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What to Expect: Animal Kingdom During the Holidays

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In the past Disney’s Animal Kingdom is not the park you want to visit for Christmas time fun, that is changing this year! Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce the biggest holiday season in its two-decade history, with festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land. Daytime and nighttime, guests will experience the majesty of nature and holiday magic.

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Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree

Celebrate the Holidays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life Winter Nighttime Show. As the sun sets, the Tree of Life will awaken with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, backed by a familiar and heartwarming holiday musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life will shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.

Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale. Dinoland, U.S.A. will rock out with the DJ-led “Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale” and plenty of interactive fun and games. Throughout the land, characters gathered for “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” will get in the holiday spirit with colorful costumes.

Enhanced Rivers of Light Show. Diwali, the Holiday Festival of Lights in India, has inspired the residents of Anandapur in Glowing flowers, lanterns and more will illuminate the main square leading to the waterfront stage, home to authentic and colorful cultural performances.

Celebrate the Holidays In Pandora. Guests will find out-of-this-world holiday fun at Pandora – The World of Avatar. Ex-pats living and working on the moon of Pandora roll out seasonal cheer with a display at Pongu Pongu of whimsical holiday décor, pairing vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.

Celebrate the Holidays in Africa. The village of Harambe in Africa will welcome guests with a unique holiday presentation, fusing Western traditions with the colors and texture of authentic African celebrations; colorful costuming and new music flavors each performance.

Holiday Outfits for Select Characters. Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Discovery Island both dress in their favorite Christmas sweaters. You may also find characters dressed in holiday outfits at Tusker House.

Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree. This is one of my favorite Christmas trees at Walt Disney World. It is so beautiful! Decorated with traditional ornaments and hidden animals, the tree is a prelude to the holiday magic that awaits inside the park.

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