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Harambe Marketplace Opening Later this Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is getting ready to celebrate the opening of the all-new Harambe Marketplace later this month. The new marketplace will feature merchandise shops and new food choices from four walk-up windows.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Earth Day with the Party for the Planet

Earth Day is tomorrow and Disney's Animal Kingdom is ready to celebrate with the annual Party for the Planet with interactive activities, special merchandise, and more. The celebration also includes two special research stations at Rafiki's Planet Watch and at the main entrance to the theme park.

New Alex and Ani Designs Coming to Disney Parks this Spring

A couple new collections from Alex and Ani are coming to the Walt Disney World Resort this spring, and one special collection is debuting at Disneyland Resort for the 60th anniversary celebration. If you're looking to add to your Alex and Ani collection or if you're thinking of buying your first Disney Alex and Ani bangle, read on!

Walt Disney World Resort Announces April Merchandise Events

Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World Resort and to celebrate there's a brand new slate of special merchandise events planned for April. The events include artist meet-and-greets, new Disney pins, a Trading Night, and special Earth Day events at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrating Earth Month

April is Earth Month and April 17 is Earth Day, and Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating with sand sculptures, special merchandise events, and more. The theme park kicked off the month with the unveiling of a giant sand sculpture that celebrates the upcoming release of Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Granted Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge were recently granted re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards of animal care and management will be accredited.

Disney Provides Update on Avatar Project at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As construction continues on the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company recently provided an update on the project, complete with a brief video featuring James Cameron and project team members getting a glimpse into the world of Pandora.

Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Grows New Roots

The Tree of Life, the iconic symbol of Disney's Animal Kingdom since 1998, recently went through a lengthy refurbishment. The construction walls have been removed to reveal an expanded central hub and "root" area of the tree featuring all-new carvings for guests to enjoy.

Bob Iger Says Plans for ‘Star Wars’ Presence at Disney Theme Parks to be Announced Later this Year

While there's no concrete news about how Disney is going to grow the Star Wars presence in its theme parks around the world, there is a lot of speculation. Disney CEO Bob Iger fueled that speculation last week during a call with Wall Street analysts when he said there is a "fair amount of design and development taking place" to increase Star Wars presence in "multiple locations."

The Walt Disney Company Names Tom Staggs Chief Operating Officer

The Walt Disney Company has named Tom Staggs the Chief Operating Officer. Staggs was the Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and will continue to lead the Parks and Resorts division while also working in his new role. A successor is expected to be named to take over the Parks and Resorts division at a later date.

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Where To Find Donald Duck at Walt Disney World

Happy Birthday Donald Duck! Today we celebrate 81 years of the playful spirit, dedicated rivalry friendship, and shockingly short temper that has struck a cord with Disney fans since the earliest years of the company. Donald was created in 1934 with his debut appearance in The Wise Little Hen, and has been a working character ever since. Donald is not just known as Mickey's feisty friend but as one of the Disney Characters with a most diverse resume.

Five Must Try Sweet Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Looking for something to feed your sweet tooth at Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer? While we know that this Park is one of the very best savoring snacking destinations in Disney, that doesn't mean that lovers of all things sweet will be left out. We've gathered together a list of five of our favorite sweet treats to sip, nibble, and nosh your way through Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Can’t-Miss Attractions and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park that you grow to love. It's always hot, sometimes hard to navigate, and if you don't give it a chance you might not appreciate it for what it is: an absolutely gorgeous theme park. There are quite a few incredible, must-do attractions (and more) at the Animal Kingdom and it's time to show them some well-deserved love.

Rides That Never Were: Walt Disney World – 'Beastlie Kingdomme', Animal Kingdom

With completion of the final piece of the expansion to Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs progressing well, attention is now turning back to the recent 2014 ground breaking on the new Avatar-themed 'Pandora' land at Animal Kingdom and it seems an apt time to revisit the original concept destined for this area of the park.

The Most Romantic Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Not every Disney traveler has room in the budget to hit one of the fabulous fine dining experiences at Walt Disney World. But those looking to add some romance to their trip don't need to worry, because amore' is about more than laying out the big bucks. Dim lights, a water view, soft music, and starry sky go a long way to turn these quick service restaurants into romantic musts. Here are my picks for Quick Service favorites that can be big on romance.

Best Spots to Find a Quick Breakfast at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Maybe you've experienced this: you wake up before dawn at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and you're the first people in line for the bus to your favorite theme park so you can get there at rope drop. But then as you're standing there waiting for the park to open you realize you're starving! You forgot to grab something quick at your hotel and now you need to eat breakfast before tackling your daily touring plan.

Animal Kingdom’s Wildlife Tracking Center Renamed the Science Center

What was once known as the Wildlife Tracking Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom has recently been renovated and had a name change. The area is now called the Science Center.

The Science Center is home to the park's Science Operations team.

Add Animated Magic Shots to Memory Maker Photos at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests using the Memory Maker at the Walt Disney World Resort can add a little more Disney magic to their vacation photos with the all-new Animated Magic Shot enhancement.

With Animated Magic Shot the Memory Maker photos can become a video with an animated addition like Sven from Frozen or Sully from Monsters Inc.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Honored for Conservation Work with Taveta Golden Weavers

Disney's Animal Kingdom was recently recognized for its successful Taveta golden weaver sustainability program.

The park was awarded the 2014 Edward H. Bean Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for the aviary breeding program. The award recognizes programs that contribute to the reproductive success of a species or subspecies.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Two Baby Gorillas

For the second time in a month, a baby gorilla was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The first gorilla was born August 7 to mom Azizi and dad Gino, and the second gorilla was born September 3 to Kashata and Gino. Both gorillas are male.

The lowland gorilla family lives on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and also includes an adult female named Benga, and a four-year-old female named Lilly who was born to Kashata.