Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Roundup for October 29, 2014: No bats, No spiders

No Bat Day?: The first bit of news is actually the lack of news. For the last few years, Disney's Animal Kingdom has celebrated Bat Day on Halloween. These misunderstood mammals are, of course, often the focus of Halloween decorations. I mean, who doesn't know what a vampire is? Well, oddly Disney has not announced a bat day this year, which is frankly too bad because Halloween is the perfect day to point out how bats aren't scary and are actually very important.

Pangani Research station to be refurbished: As part of the extensive work being done at Pangani, the research station will be having work done for a couple of weeks. The facility holds a lot of the smaller animals from the region like the naked mole rats, pancake tortoises and spiders.  For a time, some of these animals will be off exhibit so work can be done.

Park Hours for the week are as follows....
Wednesday: October 29  9am-5pm
Thursday: October 30  9am-5pm
Friday: October 31  9am-5pm (EMH in the morning)
Saturday: November 1  9am-6pm
Sunday: November 2  9am-8pm
Monday: November 3  9am-6pm (EMH in the morning)
Tuesday: November 4  9am-6pm

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 to be discontinued as of December 28

Have a Wild Time this week!!

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