Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World: 10 New Reasons You’ll Want to Visit in 2016

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Walt Disney World is going full force on its theme park updates and will be rolling out new attractions and updates this summer. While the focus is mainly on Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World, Awaken Summer will provide families with new reasons to visit both parks – and I couldn’t be happier. The parks will gain new life and even more reasons to take the fam to Central Florida beginning May 2016. Looking for reasons why you’ll need to visit Walt Disney World this summer? Here’s 10 great ones!…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Night: Alive with New Attractions Beginning May 27, 2016

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There are some Walt Disney World repeat visitors that consider Disney’s Animal Kingdom a half-day park. They head to AK at rope drop, jump on Expedition Everest and Kali Rivers Rapids a few times, ride Dinosaur and Primeval Whirl, have a bite to eat, and then park hop to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Until now. Disney has announced that beginning May 27, 2016, Animal Kingdom will come alive with shows, attractions, and nighttime experiences on your favorite rides. Nighttime Magic is what they’re calling it, and I was…

Rivers of Light and Tree of Life Awakens -Disney’s Animal Kingdom Preview

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When Disney announced that its new nighttime show, Rivers of Light, would premiere on April 22nd, the buzz was palpable. And then another announcement only a couple of weeks away from the premiere: technical difficulties would postpone the show without an announcement of a new date. My recent press trip for Awaken Summer offered a chance to check out portions of both Rivers of Light and the Tree of Life Awakens. With both previews, it’s easy to see how Disney’s Animal Kingdom will up the ante on Walt Disney World nighttime…

Rivers of Light Show to Debut on Earth Day at Animal Kingdom: Will You Watch?

Featured image courtesy of Disney Parks. Edit: Disney has announced that “Rivers of Light” will not be debuting on April 22nd as planned due to show issues. A new premiere date hasn’t been given yet, but we’ll definitely keep you up to speed when it is! Walt Disney World officially announced that Disney’s Animal Kingdom will officially debut its new nighttime spectacular, “Rivers of Light” on Saturday, April 22, 2016- Earth Day. If you know your Animal Kingdom trivia, you’ll know that the park itself debuted on Earth Day 18 years…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: What’s New for 2016

For this family, we’ve always considered Disney’s Animal Kingdom a half-day park. Translation: we could get all of the rides, shows, and restaurants that we wanted to check out done through lunch time and then hop on over to another park for the rest of the day. The park has always closed early compared to the other three Disney World theme parks so it just made sense to us. Until now… Disney has released new details regarding 2016 updates for Animal Kingdom and I couldn’t be more pleased! Here’s two…