Releases in ‘Disney’s Animal Kingdom’
Harambe Market, a bustling marketplace alive with the aromas and flavors of African street foods, adds an exciting new dimension to the expanded Harambe Village experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World Resort. Built around a Colonial-era train depot design complete with a 1960s water tower, Harambe Market invites Disney guests […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
Spraying mist, fiery brush and falling logs with twists and turns
around every corner combine to create the thrill of Kali River
Rapids, the white-water rafting adventure in Asia at Disney’s
Animal Kingdom. A jungle trek past wild Asian animal species and a breathtaking show that features an array of birds in flight complete the exotic journey through Asia.