Giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • On Jul 14, 2023
    Stephanie from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering if they brought back the bead education program to Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Jambo, Stephanie! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such a great question!

    Don't you just love Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?! From the moment you arrive, you are transported to a beautiful African village on the savanna, and with its unmatched immersive theming and, in my opinion, the best dining and Resort activities in all of Walt Disney World Resort, you can have an unforgettable adventure without ever even leaving your Resort. I'm thrilled to answer your question to help you plan your upcoming wild adventure!

    My planDisney pal Kate M. is enjoying a fabulous stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge right now, and I'm beyond excited to report that she informed me that the String of Memories Activities (the educational bead activities) have returned! Eeeek! How exciting! Like the activities in the past, completing certain activities hosted by African Cultural Representatives throughout the Resort will allow you to collect multiple beads to create a super cool string of magical memories. Have the best time with this awesome activity, Stephanie!

    When you first arrive at your Resort, I recommend snapping a photo of the Resort Activities schedule located in or near the lobby. There are so many incredible animal-centric activities at this Resort, and I think you'll find that having a photo of the schedule with you to reference at any time will be super helpful so that you won't miss a thing!

    I hope this was helpful, Stephanie, and I hope you're as excited as I am to hear this news! Have a roaring great time, and feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. 

    Hakuna Matata,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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