Animal Kingdom’s Photo Op Got a Holiday Update

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Holiday update to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Photo Op

Whether you’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the thrilling rides or the jaw-dropping entertainment (Festival of the Lion King, anyone?), chances are you’ll need the perfect memento of your day. Thanks to Walt Disney World PhotoPass locations, your family can take home a picture with a beautiful background like the Tree of Life or a unique effect. This holiday season, your photo can be even more festive at the photo op just outside the park gates. 

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The photo op is to the right of the gate before entering Animal Kingdom. You’ll step behind a giant border with a big snowflake, an arctic fox, a squirrel, a pheasant, holly, and snowy gusts of wind across the frame. The animals and snowflake give the appearance of being made out of wood, which lends an earthy and natural appearance to the shot. The backdrop is a snowy vista with trees, and in the bottom right-hand corner, at the front, the words “Disney’s Animal Kingdom” feature prominently.

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Most of the time, a PhotoPass photographer is present at this location to take your picture and help you figure out some fun poses to do. All you need to do is scan your MagicBand and the photos will go straight to the app on your phone! However, you can always take your own photos if no one is at the photo op when you show up. This gorgeous scene is certainly worth stopping for!

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Reflecting Animal Kingdom’s unique wintery menagerie inside, it’s certain that this photo op will remind you of the Christmas season at Walt Disney World! Maybe it’s not too late to include this lovely shot in a Christmas card.

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Allison is a local writer for Chip and Co. who traded in rainy days back home in Belgium for the sunny Disney life in Florida. She and her husband spend their days off at Epcot, eating Mickey bars and ride-hopping with their two little princesses.
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