PHOTO REPORT: Animal Kingdom 1/27/16 (AVATAR, Rivers of Light, Tiffins, Lion Guard, ETC.)

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Both Dirk Wallen and myself visited Animal Kingdom recently and we have some newsworthy photos to share with you of what’s new and exciting at what seems to be the WDW park to watch in 2016:

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Walking into the park, you are greeted by the construction for Pandora: The World of AVATAR

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Work now happening on the 2nd floating island

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A view of AVATAR and Rivers of Light construction from Expedition Everest

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The construction site is quite busy as the new show reaches completion

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This was exposed steel last week, but now it is a tower for a follow-spotlight

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The lower section of the seating looks almost ready to go

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We can only assume this large structure with an entry portal features FastPass scanners for entry

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Work continues on Tiffins and Nomad Lounge just behind Pizzafari

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Work also being done on the Tree of Life as the new nighttime lighting is installed

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This new large tree was planted on Discovery Island. Not sure why, but it looks nice.

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Disney Outfitters is still closed

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All of the new ceramic character statues have been released at this point

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They are $21.95 each

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Flights of Wonder is closed for refurbishment

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The Lion Guard adventure begins soon, but banners are already up at Rafiki’s Planet Watch

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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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  • Are the trees between the Tree of Life and the Rivers of Light show going to be removed? I was just there last weekend, and I don’t see how any of the projections and lighting effects on the trunk of the Tree of Life will be visible from ground-level seating at Rivers of Light.

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