Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for August 14, 2013; Bamboo and Required Reading

Bamboo Makes A Debut:  A new living statue character debuted today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  It’s called Bamboo and it is very similar to the infamous DeVine character who has been in the park for years.  DeVine will move to the Oasis and Bamboo will now appear in Africa.  You can see Bamboo Wednesday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

I understand DeVine, and even this new living statue, get a lot of criticism and general snarkyness from lots of folks.  But I like this kind of thing.  Disney's Animal Kingdom is an eclectic place and I like when imagineers make it even more so.  Check out for a video and photos

New Acrobatic Dancers Debut in Asia: We have even more new entertainment to tell you about.  Disney's Animal Kingdom also welcomes a new team of acrobatic dancers over in Asia, just outside the Yak and Yeti counter service.  Again, WDWMagic has a great video

Have You Seen Joe Rohde’s “Personal” Website?:  That’s correct my fellow Animal Kingdom fanatics, the creative leader of our beloved park has his own personal website, one you may not have known about.  Rohde describes it as “my personal space, in which I hope to explore aspects of my life which lie apart from my position as a design leader in a major entertainment company.”

Now that’s not news, because this site has existed for some time.  The news is that after only adding one or two posts over the first couple of years it seems Mr. Rohde has rediscovered the site, with a few postings in the last week or so.  He talks about his travels and even posted some terrific artwork.  Check it out at

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: August 14 9am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Thursday: August 15  9am -7pm
Friday: August 16  9am - 7pm
Saturday: August 17  9am - 7pm
Sunday: August 18  9am - 7pm
Monday: August 19  9am - 7pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: August 20  9am - 6pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Bradley Fall snack cart is closed - no reopening date announced

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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