‘Inside Disney Parks’ – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode Features Imagineer Joe Rohde

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Celebrate 20 years of Animal Kingdom with Disney Parks Blog‘s latest video of ‘Inside Disney Parks’.

Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, Joe Rohde kicks off with a new episode of “Inside Disney Parks” with his special “Top 5 Places” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Then go behind the scenes of the new UP! A Great Bird Adventure and our “unboxing” segment is back with a first look at a new, limited release Banshee!

The Limited Release Interactive Banshee, inspired by the moss covered wall from Pandora in Animal Kingdom. The new Banshee will be flapping its wings into the Rookery at Windtraders on April 22. This new version of the popular interactive toy will only be available for a limited time and will be packaged with a display perch and Certificate of Authenticity. Like the originals, the banshee has authentic sounds and includes three ranges of motion – mouth, head, and wings – that are controlled by hand.

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Here are some quick notes on the latest show:

The Vault – We look back on 20 years at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Joe.

Behind the Scenes at UP! A Great Bird Adventure – See first hand how we create this 25-minute show that features Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug, from the Disney•Pixar animated film “Up” as they discover bird species from around the world.

“Top 5 Places” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Joe Rohde has some great stories and places to visit at the park, including a beautiful reflecting pond you may have missed.

Banshee Unboxing – Victoria Hamilton from our Disney Parks Merchandise team takes us inside Windtraders for a first look at a limited release Banshee created to celebrate Pandora – The World of Avatar.

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