Hundreds of visitors each week journey to Walt Disney World Resort for more than character autographs and Audio-Animatronics thrills. They come to stay in one of six luxury hotels, to be pampered at two world-class spas, to browse in specialty boutiques and to dine in first-rate restaurants that have earned raves from critics worldwide.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 17, 2007 – A team from Operation Migration (OM) recently visited Walt Disney World to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Operation Migration displayed one of their ultralight planes and hosted a booth featuring pictorial panels illustrating both OM’s history and the whooping …
ESPN Club at Disney’s BoardWalk 100 monitors hang inside ESPN Club ESPN Club is open to both Walt Disney World guests and non-guests The full-service restaurant and sports-entertainment club features three distinct areas: Sports Central The Sidelines The Yard Sports Central houses all broadcast facilities as well as a restaurant including the following: 260-seat “arena” …
Whispering winds sweep across the balmy, Africa-like plain, a peaceful sanctuary at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. From balconies overlooking the savannahs, hotel guests marvel as creatures large and small roam the grasses, forage for food and play in harmony. But now Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge club-level (concierge) guests can actually enter this serene animal reserve for an up-close personal encounter — thanks to the Wanyama Safari experience.
Giraffes, zebras and wildebeests have a colorful, diverse group of
neighbors on the African savannah of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
They’re joined by a species of longhorn cattle so ancient it is
depicted in Egyptian pyramids, a turkey-sized bird that walks on
its tiptoes, and a territorial hoofed creature now
extinct in its native habitat.
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 …
Walkabout boots all laced up? Pith helmet on good and tight? You bet your binoculars there
With all the sights and sounds of an outrageous island street
party, Disney characters have come to town on expedition with a
wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.
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.
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.