Winter Holiday Festivities and Decor Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom


If you happen to be at Walt Disney World this holiday season, make sure to stop in at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to check out the new entertainment and decor!

Discovery Island

When guests cross the bridge into Discovery Island they will enter into a “celebration of winter,” with “sparkling white holiday decorations. Colorful, animal-inspired luminaries line the rooftops, and wireframe lanterns in the shape of beautiful birds can be found perched throughout the area.”

During the day Discovery Island will “host a holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a playful atmosphere of festive fun.”

In the evening the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns will light up the village area and the Tree of Live will host a projection show”.. with a series of wintry tales, complemented by a familiar and heartwarming holiday-inspired musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life continues to shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.”

Dinoland, U.S.A.

Guests visiting Dinoland, U.S.A will find all the characters from Donald’s Dino Bash “…get into the spirit with colorful holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck and each of his pals, and at night, you’re invited to gather ‘round Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale and plenty of interactive fun and games.”

Asia and Africa

Over in Asia, the theatre district at Anandapur will be decorated in celebration of Diwali, an Indiana holiday festival of lights. Featuring glowing flowers, lanterns and more.

In the Africa area, the village of Harambe will welcome guests with a holiday presentation “…blending the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations. The various groups appearing throughout Harambe introduce holiday-inspired enhancements, including costume additions and new music, to their performances.”

Tusker House will feature “holiday cheer” with Mickey and his pals.

Pandora: The World of Avatar

Even Pandora: The World of Avatar will get involved in the holiday festivities. “…ex-pats living and working on the moon of Pandora bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home, with a display at Pongu Pongu of kitschy holiday décor, combining vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.”

I love the idea that they will be doing more with the holidays around Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

These new holiday enhancements will begin starting November 8, 2019! So make sure you stop into Walt Disney World this holiday season. It’s really worth going during the holidays!

What do you think? Are you excited to see more holiday magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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