Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-up; December 12

Avatar Moving Forward: The big news this week is about the Avatar expansion coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Late last week Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs said the project is on course, according to this article by Jason Garcia of the Orlando Sentinel.

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It was only a matter of time before Disney was forced to make some sort of confirmation regarding Avatar's progress.  Between rumors of its demise, and the purchase of the Star Wars franchise, speculation that Avatar would disappear the same way the Hyperion Wharf project did was running rampant on the internet.  But Staggs put the lid on those rumors, saying  "We're not in construction yet. We're still in development. And we're still honing exactly what we're going to do. But it's going to be big."

We have written quite a bit on this subject over the last few months, and there really isn't much "news" here.  I guess the most noteworthy part of this is that after over a year since the announcement Disney still has not begun construction.

It’s Christmas Time in the Jungle:  Holiday decorations are up and Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade is in full swing.  Check out the parade every day at 3:45pm.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: Dec 12 9am - 5pm  (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Thursday: Dec 13 9am - 5pm
Friday: Dec 14 9am - 8pm
Saturday: Dec 15 9am - 8pm
Sunday: Dec 16 9am - 7pm
Monday: Dec 17 9am - 7pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: Dec 18 9am - 7pm

Check Out Kenny the Pirate for this week’s Entertainment Schedule!

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Have A Wild Time this week!!

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