Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal

Baby News: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Zebra Foal 1 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to thousands of animals, including the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom that’s black and white and cute all over. A Hartmann’s Zebra foal was born early Saturday morning (Mar. 21) to first-time-mom, Heidi… and we Continue Reading

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team

Caring for Animals: Dr. Mark Penning Shares Appreciation for Dedicated Team 4 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning Hello, Disney Parks Blog readers! I wanted to share an update on our beloved wildlife. Although Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily closed, Disney’s Animal Care team is continuing to provide top-notch care to the thousands of animals who roam our savanna and seas. We are diligently following state and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safe Continue Reading

Christmas Pics from Animal Kingdom! #disneyholidays

Christmas Pics from Animal Kingdom! #disneyholidays 5 Yesterday we had our yearly meet up at the Magic Kingdom. There was also a media event at Animal Kingdom to show all the new Christmas festivities that were added this year. Although I couldn’t attend the event, I sent my friend Laurel who works at the radio station that I contribute to, to cover for me. She did an amazing job getting photos of all the new decorations and such, and I wanted to share the coverage Continue Reading

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 18 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jennifer Fickley-Baker Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season will “roar in” the New Year. That’s because Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be open until midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019. Throughout the night, you’ll find special New Year’s Eve-themed food and drinks, while DJs in Asia, Discovery Island an Continue Reading

A Magical New Holiday Experience is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A Magical New Holiday Experience is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom 19 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Shawn Slater This holiday season, guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will find festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land of the park, from DinoLand, U.S.A. to Pandora – The World of Avatar. On Discovery Island at the heart of the park, the magic of the holidays will truly come to life, with incredible experiences both day and night. It all begins Continue Reading

Been There, Haven’t Done That: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for Florida Residents

Been There, Haven’t Done That: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for Florida Residents 20 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Brian Webb Here at Walt Disney World Resort, there’s so much to see and do that you can experience something new each time you visit, especially when you’re a Florida Resident this summer. In this edition, we’ll be focusing on special discoveries at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park where Florida Residents can enjoy the magic of nature with animals and world-clas Continue Reading

New Holiday Festivities Coming this Season to Disney’s Animal Kingdom #disneyholidays

New Holiday Festivities Coming this Season to Disney’s Animal Kingdom #disneyholidays 22 As most of you know, the Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the holiday season in three of its four theme parks. Magic Kingdom has Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot has Festival of the Holidays, and Hollywood Studios has Jingle Bell Jingle BAM & Sunset Seasons Greetings. What about Animal Kingdom? Well, this year Disney is finally adding some Christmas cheer to Animal Kingdom as well. This morning Continue Reading

Seven Must-Try Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Experiences You Can Enjoy At Walt Disney World

Seven Must-Try Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Experiences You Can Enjoy At Walt Disney World 25 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jennifer Fickley-Baker Were you one of the millions of theatergoers who experienced the wonder of Disney’s “The Lion King” on its opening weekend? While the film set soaring box office records, guests have been loving “The Lion King” – and following the heartfelt adventure of Simba and his friends – since the animated version debuted in 1994. But did you kno Continue Reading

Learn to Draw: Simba from ‘The Lion King’ 

Learn to Draw: Simba from ‘The Lion King’  26 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Today, we’re inside Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to continue our special series of “Learn to Draw” videos featuring your favorite Disney characters!  As a tribute to the 1994 animated classic, “The Lion King,” Disney Character Artist Brian James Fichtner joins us from The Animation Experience at Conservation Station with eas Continue Reading

Pandora – World of AVATAR Like You’ve Never Heard or Seen Before

Pandora – World of AVATAR Like You’ve Never Heard or Seen Before 27 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Magical, beautiful and magnificent are a few words describing what you are about to experience when you watch the video below. Known for their musical performances at iconic locations around the world, The Piano Guys recently traveled to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort to perform one of the most recognizable songs from the movie Av Continue Reading

Special Edition Plush Supporting The Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) Now Available At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Special Edition Plush Supporting The Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) Now Available At Disney’s Animal Kingdom 28 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith To celebrate the release of the upcoming groundbreaking feature film, Disney’s “The Lion King,” The Walt Disney Company is launching a global campaign to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions. The campaign will support the Lion Recovery Fund and its partners to help advance conservation across Africa, including the goal to double the number of lion Continue Reading
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