Entries from Disney and Florida Attractions News Blog tagged with 'Animal Kingdom'

Dug and Russell to Get Their Own Show at Animal Kingdom

12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas: New Show at Disney's Animal Kingdom to Feature Russell, Dug from Disney-Pixar's 'UP' An all-new show is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney-Pixar's 'UP.' Beginning...

Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs Sohni, a Sumatran tiger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, recently gave birth to a pair of tiger cubs, the first in the park’s history. Sohni and her cubs are...

NEW PhotoPass Opportunities Celebrate 75 Years of Bambi

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of ‘Bambi’ with Disney PhotoPass Aug. 25-27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Walt Disney’s “Bambi” recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect place to celebrate this milestone with special Disney PhotoPass opportunities...

Disney Dedicates Pandora – The World of Avatar

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 24, 2017) – In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world — of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking...

The Culinary Story on Pandora - The World of Avatar

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla – Not only can you explore like a Na’vi and talk like a Na’vi – you can eat like a Na’vi, too, on Pandora – The World of Avatar. Dining Na’vi-style is at the heart...

Wonderment and Unforgettable Encounters Await at the New Na'vi River Journey in Pandora - The World of Avatar

Attraction takes guests on a wondrous river adventure through a bioluminescent rainforest LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Set sail on a river journey unlike any other. On a moon that is light years from Earth. You are not alone,...

Awe-Inspiring Adventure! Avatar Flight of Passage is Thrilling Centerpiece in Pandora - The World of Avatar

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Imagine straddling the back of a wing-flapping banshee, darting and swirling through the canyon updrafts, free as the wind. Below you: the otherworldly planet of Pandora – grand in its vastness, surreal in its...

Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Explore the Magic of Nature in a Distant World Unlike Any Other

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Pandora – The World of Avatar immerses guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences. Fun and adventure await in this entirely new land found in Disney’s...

Pandora - The World of Avatar Creates 1,500 jobs for Central Florida

Growth at Walt Disney World Resort Sparks Job Creation Pandora - The World of Avatar Creates 1,500 jobs for Central Florida LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 24, 2017 -- When Pandora – The World of Avatar opens May 27,...

More Details On Satu'li Canteen in Pandora - The World of Avatar

Beginning May 27, when Pandora - The World of Avatar opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, where an on-stage grill is a prominent feature in the colorful dining room. The back...

Rivers of Light Dining Packages

“Rivers of Light,” the new nighttime show that debuts February 17 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will wow guests with live performers, a soaring musical score, grand theatrical imagery and innovative water special effects that celebrate the relationship between animals...

February 17 Set for Premiere of Animal Kingdom's New Nighttime Show - Rivers of Light

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Rivers of Light, an all-new nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will begin delighting Walt Disney World Resort guests Feb. 17. Rich in symbolism and storytelling, the elaborate theatrical production takes...

Disney Announces May 27 as Opening Date for Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2017) — Pandora - The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, it was announced today by Disney CEO Bob Iger during The Walt Disney Company Shareholders...

International Zebra Day - January 31st

Three types of Zebras make their home at Walt Disney World. On the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail in Animal Kingdom you will find Grevy's zebra (photo above). You can identify this endangered species by its wide, round ears and...

ABC's 'The View' Comes to Walt Disney World Resort March 6-10

Lucky Viewers Can Enter for a Chance to Join the Festivities in 'The View's "Magic Is Endless" Sweepstakes The magic kicked off on The View recently as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto joined Whoopi Goldberg,...

Pandora - The World of Avatar Set To Open Summer 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Saturday, Nov. 19, 2017) – Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks and Resorts, gave a look into the future of the newest addition to the Walt Disney World Resort today, unveiling some exciting new updates coming...

Walt Disney World Resort Launches Summer Vacation Season with Magical Premieres in All Four Parks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences open to guests starting this Memorial Day Weekend and kick-off summer vacation season with new magic across all four Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs...

Awaken Summer Announcements

Today is a blockbuster day for announcements of attractions and events happening this summer at WDW. Here is a summary of the dates announced, more details to follow: May 21 - FP+ Reservations Open for Frozen Ever After May 21...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Introduces the Magic of Nature After Dark With First-Ever Extended Park Hours Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Night New Limited-Engagement Show Celebrates The Jungle Book LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla – Nightfall brings more mystery and majesty to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park as guests discover rich new experiences under the stars. Whether...

Rivers of Light and Nighttime Disney's Animal Kingdom Experiences Delayed!

Disney has just announced that Disney's Animal Kingdom Rivers of Light and all other nighttime experiences that were going to debut on April 22, 2016, have been delayed. The new show and other elements may not be ready until...

More Details About Tiffins at Animal Kingdom

(from the Disney Parks Blog) Tiffins, in Disney's Animal Kingdom's Discovery Island area, opens this summer with dishes inspired by the world travels of the park’s creators. “Tiffin” is the Indian word for a lunchbox used by travelers (also...

