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News For A New Year From Walt Disney World

Let's check in and see what's going on at Walt Disney World! Have you heard the news? The 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been announced with a diverse group of 40 members, including 12 new panelists to make up the team that helps Disney travelers plan their dream vacations. Each Moms Panel Member offers a unique point of view and years of Disney travel experience to help you make the most of your trips.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 28th, 2018

Let's get right to it! There were a couple of fun announcements made regarding Epcot's Holidays Around The World celebration, including an the announcement of four more celebrity narrators for Epcot's Candlelight Processional. This leaves all but two celebrity spots left to be filled. Check out our updated list of 2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World to see who they are.

Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Disney Guests Help Create Animal Enrichment Items at the Animal Kingdom

Guests visiting Rafiki's Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom have the chance to design enrichment for the park's animal residents. Enrichment is important to the daily routine of the animals at the Animal Kingdom, encouraging them to "do what comes naturally" in their natural behaviors.

Disney News Round-up: All the News for Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27 with record crowds and wait times of more than three hours for both attractions in the new land. Today we're catching you up on all the Pandora-related news you might have missed.

Pandora News Round-up: Disney Dedicates Pandora, New Pandora-Themed Wilderness Explorer Badges, and More

Pandora - The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and this week Disney held an official dedication ceremony for the new land as part of a media preview event. Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined by Avatar director James Cameron and cast members from the film for the dedication.

Take a Banshee Home from Windtraders on Pandora – The World of Avatar

On your next visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar be sure to stop by The Rookery inside Windtraders. That's where guests will be able to choose a banshee of their very own.

Thrilling 'Avatar Flight of Passage' to Open May 27 in Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens later this month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will have a chance to fly on the back of a banshee on the totally immersive attraction Avatar Flight of Passage.

Details Released for the Na’vi River Journey at Pandora - The World of Avatar

The Na'vi River Journey is one of two new attractions opening May 27 at Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. This family-friendly attraction takes guests on a "river journey unlike any other."

Disney Previews Merchandise for Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora - The World of Avatar opens later this month guests will find a variety of unique merchandise items at Windtraders, the main merchandise location on Pandora. The merchandise will also feature several different art styles.

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Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks At Disney's Animal Kingdom

As night falls across the quaint village of Serka Zong cafe lights blink on overhead. Guests start to filter towards their seats for the elegant nighttime show, Rivers of Light. Across from an entrance to the stadium seating, those looking to wet their whistle while they wait can pick up a cocktail at the small open-air bar called Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks.

Get Your Tickets For Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Over the past couple of years Disney's Animal Kingdom has blossomed into a Park with stunning after dark atmosphere. The Park's green spaces and exotic settings create the perfect backdrop for a charming evening of lively entertainment. That's why I'm excited to share that in 2019 Disney After Hours is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Interact With A Utility Suit Pilot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A human pilot sits strapped into the cockpit of a ten foot tall exo-carrier and walks across the floor of the Valley of Mo'ara in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Gleefully welcoming visitors in this alien landscape, the pilot helps introduce guests in Pandora - The World of Avatar to the backstory by offering "historic" information and even teaching a little of the Na'vi language.

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Within the exotic lands of Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will encounter the quaint Himalayan village of Serka Zong. This weather worn outpost offers a more foreboding feeling than other areas of Anandapur, the meaning of its name "Fortress of the Chasm." The pathways guests walk through this space are flanked by aging stone structures, intricately carved wall shrines, and prayer flags fluttering overhead.

Review: Dinner At Yak & Yeti Restaurant In Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The backstory of this Animal Kingdom eatery is as rich and in depth as its cuisine. Located in the Asia section of the Park, the structure is one that could be found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Here a former merchant named Arjun has turned his opulent home into a haven for travelers. The exotic boutique hotel is filled with an eclectic mix of art and artifacts that Arjun has collected over the years from travels in Southeast Asia. At the center of this mythical hotel is the full-service Yak & Yeti Restaurant.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘The Lion King’ In 2019

Simba, Timon, Rafiki and a friends across the grasslands first sang their way into our hearts in Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" in 1994. 25 years later, Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate the animated classic's milestone anniversary with a party fit for a king.

Drinks At Yak & Yeti Bar In Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Yak & Yeti bar feels like a secret hole-in-the-wall where you can dip in to wet your whistle. With just a few bar chairs pulled right up to the full-service bar this an incredibly small part of this sprawling restaurant, is not a spot to gather with a crowd. However, if you are traveling solo, or as a couple, it provides a quaint spot for a drink.

Start Some Holiday Fun With ''Holiday Mischief with Stitch''

Holiday shopping at Disney Parks is so much fun! It's even better when you realize that you can order a thing from home on shopDisney. at an even better price. That's true with this new holiday alternative to that elf on your shelf. It's Holiday Mischief Stitch!

Get Up Close With Rhinos At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wildlife tours are some of the most popular add-ons at Disney's Animal Kingdom, with a broad variety of experiences that invite guests to get a little closer and learn more about the inhabitants of this special Park. Beginning November 1st, 2018 a brand new 60-minute guided excursion will allow guests to discover the magnificent rhinoceros.