Guests on Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction have been enjoying the site of a baby hippo since its birth was announced on January 13 by the park’s animal care experts. Since Disney prefers to give mom and child a chance to bond before they… Read More »It’s a boy! Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomes Augustus the baby hippo
It was a big day in the hippo pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on late Saturday night. A Nile hippopotamus was born and joined the park’s hippo bloat, or pod. This was the first hippo born in the park in 13 years. We don’t know… Read More »Baby Hippo Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Had two relatively brief trips to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this last week. The park appears to be in a stable mode right now. A few small changes here and there, like the meet and great that replaced the smoking zone, but over all the park has settled into a good rhythm.
It still needs more attractions (rides, shows, and/or parades) to help extend it into a full day park (with a 6pm closing on a Saturday, even Disney doesn’t expect guests to stick around). Much has been planned, but as far as I know, nothing is green lit for construction right now.
Labor cutbacks have taken the shine off some of the parks previously polished edges. There is more trash on the ground, fewer costumed cast members around in stores, and more management types out in the park (which is a good thing if you ask me).
I did not see new park Vice President Kevin Lansberry, but I did get a chance to explore the park and the stores. So here’s a quick update below the cut: