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[23 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Announces Special South Africa Adventure

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Adventures by Disney has announced a special South Africa trip for November 2018.
The adult-only excursion will be hosted by Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment.
Guests on the trip can learn from Joe as he leads sketching sessions in South Africa.
And Mark – who is a native of South Africa – will share his expertise on South African natural history throughout the trip.
Locations to be …

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[19 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]
More Merchandise Released for the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend and even more commemorative merchandise has been released.
The park is celebrating its anniversary from April 22 through May 5 with an extended Party for the Planet, and guests can pick up special “I Was There” merchandise during the celebration.
The merchandise collection includes tees for kids and adults, a hat, a tote bag, and collectible pins.
Annual Passholders will find two exclusive shirts – a Party for the Planet T-shirt and a tank top.
Other new items include a new interactive banshee from …

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[9 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]
Tiffins Talks Announced for 2018 Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This year’s Party for the Planet is going to be bigger than ever thanks in part to the 20th anniversary celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
One special event announced for the two-week long Party for the Planet is the new Tiffins Talks which will be held at Tiffins, the signature dining restaurant in the theme park.
The Tiffins Talks will feature animal and conservation experts – including Imagineer Joe Rohde – with a four-course meal inspired by the evening’s featured topic.
The Tiffins Talks are take place on April 22, 25, 27, and …

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[13 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet

Next Friday, April 22, is Earth Day and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating with its Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature.
Guests visiting the theme park on Earth Day will have a chance to enjoy fun activities in each land in the park. Guests can also meet animal-care team members, animal educators, and conservation experts at the park.
Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive Joe Rohde will also be at the Animal Kingdom on Earth Day. Joe will be signing his artwork that was created for the new Disney Conservation …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Themed Entertainment Association Awards Disney with Honors

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the winners of their 18th Annual Thea Awards, and several Disney attractions, as well as an Imagineer, were honored.
Star Tours – The Adventure Continues at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios were honored with the Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction Refresh, based on the extensive remake of the popular ride. Additionally, the Magic Kingdom show “The Magic, The Memories & You” received the Award for Outstanding Achievement – Show Spectacular.
The Animation Magic show aboard the Disney Fantasy, located in the Animator’s Palate …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Cameron Explores Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Upcoming Avatar-Themed Land

We let you know a few weeks ago about the brand-new themed land, based on the film Avatar, that will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World in a few years. An exciting development in the project’s progress came this week, when filmmaker James Cameron, along with his producing partner Jon Landau, took time to tour and explore the park. They were joined by Joe Rohde, an Imagineer who was heavily influential in the development of Animal Kingdom, and Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom …