Today we've got a great update from Disney's Animal Kingdom as Renée went to check out the awesome and expanded Holiday Offerings at the park.
This looks like a truly fun and unique way to enjoy the holidays.
You can find more information about what's happening at DAK here.
Written by Renée Girard
Quick visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this afternoon in the rain. As with all parks and resorts all over WDW property, the holiday decorations look great!
Love the addition of the Merry Menagerie this year. The animals are adorable!
Enjoying the live music from the performers too!
Feliz Na’vidad from Pandora.
Ah, Na’vi River Journey - the Smuggler’s Run of Pandora.
Dinoland has more Christmas lights up than it ever has before.
The Tree of Life Awakenings added a wintery touch to their showings, and it’s lovely and a perfect way to end the evening at DAK.
Time for a quick update from Walt Disney World where some great Halloween merchandise is now available. Just in time for the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party that is this week. Yes, this week.
Written by Renée Girard
With the first a Halloween party just a few days away (!!), all of the merchandise is beginning to appear in stores today.
I’m so excited for two and a half months of Halloween!
Does anyone care that this opened today?
Some of the Farewell IllumiNations merchandise is already on sale. $10 for the cup? Yes please!
While some of us were sitting at home watching tape delayed NYE Celebrations (seriously, it's 2019, how is it the west coast still gets tape delayed celebrations at midnight?), some of Team Park Journey were spending the New Year in style in Florida.
And not just at one park like a bunch of amateurs, but at ALL FOUR PARKS, and Disney Springs. Let's check it out!!
New Years Eve, Eve
The white fences are up! Ralph is ready. Bring on the New Year’s Eve masses!
The Christmas tree is already gone at Epcot. I seem to remember it staying up a week or so into the new year in the past.
Epcot is busy now, but this will be wall to wall people at this time tomorrow.
Very light crowds in the World Showcase right now. Tomorrow will be another story.
Today was the final day for the Holidays Around the World at Epcot, including the Candlelight Processional, narrated by Cal Ripken Jr. tonight.
It’s gonna be lit (literally, with fire and lasers) tomorrow night to ring in the new year in China and Italy’s
New Years Eve
Currently the only place in all of Walt Disney World where you won’t get slammed in the shins with a stroller.
My face looking at all of the ride wait times on the Disney Parks app and it’s not even 10am.
150 minute wait for Rock N Roller Coaster right now.
Not too busy at this hat and horn distribution area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Looking over Main Street ready to watch the 6:30pm Fantasy in the Sky fireworks in a few minutes!
Fantasy in the Sky fireworks are so impressive!
And now the crowds continue to pour in and out of Main Street as the night continues
Over at Animal Kingdom, Flight of Passage is only at a 90 minute wait!
Goodnight Pandora! This place is still amazing as ever. One more park to go. Epcot, we’re coming your way!
120 minute wait currently over at Test Track.
People set up camp all around the world showcase lagoon and beyond for the fireworks at midnight.
Just boarded Test Track and it went down. So tack on some more time to that 120 min. God bless these CMs who are sure to be already having a long and stressful day.
Pretty sure we’re gonna get taken off the ride. Security and EMTs are now on the unload platform. Not sure what’s going on but hope everyone is alright.
And we’re out. Fast passes being issued for additional attractions.
105 min for Soarin’. Some of these folks will be ringing in the new year in this queue.
I mean, there might be a few more people here than on a normal day.
The Epcot New Years fireworks are awesome! And the final time that Illuminations will be a part of it too. Happy New Year!
The Day After
New year, new Disney construction photos. Here’s a look at the work going on for the Skyliner and Disney Riviera Resort as seen from Caribbean Beach. I’m still not used to seeing “tall” Disney resorts, with this one and at Coronado Springs.