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Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Sold Out on March 27

Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is sold out for Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

In case you aren’t familiar, this popular event allows guests to purchase a special ticket to experience the park from as early as 7:00pm to 11:30pm with a limited number of guests.

Remaining dates available include:

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Attractions include:

Ice Cream, Popcorn & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. In addition, you can also purchase menu items at select locations throughout the park.

For more information and to book Disney After Hours, please visit Disneyworld.com/DisneyAfterHours or call 407-827-7185. Advanced purchase price is $125 plus tax. The day-of price is $129 plus tax.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hours Extended on Select Dates in April and May

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has extended operating hours on select days in April and May 2019.

  • April 7 – 28: Park closes at 9:30pm (previously 8pm)
  • April 29 – May 2: Park closes at 9pm (previously 8:30pm)
  • May 3 – 4: Park closes at 10pm (previously 8:30pm)

Also on May 27 (Memorial Day), the park will open at 8am instead of the previously scheduled 9am opening. The Extra Magic Hour for May 27 will now take place from 7am to 8am.

To view the complete Walt Disney World Resort operating schedule, please visit WaltDisneyWorld.com.

Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Sold Out on March 20

Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is sold out for Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

In case you aren’t familiar, this popular event allows guests to purchase a special ticket to experience the park from as early as 7:00pm to 11:30pm with a limited number of guests.

Remaining dates available include:

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Attractions include:

Ice Cream, Popcorn & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. In addition, you can also purchase menu items at select locations throughout the park.

For more information and to book Disney After Hours, please visit Disneyworld.com/DisneyAfterHours or call 407-827-7185. Advanced purchase price is $125 plus tax. The day-of price is $129 plus tax.

Jabari the Giraffe Calf Makes His Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Remember the Masai giraffe calf who was born on the Kilimanjaro Safari savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple months ago? Well, he finally has a name! Jabari, which means “brave one” in Swahili has returned to Kilimanjaro Safari savanna to officially join the rest of the giraffe herd.

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Jabari has spent the past few months bonding with his mom Mara in a backstage habitat. He is now 7 feet tall and bold, curious and courageous.

Here’s a look at Jabari’s debut.

Disney’s animal care team typically is given the honor of naming baby animals but this time the naming choice went to the safari drivers because they played such an important role in keeping Guests calm during the Jabari’s birth. Several of the drivers were on hand this morning to see Jabari in stride, which left them smiling and beaming with pride.

Jabari’s parents, Mara and George, were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and ensures responsible breeding of threatened and endangered species, thereby ensuring healthy, future generations. Jabari is following in the hoofsteps of his sisters Amira and Aella, two young female giraffe calves who were born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last year. 

The Masai giraffe, found primarily in Kenya and Tanzania, is one of nine types of giraffe and is a vulnerable species. There are believed to be roughly 32,000 Masai giraffes left in the wild, and their population continues to decline due in part to poaching and habitat loss. 

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Pandora – The World of Avatar Now on Apple Music

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The soundtrack to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now available on Apple Music and
in the Play Disney Parks app!

The album features music from Avatar: Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Windtraders, Satu’li Canteen, Pongu Pongu, and more.

Explore the soundtrack and more than 35 official Disney Parks albums and playlists on Apple Music or in the Play Disney Parks app. Add favorite Disney tracks direct to your Apple Music library and re-live the magic of Disney parks at home. If you don’t have Apple Music, new users can sign up for a free three-month trial and enjoy full-length versions of their favorite Disney songs.

Source: Disney parks Blog