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Disney Releases New Image of the Na’vi River Journey Attraction from PANDORA: The World of AVATAR

As construction continues on Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney recently released a new artist rendering of the family-friendly attraction Na'vi River Journey. This is just one of the attractions planned for the new land based on the Oscar-winning film AVATAR.

Disney Offers a Sneak Peek of Avatar-Inspired Land During D23 Expo

As construction continues on the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney Imagineering gave D23 Expo attendees a sneak peek at the new area that is scheduled to open in 2017.

More Details Released for Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As constructions continues at Avatar Land in Disney's Animal Kingdom we're learning more about what will be included in the new themed area including new attractions, bio-luminescent plants, and even the blue Na'vi from the film.

Kiama the Baby Rhino Makes Her Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this year a baby white rhino was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney fans took to the Internet to vote on a name for the new addition. The baby rhino was named Kiama and she recently made her debut with mom Kendi on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of the Animal Kingdom Through the Backstage Tales

If you've ever wondered what happens backstage at Disney's Animal Kingdom you can find out thanks to the Backstage Tales tour. This tour gives guests the chance to see how Disney studies, cares for, and helps educate guests about the animals who call the theme park home.

Harambe Marketplace Opening Later this Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is getting ready to celebrate the opening of the all-new Harambe Marketplace later this month. The new marketplace will feature merchandise shops and new food choices from four walk-up windows.

Disney Conservation Fund Protects the Planet and Connects Families with Nature

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was established in 1995 on Earth Day with a mission to protect the planet and connect kids with nature. The Fund also supports nonprofits that work to conserve wildlife and has provided $27 million in guest dollars and corporate support over the years.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrating Earth Month

April is Earth Month and April 17 is Earth Day, and Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating with sand sculptures, special merchandise events, and more. The theme park kicked off the month with the unveiling of a giant sand sculpture that celebrates the upcoming release of Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Granted Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge were recently granted re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards of animal care and management will be accredited.

Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Grows New Roots

The Tree of Life, the iconic symbol of Disney's Animal Kingdom since 1998, recently went through a lengthy refurbishment. The construction walls have been removed to reveal an expanded central hub and "root" area of the tree featuring all-new carvings for guests to enjoy.

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Touring Tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've updated our previous tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom bringing you more expert advice on this Park than ever. By far is one of the most unique theme parks that Disney offers, Disney's Animal Kingdom themed entirely around animal conservation, it showcases the love and dedication that Walt Disney himself had to conservation of our natural world.

Best Spots to Take a Break at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Touring Disney's Animal Kingdom is a different experience than touring any of the other theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. The terrain is different, the walkways a bit uneven at times, the park is spread out, and during most of the year it feels like they're pumping extra heat and humidity into the park.

3 Marvelous Margarita Bars To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Walt Disney World

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Walt Disney World with a marvelous margaritas from one of these great Disney Bars & Lounges. They say that it's always five o'clock somewhere and a celebrations are in order to highlight Mexican cuisine, culture and music. We're doing our part to honor Mexico by sharing a few of our favorite places at Walt Disney World where you can raise a margarita glass and toast this victorious nation.

Can’t-Miss Attractions and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park that you grow to love. It's always hot, sometimes hard to navigate, and if you don't give it a chance you might not appreciate it for what it is: an absolutely gorgeous theme park. There are quite a few incredible, must-do attractions (and more) at the Animal Kingdom and it's time to show them some well-deserved love.

Best Spots to Find a Quick Breakfast at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Maybe you've experienced this: you wake up before dawn at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and you're the first people in line for the bus to your favorite theme park so you can get there at rope drop. But then as you're standing there waiting for the park to open you realize you're starving! You forgot to grab something quick at your hotel and now you need to eat breakfast before tackling your daily touring plan.

Magnificent Margaritas - Upcountry In Disney's Animal Kingdom

Looking for a spot to wet your whistle before you start your Asian adventure? Head on over to the Upcountry for some magnificent margaritas. I'd hesitate to put Upcountry in the category of bar or lounge, but it's one little kiosk serving up some really big flavors.

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups Most Popular Posts of 2014

2014 has been an awesome year here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and our staff and guest authors have enjoyed every minute of bringing you all the exciting happenings from the Vacation Kingdom of the World. We compiled a list of the top articles representing each month of the year, as voted on by you (and by "voted on," we totally mean "clicked on").

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Honored for Conservation Work with Taveta Golden Weavers

Disney's Animal Kingdom was recently recognized for its successful Taveta golden weaver sustainability program.

The park was awarded the 2014 Edward H. Bean Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for the aviary breeding program. The award recognizes programs that contribute to the reproductive success of a species or subspecies.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Two Baby Gorillas

For the second time in a month, a baby gorilla was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The first gorilla was born August 7 to mom Azizi and dad Gino, and the second gorilla was born September 3 to Kashata and Gino. Both gorillas are male.

The lowland gorilla family lives on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and also includes an adult female named Benga, and a four-year-old female named Lilly who was born to Kashata.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 17

There's a party going on and you're all invited! April April 22 to April 28, 2013 Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park by throwing a "Party for the Planet." Come join the festivities centered around this Earth Week event and meet some of your favorite Disney Characters, purchase collectable merchandise, then try out some sweet treats!