Sunday, July 29, 2012

Here's what's happening in the Disney Universe in August

August is a big animal month at Walt Disney World as the theme park honors primates, opens "The Lion King" wing of a new resort and closes the Country Bear Jamboree for refurbishment.

To find out what's happening the rest of the year, check out our Fall//Holiday Disney Guide.

The 2013 Ultimate Disney Guide will be coming soon.

AUGUST: Cotton-Top Tamarin Month, a wildlife conservation event celebrated at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This tiny, endangered primate is found only in Colombia and South America.

AUGUST 1:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the world’s primates — such as gorillas, white-cheeked gibbons, siamangs, ring-tailed lemurs, and cotton-top and emperor tamarins — that make their home at the park. Guests will be able to participate in a variety of activities at Rafiki’s Planet Watch and near primate habitats throughout the park.

AUGUST 4- 10: Liberty Square Riverboat closed for refurbishment in Disney World.
The Lion King wing at the Art of Animation opens Aug. 10. Disney Photo by Matt Stroshane.

AUGUST 10: The Lion King wing opens at the Disney Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World in Florida.

AUGUST 11-12: D23's special meeting at the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel looks at 75 years of Disney animated features.

AUGUST 12: The Beastly Bazaar store in the Animal Kingdom closes. It will be turned into a meet-and-greet location.

AUGUST 15: Theatrical movie release of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."

AUGUST 22-OCT. 16: Country Bear Jamboree at Disney World is closed for refurbishment.

AUGUST 31 - SEPT. 2 The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. This 13.1-mile course winds through Anaheim, Calif., and the Disneyland Resort.
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