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New 360 Video Experience Takes Guests Into all Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

If you're missing the theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort and you're wishing you could be part of the magic right now, Disney has a solution. They've recently introduced a new video experience that will take guests right to the four theme parks from their mobile device.

Disney Releases New Image of the Na’vi River Journey Attraction from PANDORA: The World of AVATAR

As construction continues on Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney recently released a new artist rendering of the family-friendly attraction Na'vi River Journey. This is just one of the attractions planned for the new land based on the Oscar-winning film AVATAR.

Walt Disney World Resort Seeks Permission to Develop More Wetland Areas

The Walt Disney World Resort is seeking permission to develop 575 acres of wetland area, an increase from the original 350 acres it had planned to develop on the resort property over the next 30 years. The development plan has been filed with the South Florida Water Management District.

Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to be Include Nighttime Excursions Starting in 2016

Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of the most popular attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom and starting in the spring of 2016 guests will have a chance to enjoy the ride after dark on the all-new nighttime safari adventure. The new nighttime safari was announced during last weekend's D23 Expo.

Disney Offers a Sneak Peek of Avatar-Inspired Land During D23 Expo

As construction continues on the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney Imagineering gave D23 Expo attendees a sneak peek at the new area that is scheduled to open in 2017.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

While the temperatures outside are still very much summer-like and the kids are just getting ready to head back to school, it's never too early to start thinking about celebrating the holidays this year at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort for Thanksgiving this year, you'll find a variety of dining options for your Turkey Day meal at the theme parks and the resorts. Whether your big holiday meal will be at lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone.

More Details Released for Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As constructions continues at Avatar Land in Disney's Animal Kingdom we're learning more about what will be included in the new themed area including new attractions, bio-luminescent plants, and even the blue Na'vi from the film.

Kiama the Baby Rhino Makes Her Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this year a baby white rhino was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney fans took to the Internet to vote on a name for the new addition. The baby rhino was named Kiama and she recently made her debut with mom Kendi on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction.

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Disney History: Disney's Animal Kingdom Then & Now

The creation of Disney's Animal Kingdom was a hugely ambitious venture. Nature and conservation were two of the many things that Walt Disney was passionate about, so it was not a stretch for the Eisner administration to add a fourth gate to Walt Disney World that centered around animals. One of the greatest hurdles to the creation of Animal Kingdom was convincing critics that the concept was viable as a theme park and that it would be substantially different from a zoo. In a tongue-in-cheek way, the park was affectionately known as "Nahtazu".

Disney Quick Service Spots With Thanksgiving Flavors

Heading to Walt Disney World over the Thanksgiving Holiday without dining reservations? Looking for some spots to grab a little Thanksgiving flavor from a quick service spot while enjoying family fun in the Parks? Head on over to these Disney eateries to pick up great grub with a seasonal flair.

The Thrilling Trip Through Time on DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sitting in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney's Animal Kingdom guests will find The Dino Institute, a "one-time secret research facility and museum" that's home to some spectacular fossils and fossil casts. The attraction queue winds you through the research facility as Bill Nye narrates your journey. During the pre-show guests learn that they are about to board time rover vehicles and be sent back to the Cretaceous period for a peaceful tour.

Water Buffalo Arrive In The Royal Anandapoor Forest

Disney's Animal Kingdom isn't your typical zoo - nor is it a typical theme park - instead it offers a melding of natural wonders in a pixie dusted environment of Disney magic. When new members of the animal kingdom move in to their habitats it's always an exciting time for both cast members and guests alike. The grassy plains habitat of Asia's Maharajah Jungle Trek have been home to blackbuck, Eld's deer, Sarus cranes, ruddy shelducks and bar-headed gees. This week they were joined by three new water buffalo.

Quick Service Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has a great variety of counter service dining options from the always popular Flame Tree Barbecue to the fun and quirky Restaurantosaurus. And with the recent addition of the Harambe Market it's quickly becoming a park where you want to plan a quick service meal.

Where to Get Your Coffee Fix at the Walt Disney World Resort

Coffee at the Walt Disney World Resort used to mean a not-so-great cup of something resembling coffee but it wasn't exactly good. It was unlikely that many folks were overheard exclaiming "Wow! What a great cup of java!" unless of course you were lucky enough to score a French Press pot of coffee at certain restaurants. But lately, a good cup of coffee has become the norm at Disney.

More Details Revealed on Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom

As recent guests have experienced while playing at Disney's Animal Kingdom there's a lot of construction going on. One of the most obvious projects is the groundwork that have been being laid on the wide Discovery River Lake, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. This will be the new home of a spectacular evening extravaganza called "Rivers of Light."

Find Great Food and Exotic Décor at the Yak and Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The next time you find yourself making plans to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom and you're looking for a great table service option, you'll want to add Yak and Yeti Restaurant to the list. This is one of our favorite table service spots at the Animal Kingdom, where your choices are somewhat limited when it comes to table service dining.

Good Food and Fun Themeing at Restaurantosaurus in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is home to some great dining spots whether you're looking for table service or quick service. We love exploring the park for new things to eat and the quirky theming you'll find at many of the locations. From the animal-eats-animal "circle of life" theme at Flame Tree Barbecue (look at the signs closely the next time you visit) to the outdoor market theme at Tusker House, it's worth it to look around while you dine at the Animal Kingdom.

Pizzafari: A Quick Service Spot for Lunch or Dinner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If there is one thing Pizzafari at Disney's Animal Kingdom is known for it has to be the gorgeous decor. You thought I'd say pizza, right? Nope. This spot serves your standard Walt Disney World theme park pizza, but the design of the restaurant's murals and overall themeing is what keeps us coming back for more.