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

Rivers of Light Disney's Animal Kingdom

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…

The Tree of Life: Disney’s Animal Kingdom #Disney

Being the Disney fans that we are, we’ve visited each park at Walt Disney World too many times to count. This past April, however, I made a point to slow down our frazzled park pace and stop to really admire the attention to details that Disney’s Animal Kingdom so willingly offers its guests. This photo is a close-up of a ram’s head carving and The Tree of Life. Standing over 145 feet tall, the park icon was commemorated to show the circle of life and includes at least 300 animal carvings.…