Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are all of the new magic you can experience at Walt Disney World in 2016.
1. Tiffin’s comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom has long been in need of additional dining options. Last year they started expanding their offerings with the arrival of the Harambe Market, and this spring we see the debut of Tiffin’s, a Signature Dining Experience. The restaurant is inspired by the people and places that Disney Imagineers interacted with during their research trips through South Americam Africa and Isia during the research and development of Animal Kingdom. The decor in the eatery centers around travel, and offers views of Discovery River. A dining package will be available for Rivers of Light and/or the nightime Jungle Book show.
2. Kilimanjaro Safaris begins offering evening safaris
2016 sees the expanded hours of Animal Kingdom, with the park and many of it’s attractions now open much later into the evening. With that, we now have the opportunity to take a ride on the savanna during Kiliamanjo Safaris After Dark. The evening safaris will feature animals not seen during the day, and promises to be a unique and enjoyable experience.
3. Rivers of Light
Until this year there has never been a need for Animal Kingdom to host any sort of nighttime spectacular, but that all changes this year. Though the opening of the show has been delayed for the time being, Rivers of Light promises to be truly unique. Live performers, water screens, floating lanterns, giant spirit guides, and more will take to Discovery River to take guests on a journey throughout our world. A new amphitheatre will seat guests around the river to experience Rivers of Light.
4. The Tree of Life Awakens
Each evening the Tree of Life will awaken with a special projection show featuring music, animals, shimmering fireflys and more. This show is similar to Celebrate the Magic at Magic Kingdom, and reviews say it is simply breath-taking to observe. The story that unfolds showcases the beauty of the natural world in the perfect setting.
5. The Jungle Book : Alive with Magic
Though listed as a “limited time engagement” the Jungle Book : Alive with Magic takes place in the evenings on Discovery River. Featuring the characters and songs from Disney’s Jungle Book guests will experience an enchanting retelling of the classic story.
6. Harambe Wildlife Parti and Discovery Island Carnivale
Animal Kingdom has always featured amazing Streetmosphere entertainment, and these two new offerings in 2016 promise to bring life to the evening hours. In Harambe Wildlife Parti you can dance with local street musicians in Harambe, and Discovery Island Carnivale bring to life the sights and sounds of a South American Carnivale with entertainment, dancing, stilt walkers and special food and beverages.
2016 promises to be an exciting year for Animal Kingdom! In addition to the above 6 reasons to visit Animal Kingdom in 2016 you will also be able to experience many of your favorite attractions after dark, try something new at the Harambe Market and just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at night. What are you most excited about?
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Red | What’s New at the Disney Parks Loop:
- 1st Stop – Disney Mamas | What’s New at Animal Kingdom in 2016
- 2nd Stop – What’s the Point? | What’s New at Epcot
- 3rd Stop – Adventureland Pam | What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- 4th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | What’s New at the Magic Kingdom