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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.

Disney Pulls Starbucks Epcot Mug Featuring Purple Monorail

If you visit the Fountain View at Epcot looking to pick up your daily Starbucks fix and one of the Epcot "You Are Here" series coffee mugs, you won't find the mugs on the shelf. Disney pulled the Epcot Starbucks mugs this week because the design included the Monorail with a purple stripe.

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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.

Top 10 "Coolest" Attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort

As the temperatures continue to soar during the Coolest Summer Ever at the Walt Disney World Resort it seemed like a good time to talk about the "coolest attractions" in the theme parks. And we're not talking about 'Oh man, Space Mountain is so cool!' but rather we're talking about the attractions that are "cool" and where you won't melt into a puddle on the sidewalk.

Meeting the Characters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

You can see an array of wild animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom from the wild animals of Africa on Kilimanjaro Safaris to the tigers and giant bats on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. But the Animal Kingdom is also home to a cast of Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Baloo, Donald Duck, and more.

Touring Tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've updated our previous tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom bringing you more expert advice on this Park than ever. By far is one of the most unique theme parks that Disney offers, Disney's Animal Kingdom themed entirely around animal conservation, it showcases the love and dedication that Walt Disney himself had to conservation of our natural world.

Enjoy a Delicious Meal with Character at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character meals are a fun way to dine when you're at the Walt Disney World Resort and one of our favorites is the Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This character meal buffet is often thought of as "off the radar" for some folks, but with its delicious food and incredible themeing, this spot rivals any of the more "popular" character meals in our book.