This holiday season, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will really get into the Christmas spirit with some great new entertainment offerings and other additions that will help to make the season bright.
When entering the park and visiting Discovery Island, the first thing you will see is sparkling white holiday decorations. Guests will find colorful, animal-inspired luminaries lining the area rooftops, as well as wire-frame lanterns in the shape of beautiful birds. In addition, during the day, Discovery Island will also feature a holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Guests will see reindeer, foxes, penguins polar bears, and more who will be there to interact with Guests.
Once the day turns to night, the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island will light up and glow. In addition, the Tree of Life Awakening will include a series of wintry tales projected on the Tree of Life.
In the newest land, Pandora – The World of Avatar, the ex-pats who are living and working here will bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home, with a display at Pongu Pongu of kitschy holiday decor. This decor will combine vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.
In Harambe (the Africa section of the park) there will be new holiday presentation that blend the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations. Harambe performers will introduce holiday-inspired enhancements. Finally, inside Tusker House, Mickey and his pals will spread holiday cheer.
In Asia, the theatre district has been decorated in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Guest will be able to catch the celebration of Diwali included in the Up! A Great Bird Adventure Show and there will be glowing flowers, lanterns and more that illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage.
Finally, in Dinoland U.S.A, Guests will be able to get into the spirit with colorful holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck and pals all in honor of Donald’s Dino-bash, and at night, there will be the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale at the Truck-O-Saurus.
The holiday festivities will kick off on November 8 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.