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New Bird Show Debuting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Summer

More changes are headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer as a new live bird show is set to debut.

The show is called Winged Encounters-The Kingdom Takes Flight and it will feature six types of birds including macaws.

'Winged Encounters' will showcase macaws in flight and will also feature bird experts who will share conservation stories with the audience. The show is scheduled to be performed on Discovery Island.

‘Rivers of Light’ Nighttime Show Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The news from Disney's Animal Kingdom just keeps coming!

The park is about to undergo the largest expansion in the Animal Kingdom's history, which of course includes the construction of the Avatar-inspired land.

The expansion will also include new experiences and entertainment options for guests. One of these new experiences is the 'Rivers of Light,' an all-new nighttime spectacular recently announced by Disney.

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade to End at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 31

The Animal Kingdom's afternoon parade is coming to an end this month.

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade is reportedly ending on May 31.

This will be the second Walt Disney World park parade to end this year. Earlier in 2014, the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade ended at the Magic Kingdom to make way for the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Disney Announces Special Ticket Offer for Parties of Six or More

Just in time for the summer vacation season, Walt Disney World has announced a new ticket offer for parties of six or more.

With the new ticket offer, parties of six or more who purchase a minimum four-day Magic Your Way ticket by June 14 will receive an additional day for free for every member of their party.

James Cameron Discusses Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Avatar-Inspired Land during a Q&A on Reddit

James Cameron recently gave fans a little insight into the Avatar-inspired land being built at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

In response to a fan's question about the park expansion that will take guests into Pandora, Cameron said the area was going to be "completely spectacular" and it will be a "very magical experience to just be there and walk around."

The Academy Award-winning director was participating in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.

Summer at Walt Disney World Resort Includes the Rock Your Disney Side Celebration and Car Masters Weekend

Summer officially kicks off at the Walt Disney World Resort on May 23 with the 24-hour 'Rock Your Disney Side' celebration.

The party begins at 6 a.m. on May 23 and runs until 6 a.m. on May 24. The celebration will feature a variety of good-vs.-evil stories with character meet-and-greets, special merchandise, and special food and beverage items.

The 24-hour celebration is also planned for Disney California Adventure Park.

April Merchandise Events Planned for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced a full slate of special merchandise events for this month.

Spring is in full bloom at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and through April 6 guests can get a peek at the Fairy Houses being built around the World Showcase promenade. And through May 18, guests at the Festival have a chance to meet with representatives from Rinse Bath and Body Co. to learn all about the products.

Disney Transport Digital Bus Arrival Screen Spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

Waiting for a Disney bus to take you from a resort to a theme park can often be a frustrating guessing game.

But, guests who are waiting for the bus at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village no longer have to guess on the bus arrival time thanks to the digital arrival screen that is available at the bus stop.

Animal Kingdom’s ‘Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade’ to end in June

For the second time this year, a Walt Disney World park is ending a parade.

The Animal Kingdom's afternoon parade, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade, is set to end in June according to sources at Disney.

Earlier this year the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade ended at the Magic Kingdom and will be replaced with the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade next month.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces February Merchandise Events

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this month there are several special merchandise events planned.

The Pop of Minnie makeup collection from Beautifully Disney officially launches February 8 at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. "Minnie" makeovers are available for guests from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Features ‘The Lion King Concert in the Wild’ and Dining Experience

There's a new nighttime experience coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King.

Called 'Harambe Nights,' the first-ever ticketed special event at the park includes includes a Welcome Reception, a performance of 'The Lion King Concert in the Wild' with celebrity narrators, and the Harambe Nights Street Party.

Learn about the Man behind the Mouse at ‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If there is one attraction that should be a "must see" on any Disney fan's list, it is 'Walt Disney: One Man's Dream' at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Originally created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth, it opened on October 1, 2001 as part of Walt Disney World's 100 years of Magic Celebration. A few years ago the attraction's marquee was updated to reflect that D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was now presenting the attraction.

5 Reasons to Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Wake up, walk out onto your balcony, and take in views of an African savanna. This is just the beginning of the many amazing possibilities that await you at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge on your next visit.

Price of Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets Increased for Second Time in Less Than a Year

For the second time in less than a year, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised the price of admission for all four theme parks.

A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99 for guests age 10 and older. This $4 increase makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park.

5 Popular Photos to Get at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Today we're pulling some photo tips out of the archive to revisit our series on "must have" pictures. The park of the day is Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is a beautiful park for photography with so much color and texture around it's difficult to take a bad picture. There are a few shots on themes that I seem to come across over and over in the Disney Blog-o-sphere, these popular location capture the essence of the Park.

The Broadsides of Harambe Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom

One of the reasons the Disney Parks keep fans returning year after year is the attention to detail they give to the storytelling throughout all of the lands. From architecture and attractions to landscaping and set dressings this attention is what allows millions to suspend belief and journey to a land far away from central Florida. One of my favorite areas for this is the Harambe Village in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

It’s Tough To Be A Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The spectacular Tree of Life draws guests deeper into Disney's Animal Kingdom. As the dramatic 145 foot high Park icon comes into focus it is apparent that its massive truck is ornately carved with representations of 325 different animals. Standing beneath the impressive Park icon, guests may feel as if they've shrunk as they wind through the queue for the attraction deep within the tree's base.

Enjoy Exotic Cocktails at the Yak and Yeti Lounge

Looking to get out of crowd and enjoy a cocktail at Disney's Animal Kingdom? Why not stop in at the Yak & Yeti Lounge for a quick drink. This quaint bar is small with only about six seats and some standing room, but it's a great escape for grown up travelers looking for a break.

Details for Avatar-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announced at D23 Expo Japan

After two years of rumor and speculation, the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom really is happening.

Last weekend at the D23 Expo Japan, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs presented a first look at the new Avatar-inspired experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement came via a video featuring James Cameron, director of Avatar and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. You can watch it below.

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.