Tag Archive: Animal Kingdom

Connect With a Banshee at The Rookery inside Windtraders in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Guests visiting Pandora – The World of Avatar will fly on the back of a mountain banshee at one of its major attractions, Avatar Flight of Passage. Soaring on the back of one of these powerful winged creatures represents an important rite of passage for the Na’vi. Today, I’m thrilled to announce a new way for guests to connect with these animals at The Rookery inside Windtraders, the primary merchandise location on Pandora. Cody Hampton with Disney Parks Merchandise gave me a first look at these new interactive creatures, and…
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FastPass+ for Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests, Special Extra Magic Hours to be Offered

Great news for those of you anxiously counting the days until the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27 – FastPass+ reservations are now open to experience the land’s never-before-seen attractions for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. As you may know, Pandora – The World of Avatar will transport guests to a visually stunning world with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants and more. It’ll also feature two one-of-a-kind attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage, which will allow guests to fly…
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Video: Inside look at Disney’s new Pandora – The World of Avatar

Get a sneak peak of the newest Walt Disney World attraction opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this May. This has been a long debated addition to Walt Disney World, with a lot of people thinking this wouldn’t fit in, especially at Animal Kingdom.  Now we are seeing for the first time, what it will look like.  What are you thoughts, has your opinion changed? WATCH: INSIDE LOOK: Paula Faris takes us behind the scenes of Pandora, the world of Avatar only at Walt Disney World's Disney's Animal Kingdom, opening this…
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Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular

Members and their guests can take a walk on the wild side at the Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park! This complimentary event is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests. Highlights Enjoy an evening of fun and adventure. Read More About Highlights Enjoy an evening of fun and adventure. Event highlights include: Access to select attractions throughout the Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, including Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain and Kilimanjaro Safaris* A DJ dance party Exhilarating entertainment Complimentary cookies, chips…
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Zebra Cakes Animal Kingdom Lodge Giveaway

Wild Adventure Vacation in Orlando, FL. Zebra… Enter for your chance to win an exotic adventure with animals, rides, safaris and more. Brought to you by Little Debbie. Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for four to Disneyworld. The Grand Prize also includes a four night stay in one Standard View room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; four 1-day tickets to EPCOT theme park and four 1-day tickets to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.  The Grand Prize Winner will also have access…
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Authentic Details Bring to Life Pandora — The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  As many of you know, there’s an incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks this summer. And among our latest updates, we also looked further into the future and shared new details on how Pandora – The World of AVATAR will come to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017. Imagineer Joe Rohde and Lightstorm Entertainment film producer Jon Landau shared a quick hint at what to expect in the new 12-acre land inspired by James Cameron’s film “AVATAR” during…
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Opening Date Set for New Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Located in the park’s Discovery Island area, the menu is inspired by the world travels of the park’s creators (Tiffin is the Indian word for a lunchbox used by travelers, and also the word for a mid-day meal). Walt Disney Imagineering describes the interior as “a gallery you can dine in with artwork that is a direct result of travels to Africa, Asia and South America,” with tastes such as Berbere-Spiced Lamb Chop with Mustard Greens, Lentil Stew and Mint Chutney (Africa); Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with Huitlacoche Tamale, Hominy Succotash…
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‘Zootopia’ in a New Exhibit Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll soon be able to explore a new exhibit that goes into some of the behind-the-scenes research that went into the production of Disney’s upcoming comedic adventure “Zootopia.” At Walt Disney Animation Studios, the journey in making films begins with research. In order to create the rich and modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia and its wide variety of animal inhabitants, the filmmakers spent 18 months studying animals and their habitats. Their very first stop was Disney’s Animal Kingdom in March 2014, where they…
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List of attractions that will be closed for refurbishment this spring (WDW)

We know that a lot of you are planning on going to Walt Disney World for Spring break or over the summer.  Make sure that you check the list of attractions that will be closed for refurbishment, so that you are not disappointed while you are there. The list is always changing so make sure to check before you leave.  Not all closures are scheduled, and there are countless reasons why an attraction might suddenly close. Below are the current lists. Magic Kingdom:  Liberty Square Riverboat – August 04, 2015 to…
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