Just after dinner on a hot July evening, we headed toward the exit for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The sun hadn’t set yet, but the park would soon be closing. There would be no fireworks show at the park, as the loud booms were certain to terrify the animals we had seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris earlier in the day.
The plan for the day was to visit Animal Kingdom and then park hop to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the new Star Wars fireworks show; however, after five hours of visiting many of our favorite Animal Kingdom attractions, we decided it would be fun to visit Magic Kingdom for a while. So we headed to the bus stop, only to watch the Magic Kingdom bus pull away as we walked.
There are quite a lot of exciting things in the works for Disney’s Animal Kingdom! The first new experience for Animal Kingdom will be the Rivers of Light show which is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. This show will take place in front of the Tree of Life on Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. Two mystical hosts will come to the river, bringing their gifts of light.
Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing little known facts about some of our favorite Disney attractions. Since opening in 2006, Expedition Everest has been thrilling guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This massive attraction takes guests on an exciting runaway train excursion and even brings them to a close encounter with […]
When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened in 1998, the park’s thrilling Dinosaur themed ride quickly become another one of my favorite attractions. Countdown To Extinction, as it was called at the time, took guests back in time in hopes of returning to the present with a live dinosaur. Two years after Animal Kingdom’s opening, Disney released […]
Thanks to Deb at Focused On The Magic for hosting the Wordless Wednesday blog hop! Hop on over to her site to check out some other great Disney parade photos!
As you probably know, I love Disney history. It’s my favorite topic to write about, and I also love reading about it. I love seeing old photographs of the Disney parks. So, of course, I was thrilled to see the theme for this week’s Wordless Wednesday would be Disney history! The above photo was taken in […]
Walt Disney World’s newest theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, first opened on April 22, 1998. What else is so significant about this park’s opening date? For their first theme park dedicated to animal conservation, Disney chose to open the park on Earth Day. One of the most well known attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is […]
Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment is bringing to life the mythical world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s AVATAR, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The awe-inspiring land of floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and soaring Banshees will become real for Disney guests to see, hear and touch. Scheduled to […]
Disney has tons of gift shops with thousands of different products you can purchase. You can buy everything from snacks to toys, clothing, and so much more. But did you know there is one thing you just won’t be able to purchase at Disney? Next time you’re there, try searching for a pack of gum. […]
Standing at the center of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the park’s icon, The Tree of Life. Many Disney guests often stop to take a picture with the tree or to admire the artwork carved on to the tree. Do you know today’s trivia about the Tree of Life?
•The Tree of Life stands 145 feet tall and has a diameter of 50 feet.
•The tree is decorated with over 300 beautifully carved animals including a monkey, lion, deer, scorpion, pelican, dolphin, hippo, bear, and many more.
The theme for this week’s Wordless Wednesday is the Disney Letter K. So, I chose a photo with two K’s, Kimberly and King Louie! I met King Louie years ago at Animal Kingdom. It has been a long time since I’ve seen many Jungle Book characters walking around the parks, so I especially love this picture.
Do you have any special memories of meeting The Jungle Book characters at Disney? Share them with us in the comments below!