Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for September 25, 2013: Elephants, Dawa, and a Peaceful Protest

Tomorrow is Elephant Appreciation Day: Tomorrow, September 26, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating Elephant Appreciation Day.  Here is what the Disney Parks Blog lists as the events activities...

Guests who visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom tomorrow (September 26) will learn lots of fun and informative facts about elephants during our Elephant Appreciation Day celebration, taking place at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.  In addition to learning what—and how much—an elephant eats, guests who stop by Rafiki’s Planet Watch can:

  • Test their skills at “eating like an elephant” using a replica of an elephant trunk.
  • Color an elephant mask that they can take home.
  • Learn about the elephants that make their home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and talk with members of our elephant care team.
  • Discover how bee sounds are being used to help keep elephants away from crops.
  • Find out about elephant conservation efforts supported through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

As we often say, events like this are among those little things DAK does to make us love it so much.  Elephants face critical dangers from humans, and we need to do what we can to help save them from poaching and that begins be creating a real understanding of the species and the existential challenges they face.  Hooray for DAK!

A Petition to Make a Burudika Band Disc Available:  The Burudika Band, the amazing group that plays in Harambe, are perhaps the best live music you can find anywhere in Walt Disney World.  And for quite some time now we have been patiently waiting for their CD to be made available for purchase by guests.

Well, the Dole Whip Daily Blog is offering up a petition.  From what we understand, it is the Disney brass holding up the release of the CD and it’s time for them to get moving.  So click through and add your name to the list of the Burudika faithful desperate for some music to take home.

Dawa Bar Update:  Last week we reported that the Dawa Bar may be moving slightly to make room for the Festival of the Lion King Theater project.  The report suggested it would have been moved this past weekend, but as far as we can tell no work has been done.

In a related note, we are also hearing the Dawa Bar may be getting a new menu as well.  We’ll keep you posted.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: September 25 9am - 5pm
Thursday: September 26  9am -6pm
Friday: September  27  9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Saturday: September 28  9am - 6pm
Sunday: September 29  9am - 5pm
Monday: September 30  9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: October 1  9am - 5pm

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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