Things to Do in Animal Kingdom This Holiday Season

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With the shift from October’s Halloween season to November festivities, Disney World has transformed drastically. The décor looks Christmas-y and has a tint of gold everywhere you look – marking the 50th anniversary of Disney World. Alike every year, there are going to be exciting things to look forward to at each corner. Let us find out the things to do in Animal Kingdom this festive season!

Things to do in Animal Kingdom – the Holiday Guide

Here are all the exciting things to do in Animal Kingdom for holiday 2021. Make sure you book your tickets accordingly and don’t miss out on the fun:

1. Tree of Life Awakenings

There is a special Holiday Edition added to the Tree of Life Awakenings. You got to visit Disney World at night to experience this beauty! The iconic tree has come to life with holiday décor and heart-warming music at the backdrop.

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2. Décor at Discovery Island

The décor at Discovery Island also requires you to visit the place at night. There are lovely lanterns added through the area. Since it is the Animal Kingdom, all the lanterns are in the shapes of animals. As you pass by, you will be able to stop owls, fish, foxes, deer, birds, and many more lanterns in animal shapes!

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3. Merry Menagerie

At Discovery Island, you will find the return of Merry Menagerie. It is a whimsical winter celebration that will get you all excited to be a part of Animal Kingdom this festive season.

It includes life-size animal puppets sculpted by artisans. These look snowy white and take the shapes of foxes, reindeer, polar bears, and more.

If you visit at night, you will see the colorful luminaries on the rooftop with bird lanterns illuminating the sky.

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4. Festive Flotilla

One thing to do at Animal Kingdom to feel more festive is to spot Santa Claus sailing down the Discovery River. His cheerful attitude is going to welcome Christmas like no one else. Well, let’s not forget the holiday soundtrack that gets our moods pumped!

Not just Santa Claus, but you will also find Chip ‘n’ Dale welcoming you in style as they reflect the festive flair through their style. Sailing through the waterways in glee, these two will jingle through the jungle and dance to the tunes of Christmas carols.

Donald Duck and friends will also participate in this event and wave through the waterways, glancing at visitors. You could also spot a vibrant group of percussionists cruising through the river and playing music.

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5. Holiday Décor at Pandora

The World of Avatar is going to be ravished by unique holiday décor. There aren’t many details shared on this one yet, but it’s going to be massive!

Final thoughts

While exploring the festivities at the Animal K, don’t miss out on the food to try this year. Click here to get the special holiday list and choose what you want to try when visiting!

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