Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Animal Kingdom News for August 29, 2018: More babies

New Giraffe: Aella a baby Masai giraffe, was first introduced to the safari. So next time you go, you will be able to see the little one. A video was released by Disney here. Aella was born June 29th.

New Madrill: speaking of babies on the safari, you can see a baby mandrill. Rebecca Phillips is coordinating matches for Mandrill under the Species Survival plan for the largest of baboons. Ms. Phillips is Disney Animal Operations manager. In that role, she also runs the SSP for mandrills.

Thursday August 30 9 am - 8:30 pm
Friday August 31 9 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday September 1 9 am- 8:30  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday September 2 9 am- 10 pm
Monday September 3  9 am- 9 pm   Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday September 4 9 am- 8:30 pm
Wednesday September 5 9 am- 8:30 p

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for August 8, 2018: new dining package

New Dining Package: A new dining package is here for Festival of the Lion King. The package includes a meal at Tiffins and special VIP viewing of the show. The meal includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and drink, which includes beer and wine. Tier 1 package also includes a special safari tour with a personal tour guide. That costs $99 for an adult and only $49 for kids under 12. Tier 2 excludes the safari and is $74 and $29. Between this and Rivers of Light dining package I am left wondering if Tiffins isn't doing all that well. The packages start August 13th.

No more straws: Disney is developing plans to eliminate some plastics that are not biodegradable. By summer 2019, Disney plans to remove all single use plastic straws and plastic stirrers. Disney uses 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually. The hotels and cruise ships are also hoping to eliminate 80% of in room plastics, as well.

Thursday August 9 9 am - 9:30 pm
Friday August 10 9 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday August 11 9 am- 9:30  pm  Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  August 12 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday August 13  9 am- 8:30 pm   Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday August 14 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday August 15 9 am- 9:30 pm