If you tend to live on the wild side, there is no better place to get a closer look at wild animal species than at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.
The resort gives guests a chance to see wild animals species living in a habitat located at the resort, right outside some of the resort room windows!
During the holidays, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge brings some non-indigenous plant life to the lobby, and various areas of the resort, in celebration of the holiday season. The centerpiece being a 4-story tall Christmas Tree that towers over even the chandeliers made of tribal shields affixed to the ceiling of the lobby! Take a look.
Around the various railings that surround the lobby decorative garland is strung along the third and fourth level balconies.
I know you are dying to get a closer look! Here are a few close up images of the Christmas Tree along with its distinctively themed ornaments, garland, and of course, warmly lit Christmas lights. Some of the ornaments are tribal designs of animals, stringed beads, musical instruments, and on occasion you will even find woven straw, Mickey Mouse shaped, ornaments. Talk about a hidden Mickey, this one is only available during this time of the year! Can you spot the hidden Mickey?
Zawadi Marketplace also has decorated for the holidays with a tree just outside the store, and is adorned with tribal masks and other unique ornamentation you won’t find at the other Disney Resorts. Inside the market place you will find another tree as a centerpiece display for guests to see along with beautiful garland draped perfectly around the pillars. Along the various displays and tables you will find more holiday decor that compliments the merchandise surrounding it. While admiring the decorations you can also search for the perfect present! It’s an easy way to multitask during the busy holiday season.
We spotted another Christmas Tree near the lobby that had a delightful glow to a normally darker corner of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
In various areas around the resort there are similarly themed wreaths along the pillars to the other floors. These wreaths glimmer and shine, much like the other decor found around the resort.
It’s not just the inside of Jambo House or Kadani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge that get the holiday treatment. Some outdoor portions of the resort are decorated as well. Here is a shot from inside the bus stop located at the entrance to the Lodge.
There is so much more to do and see throughout the year at the Disney Resorts, we highly suggest visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort!