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Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

Harambe Nights Celebration at Animal Kingdom

harambe5In 1994, my niece, who was 3 at the time, fell in love with Disney’s newest movie release, the Lion King. She so loved it, that she wanted to be Simba for Halloween that year. She was Simba for 3 consecutive Halloweens! As I write this today, my niece is graduating from Grad school! I can’t believe 20 years have gone by since the release of that now-classic film! In honor of the “The Lion King’s” 20th anniversary, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is prepared to stage a special celebration event like no other.

It all begins with a Welcome Reception in the park’s Harambe Village, including mouth-harambe1watering appetizers and African –inspired wine and beer. Then it’s time for the “mane” event! Take your seat inside the newly built Harambe theatre for an unforgettable 55 minute performance of “The Lion King – Concert in the Wild.” What makes this performance even more special is that celebrity narrators will be on hand, in addition to a live orchestra and choir, along with dancers. During the show, guests will see the iconic scenes from the film, theatrically recreated for a never before seen take on The Lion King tale. The show brings to life the humor, heart, and stirring emotional power of Simba’s journey to find his place as the Lion King. Having been thrilled with the Festival of the Lion King, I get goose bumps imagining the heights this interpretation of “The Lion King” will reach! Continue reading Harambe Nights Celebration at Animal Kingdom

Amazing Disney Tours – Animal Kingdom

Whether you are a die hard Disney fanatic or just going to check it out for the first time, Disney has a tour for you!  For those of you that have visited several times and are looking for something different, the tours will give you a great “behind the scenes” look at how they keep the Disney machine running. There are detailed tours that may appeal to Disney fans with specific interests and then there are more basic, shorter tours for folks who just want a taste of how Disney magic is made.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to feature some of the great tours and experiences that Disney has to offer.  Depending on your interests, you can learn more about the Animals, the horticulture, and even the trains. Continue reading Amazing Disney Tours – Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort – A Disney Field Trip

When the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, Walt Disney World became the culmination of its namesake’s dream – a place where families could play together, learn together and embrace the future. Back then, the “World” was only a small fraction of what we enjoy today. Now, the Magic Kingdom Park, the Contemporary and Polynesian resort hotels have been joined by Epcot, Hollywood Studios, the Animal Kingdom park and enough resorts to suit every taste and budget. Walt Disney World Resort is a veritable World unto itself covering some 43-square miles. And, around every corner, there is a learning opportunity!

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