Top Animal Kingdom Attractions For First Timers

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If you’re planning your first trip to Walt Disney World – may I be the first to say congrats – and that I am oh so jealous of you! You and your family are in for some serious fun – it’s an amazing place to visit with SO MUCH to see and do! So much to see and do in fact that you might not know where to begin with your planning! Well, first off – I highly recommend you try and spend at least a day at each of WDW’s 4 theme parks – and one the animal lovers in your family will really enjoy is Animal … [Read more...]


Beat That Disney Heat With These Top 5 Indoor WDW Attractions

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Summer at Disney means high temperatures, but even worse than that – it means high humidity too – and that means sticky, heavy air and the near certainty of daily afternoon showers – but luckily, all is NOT lost if you plan on visiting WDW in the summer – as there are plenty of INDOOR attractions/rides that will help keep you cool (Seriously though - I shudder to think how much WDW pays to air condition their property each summer!).Check these out next time you need to chill out:Dinosaur … [Read more...]


Loaded gun found on Disney’s Dinosaur Ride

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According to the Orlando Sentinel a Animal Kingdom park guest found a loaded handgun on Disney's Dinosaur ride. It seems the gun fell out of Angelo Lista, of Royal Palm Beach back pocket.A park guest handed a Cobra .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol to a park attendant, who immediately contacted security and the Orange County Sheriff's Office.Angelo didn't realize he had the firearm in his pocket after getting off the ride according to a Sheriff's Office incident report. … [Read more...]


Disney World Tips and Tricks: Dark Ride Etiquette

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For first time visitors to Disney Parks, dark ride etiquette may seem confusing. Some rides allow photos with no external lighting, while others are somewhat vague. That's just the tip of the iceberg concerning Dark Ride Etiquette.Here is my Top 5 Dark Ride Don'ts.Pirates of the Caribbean. This ride does quietly announce "No flash photos", however hearing the announcement can be quite difficult. I used to love riding Pirates of the Caribbean. It was one of my favorite attractions. After … [Read more...]


Top Five Animal Kingdom Attractions For Adults

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Let me start this off by saying that I didn't used to like Disney's Animal Kingdom, I thought it was just a big zoo and found it to honestly be a little boring. I had only been once before, right after it had opened when all the attractions weren't even completed, so I got to thinking, maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance. So when I visited Walt Disney World last month, I vowed to visit Animal Kingdom with open eyes and an open mind.We started our day with breakfast at Tusker House - … [Read more...]


Top 10 Rides to Avoid After You Eat

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So you just stuffed yourself on a scrumptious meal at your favorite Walt Disney World eatery. If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, you likely enjoyed a four-square meal and beverage of choice, right? What you need is a nap, but what your family wants is a ride!Do NOT “walk this way” when you are stuffed to the gills:1)      Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith—A tour of G-Force Record Studio is cut short when the band Aerosmith takes off for a show. They take Guests with them, … [Read more...]


A Day in the Life of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Famously “NotAZoo,” at its 1998 opening, Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort broke the theme park mold. Imagineers considered many factors when designing this property. They focused first and foremost on the comfort and well-being of the animals and the safety of Guests. However, their primary goal, as with other Disney Parks, was to place the Guests in the action. In this case, that meant providing opportunities for Guests not only to observe but also to interact with creatures … [Read more...]


Out with the Old at Disney World, In with the New

It goes without saying that Walt Disney World is a unique vacation destination. Sure, there are one-of-kind attractions, recreation, and incredibly themed lodging options. But, what make Walt Disney World really unique to me is that it is just as magical to honeymooners, toddlers on their first trip, school-aged children, and grandparents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This appeal to visitors of all ages makes Walt Disney World so enduring (and endearing) as a vacation destination. … [Read more...]


Top 10 Extreme Rides at Walt Disney World

With four theme parks and two water parks, thrill seekers are sure to find their happy place at Walt Disney World. Let’s take a look at 10 of the resort’s top extreme rides.MAGIC KINGDOM: Space Mountain—This classic Magic Kingdom coaster is an all-time fan favorite. Climb the 180-foot mountain then blast off into deep, dark space through twists and turns and past shooting stars and black holes. Two separate tracks, the Alpha and the Omega, mirror each other as they hurl rocket ships through … [Read more...]


My Fab Five Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions

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Disney's Animal Kingdom is the park we spend the least time in. In spite of that there are a number of attractions we try to visit on each trip so here are my Fab Five attractions. As I go through them you will notice a couple of the biggies are missing from my list and I'll explain why at the end of the article.5. It's Tough To Be A Bug - This park is the hottest of all the parks and as you tour you are always on the lookout for somewhere to cool off. This attraction is ideal because it not … [Read more...]