Disney Cast Members celebrate the reopening of Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Disney Cast Members celebrate the reopening of Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World reopened to guests just two days ago on August 26, 2021. The resort had reopened to Disney Vacation Members previously but is now open to all guests. The dedicated cast members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge celebrated the resort’s reopening.

Related – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is reopening on Aug. 26th

Many of the dining locations have reopened at the resort, including the quick service restaurant, The Mara. Boma – Flavors of Africa also recently reopened.

Related – Boma reopening on August 20th at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Cast Members celebrate the reopening of Animal Kingdom Lodge

The cast members seem very happy to be back at work and welcoming guests with a big “Jambo!” (Swahili for “hello”). Walt Disney World Cast and Community shared the following post on Facebook:

“Cast Members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge welcomed Guests back to the resort today, marking yet another special reopening at Walt Disney World. This year, the resort celebrated its 20th anniversary. “Asante sana!” to all of the dedicated Cast Members who bring Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to life every single day!”

(Asante sana means “thank you very much” in Swahili)

We are so excited for another resort to reopen at Walt Disney World and for more cast members to be returning to work!


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