The ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, “AVATAR”-inspired land took place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in early January. This marks the beginning of the largest expansion since the park opened in 1998. The area — currently the site of Camp Minnie-Mickey and the former location of the popular Festival of the Lion King show — is being designed in a collabortion between Walt Disney Imagineering and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. When the project is complete, guests will be abe to explore first-hand the world of Pandora. Many of the elements coming to this new space in Animal Kingdom will help establish the park as a nighttime destination. A new evening spectacular is also being planned to extend the park’s offerings as well as a nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris. We’re excited to see what’s in store for Animal Kingdom in the upcoming year!
Later this month, Disney Cruise Line will unveil exciting new enhancements and reimagined spaces onboard its pioneer cruise ship, the Disney Magic. After completing a month-long dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, we can anticipate the following highlights when the ship re-launches: (more…)