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New Flame Tree BBQ Menu

Flame Tree BBQ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been down for an extended rehab. They refurbished some of the backstage area and expanded the shade over the queue before the registers and by the utensil & condiment dispensers. All great improvements. It re-opened for the… Read More »New Flame Tree BBQ Menu

New animals emerge from roots of Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The central focus on Discovery Island has always been the Tree of Life with it’s 500+ animals sculpted into its trunk and limbs. If you wanted to see some of those sculptures up close you had to either walk the trails around the back of the tree or explore the queue of “Tough to be a Bug” (definitely recommended). But this weekend you have a new opportunity to see the circle of life rendered in new roots that have emerged from the Tree of Life.

From bugs to crocodiles, I counted 11 new animals. Did I miss any?

Below is another upclose look at most of them:

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Starts Starbucks Construction

The store formerly known as Creature Comforts on Discovery Island inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently in the process of becoming the 6th and final Starbucks locations for Disney’s domestic theme parks. The building was recently repainted with a color scheme that has earthy tones… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom Starts Starbucks Construction