Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

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Discovery Island

    By day, stylized, guests will discover life-sized animal puppets mingling with villagers who make the island their home. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a playful atmosphere of festive fun. As night falls the soft glow of luminaries will decorate the rooftops, animal shapes and bird lanterns across the Island will bring an atmosphere of holiday radiance. The Tree of Life Awakenings will showcase wintry tales backed by a "heartwarming holiday musical score."


    Donald's Dino-Bash! Brings out the holly when the prehistoric party takes on a festive spirit. Plenty of holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and Launchpad McQuack will add some lighthearted fun. After dark Guests can gather 'round Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip 'n Dale and plenty of interactive fun and games.


    The residents of Anandapur have decorated the theatre district in celebration of Diwali, India's Festival of Lights. Be enchanted by glowing flowers, lanterns and more as they illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage, which will be home to authentic cultural festival performances.


    In Africa, the village of Harambe showcases a unique 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." Inside Tusker House Mickey and friends will spread holiday cheer throughout the meal. This is a popular spot to gather loved ones for a meal over the holiday season, so be sure to make your Advanced Dining Reservations soon!

Pandora: The World of Avatar

    There's no place like home for the holidays, the ex-pats living and working on Pandora strive to bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home. Find a kitchy display at the popular snack stop Pongu Pongu that combines vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.

These holiday happenings and more will delight guests of all ages who spend their winter vacations at Disney's Animal Kingdom! I can't wait to delve in deeper and discover all the extraordinary holiday fun.

Will you be spending time at Disney's Animal Kingdom over the holidays? Let me know what you are most looking forward to!

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