More Entertainment Returns This Summer with a Celebration of ‘Festival of the Lion King’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From Disney Parks Blog Since reopening the Walt Disney World theme parks last July, we’ve taken a different approach to our entertainment, coming up with new ways to share the magic of the Disney characters. With cavalcades and flotillas continuing to delight guests daily, we are now turning our attention to bringing back even more entertainment with … Continue reading More Entertainment Returns This Summer with a Celebration of ‘Festival of the Lion King’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney: Djuan Rivers, VP of Animal Kingdom, retiring

From Orlando Sentinel Djuan Rivers, vice president for Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, is retiring, Walt Disney World has confirmed. He has been with the company for 30 years and in charge of Animal Kingdom since 2014. Among the other Disney positions he has held include vice president for hotels and business solutions at Disneyland … Continue reading Disney: Djuan Rivers, VP of Animal Kingdom, retiring

“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” Premiere Day Sees Special Giraffe Delivery

From Disney Parks Blog To say we’re excited at Disney’s Animal KingdomTheme Park is putting it lightly  – we are over the moon ecstatic about the premiere of “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”  from National Geographic, streaming today on Disney+. I know you are going to love getting to see the exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what … Continue reading “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” Premiere Day Sees Special Giraffe Delivery

World Rhino Day Brings Big News for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From Disney Parks Blog I’m always struck with awe at the sheer power and size of rhinos, so of course, I couldn’t let World Rhino Day go by without taking time to appreciate and promote the protection of this magnificent endangered species. Did you know rhinoceros are the world’s second largest land animal and among the most endangered animals … Continue reading World Rhino Day Brings Big News for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Rohdes, Less Traveled: Inside the Design and Inspiration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

From Disney Parks Blog Our family has been at home together since March, and life can get repetitive at times. So, to pass away the hours and give ourselves something to do as a family, we decided to create a five-part video series about design at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  In our family of four … Continue reading The Rohdes, Less Traveled: Inside the Design and Inspiration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Wildlife Wednesday: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes a Baby Mandrill

From Disney Parks Blog It’s been an exciting couple of weeks during the phased reopening of Walt Disney World as we’ve welcomed Guests back to our parks and resorts. This weekend, our animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park got to welcome a “colorful” addition to the animal family, too! On Saturday, July 25, a mandrill infant … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes a Baby Mandrill

DisneyMagicMoments: Meet Phoenix, the Zebra Foal Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

From Disney Parks Blog On May 6, the animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge welcomed a new female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal to the herd. I’m so happy to share with you photos of little Phoenix as she recently made her first appearance on the resort’s Sunset Savanna. The name Phoenix was chosen by our … Continue reading DisneyMagicMoments: Meet Phoenix, the Zebra Foal Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

DisneyMagicMoments: Joe Rohde and Jon Landau Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From Disney Parks Blog vako! We’re celebrating Pandora – The World of Avatar, which three years ago this week officially welcomed guests inside Disney’s Animal Kingdomat Walt Disney World Resort for the first time. And as you may imagine, the story behind this lush, awe-inspiring place goes back … quite a bit further.  To tell that tale, we brought together two … Continue reading DisneyMagicMoments: Joe Rohde and Jon Landau Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Welcome to the World, Little Piglet! Babirusa Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From Disney Parks Blog We are squealing with delight! Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating a first for the park: the birth of a babirusa piglet. And, it’s a girl! Our Disney animal care team has chosen to name her Kirana, which translates to “sunbeam” in Indonesian.  Babirusas are part of the hog family, native to the swamps and rainforests of the Indonesian Islands. They’re … Continue reading Welcome to the World, Little Piglet! Babirusa Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DisneyMagicMoments: Journey to the ‘Top of the World’ with Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From Disney Parks Blog Looming over Disney’s Animal Kingdom stands a massive, snow-capped mountain that beckons adventurers and thrill-seekers brave enough to attempt a journey to the “top of the world.” Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is an iconic attraction at Walt Disney World Resort, and today we’re inviting you to take a virtual ride … Continue reading DisneyMagicMoments: Journey to the ‘Top of the World’ with Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom