Follow AllEars.net Founder Deb Wills on her journeys near and far via Walt Disney World, the Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney as she shares her planning thoughts and details of her trips and various Disney experiences. Deb is also active raising funds and awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer!
A couple months ago, Disney's Animal Kingdom began offering a one-page, double sided "Animal Guide" to help you locate birds and animals throughout the park.
You'll see it as you enter the park through the turnstyles, same display rack as the Times Guides and Park Maps.
There are several nice things about this guide:
** it is small (one page), lightweight, can be folded
** provides a small photo icon of each animal/bird under the location you can find it.
** provides a great learning tool for kids (and adults). See how many animals/birds you can spot during your visit.
If you need assistance finding one of these animals/birds, be sure to ask one of the Animal Guides in the parks. They wear green shirts!
A quick monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom. The center area of the turnstyles are being refurbed to accommodate the new MyMagic+. Cast members were on both sides of the walled off area directing resort guests to the right and everyone else to the left.
Walking down Main Street the Bakery is now closed for rehab and folks are directed to the Tomorrowland Terrace for "bakery type items".
The Hall of Champions apparel store is now covered in scrims for refresh.
As I headed over to check out the Tomorrowland Terrace menu, I couldn't help but notice how peaceful this area by the Plaza Restaurant looks.
Now that the New Fantasyland has officially opened, focus is shifted to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction. Kind of hard to miss it since it's right in the midst of the new and "old" Fantasyland!
There are even areas where guests can look inside the walls at the construction going on!
The Beast's Castle was looking great against the bright blue sky!
Keep in mind that the Fast Pass Distribution for Little Mermaid is next to Mickey's Philharmagic!
And the Fast Passes for Dumbo and the Barnstormer are in the Yellow Tent next to Pete's Silly Sideshow in the back of Storybook Circus!
Casey's Splash Zone wasn't getting much action despite the beautiful warm day!
I think this is a cute kid's t-shirt.
According to the Times Guide, the Giggle Gang was to perform at 10:30am, so I began waiting in the show area. However, I soon learned that their morning performances are more like walk-arounds in the Storybook Circus area and the afternoon shows are more traditional "shows".
I exited the Fantasyland near Pinocchio Village Haus. A cast member was out front with a marionette of Pinocchio. I went inside and noticed that you can't walk straight in but are being directed to the side of the restaurant to get to the seating and ordering areas.
And my last stop was at site of the Princess Fairytale Hall, opening sometime this year!