Breaking: Walt Disney World Raises Ticket, Pass, and Parking Prices Effective Feb 11, 2018

Walt Disney World - Fireworks during the day at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World announced it is raising the prices of daily tickets, as well as annual passes and parking fees, effective Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The cost increase on one-day one-park tickets will vary according to season and park, going up as much as $7 a ticket.

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Flights of Wonder to Close at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flights of Wonder to Close at Disney's Animal Kingdom - owl flying

To make room for the previously announced “UP” show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Flights of Wonder will close on December 31, 2017.

This 25-minute show, performed several times a day, features more than 20 species of free-flying exotic birds, including Harris hawks, Barbary falcons, macaws, ibis and yellow-naped Amazon parrots.

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New Show Based on Disney*Pixar’s ‘UP’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Walt Disney World has announced an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village.

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Rivers of Light to Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb 17, 2017

Rivers of Light to Open at Disney's Animal Kingdom Feb 17, 2017

The much anticipated Rivers of Light will finally debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World on February 17, 2017.

Rivers of Light is a 15-minute show combining live performance, floating set pieces, a soaring musical score, fountains and more in a celebration of animals and nature on the Discovery River inside the park.

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Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks are now open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom near Mt. Everest.

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Trek Snacks menu offers pastries in the morning, such as assorted muffins and Danish, croissants and an indulgent chocolate twist.

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Disney Announces Big Changes Coming to Animal Kingdom at #D23 EXPO 2015

Since its opening in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom had pretty much been a daytime park. Announcements made at this weekend’s D23 EXPO 2015 are set to change that.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Pandora World of Avatar

As part of the largest expansion in the park’s history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will immerse guests into the world of Pandora, and the entire park will transform after dark with new nighttime entertainment experiences, offering guests longer days than ever before to experience this one-of-a-kind theme park.

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Starbucks Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Donating Portion of Flat White Lattes Sales to Charity

It’s official, Starbucks has made its way into each of the four Walt Disney World parks with the opening of its outlet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Starbucks Opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Guests to the park can enjoy Starbucks beverages at Creature Comforts on the Discovery Island area, as well as breakfast sandwiches and pastries, as well as treats crafted by Disney chefs.

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Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Officially Opens Today!

Today, May 23, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will officially open their new Harambe Market for guests to enjoy.

Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This area will offer a variety of African-inspired street food and beverages via four walk-up windows. Food items include a Kabob Flatbread sandwich, Skewered Chicken, Corn Dog with Chickpea Salad, and Spice-Rubbed Karubi Rib.

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New Africa Marketplace Coming Spring 2015 to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Africa Marketplace

Disney’s Animal Kingdom already does a great job of replicating the experience of being in Africa, while actually being in Florida, but a new expansion will soon build on that adventure.

Coming in spring 2015 is Africa Marketplace, which will provide a shopping and dining area in Harambe, the village area of the Africa section of the park. With the opening of this, will be a new pathway from Africa to Bradley Falls and the Asia section of the park, to help with guest flow.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Shows New Tree of Life Carvings

Disney's Animal Kingdom Shows New Tree of Life Carvings

If you’ve ever been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ve seen the iconic Tree of Life anchoring the center of the park. It has been there since the park opened in 1998, but recently there have been walls around it as work was being done.

In the early morning hours of Feb. 7, construction walls around the Tree of Life came down, revealing bold, outstretched roots and newly revealed animal carvings.

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Walt Disney World Celebrates Africa During Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom This Summer

Harambe Nights

Harambe Nights, which features a new theatrical production based on the classic Disney film “The Lion King,” will debut June 7, 2014 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

A 55-minute theatrical extravaganza, “The Lion King Concert in the Wild” uses celebrity narrators, a live orchestra, choir and special effects to present the story of Simba’s coming of age.

Harambe Nights

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Walt Disney World Raises Ticket Prices Again Starting February 23, 2014

Effective Sunday, February 23, a Walt Disney World ticket will cost you more again, as the theme park raises it’s prices for the second time in less than a year.

Walt Disney World ticketDisney will hike the price of a Magic Kingdom one-day ticket to $99, up $4 from last summer’s price increase.

Meanwhile a one-day ticket to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios will increase to $94, up from $90.

These new ticket prices will be reflected on the Walt Disney World website starting Sunday. Of course, there will still be discounts for multi-day tickets, but those will go up as well.

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What do you think of this latest price increase? Do you still feel Disney is worth the price?

Walt Disney World Releases Artist Renderings of AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World, AVATAR

One of the biggest changes coming to the Walt Disney World parks is the addition of a land inspired by James Cameron’s hit film AVATAR.

It’s been two years since the project was first announced, and this week, Disney has offered up artist renderings of what to expect.

Walt Disney World, AVATAR
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes First Masai Giraffe Born at the Park

This summer, Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed its first Masai giraffe calf to be born at the park. The male baby has been named Mosi, by the readers of the official Disney Parks blog.

He recently stepped out with his mother onto the savanna at the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction. Isn’t he adorable?

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Masai giraffe

[Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World]

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