Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for November 20, 2013: Walls and Ballons

A Peak Over the Walls in Harambe: The website Orlando Theme Park News took the bold step of reaching a camera over the construction walls in Harambe and posting the photos for all to see.

The big news in these photos is that we have confirmation of something we have been hearing for some time.  This theater project is much bigger than just the new theater, but also will include the opening of raised viewing areas all along the banks of river,  wrapping around the river and extending away from the theater.  Using the construction works as a way to measure the scale in the photo, you can see there is room for quite a few guests along the river.  More on this as the project develops

Height Test Ballon’s Spotted Over DAK:  According to a report by, height test balloons were reportedly seen yesterday in the skies over the Animal Kingdom, in the area behind the Rainforest Cafe.

For those who don’t know, Imagineers float these balloons up to the same height as whatever structure they are planning to build.  The balloons allow them to correctly judge the sight-lines, essentially planning where exactly in the park people can see the new structure from.  This area is where the Avatar project is going, so we can assume they are testing for the new mountain being built.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: November 20 9am - 5pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Thursday: November 21  9am -5pm
Friday: November 22  9am - 5pm
Saturday: November 23  9am - 7pm
Sunday: November 24  8am - 8pm
Monday: November 25  8am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Tuesday: November 26  8am - 8pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Bradley Fall snack cart is closed - no reopening date announced
Festival of the Lion King - Schedule to close January 5 until July 2014

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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