Disney Announces "Rivers Of Light" to Cap Full Day-Into-Night Experience Beginning April 22

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 2, 2016) – The magic of nature after dark takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when the all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show premieres April 22, Earth Day — marking the Walt Disney...

Blockbuster Experiences Will Debut This Summer Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

New ‘Star Wars’ Stage Show Premiere April 4; ‘Rivers of Light’ Set for Earth Day Opening and Finding Dory Swims into Epcot this Summer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 2, 2016)– An unbeatable lineup of blockbuster attractions will debut...

Lion Guard Roars into Disney's Animal Kingdom in February

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2016) – In February, young explorers will have the chance to participate in a quest to become honorary members of the Lion Guard in a new Disney’s Animal Kingdom adventure inspired by Disney...

New Lion Guard Adventure at Animal Kingdom Limited Time

Fans of "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" will be able to play The Lion Guard Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom beginning February 7th. This interactive experience will allow young guests to explore the park in search of...

Painted Dogs and Hyenas Join the Kilimanjaro Safari

Information and photos from the Disney Parks Blog article by Dr. Jackie Ogden As promised at the D23 Expo in August, two new species have joined the Kilimanjaro Safari ride in Animal Kingdom: Hyenas and Painted Dogs. Both share...

Tiffins Signature Restaurant Coming to Animal Kingdom 2016

Tiffins will celebrate the art of traveling, featuring a diverse menu drawing from places that inspired the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Open for both lunch and dinner, Tiffins will also include waterfront views from comfortable indoor and outdoor...

New Pocahontas Meet and Greet Location at Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is the only place you will find a meet and greet with Pocahontas! The Disney Parks Blog announced today that she can be found in a new location, at the Discovery Island Character Landing. In addition to...

Bringing Avatar to Life at Animal Kingdom

Bringing the World of AVATAR to Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom By Bruce Vaughn, Chief Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Press Release from the Disney Company Since we first broke ground last year at Disney's Animal Kingdom, we've been looking...

Second Baby in Month Born to Endangered Gorilla Family Thriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 - It's another boy! Disney Cast Members, guests and animal lovers are celebrating the birth of the second gorilla in one month for the family of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Endangered Gorilla

Endangered Gorilla Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Endangered Gorilla Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 - As they follow the path that winds along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, guests at Disney's Animal...

"Rivers of Light" Nighttime Show Slated for Animal Kingdom

As announced at a media event on Friday, May 2, all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular, are among the exciting projects coming in the years ahead as Disney's Animal Kingdom begins the largest expansion in park history....

Disney's Animal Kingdom Launches 'Harambe Nights' June 7

Celebrates Grandest Tales and Tastes of Africa LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 2, 2014) -- " Harambe Nights, a dazzling theatrical production based on the beloved Disney classic film, "The Lion King," and an energetic street party with gourmet dining...

2014 Nature Events at Walt Disney World

Lions, Tigers, Bears and More Celebrated at 2014 Families and Nature Events at the Walt Disney World Resort Throughout 2014 the Disney Animal Program team has events planned at both Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo and...

Groundbreaking for AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Using Na'vi-inspired shovels and assisted by a Na'vi, (left to right) George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort; Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France; Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks...

Animal Kingdom 15th Anniversary Celebration

Earth Day is always a special day at Animal Kingdom because the park opened on April 22, 1998. This year Animal Kingdom celebrates birthday #15! The Disney Parks blog has released some information about special festivities for the day:...

Character Changes at Animal Kingdom - Adventurers Outpost Announced

Beastly Bazaar located in the Discovery Island area of Animal Kingdom closed last August. It was announced a new character meet and greet would open in that building later in the year. Walt Disney World has finally been announced...

RETURN TO OZ IN THE ALL-NEW SPRING ISSUE OF DISNEY TWENTY-THREE ON STANDS FEBRUARY 12

A Dazzling Behind-The-Scenes Look At Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful, The 15th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Never-Before-Seen Concept Art from Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen BURBANK, Calif. - January 30, 2013 - The spring issue of Disney...

Wilderness Explorers Coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom

Fans of Disney/Pixar's movie UP will be excited to learn that about a new adventure coming to Animal Kingdom, Wilderness Explorers. Remember Russell? the stowaway in Up. He is a Wilderness Explorer and loves to earn badges through his...

White Rhino Gives Mother’s Day Special Meaning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2012 - Mother's Day may be a little more memorable this year for a Disney "mom" that recently gave birth to a white rhino calf at Disney's Animal Kingdom. After a 16-month gestation...

Party for the Planet – Including Chimpanzees – in Celebration of Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is hosting a Party for the Planet in celebration of Earth Day. Guests can find out what they can do to make their backyards wildlife-friendly and discover other ways to conserve wildlife and protect nature, including chimpanzees,...

Babies of the Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Resort

Animal Operations Director of Disney's Animal Programs Matt Hohne shares the excitement of the baby warthogs that were born in February. There are five baby warthogs, three males and two females. The piglets, which are still backstage, weighed 1 ½...

Kilimanjaro Safari Changes at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Beginning this spring, Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park will undergo some wild changes, aimed at giving guests the opportunity to see more of their favorite animals, specifically zebras, during the 20-minute open-air ride. Though zebras have...

