Category Archives: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Adam Roth’s 1/20/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot on Friday and has some noteworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: One of the rock arches is being rebuilt in the Oasis Major reconstruction Could we refurb this please? This water fits the theme, but it is disgusting… Waterfalls running... Continue Reading

CONFIRMED: President Obama Coming to Walt Disney World!

Something HUGE is going to happen at Walt Disney World this week and in response Disney is preparing with some major entertainment changes. The following information was sent to cast members today: Due to an event this week, please ensure Cast Members are aware of the information attached regarding updated operating information for this week. Note... Continue Reading

Adam Roth’s 12/20/11 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot on Tuesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: The steam is on at Everest Pretty… No bird :( He’s there… Apparently it’s catching on… Primeval Whirl re-opened from a LONG refurbishment back in October... Continue Reading

Rafiki’s Planet Watch To Become The Planet Pandora?

Since the announcement of the AVATAR-land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there has been speculation as to where the it would go. Would Camp Minnie-Mickey finally be bulldozed, making use of the land once meant for Beastly Kingdom? Was the expansion plot behind Asia where the Nav’i would call home? We may finally have an... Continue Reading

Cameron Visits Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Preparation of AVATAR-Land

From Thomas Smith on the Disney Parks Blog: As work continues to bring the epic fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks, filmmaker James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment producing partner Jon Landau explored Disney’s Animal Kingdom yesterday with Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Imagineer Joe Rohde. “Getting the chance to roll... Continue Reading

More Details on Disney Parks & AVATAR Deal

From D23: 09.20.11 – The new long-term agreement will bring Avatar-themed lands to Disney parks, with the first at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Disney plans to build the first Avatar-themed land at Walt Disney World, within the Animal Kingdom park. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment... Continue Reading

The Mayor’s 8/31/11-9/7/11 Trip Report

While Tom is still down in WDW at the Florida Project event. The Mayor Justin Heyman has returned from his trip and brought back some photos and news to share with us (including a look at a new stroller parking test at the Magic Kingdom): Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater still has little to... Continue Reading

Full Schedule: Walt Disney World Celebrates July 4th, 2011!

In case you were wondering what Walt Disney World will be doing to celebrate the 4th of July… LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort will pixie dust the night skies July 4 with special pyrotechnic shows, including a patriotic display at Magic Kingdom, a rock’n’roll spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a... Continue Reading

Animal Kingdom Tests “Truckosaurous” Dance Party

With the success of the Club 626 Dance Party in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney Imagineering has decided to test a similar concept at Animal Kingdom. The Truckosaurous dance party with DJ Dino-mite began its test run on Sunday and will continue daily through Thursday from 4-8PM in the Dinoland/Dino-Rama area accross from... Continue Reading

New Experince Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There is a new immersive experience heading to Animal Kingdom, from the Disney Parks Blog: If you’ve ever wanted to venture off the beaten path and farther into the Kilimanjaro Safaris Expeditionsavannah, you’ll have a chance later this year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be offering a new, immersive experience that’ll take a small... Continue Reading

Night Kingdom Scaled Back to Jungle Trek???

Our good friend Jim Hill over at Jim Hill Media is now reporting that the Night Kingdom project (a fifth park for the Walt Disney World Resort that would only operate during the evenings, operate with a 2 to 1 cast member to guest ratio, and cost a pretty hefty ticket price) has been severely altered, and... Continue Reading

A Quick Look At Animal Kingdom’s 10th

Here is a link to an official video Disney has put up for the 10th anniversary celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park this week. Notice how the cool WDWCelebrations lanyards make an appearance around the necks of some notable people. Continue Reading

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Behind Schedule

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, work on the Yak and Yeti restaurant is picking up as the rush is on to be finished by the original October deadline. Don’t be surprised if the restaurant doesn’t open until November/December of this year. Continue Reading

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