Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

This Just In! The New Potty Pass in Pandora

This Just In! The New Potty Pass in Pandora 1 There is nothing better than the first time you walk into Pandora and see the floating mountains in front of you.  The sights, the sounds, it’s all so incredible to see.  The excitement builds as you get to Flight of Passage.  You’ve heard about this attraction, but now it’s your turn to ride.  Unfortunately you did not score a Fast Pass so off you go into the Standby line.  The wait time is Continue Reading

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Jabari the Giraffe Calf

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Jabari the Giraffe Calf 4 There’s a new addition to the herd on Kilamanjaro Safari!  Please welcome Jabari the newest giraffe calf! Jabari was born on January 14th and is about 2 months old now.  According to Disney Parks Blog he has a heart shape on his neck which makes him stand out in the crowd.  The male Masai giraffe calf is very bold, curious and courageous which is why they named him  Jabari.  Jabari  means “brave one Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increase

Walt Disney World Ticket Price Increase 6 If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, you may be paying more than you expected. Walt Disney World raised their ticket prices on Tuesday, increasing the cost of ticket prices during peak seasons, such as Christmas.   The new pricing is aimed to reduce crowd sizes on the busiest days at the park. One-day tickets now range between $109-$159 depending on the day and one-day park hoppers will now cost betwe Continue Reading

Disney Refurbishment Schedule

Disney Refurbishment Schedule 8 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 Walt Disney World Railroad – December Continue Reading

New Photo Ops and Merchandise at Animal Kingdom

New Photo Ops and Merchandise at Animal Kingdom 9 We stopped by Animal Kingdom to check out the new Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party and while on our visit we found two new photo ops for The Lion King. First up is this Lion King photo op that you can find just past security before entering the park. Step inside the frame for a beautiful photo.  Disney PhotoPass is there ready to snap a great family photo. The next photo op you can find just past the gift shops o Continue Reading

Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party at Animal Kingdom #nowmorethanever

Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party at Animal Kingdom #nowmorethanever 19 Animal Kingdom has a new entertainment offering and we headed over this weekend to check it out.  Hakuna Matata Time is a dance party taking place over at the Discovery Island stage.  This is a fun dance party featuring a Caribbean-style street band and dancers; as well as a DJ that comes to keep the party going.     We were greeted by Timon and Rafiki showing us all their dance moves. Lot’s Continue Reading

Sanaa Inspired Butter Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

Sanaa Inspired Butter Chicken Instant Pot Recipe 28 Happy Thursday Main Streeters. Welcome Back! In an effort to stick to our healthy resolutions, we over here at TMSM have been trying out some recipes in the instant pot cooker. If you aren’t familiar with what that is, it’s like a crock pot and a pressure cooker had a baby to help you cut down on your cooking time and serve flavorful meals. This got me thinking, what Disney dishes can I cook in the inst Continue Reading

Becoming A Disney Fan

Becoming A Disney Fan 32 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

Turkey Time at Disney Parks

Turkey Time at Disney Parks 34 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

What’s The Mysterious Island in Bay Lake?

What's The Mysterious Island in Bay Lake? 38 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

Goodbye Rafiki's Planet Watch 41 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