Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for April 30, 2014: Bird Day and Souvenirs

Animal Kingdom Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day:  This coming Tuesday, May 6, sees Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrating another of their species specific events.  This one is International Migratory Bird Day.  Here is how the event is described on the Disney Park Blogs:

Kids can get “banded” (which scientists do to gather data for bird conservation), becoming “honorary birds” for the day, and discover how their “feather color” (clothing), “wing span” (arm length), and height compares with various bird species. Families can play a diet-matching game and learn about the many different foods that our birds eat here at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They may even get to see a bird examined by our veterinarians at the animal hospital.

So, we will celebrate  the day a bit ourselves as well by posting some bird stuff over on the Safari Mike and Photo Safari blogs.  To learn more about the migratory birds and Bird Day in general, go to the website Environment for the Americas.

New Festival of the Lion King Merchandise Ready for Opening?:  We all know about the new Festival of the Lion King theater, but what we don’t know is exactly what changes beyond the location are coming to the show as well.  We have confirmed that Disney plans on selling some new Festival of the Lion King specific merchandise, and from what we have seen of it there is potential for some nice items.  Does this mean the theater will contain a Lion King store?  We will keep you posted…

Mr. Kamal's Closed for Short Refurb:  It appears the vegetarian snack cart Mr Kamal's, found along the path between Asia and Africa, is closed for some work.  It is scheduled to reopen on May 10.  We have not heard anything about potential menu changes as a result, at least not yet.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: April 30 9am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Thursday:  May 1  9am - 6pm
Friday: May 2  9am - 8pm
Saturday: May 3 9am - 7pm
Sunday: May 4  8am - 8pm
Monday: May 5  9am - 7pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: May 6  9am - 7pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Festival of the Lion King - closed until July 2014
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade - scheduled to close permanently June 2014
It’s Tough To Be A Bug - Scheduled to Close from early-July through mid-August
Camp Minnie-Mickey - closed permanently

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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