Home/Tag: Animal Kingdom

New Extra Magic Hours released!


  Big News! Disney just announced that onsite guests will now have access to additional extra magic hours at three parks Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Sept. 1-Nov. 2, 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity. Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park - Aug. 29-Nov. 2, 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park. Magic Kingdom [...]

New Extra Magic Hours released!2019-08-06T14:30:50-04:00

5 Tips to Help Get You Out Your Disney Resort Door AND to Rope Drop


    First and foremost, what the heck is rope drop and why, oh why do I want to get up early on my Disney vacation to get there? Rope drop is Disney lingo for park opening. The reason why you want and should get up early (sigh... I know, I know!) to get to rope drop is because you will experience lighter crowds the first few hours of park opening. This means your family will be able to experience [...]

5 Tips to Help Get You Out Your Disney Resort Door AND to Rope Drop2018-01-31T08:13:09-05:00

The Best Attraction in Harambe Part 1: The History of Kilimanjaro Safaris


Walt Disney was an animal lover and it was always his dream to have live animals in the parks. In fact, the original concepts of the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room had live animals instead of the audio-animatronics that you see today. Unfortunately, Imagineers at that time couldn’t find a safe way to use live animals in an attraction. In April 1998, Walt’s dream was finally brought to life when Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida opened its gates. [...]

The Best Attraction in Harambe Part 1: The History of Kilimanjaro Safaris2018-01-31T08:12:35-05:00

Our Disney World 4Parks In One Day Challenge Plan Of Attack AND Checklist


The time is drawing near for us (my two supremely awesome travel agent friends and I) to embark on our very OWN Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge! We have our plan of attack and checklist ready to go. We are SO excited! Our plan of attack has us scheduled to hit morning extra magic hours at EPCOT, followed by a visit to the Animal Kingdom to use our coveted Flight of Passage fastpass, then to Hollywood Studios, [...]

Our Disney World 4Parks In One Day Challenge Plan Of Attack AND Checklist2018-01-07T19:34:36-05:00

Tips for Your Disney World 4 Parks in ONE Day Challenge


Are you ready to embark on your very own Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge and aren’t sure how to prepare? Check out my favorite tips for becoming a Disney World 4-park ninja! First and most important detail to remember, you MUST have a park hopper ticket to enjoy all four Walt Disney World parks in the same day! Make a list of what you want to accomplish in each park and don’t be afraid to set the [...]

Tips for Your Disney World 4 Parks in ONE Day Challenge2017-11-28T11:24:27-05:00

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers


Last month I posted tips on visiting Disney as an Expectant Mother. This month we fast-forward to taking those sweet babies on a Disney vacation. This is the first in a series of blog posts with some simple tips for traveling to Disney with an infant or young toddler. Today we tackle one the hardest decisions; where to stay. I always recommend staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel so that is what this writing will be focused on. [...]

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers2020-05-13T15:22:39-04:00

The Best Restaurants You Don’t Need a Reservation For


  It’s a known fact that to get the first pick of reservation times at Disney restaurants, you have to book them six months in advance. But sometimes, we don’t always have the luxury of knowing when we are going to be on vacation, which often leads to a lack of availability at table service restaurants the closer it gets to your vacation dates! Quick service restaurants to the rescue! Not all theme park food consists of boring burgers, hot [...]

The Best Restaurants You Don’t Need a Reservation For2019-05-29T14:02:02-04:00

Transportation Options at Walt Disney World


One of the many benefits to staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel is complimentary transportation between your resort and Disney theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and other Disney resort hotels. Disney moves millions of guests each year using a very well run transportation system which includes buses, boats and monorails. While it may sound intimidating, navigating the different transportation options is actually quite simple (and fun)! Boats (also referred to as Water Launches or Water Taxis) Disney’s [...]

