Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

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 1 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 2 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 12 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

Holiday Decor at Animal Kingdom

Holiday Decor at Animal Kingdom 21 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

Turkey Time at Disney Parks

Turkey Time at Disney Parks 33 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

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

Go Wild this Fall with Magic Shots at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 37 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 39 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

Take a Ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris

Take a Ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris 41   What is the first thing you think of when you think about Animal Kingdom? For me it’s the animals and what better way to see all kinds of animals than on Kilimanjaro Safaris. I find riding later in the day provides the best viewing of all the animals.  Especially during the summer months, the animals tend to hide during the day and come out when the sun is going down. This past weekend we rode around 6:3 Continue Reading

TIME Magazine Recognizes Pandora – The World of Avatar as Best of the Best

TIME Magazine Recognizes Pandora – The World of Avatar as Best of the Best 52 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith Anyone who has ever journeyed to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom knows how unique and awesome it is. Where else can you soar on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent rainforest or walk under mystical floating mountains? It’s no wonder Pandora instantly became a must-do experience when it opened at Walt Disney Worl Continue Reading

Cast Members Wear Their Hearts on Their Sleeves with New Animal Kingdom Costumes

Cast Members Wear Their Hearts on Their Sleeves with New Animal Kingdom Costumes 54 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Scott Terrell If you’ve visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom since the park’s 20th anniversary earlier this year, you may have noticed a colorful new addition. Many cast members in the park are wearing new costumes that highlight some of the threatened and endangered species Disney is working hard to support in the wild. The costume’s intricate mosaic designs are beaut Continue Reading

Caring for Giants – an Enchanting Extras Collection Tour

Caring for Giants – an Enchanting Extras Collection Tour 56 Happy Thursday Main Streeters! I hope you all tuned in this past Monday to watch Michele and John (aka Panda) talk about some upcoming tours they got to preview during the Christmas in July media event. It seems tours are the hidden gems of Disney experiences, but here at The Main Street Mouse, we aim to give you all the greatest information to make your Disney trip memorable. Last week, I covered the Backstage Mag Continue Reading
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