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“it’s tough to be a bug”, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Maharajah Jungle Trek, & More Refurbishments Happening Over the Next Month at Animal Kingdom

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Multiple areas of Animal Kingdom will be under construction in the coming weeks.

Construction to enhance the Serka Zong Bazaar merchandise location at Expedition Everest began on April 17th  and will continue through May 12th. During construction, the location will remain open.

In addition to that, the FastPass+ touch points and entrance queue area at Kilimanjaro Safaris will undergo refurbishment from April 17 through May 12. A secondary queue will be used during the entire duration of this construction project.

“it’s tough to be a bug” will be closed April 24th through the 28th to accommodate work on the Tree of Life structure.

Finally, the tiger exhibit in the Maharajah Jungle Trek will undergo habitat enhancements through Friday, May 5. During this time, the tigers will be kept backstage and the viewing areas will be inaccessible to Guests.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I’m so glad they are enhancing the tiger exhibit. I thought their enclosure was so bare and small. The tiger was pacing back and forth for ages when I was there. It made me sad!