Transportation Options at Walt Disney World2016-02-25T17:13:19-05:00

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year


Happy New Year! It's a great time to try new things on your next Disney Vacation. We all have our favorite resorts, rides and restaurants. Disney World has so much to offer, why not try something new? Let's get started... Resolution #1: Go to Disney this year! In order to keep on track with your Disney resolutions, you need to plan your next trip. You may think it's out of reach to go. However, with three levels of resort accommodations [...]

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year2016-01-03T23:57:54-05:00

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park


Those of you who have been know; those of you who have not-listen up! A vacation to Walt Disney World is tiring! It’s the best kind of tired and it is 100% worth the tiredness! The sights, sounds, the walking, the food! Really, it’s one of my most favorite places to go to get away. But, you still need some downtime while you are there, especially in the parks. The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are GREAT places to take [...]

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park2020-05-13T15:22:23-04:00

Resort Hopping : 13 Tips for enjoying Walt Disney World Resorts and FREE activities


Do the words Free and Disney really go together? Absolutely! I want to tell you about one of my favorite free things to do at Walt Disney World: Resort Hopping. Resort Hopping is just visiting other Walt Disney World Resorts that you are not staying at during your vacation. The first time I did this was on my honeymoon which was also my first Walt Disney World vacation. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (which I loved!) and I [...]

Resort Hopping : 13 Tips for enjoying Walt Disney World Resorts and FREE activities2020-05-13T15:22:19-04:00

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World


During my many trips to Disney World with my family I have compiled quite a list of my favorite restaurants including many with characters. These meals are a great way to see you family’s favorite characters without using valuable park time. Below is a top ten list that I collected with my personal recommendations and tips, keep in mind many of the restaurants below completely fill up 180 days in advance. All Travel with the Magic agents begin their day [...]

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World2014-05-27T20:35:55-04:00

Disney World Baby Care Centers


When traveling to Disney with an infant make certain you know where the Baby Care Centers are located. There is one located in each park and are fully staffed to help with all of your baby needs. They are open during regular park hours AND are FREE to use. Disney knows how to accommodate families with infants! Check out all the services the Baby Care Centers offer: 1. Need a quiet place to nurse your little one? Disney Baby Care [...]

Disney World Baby Care Centers2014-01-28T16:33:10-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule


  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Agrabah Bazaar The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail - MK Express Barnstormer Tomorrowland Transit Authority Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant 1/6/14 - 2/15/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/7/14 - 2/13/14 1/13/14 - 1/16/14 1/21/14 - 1/30/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/3/14 - 2/5/14 2/10/14 - 3/27/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/7/14 Epcot® American Adventure Restrooms Mid-January - End of January Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-01-13T13:23:40-05:00

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker


On our recent trip to Walt Disney World we used Disney’s Memory Maker (formerly PhotoPass Plus) photo package and found it to be easy to use, fun and very much worth the money. In fact, I can’t imagine another Walt Disney World vacation without adding this feature to my package. Memory Maker includes unlimited digital downloads of all pictures taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers during you trip. It also includes unlimited downloads of attraction photos (attraction photos are offered on [...]

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker2014-01-07T19:05:45-05:00

Magical Memories – Dinoland USA


Magical Memories - Dinoland USA One of our favorite areas of Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World is Dinoland USA. There is so much to do there! Our 1st stop is always the Boneyard. Robert has so much fun digging for bones in the giant dig site. Then he spends so much time running off his extra energy through the catwalks and tunnels. After spending some time in the Boneyard, we make our way into Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama. Here [...]

Magical Memories – Dinoland USA2013-11-15T18:20:15-05:00

Our First Experience Using the New DAS


My family and I took our annual fall Disney World trip October 17-19, 2013. This would be our first time using the new Magic Bands and using the Disability Access Service (DAS) card. My daughter is autistic and is unable to wait in lines. In our past Disney trips we always used the GAC and it worked wonderfully for my daughter. Disney’s new DAS went into effect October 9, 2013. Changes were made due to the abuse of the old [...]

