my friends! Christmas is literally days away, and I hope you’re feeling festive. The December to remember blog series comes to a close with a park and a lodge that is off the beaten path; Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge. Although this park doesn’t decorate extensively, what you will find when you visit is a wonderful signature Christmas tree at the front of the park with wooden ornament masks repr Continue Reading

Guests Climb the Tree Of Life

We all remember the story of the intoxicated man trying to climb the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot a few years ago. Well, some new park-goers have upped the game, so to speak. On Sunday at Animal Kingdom, 4 men took it upon themselves to attempt to climb the Tree of Life! They made it about a third of the way up the 145-foot tall tree before park security showed up and apprehended them. Punishment at this time is unknow Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Holiday Specials Taping Schedule

Re-posting in case you missed it! Good information to know! Last week, we got word that Disney will begin taping their holiday specials in November and December. These specials will air closer to Christmas. Here is the latest schedule we received. Times and dates are subject to change. Friday, November 3rd – Hollywood Studios Saturday, November 4th – Animal Kingdom Sunday, November 5th – Tuesday, November 7 Continue Reading