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Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:47 pm
by Jay20016
So they go to Hollywood Studios with Star Wars Weekends going on where people can and do dress up and are making a story about it when they try to go to the other parks? :roll:

And once again, as seems to be the case with any of the major news stations in Orlando, they look to make their name by going after the people who put them on the map...

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:41 pm
by jedimaster1227
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/06/get-wild-for-less-on-the-wild-africa-trek-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/

I recently took a trek deep into the Pangani Forest with Josh Sussman, an actor known for his roles on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and as the lovestruck gossip columnist Jacob on “Glee.” He’s also provided the voice of Randy, a sinister crab on Disney Channel’s hit show “Fish Hooks,” so Josh knows a little about interesting animals.

Our VIP excursion took us hiking through the jungle, walking across battered footbridges, traversing riverbeds teeming with giant crocodiles, learning about hippo herds and staring skyward to spot giraffes. A Florida shower hit as we boarded our private safari vehicle, which even added to the fun as we had a chance to study the animals through our binoculars as they enjoyed the cool rain on the savanna. By the time we reached our safari camp that overlooked the expansive savanna, the rain had stopped and the sun returned, providing a nice setting as we enjoyed a tasty selection of African-inspired foods.

In addition to leading our tour and entertaining us with their knowledge of the animals, our Safari Guides also tag-teamed as our personal trek photographers. Included in the price of each trek is a photo CD with professional photos of the tour and the exotic animals you’ll spot along the way.


For a limited time, you can save $50 on treks at or after 11:45 a.m. For more details on the limited-time Wild Africa Trek offer, call 407-WDW-TOUR or visit disneyworld.com/trek.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:02 pm
by cfc
This is the first video I've seen of the Wild Africa Trek--looks like fun (particularly the suspension bridge over the crocs).

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:03 pm
by jedimaster1227
Last week I had the chance to stop by Disney's Animal Kingdom Park for the first time in a while, this time to check out the Sundowner Celebration, a seasonal event for the month of June that added food and beverage, entertainment and culture options throughout the park that really made for an awesome experience.

It has been rumored that this event and the Taste of Africa event it evolved from were tests for an eventual evening offering to be held at the park down the road for longer operational days. This seems to go hand in hand with recent rumors that Kilimanjaro Safaris is slowly being modified (with the animals being acclimated to evening tours) to allow for later operation (possibly with a different storyline to be run during evening rides), plus the expectation that whatever comes with the Avatar expansion will be suited for evening operations.

Regardless of what this test may mean for the future of the park, I can happily say that there was much to love for the offering as it was when I visited. I could best liken it to the Glowfest/elecTRONica/Mad T Party offerings at Disney California Adventure, except with a splash of culture and a much more spread out, naturally blended approach to its delivery. I really enjoyed everything that I experienced, and only wish I had known about this quietly run offering sooner, because I would have gone back at least a few more times before its run ended. Here's hoping the Sundowner Celebration will come back soon!


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Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:54 pm
by cfc
Glad to see that the more exotic flavors of popcorn are starting to show up in the U.S. Disney parks--African spice and apricot sound pretty good.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:46 pm
by Evanator
cfc wrote:Glad to see that the more exotic flavors of popcorn are starting to show up in the U.S. Disney parks--African spice and apricot sound pretty good.


Well I hope its selling well, popcorn can be the ultimate snack food, and IMO better than chips.

I like the set up for this event, it fits really well with the design of the park, because everything is so spread out, they kept the event spread out to everything. Thanks for the photos!

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:54 am
by Hilltopper39
I had no idea this Sundowner even existed but it actually looks really nice!

Also,
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Hidden Mickey in the net.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:10 am
by BeemerBoy
Fact: Adding awesome food, drink, and music options in a "festival-type" manner will immediately improve any park. With that said, I'm really digging what they did there! Thanks for the report, Adam.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:54 pm
by robbalvey
Random question - Who misses "Bird on a Stick?"

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:33 pm
by Meteornotes
^Me. And functioning Yeti.

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