PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 4/18/17 (Pandora, Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries, Anteater Returns, Etc.)

PHOTO REPORT: Disney's Animal Kingdom 4/18/17 (Pandora, Mr. Kamal's Seasoned Fries, Anteater Returns, Etc.)
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Our latest photo report brings us to Animal Kingdom as it draws nearer and nearer to the opening of its largest expansion in its 19 year history…

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Annie the Anteater returned to the Oasis recently. She was removed when the construction of Pandora began as she would have been bothered by the noise and such.

Lots of Animals

The Tree of Life is trail is closed while Disney is doing some work on the Tree. You can walk up both sides, but you can’t go under the tree.

And now a gorilla in a bowl…


Sleepy lizards…

A trip to the Maharajah Jungle Trek isn’t complete without seeing tigers.

Pandora: The World of AVATAR

The opening of Pandora looms over the park, just a few weeks away on May 27th.

Walls off to the left of the bridge leading to Pandora were taken down recently.

The second pin in the countdown to Pandora series was released recently.

A look at the bridge from Nomad Lounge. Not much change to see these days as the project nears completion.

Nighttime lighting tests continue to happen in the area once night falls:

This and That


Some animal socks for sale.

The Taste of Tiffins menu for lunch was significantly diminished as far as options.

An up close look at the work happening at the Tree of Life.

The projectors for the back of the Tree of Life can be seen from the path along the backside of the structure.

The Mahindi stand in Africa is selling the Lotus Blossom glow cubes now.

A new carousel horse pin set for sale around the Resort.

The Digital Disney mystery pin set was also released recently.

The Feeding Ground on Discovery Island also has the glow cube.

Trilo-Bites now has a Smokey Bones Chocolate Shake.

Mr. Kamal’s in Asia now has a seasoned-fries dish…

Let’s ignore the misspellings…

I expected this to be one of the worst theme park snacks I’ve ever had, but it honestly wasn’t bad.

Some new cooling towels for sale at the parks, $16.90 each.

The bar outside of Rainforest Cafe is now open regularly.

It’s a nice spot to enjoy a drink.

Hmmmm, looks familiar…

It seems to have a giant hole in it it, just like a volcano at a certain water park under construction…

About the author

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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Thanks Tom, always enjoy these updates.