by Sean | Aug 23, 2019 | Animal Kingdom, Favorite Food Friday
Our Favorite Food This Week: Cannoli Cake
Location: Pizzafari – Animal Kingdom
Price: $4.99 (DDP)
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods. Animal Kingdom food has really started to kick up this year. New menu items have started to pop up and we are always looking for the next sweet treat. On this visit to the park we checked out the Cannoli Cake, although not new, it was our first time checking this out. First off, i wish that the cannoli on top of the cake was left off to the side rather than on the cake as ours had soaked up the moisture from the cake and was soggy. Other than that, the cake was pretty good, the overall texture was more cheesecake than cake cake :). If you are a fan of cannolis this would be something you would definitely want to try. If you are at Animal Kingdom – where do you go for a quick sweet snack?
by Sean | Apr 22, 2018 | Animal Kingdom
It’s hard to believe that you are turning 20 today Animal Kingdom. Happy Birthday!!
On opening day April 22, 1998 you greeted us with the following set of opening attractions (which are all still open today):
by Sean | Feb 19, 2014 | Animal Kingdom
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade to end in June
Say it’s not so, one of our all time favorite parades at Walt Disney World will be coming to an end this June 2014. Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade has been a feature of the Animal Kingdom since 2001. As the Animal Kingdom welcomes in the new Pandora (Avatar) area, Disney indicated that work on this area will soon impede on the parade path along with guest viewing areas. At this point Disney has not announced any replacement for the parade, but we do know that new entertainment is on the way including a nighttime water show. Fingers crossed that we don’t lose the parade forever as Hollywood Studios did last year. Will you miss Jammin’ Jungle? Let us know in the comments below…..
by Sean | Jan 15, 2014 | Animal Kingdom
Photo Courtesy Disney Parks Blog
I have to say when this was first announced I was one of those that was really questioning what Disney was thinking. As this begins to unfold and we get to see more and more of the features this area of Animal Kingdom is going to offer my skepticism is beginning to fade. It’s not all gone, believe me, as Disney still has a lot to prove in this new area. And if you notice Disney Parks Blog hasn’t yet called it Avatar Land, but an Avatar-Inspired Land, hmmm. I am still a bit more excited about the fact that we will be able to spend more time at the park into the night and can’t wait to see all the amazing lighting. Are you getting excited about the Avatar-Inspired Land?
Check out the latest video of the area as they break ground….
by Sean | Nov 7, 2013 | Animal Kingdom, History
We all love Finding Nemo the Musical in Animal Kingdom’s Theater in the Wild, but do you remember what was in this theater before Nemo?
Originally an open-air amphitheater, that means no AC folks, the Theater in the Wild has been home to 3 fun filled shows.
- From opening day of Animal Kingdom until July 1999 (just over 1 year), the theater was the home to Journey into Jungle Book. Featuring, of course, song and characters from the classic movie the Jungle Book.
- Jungle Book was replaced by Tarzan Rocks, which ran in the theater until Jan 2006. Tarzan Rocks did just that, it Rocked with performers singing many of our favorite Phil Collins songs from the animated feature. The show was filled with amazing aerial trapeze and in line skating acrobatics.
- Jan 2007 until today the Theater is presenting – Finding Nemo the Musical. Based on the hit animated movie, this must-“sea” adventure makes a splash with spectacular music and stunning theatrical puppetry.
Which of these shows did you get to see? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know…..
by Sean | Oct 14, 2013 | Animal Kingdom, Camp Minnie-Mickey
At the first ever D23 Expo to be held in Japan, Disney announced and shared a few details about the upcoming Avatar area of Animal Kingdom. This area will be opened in 2017 in the former area of Camp Minnie Mickey. During the announcement not only did they share information about the Avatar area, but they also announced a new nighttime show to be added in the waters around the Tree of Life and also nighttime Safari rides on Kilimanjaro Safari. Take a look at what the team had to say……