Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for July 25, 2018: Food and lounges

New Lounge: Disney has opened a new lounge in Dinoland. Its taking over the garage section of Restaurantosaurus starting at 5 pm. They've added lanterns and secluded the lounge from the rather noisy areas of the place. There is outdoor seating, as well. The menu is quite limited with three non-alcoholic, four alcoholic drinks and 2 small plates, buffalo chicken dip and mixed nuts. Maybe if this place is well received they will expand the menu but for now it seems like a nice place to get out of the heat for a bit.

New option at Tiffins: One of our favorite places is, of course, Tiffins. They have started a new Prix-Fixe option at lunch. You can select an appetizer and entree or an entree and dessert. The apps include the apple walnut salad and falafel. The entrees you can select include the Wagyu Beef Tagine or roasted chicken. Desserts include the chocolate ganache and the guava mousse. The price isn't too bad considering this is a signature restaurant. It is $35 per guest. You can still order off the regular menu, this is just an option, not a replacement. Also, it is from 11 am to 3:30 pm.

Thursday July 26 9 am - 10:30 pm

Friday July 27 9 am - 10:30 pm

Saturday July 38 9 am- 10:30  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Sunday  July 29  am- 10 pm

Monday July 30  9 am- 10 pm   Extra Magic Hour in the morning

Tuesday July 31 9 am- 10 pm

Wednesday August 1 9 am- 10 pm

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Disney Animal Kingdom News for July 18, 2018: More food news

New dessert party: Seems like all the other night time events had dessert parties and now Rivers of Light joins that lineup. Assuming you want to pay the price, you will show up an hour early to Asia viewing terrace near Expedition Everest. Like all other dessert parties, you get desserts and specialty drinks including alcoholic beverages followed by a special area to view the show. The price is $79 for adults and $47 for kids. It begins on August 11 and will be available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Enjoy.

Pizzafari Family Style: the very mediocre pizza place on Discovery Island is adding a family style dinner. Two rooms will be made available for a family style meal instead of seating for the counter service. It starts on July 31 and you will be able to make an ADR. You select once there, 2 appetizers, three entrees and a dessert served family style. Its only available for dinner (5-8pm). Soft drinks are available and you can buy alcoholic drinks. The price is relatively reasonable, at $19.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids. As an aside, the place recently added a shrimp flatbread and cannoli cake.

Thursday July19 9 am - 10:30 pm
Friday July 20 9 am - 10 pm
Saturday July 21 9 am- 10  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  July 22  am- 10:30 pm
Monday July 23  9 am- 10:30 pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday July 24 9 am- 10:30 pm
Wednesday July 25 9 am- 10:30 pm 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jungle Trek Statues

There are a lot of fun details in the trek. This statue is located near the end of the aviary. Anandapur and even Discovery Island have a lot of these types of theming elements. 

The aviary was once the grand ballroom of the palace and this statue I suppose decorated the grounds. Now it sits covered with moss. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Episode 138 of Radio Harambe - Zoo or Nahtazu?

Despite what they may have wanted to you to think, Disney's Animal Kingdom has always been a zoo. In this episode Dave and Safari Mike traces the zoological history of DAK. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!