Apr 22

Disney’s Animal Kingdom turns 16 today – a look back at the 10th and 15th anniversaries

I have been fortunate over the years to have a couple Walt Disney World trips overlap with Animal Kingdom anniversaries. Thought since today was the 16th anniversary it would be a good day to look back.

Disney Animal Kingdom 15th Anniversary Celebration

First up last year, the 15th. The park had buttons, guidemaps, other merchandise, and a special opening ceremony to mark the occasion.

Disney Animal Kingdom 15th Anniversary Button

Disney Animal Kingdom 15th Anniversary Celebration

For more pictures and video from the festivities visit my full picture set from the day here: http://disneygeek.com/wdw/trip_reports/2013/2013_04_day_06.htm


For the 10th Anniversary in 2008 I missed the opening ceremony due to a delay at the airport as well as checking in that morning. I did make it to the park a presentation by Joe Rohde which was held in the Theatre in the Wild and features him talking about the creation of the park. Here are a couple pictures from, for more visit the full picture set.

Disney's Animal Kingdom 10th Anniversary

Disney's Animal Kingdom 10th Anniversary -Joe Rodhe

http://disneygeek.com/wdw/trip_reports/2008/2008_04_day_01.htm


For more of my Walt Disney World Pictures visit http://disneygeek.com/wdw/pictures

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tree of Life

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Tree of Life

Here is a photo gallery I put together of the Kilimanjaro Safari.

Apr 21

Disney.com’s Best Moment Ever sweepstakes Information

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Every Disney Princess has had their best moment ever. Merida changed her fate. Tiana opened her dream restaurant. Rapunzel finally saw the lights. Share YOUR best moment ever and enter for a chance to win a Disney Parks vacation and participate in the Disney Royal Family 5K in The Best Moment Ever sweepstakes, running through May 14, 2014. 

To enter, submit a photo that portrays a moment of achievement in any activity whether it be recreational, educational or a significant moment in time. With your photo, submit a caption that best describes your moment (less than 140 characters). Check out examples in the Best Moment Ever Photo Gallery and for more detailed instructions, visit Disney.com/BestMomentEver and read the official rules.

Prizes include:

  • 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a 4 days/3 nights Disney Parks Vacation for 4 to The Walt Disney World® Resort:
  • Roundtrip coach Airfare*
  • 2 Nights at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel
  • 1 Night at the Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney Worldc Resort
  • 4 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option
  • 4 Tickets to the runDisney “Royal Family 5K” as part of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World® Resort on February 20, 2015

*If winner resides more than 250 miles from Orlando International Airport

  • 1 FIRST PRIZE WINNER will receive a $1,000 Disney Store shop card
  • 3 SECOND PRIZE WINNERS will receive a $100 Disney Store shop card

Visit Disney.com/BestMomentEver to enter now.

Apr 21

How to Ride a Bicycle Built for Four with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland (DisneyParks Video)

Earlier today DisneyParks posted this fun look at the interesting mode of transportation the Dapper Dans of Disneyland use to get around and entertain guests.

How to Ride a Bicycle Built for Four with the Dapper Dans of Disneyland | Disney Parks

Apr 20

Disneyland’s Amazing Egg Decorator’s Creations @ Springtime Roundup

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From April 10-20, 2014 the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree became the Springtime Roundup featuring characters, entertainment and egg decorating. Here is a link to my still pictures from 4/11 starting with the Springtime Roundup Egg decorators.

Our friends over at AllEars.net put together this video featuring my images:

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