Monkeys, Flowers and Treks.

Disclosure: Disney is sponsoring travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Orlando. Thoughts are my own. 


Next week, I will have the special privilege of flying out to Orlando, Florida and staying in an All Star Vacation Homes rental property for a fun DISNEYNATURE MONKEY KINGDOM (opening in theaters on 4/17) event!

If you haven’t heard about MONKEY KINGDOM yet, here is a bit about it…

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future. Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.


At the event, I will be going backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to learn how Disney Cast Members tend to the 1,500-plus inhabitants who live there, as well as going on the Wild Africa Trek and joining an Animal Specialist for a delicious 4-course lunch at the restaurant Sanaa at the park.

In addition, I will be visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, interviewing Disneynature Ambassador Dr. M Sanjayan and having a little free time at the Walt Disney World parks, too!

I am thrilled to include you along my journey, so make sure you follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instragam! Also, follow the hashtags #MonkeyKingdomEvent, #AllStarVacactionHomes and #DisneySide.

Disclosure: Disney is sponsoring travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Orlando. Thoughts are my own.