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[12 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Rivers of Light Opening Date Announced, Wishes to be Replaced, and More

Whew! What a busy week it’s been in the world of Disney news! We have updates about Rivers of Light, a new nighttime show at the Magic Kingdom, and so much more. Let’s dive right in!
After nearly a year-long delay, the Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is opening on February 17! The show is currently in “soft open” which means you be able to see it before Friday.
If you’re making plans to see the Rivers of Light you can also book a dining package that includes …

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[10 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rivers of Light Dining Packages Open for Reservations

We told you yesterday the news that Rivers of Light is finally opening – after almost a year-long delay. And now you can make advance dining reservations for the Rivers of Light dining packages.
Two restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are participating in the package: Tiffins and Tusker House.
At Tusker House a Rivers of Light breakfast package is $39 for adults and $23 for kids ages 3-9, or one table service credit. Lunch and dinner are $52 for adults and $32 for kids ages 3-9, or one table service credit. The …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rivers of Light Officially Opens February 17 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s really happening! Rivers of Light – the oft-delayed nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – is finally opening on February 17.
The show was originally slated to open in the spring of 2016 but was met with months of setbacks leaving some to wonder if it was ever going to open.
Well, it is!
Guests can enjoy the new nighttime experience beginning February 17.
Rivers of Light combines live performance, floating sets, a “soaring musical score,” fountains, and much more in a “celebration of animals and nature.” The show takes place on the …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Doc McStuffins Meet-and-Greet Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Junior star Doc McStuffins is headed to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a new meet-and-greet later this month.
Doc McStuffins already meets fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so this will be her second meet-and-greet location.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Doc will be located outside the veterinarian clinic at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Guests will also have a chance to learn about animal conservation and how the Animal Kingdom vets care for the animals.
Doc McStuffins airs daily on Disney Junior and has recently been renewed for a fifth season.
There is no official start date …

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[7 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pandora: The World of Avatar Opens May 27

Pandora: The World of Avatar is opening May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement this afternoon during The Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earnings call.
The immersive new land based on the blockbuster – and Oscar-winning film Avatar – will transport guests to the land of Pandora, home to floating mountains and bioluminescent plants.
Two attraction will anchor the land – the Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage.
Guests on the Na’vi River Journey will travel through a bioluminescent rainforest via a boat. And on Avatar Flight …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
ABC’s ‘The View’ is Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in March

ABC’s daytime talk show The View is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort in March to broadcast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The show’s hosts announced the Disney broadcasts earlier this week. It will be the first time The View has broadcast from the Walt Disney World Resort.
To add more fun to the mix, The View has partnered with American Tourister to sponsor ‘The View’s Magic is Endless’ sweepstakes.
Three grand prize winners will win a Walt Disney World vacation and the chance to be at one of the tapings of The …

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[4 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Elephant Calf

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has welcomed an elephant calf to the park’s herd, bringing the number of elephants to 10.
The new calf, named Stella, was born to 28-year-old Donna. Stella is the third calf for Donna who has also given birth to Nadirah in 2005, and Luna in 2010.
The Animal Kingdom’s elephant herd is made up of three males and six females, plus new baby Stella.
Donna and her calf were “backstage” for a short time so that they could bond but are now “on stage” in the Kilimanjaro Safari.
The elephant program …

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[27 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Sneak Peek at Pandora: The World of Avatar

If you tuned in to the Disney Parks’ Christmas special Sunday morning you had a chance to see the sneak preview of the new Avatar-themed land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Pandora: The World of Avatar is slated to open in the summer of 2017 and if the preview is any indication, it looks to be amazing.
The new land will feature two new attractions – the Na’vi River Journey attraction which takes guests on a boat ride through the forests of Pandora, complete with bioluminescent plants, and another attraction, Avatar Flight of …

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[21 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney World Announces Passholder Gates for Annual Passholders

Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders can start using a specially designated gate to enter the Disney theme parks starting today.
These “Passholder” gates allow those with an Annual Pass to bypass the long holiday lines at the theme parks’ gates.
This new Annual Passholder benefit starts today and will run through the end of January according to Disney.
The special Passholder gates are a way for Disney to say “thanks” to its Annual Passholder during the busiest time of year for the theme parks.
At the four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, …

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[8 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
2017 Brings New Land to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, New Restaurants to Disney Springs, and More

There are still a few weeks left in 2016 but Disney is already looking forward to 2017 with the announcement of new things coming to the Walt Disney World Resort.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will finally have a chance to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar when the new land opens in the summer of 2017. This new land will feature two new attractions, bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains, and much more.
Pandora will also be home to the Satu’li Canteen – the main dining spot – and Pongu Pongu, a …