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New Holiday Experiences coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom

A holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets, frolics on Discovery Island during the day. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a playful atmosphere of festive fun. We feel that this will be something that will really be a standout here in Animal Kingdom, bringing that fun and excitement that Kevin does when she is roaming around during the day.

A holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets, frolics on Discovery Island during the day. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a playful atmosphere of festive fun. We feel that this will be something that will really be a standout here in Animal Kingdom, bringing that fun and excitement that Kevin does when she is roaming around during the day.

This holiday season, guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will find festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land of the park, from DinoLand, U.S.A. to Pandora – The World of Avatar. On Discovery Island at the heart of the park, the magic of the holidays will truly come to life, with incredible experiences both day and night.

As night approaches, the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island bring a warm and festive glow to the entire village. At the center of everything, the Tree of Life awakens with a series of wintry tales, complemented by a familiar and heartwarming holiday-inspired musical score. Even between these moments, the Tree of Life continues to shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays. We are truly looking forward to seeing this new holiday magic “through the lens of this livestreamer” on our adventures to Animal Kingdom this coming season.

The festivities begin when you cross the bridge to Discovery Island, finding yourself in the midst of a celebration of winter, brought to life by the eclectic community of artists who call the island their home. The village is filled with sparkling white holiday decorations and colorful, animal-inspired luminaries line the rooftops with wireframe lanterns in the shape of beautiful birds perched throughout the area.