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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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Five Favorite Frozen Drinks at the Walt Disney World Resort

We're quickly approaching the dog days of summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort that means heat, humidity, and more heat. When visiting Disney World during those relentless summer days it's important to keep your cool. And we have the perfect way to do just that: Frozen Drinks!

Eat What You Want Day Goes To Walt Disney World

Did you know that May 11th,2016 is National Eat What You Want Day? Well it is! I know I'll be celebrating from home, but I couldn't help but wonder what I would be eating on this most auspicious day if I were in Walt Disney World. So here you have it, my top 6, no rules, eat what I want picks for Disney Dining. At least what I'd eat today. There are so many great choices tomorrow's list might be completely different!

My Can't Miss Cocktail List At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite Parks to spend the day just strolling around and relaxing in. My family often moves from show to show, stopping at the many food kiosks along the ways. It's a phenomenal Park to photograph and just sort of chill out in between thrilling rides on Expedition Everest. Disney's Animal Kingdom beverage program includes some truly fantastic cocktails, so read on for my DAK can't miss cocktail list!

Top 5 Thrill Rides at the Walt Disney World Resort

While I'm not exactly a thrill-seeker when I'm on vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, there are a few attractions that are always on my must-do list. And yes, some of these attractions are "thrill rides." After all, as much as I love it's a small world, I would lose my mind if that is the only attraction I could ride for an entire week.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Ticket Price Increase and Seasonal Pricing

It's official. The Walt Disney World Resort is moving to a tiered pricing system for theme park tickets. Effective February 28, Disney is shifting to seasonal pricing for 1-day theme park tickets, and during the peak season a 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom will cost $124.

Attractions To Relax On At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is foot by foot the largest of the Disney Parks. It's full with lush vegetation, exotic animal habitats, and thrilling rides - but after a few hot hours in the Disney jungle, it's nice to take a little break. These four great attractions let your party keep on touring while still offering folks the chance to sit down and rest for a few. Whether you just want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a climate controlled retreat, head to a viewing of these Animal Kingdom gems for a few minutes to refresh.

6 Activities For Early Risers At Walt Disney World

If you're up with the sun, even on vacation, it can sometimes be tricky to wait around for the rest of your party that's sleeping in soundly. You want to get up, get out, and get going " I get you. So what is there for the go getter's to do while everyone else sleeps in? Check out these 6 activities for early risers at Walt Disney World.

Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort with Food Allergies

Dining out with food allergies can be challenging, frustrating, and sometimes impossible. There are restaurants you need to avoid and restaurants where the staff just doesn't "get it." But when you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, dining out with food allergies is usually less stressful and can even be a bit magical.

Tour the Harambe Wildlife Preserve on Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris

If you're only going to ride one attraction when you're visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom we suggest heading straight for the Kilimanjaro Safaris. This attraction is the closest most of us will ever get to a real African safari excursion and there is always something new and exciting to discover as you travel through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.

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".