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Old 02-15-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Animal Kingdom Parade to Close in June

From the Orlando Sentinal this morning:

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade will come to an end at Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer, a Disney World spokeswoman said Thursday. Its last day will be sometime in June, she said.

Work on an expansion of Animal Kingdom, which will include a Pandora section based on the film "Avatar," will soon impede on the parade path and viewing areas for guests, Disney said.

The daily, afternoon parade has run at the theme park since October 2001. It features characters in safari gear, large animal-inspired puppets, floats and dancers. There are no plans for a replacement parade at this time, Disney said.

The company had previously announced new entertainment for Animal Kingdom, including a nighttime water show.

A holiday version of the parade was called Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade.

Cast members in the parade will be found positions within Walt Disney World, the spokeswoman said.

It will be the second Disney World parade to close this year. The Celebrate a Dream Come True parade ended at Magic Kingdom last month. It will be replaced by the Festival of Fantasy parade next month.

The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios last April.
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