Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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(6/4/19) Animal Kingdom Adding Holiday Enhancements (MORE...)
(5/22/19) Animal Kingdom Shows Off New Winter Holiday Options (MORE...)
(4/24/19) Animal Kingdom To Open New Rivers of Light Show Next Month (MORE...)
(3/20/19) Rafiki's Planet Watch To Return This Summer (MORE...)
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General Park News - (6/4/19) Walt Disney World has announced new details about what is happening around their four parks over the holiday season. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, for the first time, the park will introduce new entertainment and holiday decor in every land throughout the park starting on Nov. 8th, 2019.
Discovery Island will be themed as a winter season celebration, with life-sized animal puppets by day and after dark various “rooftop luminaries” and lanterns will make the entire village glow. The Tree of Life will also ‘awaken’ to show off a series of winter tales to music.
(5/22/19) While it’s not even Summer yet officially, Walt Disney World decided to show off what they have planned for new winter Holiday additions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in their latest update to the Disney Parks Blog.
(4/24/19) Walt Disney World has announced that a new version of the Rivers of Light night show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will premiere this Summer. The new edition of the show will be called, “Rivers of Light: We Are One” and will heavily feature animals from the DisneyNature films mixed in with Disney animation footage. Look for the new show to open this Memorial Day Weekend.
(3/20/19) Guess what is coming back for the summer? Disney has confirmed that Rafiki’s Planet Watch will reopen this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom along with the “Affection Section” area and the Wildlife Express railroad.
2019 - Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party - (9/24/18) Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Lion Thing in 2019 with an all new "Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party" festival at Discovery Island starting January 18th.
???? - Zootopia - Rumor/Speculation - (1/31/19) When it was announced that Shanghai Disneyland was adding a Zootopia themed land, you may have been thinking that somehow you had heard that rumor somewhere before. As readers of Screamscape and other theme park news sites, chances are good that you did see something about a Zootopia themed land from Disney… only it was a kind wild rumor a few years back for Disney’s Animal Kingdom that never came to be.
Or will it? With the project now moving forward at the Shanghai park, OrlandoWeekly suggests that it may only be a matter of time before a clone of the project comes to life in Orlando, possibly 4 or 5 years after it opens in Shanghai, though by then the project could also appear inside one of the other Walt Disney World parks instead.