Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Disney Animal Kingdom News for July 18, 2018: More food news

New dessert party: Seems like all the other night time events had dessert parties and now Rivers of Light joins that lineup. Assuming you want to pay the price, you will show up an hour early to Asia viewing terrace near Expedition Everest. Like all other dessert parties, you get desserts and specialty drinks including alcoholic beverages followed by a special area to view the show. The price is $79 for adults and $47 for kids. It begins on August 11 and will be available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Enjoy.




Pizzafari Family Style: the very mediocre pizza place on Discovery Island is adding a family style dinner. Two rooms will be made available for a family style meal instead of seating for the counter service. It starts on July 31 and you will be able to make an ADR. You select once there, 2 appetizers, three entrees and a dessert served family style. Its only available for dinner (5-8pm). Soft drinks are available and you can buy alcoholic drinks. The price is relatively reasonable, at $19.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids. As an aside, the place recently added a shrimp flatbread and cannoli cake.




Thursday July19 9 am - 10:30 pm
Friday July 20 9 am - 10 pm
Saturday July 21 9 am- 10  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  July 22  am- 10:30 pm
Monday July 23  9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday July 24 9 am- 10:30 pm
Wednesday July 25 9 am- 10:30 pm 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jungle Trek Statues

There are a lot of fun details in the trek. This statue is located near the end of the aviary. Anandapur and even Discovery Island have a lot of these types of theming elements. 


The aviary was once the grand ballroom of the palace and this statue I suppose decorated the grounds. Now it sits covered with moss. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Episode 138 of Radio Harambe - Zoo or Nahtazu?

Despite what they may have wanted to you to think, Disney's Animal Kingdom has always been a zoo. In this episode Dave and Safari Mike traces the zoological history of DAK. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Disney Animal Kingdom News for June 20, 2018: Glamping

Who is gonna glamp?: Disney is having a contest unlike any other. Glamping (glamorous camping) in Avatarland. You will be able to camp under the "floating" mountains in Pandora. The contest ends on June 21 at midnight. So hurry up an enroll at disney.com/dcamp.



Zebras on display: Youka and Zalika are the two recently born Grevy's Zebras at Gorilla Falls. Well, they are now on exhibit. So go over and check out these cuties.

Photo courtesy of Disney

Thursday June 7 9 am - 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Friday June 8 9 am - 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Saturday June 9 9 am- 10:30  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  June 10 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Monday June 11  9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday June 12 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Wednesday June 13 9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Disney Animal Kingdom News for June 7, 2018: Winged Encounters finally on the time guide

New Stroller Parking Testing: Disney is testing a new stroller parking system. When showing up at a specific show or a ride, guests will receive a colored tag that corresponds to a an area where the stroller is parked. As this is a test, only a few rides like Kilimanjaro Safari, the Wildlife Express, and Kali River Rapids are involved. The only shows participating are Lion King, Tough to be a Bug, Rivers of Light, and Nemo.
Jambo Pool: The Uzima Springs Pool and bar will be closing for a lengthy refurb. It will be closed from September 4th until December 4th. During this three month period, a shuttle bus will transport unhappy guests to the Kidani pool.

Winged Encounters: Those of you who listen to our show know we complain (especially Dave) that the amazing Winged Encounters is not on the times guide. Well, finally Disney has rectified the situation. According to the guide, the show takes place at 9;45, 10;45, 11:45, 1:45, 2:45, and 3:45. Make sure you check it out.



Pluto at Dinoland: Not on the guide is the fact that Pluto can now be found wandering the Boneyard. As part of Donald's new dance party, Pluto has been consistently seen meeting guests in the playground. At this time, we are not sure if this is just a summer addition or not. Stay Tuned.



Park Hours for this week are...

Thursday June 7 9 am - 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Friday June 8 9 am - 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Saturday June 9 9 am- 10:30  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  June 10 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Monday June 11  9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Tuesday June 12 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Wednesday June 13 9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Episode 136 of Radio Harambe - Top Five Places at DAK


Recently Joe Rohde shared his Top 5 places at Disney's Animal Kingdom, so of course Dave and Safari Mike couldn't resist the temptation of offering their own top five lists as well. And after, we read off some of our listeners favorite places too. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 30, 2018: Na'vi Video

Constructing a Shaman: The Disney Parks Blog released a time lapse video of constructing the Na'vi shaman. The video can be seen here. It's a interesting look at how such a complicated machine is created.



