Archive for October, 2008

Animal Kingdom Lodge Reviews

Posted in Animal Kingdom Lodge Reviews  by admin on October 19th, 2008

This Animal Kingdom lodge review is to inform all those who are considering a vacation at the animal kingdom lodge or any other Disney hotel. This site contains in-depth information you will never get from a travel agent or travel brochure. Because it is based on real life experience.

One of the great things about staying at the Animal Kingdom lodge or any Disney hotel  in a Disney resort, is the way they cater for children. When you consider going to visit Disney world in Florida, one of the main  considerations will be costs, but when you take everything into consideration, the extra money you spend on a Disney hotel is totally worth it.

The Animal Kingdom lodge provides so many extra activities for children that it truly makes is something special. At dusk children can borrow night vision goggles and look at the animals directly from the hotel grounds onto the savannahs, to truly get an appreciation of the wildlife. There are always friendly guides on hand to explain more about animal behaviour. This is nice little touch to the after dinner experience. It’s like going on a night time safari.

During the day there are often activities for the children. If it’s wet, then out come the art can craft supplies and the beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby is turned into a giant crèche for the children, encouraging them to take part in new crafting projects.

Make sure to check out the notice board by the Boma restaurant for list of daily activities and there scheduled times. These are the kind of tips that no brochure tells your and it really isn’t promoted that well.  Our favourite craft activity was the beading classes. A wonderful selection of beautiful African beads were presented to the children for them to use to make cards, braid hair or make simple jewellery. We love beads and so this activity was particularly enjoyable.

For a more information everything in the Animal Kingdom lodge such as rooms,  décor, restaurants and food extra, please check out the rest of this site.

 

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First Introduction To Disney World

Posted in Disney Blog  by admin on October 6th, 2008

Although very much taken with my favourite Disney Hotel, The Animal Kingdom Lodge, this was not always the case. In the early 70′s, when I was taken to the Disney Movie, the Jungle Book, an advertisement was shown for the recently opened Walt Disney World. I remember being very taken with the Magic Kingdom and the flying Dumbo ride, but what really caught my imagination was the Disney Contemporary Hotel. The thought of a monorail going through the hotel seemed out of this world, and I could think of nothing more exciting than being taken to Disney world and staying at this wonderful Disney hotel.
It wasn’t until many years later that I actually got the chance to stay in the hotel of my childhood dreams.  But when it came around to booking my holiday another hotel caught my imagination. The Animal Kingdom Lodge had only just recently opened at the time and the pictures in the brochure looked like something from an African Safari, another kind of holiday I had always dreamed about. So at the last minute I switched my choice of hotel, and since then, I have never had the desire to stay anywhere else. I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world to many different countries, and I have stayed in many hotels, but most pale in comparison to the Animal Kingdom lodge. And that is why I would recommend this hotel to anyone.    

 

HI MOM!: New bundle of joy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

HI MOM!: A Sable Antelope mother (right) and her calf (left) are pictured spending their first week on the savannah together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The calf’s first day on the outdoor savannah was May 7. The savannah . . .
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AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET(I): “Yeti” footprint presented to Disney’s Animal Kingdom by Sci-Fi Channel show “Destination Truth”

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET(I): Josh Gates (right), host of the Sci-Fi Channel series â��Destination Truth,â�� presents a cast of what is believed to be a â��yetiâ�� footprint to Joe Rohde (left), senior vice president/executive designer of Walt Disney Imagineering, April . . .
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NEW MENU FOR TUSKER HOUSE — Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is reopened as a buffet restaurant that includes a character breakfast, Donald’s Safari Breakfast…

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

NEW MENU FOR TUSKER HOUSE — Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is reopened as a buffet restaurant that includes a character breakfast, Donald’s Safari Breakfast. Hours are 8-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. until the park closes. The restaurant features . . .
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B-Roll: DinoLand U.S.A., Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

B-Roll of DinoLand, U.S.A., at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Features images of Dino-Rama Finding Nemo – The Musical Dinosaur FASTPASS The Boneyard TriceraTop Spin Primeval Whirl Download is QuickTime, H.264, 640 x 480. For different formats or a tape contact Benjamin . . .
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B-Roll: Discovery Island, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

B-Roll of Discovery Island, an island village of brightly colored shops, restaurants and animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Features images of: The Tree of Life It’s Tough to be a Bug! Download is QuickTime, H.264, 640 x 480. For different formats or a tape . . .
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IT’S A BOY!: Baby elephant born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – June 28, 2008

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

IT’S A BOY!: A newborn African elephant calf and his mother spend time bonding at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 327-pound calf was welcomed to the herd of elephants June 28, 2008 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after 26-year-old “Moyo” . . .
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B-Roll: Camp Minnie-Mickey, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

B-Roll of Camp Minnie-Mickey, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Features images of Characters Festival of the Lion King Download is QuickTime, H.264, 640 x 480. For different formats or a tape contact Benjamin Thompson. Footage is for news editorial use only.
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B-Roll: General Overview, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in Animal Kingdom Disney World News  by admin on October 4th, 2008

B-Roll of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Features images of: Aerial footage of The Tree of Life Aerial footage of Kilimanjaro Safaris Main Entrance Turnstiles Exotic birds Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade Download is QuickTime, H.264, 640 x 480. For different formats . . .
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