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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.

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Walt Disney World Resort has some festival and magical events planned for guests.

New Food Choices Make It Easy to Eat Healthy While at the Walt Disney World Resort

Eating at the Disney Parks doesn't always have to mean turkey legs, burgers, pizza, or chicken nuggets. There are now healthy food choices available at each park in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Last week Prince Eric's Village Market opened in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, and guests will find Odwalla lemonade served with a fruit garnish, bottled water, juices, and teas, and snacks including fresh fruit, hummus, and Greek yogurt.

First Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has a Name Thanks to Disney Parks Blog Fans

Earlier this summer a baby giraffe was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom - the very first Masai giraffe born at the park - and of course he needed a name. Not just any name would suit this little guy, so the Disney Parks Blog set up a contest to have the fans pick a name.

There was a list of names chosen by the animal care team and readers of the blog had a few days to make their picks.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Gardens Kiosk for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Dietary Restrictions

When you have a serious food allergy or dietary restrictions, a visit to a theme park can often lead to frustration and uncertainty about food safety. But Disney is working to make dining out with food allergies easier for guests.

Disney's Animal Kingdom recently opened a kiosk to help guests with food allergies, intolerances, and other issues. The kiosk - called Gardens - is located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.

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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.

Head Out on a New Adventure as a Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Just like Russell in Disney/Pixar's UP, young guests at the Animal Kingdom can become a Wilderness Explorer.

The Wilderness Explorer experience gives kids - and grown-ups - the opportunity to discover all the natural surroundings of the Animal Kingdom while working toward earning one or more of the more than 30 badges available.

DFB Mini-Guide to Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios Snacks

One of the most useful tools I took along with me on a recent trip to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom was the Disney Food Blog's Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks. With the ebook's pdf file loaded on my iPhone, the kids and I always knew where to head for the most delicious and cost effective snacks available. All the information I could ask for and then some was right at my fingertips, and that's a good thing because we used this reference a lot. I only wished I had one to use on our day at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

DiVine Performance Art At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tucked amongst the leaves and foliage of Disney Animal Kingdom is a street performance of great renown. It's easy to miss, to walk right by, but if you keep your eyes open you just may run into DiVine. Elegant and elusive DiVine has been captivating guests who happen upon her since 1998.

The Prayer Flags of Anandapur at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Floating in the breeze above the heads of the tourists bustling through the park hang the colorful prayer flags of the Anandapur Township in Disney's Animal Kingdom. A beautiful touch of detailed Imagineering that comes straight from the countryside of the Himalayas. The exquisitely detailed Anandapur goes out of it's way to blur the lines of fantasy and reality, it is easy to forget you are in a Florida theme park.

Disney Parks Ticket Prices Increase June 2, 2013

Beginning tomorrow, June 2, 2013 tickets to Disney's Florida and California theme parks will have new pricing. For the first time, a one day Park Ticket to the Magic Kingdom (at $95) costs more than a one day Park Ticket to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom (each at $90). That means that one day at the Magic Kingdom ticket is a full $6 more than if was last year. The price increase, though sudden, does not come as that much of a surprise as the last ticket price increase occurred in June of 2012.

2013 Expedition Everest Challenge

The Forbidden Mountain beckons guests deep within Disney's Animal Kingdom, inviting them to adventure and inspiring them to reach new heights. You too can face the mountain and meet the Yeti like never before in runDisney's Expedition Everest Challenge!

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 17

There's a party going on and you're all invited! April April 22 to April 28, 2013 Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park by throwing a "Party for the Planet." Come join the festivities centered around this Earth Week event and meet some of your favorite Disney Characters, purchase collectable merchandise, then try out some sweet treats!