Articles Tagged with Animal Kingdom

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Walt Disney World Parks Closing in Preparation for Irma

Disney has announced that all Walt Disney World parks will be closing Saturday evening with hopes of re-opening on Tuesday morning. The resorts will remain open to house guests currently at Disney World. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will be completely closing since guest accommodations can not withstand hurricane force winds. Guests will be relocating to other resorts. Hit the jump for details on the closure of the parks.

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UPDATED: Hurricane Irma May Impact Walt Disney World

It seems like we’re reporting on hurricane’s more and more as the years go on! Last year, Disney World was hit by Hurricane Matthew, this year it looks like Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Walt Disney World area. As of Thursday morning this is one of the largest hurricanes in recorded history. It is also one of the most powerful ever in the Atlantic. The “cone of uncertainty” currently shows the entire state of Florida in the hurricane’s path. Hit the jump for more details, we’ll also keep this post updated as more information comes in.

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Alcohol Included on the 2018 Disney Dining Plan

Up until now, those who wished to enjoy an “adult beverage” while at Disney World had to pay for them out of pocket. The Disney Dining Plan only covered non-alcoholic drinks. Well starting in 2018 this will be changing! Guests will now be able to use their dining credits for beer, wine & cocktails. Hit the jump for more details.

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Mobile Ordering Coming to Magic Kingdom Restaurants

After using the Quick Service restaurants in Pandora – The World of Avatar as a test bed, Disney will be expanding the newly added Mobile Order service to select Magic Kingdom restaurants. This mobile ordering service allows guests to order their food using the My Disney Experience app and simply tap a “I’m here” button at the restaurant to skip the line. Check out which restaurants will be getting the new service after the jump.

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Opinion | Crowds and New Things at Disney

There are certain things that make crowd levels very predictable. Annual events such as New Year’s, Spring Break, Summer vacation, etc and the opening of anything new at the Disney Parks. Memorial weekend 2017 marked two big grand openings for Disney Parks. Pandora – The World of Avatar finally opened its gates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park while Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout opened at Disney’s California Adventure. The crowds were not only predictable but also surprised me in some aspects.

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Mobile Restaurant Ordering Coming To Disney World

If you’ve ever walked into a Quick Service restaurant in any of the Walt Disney World theme parks you’ll know they can get quite busy and crowded. Disney is expanding their technology capabilities to hopefully help with that problem. Mobile ordering is on its way to the My Disney Experience app. Hit the jump for more details on when you’ll be able to use it in the parks.

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Pandora World of Avatar Annual Passholder and DVC Previews Start May 13

Disney is opening up Animal Kindgom’s newest land a bit early to Annual Passholders and DVC members! Start on May 13th, Annual Passholders & DVC members will be able to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar before the general public! I’ve speculated in the past about what Disney may do for previewing Pandora.¬†Annual Passholders & DVC members will not be able to just waltz into Pandora. There’s a process for this one! Hit the jump for more details on how you can experience Pandora early!

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Video | Another Look at Pandora and the Banshee Attraction

The marketing surrounding Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park sure is ramping up! So far Disney has been very careful with what they have shown. Multiple videos and shows have shown essentially the same areas of the new land. Nightline gives us a very quick glimpse at something Disney has not shown before! A very brief glimpse at Pandora’s thrill ride, Avatar Flight of Passage!

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Video | Best look Yet at Pandora The World of Avatar

ABC’s The View has been broadcasting from Walt Disney World this week and thanks to James Cameron and Whoopi Goldberg we have a more detailed look into Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! The video even includes a glimpse at one of the dark rides in the new land, this is something Disney has only shown drawings of until now! Check out the video after the jump.

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