With it being Groundhog Day today, I thought it would be fun to look at some Groundhog Day attractions at Walt Disney World. This post will one attraction in each park that you want to ride over and over again and one attraction in each park where you only ride it once but it feels like you rode it over and over.
One of my favorite attractions at Animal Kingdom is Kilimanjaro Safaris. It allows guests to get up close but not too close to the animals. It provides some shade while sitting down (my family always seems to go to Animal Kingdom on our vacation’s hottest day). Lastly, it provides lots of great photo opportunities.
A couple of days ago, we discussed the news from the end of March. We will keep that excitement going with new attractions, experiences, and meet-and-greets coming to the Walt Disney World parks in April and May. There are four big ones coming down the pike. Continue reading Coming Soon to Animal Kingdom and EPCOT
We move away from the past and flash to the present with Disney’s latest animated movie, Zootopia. This critically-acclaimed film is tearing up the box-office with a $73.7 million opening weekend.
It is a very funny movie for both kids and adults. The themes of the movie are complex but explained in a manner that kids, of all ages, can understand them. But, at least for my family, Zootopia is an important movie because it is the first Disney movie where a rabbit gets to play a starring role.
My daughter is a massive rabbit fan (she even hopped to meet Thumper and Miss Bunny when she met them a few years ago). She has been looking forward to this movie for months. Judy Hopps may have moved to the top of her list of favorite Disney characters. Judy is a young, energetic, and full of determination. A role bunny for children to look up to. Ginnifer Goodwin brought that energy to Judy throughout the entire picture.
Believe it or not, Walt Disney World will be turning 50 years old in just over five years. I hold the opinion that a lot of the changes to the parks and resorts are anticipation of this anniversary. Disney likes to have big event around the major anniversaries of the resort. The 25th anniversary was a big celebration. The 5th and 10th anniversaries were smaller but big events. The 40th anniversary was the first event in the “age of social media.” I was in attendance along with lots and lots of others. It was a one-day event and the Magic Kingdom was very crowded especially at night. Now, I feel that the 50th anniversary is going to be a large, year-long resort-wide celebration much like the 60th anniversary celebration currently going on a Disneyland.