Our First Experience Using the New DAS2013-10-25T14:12:56-04:00

New! Party for the Planet part of Limited Time Magic


This April, there's a party going on at Walt Disney World Resort… and you're officially invited! Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom park at "Party for the Planet"—an Earth Week event where you can meet some of your favorite Disney Characters, purchase collectable merchandise and try out some tasty sweet treats! Disney Character Dance Party The party kicks off with a week-long character reunion, where some rarely seen Disney Characters will be making cameo appearances in Mickey's [...]

New! Party for the Planet part of Limited Time Magic2013-11-15T15:43:42-05:00

Disney news for May 2013 & June 2013


Delicious New Crèmes Glacées LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – L’Artisan des Glaces, an artisan ice cream and sorbet shop, debuts at the France pavilion in Epcot in mid-June. You’ll want multiple scoops of the 16 yummy flavors, all made in-house with fresh ingredients. For grown-up tastes, ask for a shot of liquor on top – served in a martini glass. A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In time for summer, “A Pirate’s Adventure: [...]

Disney news for May 2013 & June 20132019-05-29T13:52:12-04:00

15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 22


Are you planning on attending the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Earth Day, April 22? After attending the anniversaries of Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot in 2011 and 2012, respectively, I’ll be there for sure. Here are a few of the details of what’s planned for the park’s anniversary. Special opening ceremony – Meet at the Tree of Life at 8:40 a.m., to hear from Josh D’Amaro, Vice President of Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dr. Jackie Ogden, Vice President [...]

15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 222013-04-10T10:16:39-04:00

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 2012


Magic Kingdom® Park Country Bear Jamboree The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Splash Mountain Mad Tea Party 08/22/12 - 10/16/12 10/16/12 - 10/25/12 01/02/13 - 03/19/13 01/07/13 - 02/18/13 Epcot® Test Track Bistro de Paris Souvenirs de France (shop) Epcot Character Spot 04/16/12 - 12/06/12 08/01/12 - 12/06/12 10/11/12 - 11/15/12 10/21/12 - Mid. Feb. 2013 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Studio Backlot Tour American Film Institute Showcase AFI Showcase Shop 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® [...]

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 20122012-10-16T16:04:34-04:00

Disney’s Wild Africa Trek


  I had the chance to experience Disney's Wild Africa Trek a guided tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in March 2012. I truly enjoyed this experience and if you and your family love animals and love Animal Kingdom then you will love this tour. The Cast Members knew everything about everything in the park, about the animals, and they were a wealth of knowledge. This privately guided tour is around three hours long and is led by two [...]

Disney’s Wild Africa Trek2012-05-09T20:46:10-04:00

Donald’s Dining Safari expanding


Via Disney Parks Blog Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is expanding from breakfast to also include lunch. Donald’s Dining Safari Lunch with Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and their pals begins Dec. 4 at the restaurant in Harambe Village in the Africa area of the park. (there are no Disney characters during dinner service.) The buffet-style restaurant includes dishes with an African influence so make sure you check out the menu [...]

Donald’s Dining Safari expanding2011-09-10T21:33:19-04:00

2010 Holiday Happenings at The Disney World Resort


MICKEY’S JINGLE JUNGLE PARADE: Goofy, donning his best holiday wear, waves to the crowd during “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The parade blends the spirit of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the spirit of the holidays. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This is one of my favorite parades at Disney during the Holidays! This afternoon parade runs daily from Nov. 14, 2010, [...]

2010 Holiday Happenings at The Disney World Resort2010-11-13T02:31:57-05:00

Animal Kingdom Park news


Animal Kingdom Park News The following attractions will be closed for refurbishment: Kali River Rapids: 01/03/11 - 01/29/11 Primeval Whirl: 01/17/11 - 04/05/11

Animal Kingdom Park news2010-10-11T19:16:17-04:00