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.
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.
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.
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.
Today Walt Disney World announced they were delaying the opening of Rivers of Light, the new nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The company had planned to open it April 22, but have now pushed the date back to a tentative mid-to-late May.
Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks are now open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom near Mt. Everest.
The Trek Snacks menu offers pastries in the morning, such as assorted muffins and Danish, croissants and an indulgent chocolate twist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, May 23, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will officially open their new Harambe Market for guests to enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disney 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.
For more information, visit DisneyWorld.com/tickets.
What do you think of this latest price increase? Do you still feel Disney is worth the price?
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.
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?
[Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World]