• On Apr 12, 2019
    Mari from AK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m staying at the AKL in July 2019. I would really like to complete the string of memories. Is this activity only available during certain times of the day? Also, I know this is a very busy time of year, is the activity even available durning peak season?

    Hi, there!

     Mari, I'm so excited to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. With so many new and exciting experiences coming to the theme parks, now more than ever is the time to visit! 

     You are going to just love staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's one of my very favorite Disney Resort hotels! The beautiful architecture, fascinating collections of African art, and spectacular views of the savannas make Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge truly one-of-a-kind. This unique Resort hotel also offers incredible recreational activities! One of the unique offerings is the String of Memories. For each specified cultural, wildlife, or conservation activity you participate in, you receive a bead that can be placed on a string, making a beautiful and free souvenir to remind you of the wild adventures you had at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. There are eight designated bead activities listed on the Recreation Calendar. Most of the activities are offered on a daily basis and range in schedule from morning to late afternoon. You don't have to worry about the bead activities being discontinued during peak travel seasons. In fact, my family stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in the summer a few years ago, and my sons had the best time creating their Strings of Memories!

     When you check-in, you'll be given a June Recreation Calendar that will list each bead activity's schedule. If you'd like to see the schedule prior to your visit, though, simply type "Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Recreation Calendar" into an internet search engine in early June. You should be able to view the current offerings at that time from an unofficial Disney planning website! 

     I hope this was helpful, Mari. Please visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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