Entries from A Mom and The Magic tagged with 'Disney's Animal Kingdom'

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot

Saturday is Earth Day, and Walt Disney World is celebrating! Animal Kingdom is marking April 22, which is also the theme park's birthday, with its annual Party for the Planet. This year, however, the celebration will be expanded to...

Tips for enjoying cold weather at SeaWorld Orlando, Walt Disney World

Attention, theme park visitors: Floridians will be celebrating winter beginning Friday. That’s because Orlando temperatures actually are going to dip into the 60s during the day and into the 40s at night for an entire week. Break out the...

First impressions of new Awaken Summer entertainment at Disney's Animal Kingdom

As you probably know by now, Animal Kingdom’s nighttime activities were launched this past weekend over the long holiday weekend. My family and I made two evening visits to the Walt Disney World theme park to experience the new...

Times and tips for Awaken Summer entertainment at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Last week, Walt Disney World gave us a long list of dates for summer openings and when reservations can be made for all the new attractions. This came on the heels of the first wave of openings at Disney...

Celebrate Earth Day at Epcot with special meet-and-greet, family friendly activities

Many Disney fans know that Animal Kingdom celebrates Earth Day – that’s this Friday! – with its Party for the Planet. After all, Earth Day is the Walt Disney World theme park’s birthday, too. But did you know that...

The Lion Guard Adventure brings new characters to Disney's Animal Kingdom

How’s this for a variation on the circle of life? Animal experts from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park help ensure script accuracy with Disney Junior’s new program, “The Lion Guard.” And then they work on the tail end of...

Disney Parks Imagineer talks about designing Animal Kingdom's Harambe Market

Animal Kingdom’s newest eatery, Harambe Market, has been well-received by Walt Disney World guests, and that’s no surprise. After all, it was designed by the Imagineer who headed up the development of restaurants and shops in the popular Cars...

runDisney newcomers' look at final Expedition Everest Challenge

My husband and 12-year-old son ran their first 5K over the weekend - and they chose a runDisney race to make their debut. As longtime local annual passholders, we certainly are familiar with the 'Disney difference' - the level...

Walt Disney World to celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Animal Kingdom, Epcot

Wednesday is Earth Day, and Walt Disney World is celebrating! Animal Kingdom is marking April 22, which is also the theme park's birthday, with its annual Party for the Planet. Most of the activities are based at Rafiki's Planet...

Is runDisney's Expedition Everest Challenge on your calendar?

As Orlando residents and longtime annual passholders, my family and I have experienced much of what Walt Disney World has to offer. One thing we have not tried, however, is runDisney races. That's about to change, though. My husband...

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with Party for the Planet at Walt Disney World

To celebrate Earth Day, Walt Disney World is bringing back popular activities from past years -- and adding a few surprises -- at the resort on Tuesday. The biggest celebration, Party for the Planet, takes place at Animal Kingdom,...

Do you have what it takes to be a Kingdom Keeper at Disney's Animal Kingdom?

Am I smarter than a fifth-grader? I guess I have to admit I'm not after my adventure last weekend with my 11-year-old son at Disney's Animal Kingdom. We set out to solve one of the new Kingdom Keepers Quests...

Wilderness Explorers opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Inspired by 'Up' movie

Animal Kingdom's newest attraction, Wilderness Explorers, is built around a theme from the Disney-Pixar film "Up." One of the main characters in the 2009 animated movie, Russell, is a Wilderness Explorer, which is a fictional version of Boy Scouts....

Disney's Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15th Anniversary on Earth Day

On Monday, Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrated two festivities -- Earth Day 2013 and the theme park's 15th anniversary. The day began with an opening ceremony at the Tree of Life that featured Josh D'Amaro, Vice President of Disney's Animal...

15 things for families to love about Disney's Animal Kingdom

If we've heard it once, we've heard it numerous times: Many first-time Walt Disney World guests think that Animal Kingdom is nothing more than a glorified zoo. In fact, the misconception was so common in the theme park's early...

How do zookeepers at Disney's Animal Kingdom keep animals warm during a Florida cold snap?

When Orlando residents get an icy blast of winter weather as we did this past weekend, we often are caught unaware and must be reminded of some of the precautions we need to take to protect against the cold....

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