New Holiday Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for 2019

Beginning November 8, 2019, you will be able to find some holiday magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom along with all the usual holiday happenings throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The holiday magic will begin as you cross the bridge and head on over to Discovery Island. You will find yourself in the middle of a a special celebration of winter which has been crafted by the diverse community group of artists who make Discovery Island their home. Here you will be able to find sparkling white decorations. Luminaries that have been inspired by the animals of the area will line the rooftops. You will also find wire lanterns which have been created in the design of elegant birds and will be perched throughout the area. Discovery Island will come to life during the day with a gathering of life-sized puppets representing winter animals. The foxes, penguins, polar bears, and reindeer will interact with guests and will be accompanied by singing musicians to create a playful and festive atmosphere.

As the day turns to nighttime, the glow of the bird lanterns and rooftop luminaries will bring a warm glow to the area. The Tree of Life will awaken with a telling of winter stories accompanied by a holiday musical score meant to warm the heart.

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Dinoland, U.S.A. will have a gathering of Disney characters friends who will come together for Donald’s Dino-Bash!. It’s a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit with decorations inspired by the style of Donald Duck and his friends. At night, you will can gather around the Truck-O-Saurus for a Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale and enjoy some fun and games.

In the Asia area, you will find that the Anandapur area has been decorated to celebrate Diwali, the festival holiday of lights in India. The square between the Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage (home to authentic cultural performances) will be illuminated by glowing flowers, lanterns and more.

In the Africa area of the park, the village of Harambe will welcome you with a holiday presentation which will blend western traditions with the colors and textiles of traditional African celebrations. There will be various performers throughout Harambe which will enhance their performance with some holiday inspiration. Tusker House dining will join in the holiday fun as Mickey and his friends will spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.

Even Pandora – The World of Avatar will be joining in with the holiday festivities. The ex-pats who are living and working on the moon of Pandora will bring a little of Christmas fun to their new alien home. Pongu Pongu will have a display of holiday decor which combines pieces from Earth along with their own items which have been handcrafted with materials which are indigenous to Pandora.

Come see the holiday fun starting November 8, 2019.