Celebrity Spotting: Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” star Oakes Fegley at Walt Disney World

Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” star Oakes Fegley (left) rides Expedition Everest coaster with his brother on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The actor visited Walt Disney World ahead of film’s nationwide opening on August 12. Here’s an interview…

“Rivers of Light” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – March Construction Update

We’re now less than a month away from the grand opening of “Rivers of Light” a new night time water pageant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here’s a look at construction of the two ‘villages’ of seating along with some of…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Update – Construction Walls Everywhere


I ducked into Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a late October check on the progress the park is making to adding some much needed night time entertainment. As part of the project the area around the Tree of Life on Discovery Island is getting upgrades and a larger performance zone, and so is the river between Asia and DinoLand that will eventually be home to the Rivers of Light water show.

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As you can see all the construction makes Disney’s Animal Kingdom a Kingdom of Walls. We were there on a weekend and there was a lot of activity on Discovery Island, around the Tree of Life, but as far as I could tell, no work on the tree itself yet. In fact, they’ve actually let the area around the tree go a little bit. And you could see where horticulture really needed to get in and clean things up.