Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for October 8, 2014: Africa Celebration and a Mysterious Water Tower

More Harambe Expansion Coming?: According to the twitter feed for the website Stitch Kingdom, it would appear some more construction is about to begin in Harambe. The tweet said simply “WDI has filed notice of commencement for DAK Harambe Expansion - Water Tower Show Set”. We are not sure exactly what this means, but we are working on getting more info as we speak.

Animal Kingdom Lodge to “Celebrate Africa: On Friday morning, people staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge will be invited to help “Celebrate Africa”. This is a cultural event which AKL has hosted once or twice in the past. The cultural representatives at the Lodge will be on hand with stories, music and other activities. The event runs from 10-11am in the Jambo House lobby.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday:  October 8 17 9am - 6pm
Thursday: October 9  9am - 7pm
Friday: October 10  9am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Saturday: October 11 9am - 8pm
Sunday: October 12 9am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Monday: October 13 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: October 14 9am - 7pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail: Hippos, Aviary and Meerkat area closed until Nov. 14
Kali River Rapids: Closed January 20 to February 4
Sunrise Safari: discontinued as of December 28

Have A Wild Time this week!!


  1. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is African themed resort in Disney world. During my american east coast tours I have been there with my family. It was opened for the visitors on April 16, 2001. It is an ideal place to see the wildlife. We can see the animals outside their rooms and public areas in the resort.

  2. Hey, My four sisters and I stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge from 15 - 18 Nov 12. We were celebrating my sister's 50th b-dy. We had two Arusha perspective rooms and it was astounding. The overhang was incredible. We saw zebras, giraffes, bull, impala, pigs, ostrich from our room! It was so much fun. The rooms are, extremely pleasant however a smidgen little with three grown-ups imparting a room. The cots are extremely agreeable. I did give a general fantastic because Disney does it all so well, however I must say the cleanliness of the room and a few administrations were not impeccable as they normally may be. We continued stepping on minimal purple sweet things that obviously had not been vacuumed up from the former visitor. Likewise, we needed to request a third espresso container and more espresso. They likewise told the truth to our room on the second day and we were getting prepared to go out so we skipped administration. Issue is they never returned. Thanks all!!