Caring for Giants: Elephants Up Close!

Caring for Giants: Elephants Up Close!

By: Christina Szewczuk 9.20.18 Hey animal lovers, did you know that Animal Kingdom has a series of up close animal experiences? One such tour is “Caring For Giants”; a tour about Elephants where you get to pick the brain of the keepers and spend some time viewing the elephants from backstage. It is one of the more affordable tours, as far as up close animal experiences go. My daughter loves elephants, so this was a great opportunity for us...

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Wander on in to the Nomad Lounge

Wander on in to the Nomad Lounge

By Rebecca Jones 9.6.18 When you visit Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World, you’ll likely need to rest your feet after standing in line for Flight of Passage. Lucky for you, on your way back to the Tree of Life, you’ll find the Nomad Lounge to your left. This lounge is located next to Tiffin’s, the signature dining location with three rooms honoring Asia, Africa, and exotic animals, and features a traveling theme, which I just...

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A Resort Like No Other

A Resort Like No Other

By: Erica Kocher 8.16.18 Have you ever wanted to stay at a resort that makes you feel as if you are visiting a whole different place? If so, Animal Kingdom Lodge is the choice for you. It consists of two different resorts, Jambo House & Kidani Village. As you drive up to the resort, you can tell it’s different than anywhere you have ever stayed before. If you happen to be arriving during the day, you will see the hustle & bustle of...

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Adults Only Walt Disney World Trip

Adults Only Walt Disney World Trip

By: Stephanie Peavy 7.17.18 Have you been thinking about taking an adults only Disney trip? Well, I am here to tell you, do it! If you have kids like me, there might be a certain amount of guilt for leaving them at home. The best advice I can give you is to take time for yourself, and lose the guilt. My husband and I had not been on a vacation alone in almost 20 years, so this was a much needed getaway for us. The biggest thing about an...

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Fun & Free at Disney

Fun & Free at Disney

By: Lisa Howard, Guest Blogger 7.5.18 We all know that Disney can get a little pricey, but you don’t need a large budget in order to enjoy the magic. Disney offers many great free activities & souvenirs. Here are a few free treats you may not have known ever existed.     Celebration Buttons Celebrating anything special on your next vacation? Your first visit, birthday, honeymoon, anniversary or maybe even meeting a personal...

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Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom

Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom

By: Amy Baranek 6.28.18 Being an animal lover, I am always drawn to visit Animal Kingdom anytime I visit Disney, whatever the length of my visit. During a recent visit, I decided to dig deeper into some of the special tours that are offered at the park. My eye rested on Wild Africa Trek which is advertised as “thrill to close encounters with exotic African wildlife.” Cost is $189-249 per person and the tour lasts for 3 hours. Don’t forget,...

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Disney World Shines After Dark

Disney World Shines After Dark

By: Rebecca Jones 6.26.18 For most guests, they are up early to be at park opening when they are at Disney World. However, there is something to be said for sleeping in and tackling the parks after the sun goes down. Each of the four theme parks has a special nighttime show for guests to enjoy, and I’d like to share a bit about each of them.     The newest of the shows is “Rivers of Light” in Animal Kingdom. This celebration of...

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Wilderness Explorers

Wilderness Explorers

By: April Sanders May 24, 2018 You know what I love about Disney World? There are always free things to do! One of my favorites, is at Animal Kingdom, called the “Wilderness Explorers”. It’s a fun scavenger hunt based upon Russell’s boy scoutism from the movie “UP” and teaches all ages about animals and the wilderness. Once you enter Animal Kingdom and cross the bridge, look to your right and you’ll catch the first station where...

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My Grand Adventure

My Grand Adventure

By: Becky Mullinax April 17, 2018 My grandson was eight months old when he went on his first trip to Walt Disney World with me. I had booked a 3-night, 4-day trip. The road trip was an adventure with many stops, diaper changes and his bottles. It has been 20+ years since I traveled that distance with a child. Our grand adventure began a week before we even started our trip. My daughter had the fun part of trying to pack everything that she would...

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