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This Week’s Featured Story:
New Exhibit Coming to Rafiki’s Planet Watch: In Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll soon be able to explore a new exhibit that delves into some of the behind-the-scenes research that went into the production of Disney’s upcoming comedic adventure “Zootopia.” At Walt Disney Animation Studios, the journey in making every film begins with research. In order to create the rich and engaging modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia and its wide variety of animal inhabitants, the filmmakers spent 18 months studying animals and their habitats. Their very first stop was Disney’s Animal Kingdom in March 2014, where they worked closely with the park’s team of animal care professionals. The ‘Zootopia’ exhibit opens January 29 inside Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
Here is some more Disney’s Animal Kingdom news and more out of Walt Disney World this week:
- New! Flights of Wonder Closes for Refurbishment soon: Beginning Jan. 25, Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be temporarily closed for refurbishments. As an alternative, Guests can see birds in the Winged Encounters: The Kingdom Takes Flight show in front of the Tree of Life.
- Zootopia Sneak Peek: Beginning this week, you can catch a special sneak preview of scenes from “Zootopia at Disney’s Hollywood Studios,” giving you an advance look at several clips from the upcoming film. The sneak peek opens as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Thursday, January 21.
- TradNation Now Performing in Canada: Beginning Friday, January 15, TradNation, a musical family ensemble, joins the show lineup of live entertainment at Epcot’s World Showcase. TradNation showcases a repertoire of traditional songs as well as original family compositions passed down through the ages. This interactive, musical celebration of life will be offered as a limited engagement five days a week on the Mill Stage in Canada.
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