Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re trekking out to Animal Kingdom, where there is only one more month until things change there in a BIG way. Let’s take a look!

Welcome to Animal Kingdom!

A podium is way out into the main walkways for Tiffins and the lounge.
Disney is almost ready to let us into Pandora.
Enjoy this sneak peek of mostly nothing.
Avatar lighting.

Tree of Life trails were interestingly closed during my visit.

Joe Rohde, the lead Imagineer on the Avatar project, walking through the park!

Live entertainment in Harambe.

Nice to see some of the Harambe Market open later in the day.
Although the rib shop hasn’t been open too many of my recent visits.


Mosquito prevention is still a thing even though the panic over Zika seems to have died down.

More news from Walt Disney World

  • This Easter week, don’t miss out on meeting Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.
    They will welcome guests from 9am to 6pm in the Town Square Courtyard at the Magic Kingdom. In addition, be on the look out April 15th and 16th for a special Easter Pre-Parade before the Festival of Fantasy. The Pre-Parade will begin at 11:40 am and 3:10pm.
  • Tomorrowland Rocket Tower Plaza at the Magic Kingdom will host a special DJ Dance Party daily from 3pm to 11pm thru the Easter weekend.
  • With the observance of the Easter holiday this coming Sunday, the Contemporary Resort will be offering several religious services open to all Guests. Catholic Mass will be offered at 8am and 1030am. Protestant Service will be offered at 915am. It is recommended that Guests use either the Monorail or Disney Transport buses as parking at the Contemporary could be very limited.

That does it for this week’s column. Are you getting ready for Pandora? Locked in your AP preview time? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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