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Rivers of Light Opening Delayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced that the opening of Rivers of Light, the new nighttime experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom, has been delayed. The nightly show was supposed to start April 22.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Transforming into a Nighttime Destination

This month is a big month for Disney's Animal Kingdom! The new Rivers of Light nighttime show is set to debut, turning this once daytime-only destination into an exciting park to visit after dark! Read on to find out more about changes coming to the park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Hyenas to the Kilimanjaro Safaris Savanna

Guests visiting Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom can now spot two hyenas on the savanna. The animals were recently introduced to the savanna and are currently on display for brief periods of time while they adjust to their new habitat.

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.

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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The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It took me a few years and several visits to really fall in love with Disney's Animal Kingdom. After my initial assessment that it was "too hot" and "too much walking" I took some time on my last couple of visits to really look closely at this amazing theme park. And I'm hooked.

The Top 5 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's that time of year again! It's time to think about what we're looking forward to next year when it comes to the Walt Disney World Resort. After all, 2016 is just a few days away and there are so many great things happening next year at our favorite place!

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".

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.

Best Spots to Take a Break at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Touring Disney's Animal Kingdom is a different experience than touring any of the other theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. The terrain is different, the walkways a bit uneven at times, the park is spread out, and during most of the year it feels like they're pumping extra heat and humidity into the park.