A New Holiday Celebration is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The holidays at Walt Disney World just got a little more merrier! Disney has announced the addition to a whole new celebration coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this holiday season.

Beginning on Discovery Island guest will walk into the celebration of winter, hand-crafted by the eclectic community of artists who make the island their home. 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.

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 the sun goes down, the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island bring a festive glow to the entire village. As the centerpiece of the event is the Tree of Life show including a series of wintry tales, complemented by holiday-inspired musical score. All night long in between the celebration shows the Tree of Life will continue to shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.

Over in Dinoland, U.S.A., all the Disney character friends gathered for 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.

In Asia, the residents of Anandapur have decorated the theatre district in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Glowing flowers, lanterns and more illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage, home to authentic cultural performances.

The village of Harambe in Africa welcomes visitors with 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. The holiday fun continues inside Tusker House for dining with Disney friends, where Mickey and his pals spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.

The holiday spirit even reaches Pandora – The World of Avatar, where the 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.

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5 thoughts on “A New Holiday Celebration is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  1. So many holiday events!!! It must be fun being one of the people that come up with all the activities and themes of these things.
    #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. This is going to be amazing. I have never been to Disney during the Holidays, this would add such excitement for the holidays! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  3. I’m so excited about this! I love how they’re incorporating culture and Holidays that we may not know about so we can learn. Just thinking about Animal Kingdom lit up with nightly displays gives me chills. #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  4. I love that Disney is making this an all-day event! You can experience fun things like animal puppetry, music, & decorations during the day, & a beautiful wintry glow throughout the park & stories that come to life on the Tree of Life at night. #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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