Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for July 24, 2013; Baby Giraffes and Tiger Day

Name a Baby Giraffe: This week on the Disney Parks Blog’s Wildlife Wednesdays series we have one of those posts that busts the cute meter.  And that can only really be done by a photo of a new baby animal at the Animals Kingdom!  And this time, it is the first Masai Giraffe calf born at DAK.  And we can help name him!  Go to the Park’s Blog and register your vote.

Can I just make a suggestion to the folks at Disney for the next time one of the park’s iconic species is born?  How about the name Rohde?  Just a thought...

Garden Kiosk Set to Open in Discovery Island: On August 4 a new kiosk will open in Discovery Island at the Animal Kingdom.  It is called the Garden Kiosk and besides offering some snacks and drinks, the kiosk will serve as an information point to help people with dietary needs and allergies pick the best dining options.  My guess is if this goes well we may see these kiosks pop up at the rest of Disney theme parks.

Thursday is Tiger Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Tomorrow, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating Tiger Day!  According to the Disney Parks Blog “Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 25 will discover even more about tigers and learn about efforts to conserve them as the park celebrates Tiger Day with special activities at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Families can test their skills at identifying tiger calls, find out where in the world tigers live and how they travel through the forest, and see if they can leap as far as a tiger, among other activities.”

We all know the struggles for survival many species face, and tigers are no exception.  Without our help, these gorgeous animals face extinction.  And that’s why I love programs like this.  The Animal Kingdom needs to keep conservation at the front of guests’ minds and these celebrations do just that.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: July  24 8am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Thursday: July 25  9am -7pm
Friday: July 26  9am - 7pm
Saturday: July 27  9am - 7pm
Sunday: July 28  9am - 6pm
Monday: July 29  9am - 7pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: July 30  9am - 7pm

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

Attraction Closures:
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Have A Wild Time this week!!

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