Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting a whole lot merrier this holiday season. The Disney Parks Blog announced that there will be more offerings coming during the merriest time of the year to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There will be new decorations, entertainment, and other seasonal additions to the park.
The experience will begin as guests cross Discovery Island bridge. There they will find art celebrating winter with handcrafted art created by artists of the island. According to the Disney Parks Blog, “the village is filled 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. And during the day, Discovery Island springs to life with 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.”
As evening falls on the village, lights and lanterns will bring the area to life and add more seasonal magic. Throughout the night, the Tree of Life will celebrate the holidays with magical light shows and seasonal scores. Between these magical moments, the Tree of Life will shimmer and glow with seasonal beauty.
Dinoland will celebrate the season with a new holiday version of Donald’s Dino-Bash! as the characters get together to celebrate the spirit of the season. At night they will gather around the Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale. There will also be interactive games and fun activities offered. The whole area’s decorations will be inspired by Donald Duck and his pals.
In Asia, the residents of Anandapur are decorating for Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. This will have the area decorated with glowing flowers, lanterns and more that will light up the area between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage where authentic cultural performances can be seen and experienced.
Over in Africa in the village of Harambe there will be a combination of western celebrations with the ” colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations.” There will be various entertainment groups offering seasonal costumes and music to performances. Inside Tusker House, holiday cheer will offer seasonal Disney dining with Mickey and friends.
Pandora will also celebrate the holiday season. There will be unique decorations as ex-pats celebrate Christmas while they work on the alien moon. There will be a display at Pongu Pongu that will combine traditional Earth Christmas combined with indigenous crafts from Pandora.
All of the holiday fun will begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on November 8, 2019. What do you think about all of the holiday offerings? What are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments below!