Disney’s Grand Gathering: The Experiences

If you’re traveling in a Grand Gathering, you have the option to enjoy exclusive experiences only for parties of 8 or more. Yes, these have an additional charge but they are wonderful experiences designed to delight everyone in your travel party.International Dinner and IllumiNations Desert Reception: Enjoy a buffet dinner with international cuisine (from five different nations) while you are entertained with live music and storytelling. Keep an eye out for some of your favorite characters, … [Read more...]



Disney World Play Areas: Animal Kingdom

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In Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a wonderfully themed play area is located in the DinoLand U.S.A. area.  Known as the"Boneyard,"potential paleontologists can play in an area filled with dinosaur discoveries.With a sand pit filled with"fossils," kids can dig, explore, and uncover bones from Wooly Mammoths to Triceratops.   The Boneyard Playground also has multi-level slides, tunnels, and other areas to climb and play.   The shaded sand pit area also offers benches and fans for adults to … [Read more...]



Disney lions, tigers and cheetahs find perfume “paws-itively” appealing

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Cheap perfume and lions may not seem a likely match. But at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the scent of the wild can be found in hundreds of perfume bottles being recycled by Disney cast members.Animal experts have long used unique aromas such as perfumes and spices as enrichment tools to help maintain an animal’s physical and mental health. Special treats such as toys, foods or fragrance prompt animals to explore, make choices, and maintain a level of activity in their habitat similar to … [Read more...]



Disney’s Animal Kingdom: The one ride I MUST ride

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In previous posts, I took a look at the one ride that I must ride at the Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.  Today, we are going to take a look at Animal Kingdom, that Imagineer Haven where you can find a different aspect of the park to enjoy and appreciate at every turn!My initial thoughts when it comes to Animal Kingdom and my must ride was that it wasn’t a ride at all that I must see – it was a show.  However, as good as Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo - The Musical are, there really … [Read more...]



Disney’s Animal Kingdom gets a new resident

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Luna, the fifth elephant baby to be born at Disney's Animal Kingdom, is introduced to the park's savanna less than a month after her May 20, 2010 birth.Luna and her mom, Donna, spend part of the day with their elephant family group along the Kilimanjaro Safaris route.There are 12 members of the park's elephant herd -- four males and eight females.Disney's Animal Kingdom is part of a breeding program coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that is focused on … [Read more...]