Undercover Savings!

Combine select Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando tickets for additional cart savings. Save $10 On Each Combo!
the trusted name in attraction tickets

Disney's Animal Kingdom Adds Tusker House Character Dinner

by Mommy Frog on December 19, 2014

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks.

This week’s theme park highlights:

  •  Tusker House character dinner at Disney's Animal KingdomA new character dining option is headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom starting March 8, when Tusker House opens for dinner. This very popular breakfast and lunch location serves up African tastes alongside All-American buffet items. Dinner will feature more of the same, starting at 4 p.m. Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy make the rounds among the guests, visiting each table for hugs, pics and autographs. Lily can't wait to do it!
  • Ever wonder how they manage to do it all? And by they, I mean Disney's imagineeers, of course. Here's a little peek at the Holiday Services department installing the massive Magic Kingdom Christmas tree overnight.
  • MagicBandsNew graphic MagicBands that can be linked later have started rolling into the parks, including Sorcerer Mickey, Minnie Mouse's iconic polka dots, Stitch and Disney Princesses. So cute, and they make terrific gifts. With the link-it-later option, guests can purchase MagicBands and then pair them with tickets purchased later.
  • The Universal Orlando Resort's hotels are celebrating the holidays with plenty of food, drinks and fun, including cookie decorating at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
  • STK Orlando is headed to Disney Springs in 2015. The modern steakhouse will be one of the largest STK locations in the world at 14,000 square feet.
  • World of Color, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Soarin' Over California are but a few of the refurbishments coming to Disneyland in 2015.
  • Trattoria al FornoTrattoria al Forno opened Thursday at Disney's BoardWalk. The restaurant serves up authentic Italian cuisine for breakfast and dinner.
  • Looking for ways to ring in the New Year at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Make sure to check out these special dishes (plus yummy bubbly) for New Year's Eve.
  • SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue Team has taken in three manatees this month, the last one rescued from brisk waters near Jacksonville.
  • The folks at Behind the Thrills managed to snag an interview with none other than The Grinch at Universal Studios Hollywood! You can find him hanging around Who-ville select days through Jan. 3.

That’s it for the theme park news this week. Have a great weekend!  If you’re thinking about a trip to Disney World, make sure to check out the other news, tips and information we post to the blog throughout the week. If you’re ready to plan your trip, we recommend you start with our planning pages.

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
Leave a comment
Name is required. Email is required. Please input a comment.
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando ResortTM, SeaWorld® Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND® Florida and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address
Introducing ski resorts

Last chance to get your Pass! Buy before November 19.

11 Resorts. No Blackout Dates.

Get My Tickets! Plan My Trip
footer grass

Contact:  1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)  |  1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)

Sign up for Our Newsletter Let's Plan a Better Family Vacation

monthly news, planning tips and special deals

Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Contact Us

Send Feedback

Or call 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)

1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)


©2000–2017 Undercover Tourist. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
lilypad
Newsletter logo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

monthly news, planning tips and special deals from the Frog Family

Please enter your Name Please enter your Email address
×

Thank you for joining our email list!

Joined email list logo

You should be receiving your first email soon!
Thanks for being a part of the family.

×

Create An Account

In order to save your favorite items, you'll need to create an account.
Already have one? Sign in.

An Undercover Tourist account allows you to:

Join The Frog Family
No thanks ×
Planning an upcoming vacation?

Sign up to receive our newsletter with free printable park plans, FastPass+ recommendations and more!

Error. Please try again.


Nope, I'm not going on a trip.