Young lion leaving Virginia Zoo in Norfolk for Florida

A young, male African lion will be leaving the Virginia Zoo and heading to Orlando, Fla., to become part of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Dakari is the last of his siblings to move to a new home. His brothers went to...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Party for the Planet

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, Guests will "Party for the Planet" during a week-long, park-wide Earth Day celebration, with the first and last days--April 13 and April 22-featuring even more fun activities. Guests will learn what they can do to make...

Disney Animal Programs Gives "Creatures of the Night" Special Treats for Halloween

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Oct. 28, 2011) - As Halloween approaches, several creatures of the night are getting a series of treats from a team of medical experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Around this time each year, veterinary care...

AVATAR Coming to Disney Parks

Long-term agreement will bring AVATAR themed lands to Disney parks, with the first at Walt Disney World in Orlando BURBANK (September 20, 2011) - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and...

New Baby Elephant Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 - The elephant herd at Disney's Animal Kingdom got just a little larger with the birth of a baby calf. Weighing 311 pounds, the male African elephant was welcomed into the group...

Real-life Rafiki - a Baby Mandrill - Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 15, 2011 -- After six and a half months of waiting, Disney's Animal Kingdom is welcoming a "colorful" addition to its animal family. A male baby mandrill was born May 30 to first-time mother,...

Frogs Remind Guests to Spring Ahead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., - Disney's Animal Kingdom guests will get a "leap" on the upcoming daylight saving time change with a variety of frog-focused activities reminding them to set the clocks ahead one hour on Sun., March 12. Frogs,...

Baby Gorilla Reaches Milestone

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 18, 2011 -- At Disney's Animal Kingdom, a very rare gorilla named Lilly is about to reach a monumental milestone - her first birthday. And while birthdays in the animal world are not typically...

Join Jane Goodall for an Exclusive VIP Weekend at Walt Disney World

While many people dream of going to Africa to live like renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, most of us just don't have the time to pack up and fly around the world, particularly those of us with children. The...

Injured Sea Turtles from the Gulf Arrive for Care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney donates $100,000 to help with rescue and environmental efforts in the Gulf LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 30, 2010 - Eight turtles injured by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today began their rehabilitation at Walt Disney...

Baby Warthogs and Oryx Calves Join Disney’s Animal Kingdom Family

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 14, 2010 - Babies abound at Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer, which has seen multiple births over the past few weeks. Adding the pitter-patter of tiny hooves to the herd: three baby warthogs and...

New Adventure for Guests Coming to Animal Kingdom

As reported by the Disney Parks Blog: If you've ever wanted to venture off the beaten path and farther into the Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition savannah, you'll have a chance later this year. Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be offering...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Endangered Gorilla

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 1, 2010 -- Guests visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom are getting a special treat along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail where they can get a rare glimpse of a newborn gorilla born Feb. 19. The critically...

New Addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Family: Baby White-Cheeked Gibbon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2010 -- Guests visiting the Asia section of Disney's Animal Kingdom are getting a glimpse of the latest addition to the park's family - an endangered white-cheeked gibbon born Feb. 2. The yet-to-be...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Endangered White Rhino to Growing Herd

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 25, 2010 -- Disney's Animal Kingdom welcomed a healthy white rhino to the family last week with the addition of a female calf born Sunday, Jan. 17. Kendi, an 11-year-old white rhino, gave birth to...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Gerenuk Calf to Herd

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan.6, 2009 -- Disney's Animal Kingdom recently welcomed its 28th gerenuk calf weighing in at eight pounds and approximately 1 ¾ feet tall, after a seven-month gestation. The female calf, named Squirt, was born November 25...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Two Baby Giraffes

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2009 -- Walt Disney World Resort recently welcomed two male calves to the giraffe herd at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Weighing 153 pounds, Bolo was born Oct. 12 to second-time mother Big Girl, who...

Adopt-A-Nest at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Vero Beach Resort

Guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom can support sea turtle conservation by participating in the Adopt-A-Nest program at Conservation Station's Out of the Wild merchandise shop. Here's how the program works: During sea turtle nesting season, a team from Animal...

Disney’s Animal Experts Ensure Mother-Child Bond Among Animals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2009 - The animal care team from Walt Disney World Resort has been busy since last Mother's Day, assisting with the births of more than 440 animals and more importantly, helping to ensure...

SOMETHING'S FISHY ON APRIL FOOLS' DAY!

Comedian Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "'Til Death") does his best blowfish impression April 1, 2009, alongside two characters from the "Finding Nemo - The Musical" show at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The show is...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Birth of Colobus Monkey

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 5, 2009 -- Walt Disney World Resort recently welcomed a black and white colobus monkey - the first of its species born at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The infant arrived February 17 after a six-month...

Disney Welcomes New Calf

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2008 -- Disney's Animal Kingdom welcomed the 28th gerenuk calf weighing in at six pounds and approximately two feet tall, after a seven-month gestation. A gerenuk, which in Somali means "giraffe-necked," is an...

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