• On Mar 14, 2018
    Arlen from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Veronica! I will be visiting animal kingdom this summer with my 7 and 10 year old nieces. I haven't been to animal kingdom in a long time. What's new? What do you recommend I see?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Arlen! I think it’s awesome that you’re planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation with your nieces in mind!

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park has really blossomed over the years. Did you know this year the park will be celebrating its 20th anniversary? It has always been a place where I’ve enjoyed so many diverse African and Asian cultures that are represented in many of its attractions and exhibits.

    The Kilimanjaro Safaris are a family favorite. The expedition in the Harambe Wildlife reserve boasts at least 34 different species of exotic African wildlife! You will get to see many of the animals up-close (but still from a safe distance) from the comfort of an open-air safari vehicle. 

    There are some great Character Experiences and Dinosaur themed carnival fun at DinoLand U.S.A for all the Mouseketeers in your group.

    Exciting new additions can be found within the new land, Pandora- World of Avatar, that you have to experience in person! The floating mountains in the Valley of Mo’ara are beautiful and the plant life is both exotic and fragrant! A great attraction for your nieces would be the Na’vi River Journey. It’s a gentle boat tide through the valley that showcases a bioluminescent rain forest! 

    If you stay for the nightly showing of Rivers of Light, you will get a totally different view of the park! I hear the special effects and music will transport you through several continents and it's a show like no other at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Arlen, I hope I’ve given you a few ideas to add to your itinerary. Have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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