PHOTO REPORT: Animal Kingdom 4/12/16 (Tiffins, Rivers of Light, Preferred Parking, ETC.)

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I made a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom over the weekend and took some newsworthy photos to share, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting in the park:

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A lot of guests are actually paying the $15 up-charge for Premium Parking at Animal Kingdom

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Meanwhile, the non-Disney/charter bus stop is finally nearing completion

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What we believe to be a restroom facility for Pandora: The world of AVATAR visible just over the walls at the front of the park

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Work continues on Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge

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Barges carrying construction vehicles still out on the water for Rivers of Light as work on the show continues

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The viewing area is ready, but the show is not

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At Expedition Everest, the screens in the queue have been uncovered again

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Not sure when, but these should start interacting with guests soon

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A look towards Pandora from the heights of Everest

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Out by Flame Tree BBQ, guests can find speakers for Rivers of Light that haven’t quite been installed yet

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New rockwork hides speakers and lighting for the show

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In addition to dog tags and magnets, guests can now own pins of these faux Star Wars attraction posters

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The new poacher props on Kilimijaro Safaris are now being mentioned by drivers, stating that poachers had been caught on the reserve

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The preferred parking section was still pretty full by the time we had left

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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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