Dirk Wallen’s 6/8/15 Animal Kingdom Photo Report (Tree of Life, Lots of Construction, Nighttime Safari, ETC.)

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip:


Work continues on the Tree of Life facade as they prepare for some nighttime lighting upgrades


A strange new structure has appeared on the left side of Disney Outfitters


Same for the right side where some sort of tower is going up next to a new building, possible a new guest relations location


Work is still underway to bring hyenas to Kilimanjaro Safaris




More walls, these for what should be a small seating area by the Starbucks location opening June 18th


Not much to see outside of the Starbucks


The Disney Vacation Club kiosk that used to be on the way to Camp Minnie-Mickey is getting an overhaul


More Tree of Life work


More walls outside of Island Mercantile

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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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