• Animal Kingdom
    Measles and The Worst Zoos for Elephants List

    Here are two news stories that broke earlier this week that are of note. Disneyland has been determined to be the source of a Measles outbreak and Animal Kingdom ended up on “The Worst Zoos for Elephants” List. The measles outbreak originating in Disneyland has spread now to 22 confirmed cases statewide, with health officials […]

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    Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life Model

    Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life concept model at “Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Made at Walt Disney Imagineering, take some time to look at it’s detail, then visit the real Tree of Life to see it come to life! See if you can find the Gorilla, Crab, Snail, Flamingo, and Armadillo […]

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    Dining Review: Lunch at Yak & Yeti

    Review by Mark Hickson: I always try to return to a restaurant that I have enjoyed previously. Last year I had great lunch at the Yak and Yeti in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so I returned last month with the hopes of duplicating my experience. It was a cold and wet day with few guests in […]

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    Rare Zebra Born at Animal Kingdom Lodge

    This rare breed of Zebra was been born earlier this month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge according to resort officials. Guests are able to see this rare Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra filly with her mom roaming the resort’s savanna. The population of this rare species of Zebra is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list […]

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    Two Years Ago Today, Avatar Land Was Announced

    Two years ago DbM reported the following… Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide has sealed a deal with filmmaker James Cameron and producer Jon Landau, Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to create themed attractions at Disney parks based on the 2009 movie. The first themed “land” will be built at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Princesses Trump a Classic Disney Dark Ride

    Brave star Billy Connolly has been operated on for prostate cancer and diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. A press statement posted on the 70-year old star’s website said, “Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work.” Connolly, famous in Britain for his stand-up […]

  • Animal Kingdom
    James Cameron Announces 3 ‘Avatar’ Sequels

    James Cameron has expanded his upcoming plans for more “Avatar” movies. Following up on his hit 2009 film, the director is planning three more “Avatar” installments, 20th Century Fox announced. “In writing the new films, I’ve come to realize that ‘Avatar’s’ world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated,” Cameron said in […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Hits and Misses for the Vegetarian at WDW

    Editors note: DbM would like to give a big “Mahalo” to Joyce Tenerowicz for her culinary review Hits and Misses for the Vegetarian at WDW. We hit the ground running this spring to sample the goodies at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and the World of Walt. Although I did plenty of research before escaping New England, […]

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    New Disney World Maps

    Well, it’s about time! Time for WDW to release their new park maps for 2013. DbM has compiled them into a handy Adobe pdf file so you can load it into your smart phone. Ain’t that cool! So here it is: WDW 2013 maps Enjoy! WDW maps and cover graphic: © Disney Tweet

  • Dining Review: Yak & Yeti Restaurant

    I visited Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom’s Asia area last month for a late lunch. The two story building’s decor is a mix of Nepalese and Indian art and artifacts. They have a bar, gift shop, and outside a “Local Food” cafe. Taking advice from AJ at Disneyfoodblog.com, I made a reservation for 3pm […]

  • Did You Know?

    Did you know Disney’s Animal Kingdom park… Does not have “Lands” like the Magic Kingdom but is divided into 7 “Areas” (Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia, and Dinoland, U.S.A.) Has 21 attractions, 11 merchandise, and 20 food service locations? The park’s 1,700 animals eat over 3 tons of food a day? Is the largest of the 4 […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Junkyard Safety, Big Donation, Halloween Special, and the Boneyard

    Disney plans to add padding on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in a few weeks. They have also finished putting non-skid material on the vehicle seats to keep guests from sliding. The padding will be added to the back of seats near the shoulder area to increase comfort. Three visitors have reported injuries while riding Mater’s. The reports include a 28-year-old woman who […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt – Avatar Out, Big Crane In, Food, Wine, and a Dog with a Blog

    Forget Animal Kingdom having an Avatar-land any time soon. Due to “creative differences” between Cameron and Disney’s Imagineering development team, the project has been put on hold. Olivia Holt’s (star of Kickin’ It) new music single “Had Me @ Hello” will premiere Sept. 21 on Radio Disney Dates have been released by WDW Magic Kingdom for when the […]

  • Photo of the Week

    This has to be the best Expedition Everest photo I have seen! Taken by Matt Walker, it is superbly framed and avoids the eyesore (abandoned roller-coaster track) on the mountain. Photo © Matt Walker Tweet