PHOTO REPORT: Animal Kingdom 3/30/16 (Rivers of Light Testing, Finding Dory, AVATAR, ETC.)

I visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom over the weekend to see the latest progress on all of the upcoming projects, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting around the park:

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Preferred parking testing has expanded to Animal Kingdom

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It’s $15 above the regular parking charge, but it is fairly close to the front entrance

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A permanent structure is finally being built for the non-Disney bus stop at Animal Kingdom

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Pandora: The World of AVATAR is still chugging along

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Disney Outfitters has reopened as the Discovery Trading Company

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Gone is the central register

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You’ll also find a subdued paint scheme throughout

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Work continues ont eh gazebos at Falme Tree BBQ

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The viewing area for Rivers of Light looks ready for the April 22nd debut

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As we posted earlier this week, we caught them testing some of the floats

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A closer look

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Walls finally came down around the north side of the River

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It’s nice to have this section of the park come back to life

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Some speakers and assorted new items for the show can be seen around the river, not sure if they will move or be covered

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The Everest shrine is finally back!

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Work continues to enclose the Flights of Wonder theater facade

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Not much visible progress on the former trails behind the Tree of Life

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A strange wall up in Harambe Market

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We rode Kilimanjaro Safaris to see if there was any visible prep for the new nighttime version

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If you look closely through the trees, you can see the screen that will raise up over the savannah

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A giraffe walking by…

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We spotted some new poacher-relate props near the elephants, so maybe the poacher storyline will return for the nighttime ride?

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Work continues on Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge

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With Finding Dory being released soon, lots of new Finding Nemo items are being released

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