Everything in ‘Disney’s Animal Kingdom’
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 – It’s another boy! Disney Cast Members, guests and animal lovers are celebrating the birth of the second gorilla in one month for the family of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Born Sept. 3 to mother Kashata and father Gino, the healthy infant joins another male gorilla who […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 – As they follow the path that winds along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom may get a glimpse of one of nature’s most endearing sights – a newborn male gorilla cuddling with his mother. Born Aug. 7 to mother Azizi and father Gino, […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom presents the sights, sounds and flavors of Africa during a dazzling new theatrical production and energetic street party celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Lion King” classic film. Each Saturday from June 7 through August 9 during this special-ticket, after-hours event, Harambe Nights treats […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Harambe Nights, which pairs a dazzling theatrical production based on the beloved Disney classic film, “The Lion King” with a high-energy street party featuring Africa-inspired food, beverage and entertainment, treats Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to an after-dark spectacular Saturdays throughout the summer. A 55-minute theatrical extravaganza, “The Lion King Concert in the […]
Unique ‘Wild Africa Trek’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Brings Thrills of Faraway Adventure to Walt Disney World Resort
BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Navigating a rickety footbridge suspended over a river chasm can be a white-knuckle experience. For explorers on an all-new Disney adventure, what lurks below their bridge may quicken their step to get to the other side: crocodiles! A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and other […]
Architecture for Disney’s Animal Kingdom is all about creating
urban spaces for wild animals, wild spaces for human beings and
congenial surroundings for close encounters between man and beast.
In preparation for creating Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a core team of seven Walt Disney Imagineers, led by executive designer Joe Rohde, crisscrossed the globe in search of the essential look of life in the wild, amassing more than 500,000 miles . . . a distance equal to circling the globe 20 times. Sixty […]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom costume designers
have created a colorful line of animal-inspired fashions for
the park’s 2,500 cast members to help create an atmosphere of fun
and high adventure in everything from safari wear to color-bright
For most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
guests, Wildlife Express to Rafiki’s Planet Watch is a novel way to
travel by rail behind the scenes. It runs from the African village
of Harambe past state-of-the-art animal care facilities to Rafiki’s
Planet Watch, an interactive, fun-filled center of activity
focusing on animals worldwide.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom leads guests down a leafy trail through lush jungle glades into the adventurous heart of Africa for an intimate view of wildlife research with some of the world’s most fascinating animals.