New Guide Maps: A new guide book has been released by Disney. The new features Dug and Russel from the new stage show, Up! A Great Bird Adventure. It also includes the new Donald Duck party at Dinoland.


Up Fast Pass Plus: The new stage show that replaced Flights of Wonder has one thing its predecessor did not. The option to be a Fast Pass Plus attraction. As a stage show, I don't see the need for it but it is an option if you want to ensure getting a seat.



Park Hours for this week are...

Thursday May 31 9 am - 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Friday June 1 9 am - 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Saturday June 2 9 am- 10  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  June 3 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Monday June 4  9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday June 5 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Wednesday June 6 9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Episode 134 of Radio Harambe - Disney News Update

Dave and Safari Mike have a lot of news to catch up with from Disney's Animal kingdom and the rest of Walt Disney World. They discuss new baby zebras, booze at the Magic Kingdom, and this year's new TEA report regarding attendance at theme parks.


If you have any questions or comments about the show, please email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 9, 2018: More babies

Grevy's Zebra additions: As we mentioned on our most recent episode of Radio Harambe, 2 Grevy's Zebra foals have been born. The first was born on April 26th to Laylee and the second was born May 1 to Zuri. They are still bonding with their moms backstage but hopefully will be out on exhibit soon. This is just another addition of some important births to endangered species recently at the park including the tiger cubs, Augustus the hippo, and, of course, the adorable Stella the elephant. This species of zebra is quite endangered with probably less than 2500 living in the wild. They are also part of a Species Survival Plan, so these births are important to the survival of the species.
photo courtesy of Disney 

Grant Recipients: Earth Day, which of course recently passed, also saw the announcement of grants given by the Disney Conservation Fund to various projects around the world. Some of projects announced include protecting the Tasmanian devil in its historical range, a nest guarding program for the highly endangered California Condor, and helping to protect sea grass in the Florida Keys, a vital part of that ecosystem. For more details check out this blog post.
California Condor at the San Diego Zoo 

Wilderness Explorer's in Dinoland: One of my favorite recent additions to the park has been the Wilderness Explorer's game. As I am sure you know, there are stations located throughout the park where you earn badges to put in your book. Well, the one over at Dinoland, which was near the ice cream stand is moving with the upcoming addition of the Donald Duck party. The station will now be located near the queue of Dinosaur instead.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday May 10 9 am - 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Friday May 11 9 am - 10 pm
Saturday May 12 9 am- 9 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  May 13 9 am- 10:30 pm
Monday May 14  9 am- 10 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 15 9 am- 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Wednesday May 16 9 am- 9 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Episode 133 of Radio Harambe - The Best of Extinct DAK

In an effort to try and keep the spirit of Disney's Animal Kingdom's 20th birthday going, Dave and Safari Mike take a look back at some of the attractions you may have missed at the park over the last 20 years. The guys rank the best extinct attractions from the history of DAK and talk about each one of them. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Disney Animal Kingdom News for April 25, 2018: Additional extra magic


Extra Magic Hours: Disney has added a ton of extra magic hours for the park. Beginning this coming weekend, virtually every day will have a morning extra magic hour. This lasts from April 29th until June 30th. The attractions included are the Avatar rides, Dinosaur, Triceratops Spin, Everest and on some days, the safari. At this time, this lasts until right about the time Toy Story Land opens, we will see what happens then with regards to crowds.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday April 26 9 am - 9:30 pm
Friday April 27 9 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday April 28 9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 29 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Monday April 30  9 am- 9:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 1 9 am- 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Wednesday May 2 9 am- 10 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary 

In celebration of the park’s 20th birthday, I am posting some pictures from the parks first year.


The Tree of Life looks the same but there were some different animals in the gardens surrounding it. 


In front of Countdown to Extinction, there was no iguanadon. 


And where DinoRama sits today there was Dinosaur Jubilee, a small natural history museum manned by interns from the Dino Institute.

The Safari had many of the same animals but the landscape itself looked very different.


Here wildebeest and tommies graze in a much different looking place. 


And Gorilla Falls had warthogs and these gerenuk. 


Happy Anniversary to the world’s best theme park.