Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates 15 Years on Earth Day
– Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrated its 15th anniversary on Earth Day April 22, 2013. The celebration featured a special opening ceremony led by Josh D’Amaro, vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Dr. Jackie Ogden, vice president of Animals, Science and Environment, and was highlighted with a performance of “Circle of Life” from the park’s “Festival ...
Disney Wilderness Preserve Celebrates 20th Anniversary
– The Nature Conservancy is hosting an open house April 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney Wilderness Preserve. Scientists, Florida cowboys, wildlife biologists and environmental educators will entertain visitors with fun outdoor activities that demonstrate nature at work.
Family Birding 2013
– Members of four Central Florida Girl Scout troops recently joined Cast Members at the 3rd annual Walt Disney World Holiday Bird Count, organized by Disney's Animal Programs.
Baby Okapi born 2012
– “Nafuna”, a 35-pound female baby Okapi, is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom family.
Celebrate Vulture Awareness 2012
– Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom were able to learn about these often misunderstood birds during International Vulture Awareness Day Sept. 5. This special celebration originated in South Africa in 2006 and was designed to raise awareness and learn more about conservation efforts to protect vultures
Super Greeters Enhance Experience for Latin American Guests
– With the international tour group season in full swing, Walt Disney World Resort is on pace to exceed last year’s record for guest visitation from Brazil. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America – and Brazil in particular – has been the 80 “Super Greeters” stationed throughout Walt Disney ...
Pixar Animator Tours New “Finding Nemo” Wing at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
– Pixar supervising animator Shawn Krause got to see his artwork come to life during a sneak peek of Disney’s newest resort. Featured throughout the courtyard, Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and Crush are just some of the characters that Krause animated for various scenes in the Academy-Award winning classic, Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.” (Matt Stroshane, photographer)