Tag Archives: Animal Kingdom

Attention Florida Residents: Discover Disney Tickets are Back!

Attention Florida Residents: Discover Disney Tickets are Back! 1   From Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. There’s no better way to kick off 2019 than with a Walt Disney World Resort visit – especially if you’re a Florida Resident! Florida Residents can now purchase a 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket for only $175 plus tax for a limited time ($59 per day plus tax), valid for admission to one Continue Reading

Sightings of Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ Reported at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sightings of Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ Reported at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 4 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Shawn Slater Last month, we told you the large and exotic bird known as “Kevin,” from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!,” appeared to be migrating north from Paradise Falls in the direction of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As you can see from this exclusive footage, it looks like she’s been spotted on the park’s Discovery Island! Did you know that one out of five birds – Continue Reading

New Photo Ops and Merchandise at Animal Kingdom

New Photo Ops and Merchandise at Animal Kingdom 5 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 15 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 24 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

Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!” is Headed to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kevin Bird From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Shawn Slater Caw! Caw! Roar! Greetings, fellow Wilderness Explorers. I’m writing with news from a recent expedition to South America. We’ve been tracking the large and exotic bird known as “Kevin” – you might remember her from the Disney•Pixar film “Up!” – and she appears to be migrating north from Paradise Falls, headed in the direction of Disney’s An Continue Reading

Becoming A Disney Fan

Becoming A Disney Fan 28 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

Holiday Decor at Animal Kingdom

Holiday Decor at Animal Kingdom 30 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

What’s The Mysterious Island in Bay Lake?

What's The Mysterious Island in Bay Lake? 42 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

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

Go Wild this Fall with Magic Shots at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 45 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

Goodbye Rafiki's Planet Watch 47 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