Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

Sanaa Inspired Butter Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

Sanaa Inspired Butter Chicken Instant Pot Recipe 1 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 5 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 7 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? 11 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 14 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

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018 16 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

Club 33 at WDW 17 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

Couples Can Now Say ‘I Do’ in front of Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 19 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

The Festival of the Lion King 20 “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

DinoLand Meet & Greet 24 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

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

A December to Remember Part 4 – Christmas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 25 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