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Donald's Dino-Bash! at Disney's Animal Kingdom - A Report, May 2018
DisneyDan  Friday, June 1, 2018 10:46:31 AM
Hello everyone,

Last weekend was the debut of the brand new Donald's Dino-Bash! festivities in Dinoland USA, at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. We were there for the opening of the event, so I wanted to share it all with you here.

Let's start with taking at look at some of the decor, before we move on to PhotoPass, magic shots, food, the dance party, and of course the character greetings.

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A Photographic Tour of Pandora - The World of Avatar, at Disney's Animal Kingdom
DisneyDan  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:39:20 AM
Hello everyone,

Today I want to share with you a (rather large) selection of my photos from our recent adventures through Pandora - The World of Avatar, at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

I'll give a few thoughts along the way, but I thought that on this occasion I would let my photos do most of the talking, and let you form your own opinions about the new land.

Let's start with some of the initial sights you'll see when entering Pandora from its main entry point, over the bridge from Discovery Island.

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Walt Disney World Character Greetings - Adventurers Outpost
DisneyDan  Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:16:00 AM
Hello everyone,

Continuing our tour of the character greeting locations at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, today we are going to step inside the Adventurers Outpost on Discovery Island, at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Let's start by taking a look around the outside of the building.

DDE May 2013 - Wandering around Discovery Island

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Once inside you, before you reach Mickey and Minnie, you get to see some pictures and details of their adventures around the world.

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Finally, you get to meet Mickey and Minnie themselves! They are dressed in their finest adventuring-wear, too!

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse

At Christmas time you can even catch them sporting their cute Christmas sweaters, ready to ring in the holiday season.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Meeting Mickey and Minnie

Look out for more in-depth looks at Walt Disney World character greetings coming to the blog soon!

Have a great day everyone,

Dan.
Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend, April 2017 - A Report
DisneyDan  Friday, May 19, 2017 2:31:39 PM
Hello everyone,

Last month (April 2017), Jon and I took part in our second runDisney weekend, the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World. Followers of my blog will know that in February we participated in our very first ever runDisney event at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Well, here we were, two months later, ready to do it all over again for the Empire!

I won't repeat everything I said in my first Princess blog about our impressions of runDisney, training, organisation of the event, impressions, etc, as many of those aspects were very similar this time, but needless to say, we were exceptionally proud of ourselves for being able to achieve not just one half marathon weekend, but now two in the space of two months!

As per the usual setup with the runDisney events, we went along on the Thursday before the race weekend to collect our bibs and merchandise at the health expo, at ESPN. The setup was virtually identical to the Princess Half expo, down to the bib collection areas, the vendor booths and show area, and the official race store.

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Walt Disney World December 2016 Trip Report, Part One - Animal Kingdom and the Resort Hotels
DisneyDan  Friday, February 17, 2017 4:08:15 PM
Hello everyone,

During the last week of December we visited Walt Disney World for Christmas and New Year. In this first part of my trip report I am going to share with you our adventures at Disney's Animal Kingdom and some of the resort hotels, including character dining and more.

Let's start with Animal Kingdom.

At the front of the park, the giant Christmas Tree was on display, looking exactly the same as it has for the past ten years! Despite its age, it is a nice tree.

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Walt Disney World July 2016 Trip Report
DisneyDan  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:47:42 AM
Hello everyone,

I realise that this is a little late, but better late than never, right?

Back in July we made one of our several trips for this year to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. As always, we had an agenda for visiting at the time that we did, and filled our short trip with everything that was wondrous and new!

Let's start with our hotel, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House. We have previously stayed at Kidani Village several times, and of course have visited Jambo House (but up until this trip never stayed there), and while we have enjoyed our stays at Kidani Village, Jambo House is clearly the better of the two.   [ Read More... ]
Walt Disney World May 2016 Trip Report, Part One
DisneyDan  Monday, June 20, 2016 4:00:27 PM
Hello everyone,

At the end of May Jon and I spent a week at Walt Disney World. We hadn't been down there since February since we travelled to Australia in the spring instead. You can read my currently-ongoing Australia trip report here on my Two Lost Boys blog.

In this part of my report I will be sharing with you our adventures at the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, the resort hotels we stayed at and visited, the Boardwalk, and Disney Springs.

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Walt Disney World Photo Trip Report, May 2015 - Part 2: Character Fun at the Parks
DisneyDan  Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:17:24 AM
Hello everyone,

This is the second part of my Walt Disney World trip report for May 2015. Part one covered the Four Season character breakfast, the 24 hour event at the Magic Kingdom and Star Wars Weekends. In this part we'll be covering everything else from around the parks.

This report is very photo-heavy, so be sure to have a good connection before continuing.

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Throwback Thursday - Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade
DisneyDan  Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:42:21 AM
Hello everyone,

Last week's Throwback Thursday was for the Enchanted Adventures Parade at the Magic Kingdom, so this week I thought we would take a look at another sorely missed Walt Disney World parade, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle.

Running for nearly 13 years, and one of Disney's most creative and fun parades, the Jammin' Jungle Parade celebrated the culture and music of the indigenous people of the jungles and outback areas of the world, from Africa to Australia. The beat of the drums, and the lively songs all made the Jammin' Jungle Parade a treasure to enjoy - accompanied of course by all your favourite Disney friends in their finest adventure clothing.

Let's take a look at the regular version of the parade, then the Christmas version.

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Happy Earth Day!
DisneyDan  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:18:46 AM
Today is the 45th annual Earth Day across the world, a day which aims to highlight to environmental challenges we face, and what can be done to preserve this fragile little blue planet we call home.

From deep under the sea, to bugs under the ground, many Disney friends rely on the delicate balance of the ecosystem in which they live. Disney's official ambassador of the Environmentality program is Jiminy cricket, but I thought it would be fair to also showcase some of Disney's other characters who embrace the environment and the world around them, and further down this post, some of the beautiful animals found at the Disney parks.

WDW Dec 2010 - Meeting Jiminy Cricket

Tokyo Aug 2010 - Jubilation!

WDW Sept 2008 - TinkerBell Movie Passholder Preview

WDW Oct 2011 - Meeting Thumper and Miss Bunny

DLP June 2011 - Disney's Dine with the PIXAR Stars

WDW April 2011 - Finding Nemo - The Musical

DDE May 2013 - Star Wars Weekends

DDE May 2013 - Star Wars Weekends

DDE May 2013 - On the Wild Side Event

One Man's Dream II - The Magic Lives On

DDE May 2013 - On the Wild Side Event

DDE May 2013 - On the Wild Side Event

Disney's Animal Kingdom is home to many animals from around the world, and are part of Disney's own conservation program. The Seas at Epcot features some oceanic creatures that are under Disney's care. Let's take a look inside some of the habitats at Animal Kingdom and Epcot at some of the beautiful animals who live there.

WDW Feb 2012 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

WDW Feb 2012 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

WDW April 2011 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

WDW Spring 2013 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

Heading out

Kilimanjaro Safaris

WDW Feb 2012 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

WDW Feb 2012 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

WDW April 2011 - Maharajah Jungle Trek

Kilimanjaro Safaris

WDW Dec 2014 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

WDW Sept 2012 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

WDW Feb 2012 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

WDW Feb 2012 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

Heading out

WDW April 2011 - Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

WDW Sept 2012 - Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

WDW 2008 June

WDW 2008 June

Dan.
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