Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some of the most memorable experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests to the park get so engaged with the beauty of the natural world, they sometimes forget the chance to meet and greet their favorite Disney animals. Well the folks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have a solution for that
Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests get so involved in adventures with birds and beasts of many kinds that they tend to put off one of their priorities all day long: a little quality time with Disney characters.
“So when guests come out of the park, they are absolutely determined to see our characters,” said Chris Ambrose, general manager of entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In a classic example of giving guests what they want, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has launched Adventurers’ Celebration Gathering, an interactive experience near the theme park entrance each evening during park closing.
Khaki-clad cast – including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy – gather to bid farewell to guests with a music-filled celebration. Cast members shake their pom-poms and urge guests to join in the street-party fun by dancing to the music and forming a conga line procession while Mickey, Minnie and Goofy keep the beat from atop their safari vehicle.
“We’ve created a way for our guests to experience our characters … and it’s a way for us to have a fun, exciting way to end the day at Animal Kingdom,” Ambrose said.
Wrapping it up
In the past, that has been one of the comments that I have heard from other guests – the lack of some sort of evening ritual, like the other parks have. This seems to be a nice way to say goodnight to the guests and give them a final chance to see their favorite characters. Looking forward to closing out the park soon to check this celebration out and get some video for the site.