Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for January 22, 20134; Chilly Kali and Secrets


Cold Weather Closes Kali River Rapids: Contrary to popular belief, it is always sunny and 75 in Orlando, although it certainly is more often then it is here in the frozen tundra of the northeast.  So with temperatures dropping into the 40’s today, Kali River Rapids is closed.  Keep this in mind when visiting Walt Disney World in the winter.  These type of closing of water rides is fairly commonplace.


Come to think of it, I am surprised that a “polar bear” club of sorts comprised of intrepid, and bordering on the crazy, guests who enjoy riding Disney water rides in the cold hasn’t sprung up yet.  Not that this would be something I would do...

Aerial Photos of the New Festival of the Lion King Theater Area:  The always insightful wdwmagic.com posted a new aerial before-and-after photo of the FotLK theater construction project.  Click here to have a look.

The video really brings home the scope of this project, which will essentially double the area of Africa.  The theater is huge, and so is the backstage area which you can see towards the top left of the photo.  The most intriguing secret remains that building you can see along the banks of the river towards the bottom of the screen, to the right of the theater if you were facing it.  It is difficult to gauge the scope of this building, but when compared to other existing building it is clear this is not something small.  Perhaps a yet-to-be-announced restaurant?

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: January 22 9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Thursday: January 23  9am -5pm
Friday: January 24  9am - 5pm
Saturday: January 25  9am - 8pm
Sunday: January 26  9am - 7pm
Monday: January 27  9am - 5pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: January 28  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
Festival of the Lion King - close until July 2014
Camp Minnie-Mickey - closed permanently


Have A Wild Time this week!!

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