Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for April 15, 2015: Magic Bands, Kiosks and a Cricket

MyMagic+ to be Part of Avatar at DAK: In a small part of a large and somewhat controversial article, Austin Carr of spoke to Joe Rohde about how MyMagic+ will be integrated into the Avatar Project.
I ask where MyMagic+ will influence ­Avatar Land, and Rohde turns my attention to the model, which is the size of three Ping-Pong tables. He swirls his finger around a tiny section. This little spot is where MyMagic+ will be put to use, in "the most intensive, interactive moments." What about the area’s two big attractions? "Less so," he adds.
It is hard not to conclude, even from such a vague piece of information, that MyMagic+ is going to take some part, but not much. Rohde goes on to explain how Imagineers do not want to force MyMagic+ on guest…I wonder how the brass feel about that.

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The Return of the Cricket:  For this of you who are interested in character meet and greets at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, according to Jiminy Cricket will be return to DAK to meet guests during the week of Earth Day. You can find this classic character at Rafiki’s Planet Watch

FastPass+ Kiosk on the Move: According to, the FastPass+ kiosk located in Asis being moved from it’s current location to a new spot over by Kali River Rapids. Just keep that in mind when you run into problems with your FastPasses…which still seems to happen quite a bit.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: April 15 9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Thursday: April 26 26 9am - 7pm
Friday: April 17  9am -6pm
Saturday: April 18  9am - 7pm
Sunday: April 19 9am - 7pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Monday: April 20  9am - 7pm
Tuesday: April 21  9am - 7pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Sunrise Safari: discontinued
Creature Comforts: closed
Flame Tree Barbecue: closed until April 2015

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