Monday, May 29, 2017

Episode 113 of Radio Harambe: Radio Pandora News

It's time for us to pretty much rename the podcast Radio Pandora! Once again it seems the planet full of big blue aliens has taken over Radio Harambe as this week's news show seems to be all about Avatar.


We also sprinkle in some stories from the rest of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World. If you have any questions or comments about the show, email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 24, 2017: Avatar Dedication

Avatar Dedication: Today Disney had their dedication ceremony for the new land. Bob Iger and James Cameron both gave brief speeches. Joe Rohde as well as members of the cast of the movie were also in attendance. Frankly, the whole thing was a bit ho hum but check it out for yourself here.

Photo courtesy of Disney 

Long Hours: Saturday marks the opening of Pandora for everyone and hours get extended by quite a bit. Take a look at the schedule below. Also, Rivers of Light will play three times a night with performances at 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45. The last of which is part of the daily evening extra magic hours. It will be interesting to see how well attended that last show is, check back for more information.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday May 25 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 26 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 27 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Sunday  May 28 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Monday May 29 4 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Tuesday May 30 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Wednesday May 31 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am


Friday, May 19, 2017

Update on Extra Extra Magic Hours

As noted earlier this week, Disney is planning on keeping the park open for additional 2 hours every night for resort guests at the Animal Kingdom during the summer. This is in addition to the 2 extra magic hours in the mornings per week.



Initially, Disney had planned to keep this "extra" extra magic hours to just Pandora. However, in anticipation of big crowds, Disney just announced additional attractions that will be open every night from 11 pm to 1 am from May 27 to July 4.



It is a rather strange group of attractions. The evening shows, Tree of Life Awakenings and Rivers of Light, will continue throughout that time. Expedition Everest will also be available. Primeval Whirl, Triceratops Spin and the Fossil Fun games will be open but not Dinosaur. Presumably, Harambe will shut down because the only added entertainment is the Discovery Island Carnivale.



Also, select food and merchandise locations will be open.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 17, 2017: Hours and Grants

Daily Extra Magic Hours: Of course, most of the talk surrounding the Animal Kingdom is the impending opening of Pandora the World of Avatar. The land has had numerous cast member, media and annual passholder previews already. And once the land officially opens to all on May 27th you should keep in mind if you are a resort guest, the land will be open for extra "extra" magic hours, 11 pm to 1 am every single night from opening until July 4th.



Conservation Grants: Disney released the recipients of the Disney Conservation Fund grants. For some some of that information, you can click here. More than $7 million in grants went to a wide range of groups. The amounts varied for each organization. Including even a smaller but vital grant to a young teen trying to preserve mangrove trees.



Short Day: Among all of these extended hours, you should take a look at the park closing time on May 24th just a few days before Memorial Day. The listed time is 3:30 in the afternoon. Presumably, the park is shutting down for another big media event. But if you are down there this week, please keep this in mind.


Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday May 18 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 19 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 20 9 am- 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  May 21 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday May 22 4 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 23 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday May 24 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 112 of Radio Harambe - Pandora Preview

Today we have our comprehensive preview of "Pandora: The World of Avatar" opening in just a couple of weeks at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Safari Mike takes the reigns and rides solo again as Dave tries to stay spoiler free ahead of his upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. If you have any questions or comments about the show, feel free to email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com. Asante Sana!
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 3, 2017: Avatar opens

Map on the App: On My Disney Experience, you will now find the entire map of the land available to you. You can see the location of the rides as well as all the food and drink areas, and the shop. You can also see there are a lot of random trails in around the mountains. It seems very similar to the Tree of Life trails.



New shake: a new alcoholic milkshake has appeared at Trilo-Bites, the kiosk just on the outskirts of Dinoland heading towards Flame Tree BBQ.  The Smoky Bones Chocolate shake adds candied bacon and bourbon to a chocolate ice cream shake. I plan on trying this considering my adoration for Tipsy Ducks in Love over in Epcot.  

Avatarland media preview: I am sure you have all seen the media previews for the new land. Extensive videos can be found of the landscape and the queue of the Flight as well as portions of the Na'vi boat ride. For a short time, the entire boat ride was available but that has since be taken down. You can find videos of the shaman AA that has received some significant praise. And its very impressive for sure, which is good because at least on video the remainder of the ride seems relatively ho hum. Disney describes it as the most technically advanced AA in the world.


photo courtesy of Disney 

Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday May 4 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 5 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 6 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  May 7 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday May 8 4 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 9 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday May 10 9 am- 9:30 pm