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...]


New Rides, Shows, and Eats at Walt Disney World by 2017

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Disney has been hard at work preparing to bring lots of new experiences to the Walt Disney World parks. Many rumors are swirling, but we'll just share the confirmed new rides, shows, and restaurants that should be at Walt Disney World by 2017.The two areas preparing for the most newness are Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney. Let's look at Animal Kingdom first.Harambe Marketplace - Set to open in 2015, this expansion of the Africa area of Animal Kingdom park will include a quick … [Read more...]


Events and Tours you don’t want to miss at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There is so much more to see and do at Walt Disney World than just four theme parks and the downtown area. We will be exploring all the "extra perks" that they have offer including tours, behinds the scenes and special little events throughout the year. Join us as we start with Animal Kingdom.Are you Wild About Wildlife? Have you spent time in Disney's Animal Kingdom park and seen the staggering amount of animals that call it home? It's home to more than 1,500 animals that represent 250 … [Read more...]


Disney World Challenge – Visiting all 4 parks in one day!

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When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, there are so many things to see and do that it almost seems impossible to see it all!  When we visit, we take about a week to see as many of the sites and sounds of all four parks, but what if you only have one day?  Is it worth it to attempt to see all four parks in one day?This challenge is known as the Disney World Challenge -- and I'll tell you, it probably isn't easy, but I certainly think it is possible! Pre-requisites Before you start, … [Read more...]


Taking in the Walt Disney World Parades

"What time is the three o'clock parade?"  "Where does the Main Street Electrical Parade begin?"  Now that I have your attention, let's talk Walt Disney World Parades.  People waver back and forth about the best viewing spots, time to grab a spot, and even etiquette when it comes to parades at the most magical place on earth.  Today, I want to share with you some of the best spots to view the parades at each park.Magic Kingdom Park:Just in front of the Liberty Boat is a great location. … [Read more...]


Dealing with Grief – The Christmas We Escaped to Disney World

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After finishing several articles featuring Disney Holiday Planning, I got to thinking about our own Christmas Trip in 2010.  We stayed the week before Christmas and left the day after.  This was my families first time to Disney during the holidays, in fact the first time we had travelled somewhere during Christmas Day.  But for us it was an escape from the real world.  We just couldn't face a "normal" Christmas after the year we had.  The trip was bittersweet but I would like to share it with … [Read more...]


Disney Food Confession – Wild Africa Trek Meal

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Where can you find it? Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal KingdomWhat is it? Tin 1-Pita bread, prosciutto,dried beef, salmon roll with cream cheese on top of a jicama and cucumber salad. Topped off with a slice of fig almond bread. Tin 2-Yogurt with granola,edible orchid, brie cheese and melon.Why you want it-This meal is included in your Wild Africa Trek package at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You can find more information here about the rates and how to book your fun filled … [Read more...]


Take Five at Walt Disney World: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Of all Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom perhaps offers my favorite “Take Five” moments – those little breaks in a touring plan that are opportunities to relax, enjoy some unscripted fun and appreciate details that make up the Disney Difference.I generally find Disney’s Animal Kingdom relaxing, particularly because of the wildlife and lush landscaping. But with E-ticket attractions as Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris requiring some regimented touring, and the … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom has the wrap that it is a half-day park. In order to get the full value of the park many seasoned Walt Disney World travelers will tell you that you MUST experience Animal Kingdom at various times of the day. There is a ton of sight, sounds, eats and attractions that can keep you and your family occupied for a full day.Enjoy these Animal Kingdom Quick Tips!!• Arrive early at park opening or stay until closing in order to get the best view of the animals around the park. … [Read more...]


Animal Kingdom – Top 5 Attractions For Seniors

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Seniors have different expectations from Walt Disney World than the hordes of younger visitors that visit the parks daily. We look for things that we can sit back and enjoy rather than have our bodies bounced around and exposed to G-forces. Your choices at the Animal Kingdom may be different from mine but if you are a senior I think in most instances you will at least enjoy the ones I suggest.Festival Of The Lion King - Perhaps the best stage show at the Walt Disney World resort. It's more … [Read more...]