PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 5/17/2018 (Pandora First Anniversary, Otter Construction, Donald’s Dino-Bash)

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We made our way over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 2017’s 2nd most visited Walt Disney World theme park, to check out progress on a few things and to enjoy a bit of Pandora – The World of AVATAR which is turning one year old on May 27th, 2018.

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We made it just in time before the ugly afternoon thunderstorms rolled in.

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Near the turnstiles, work is being done on the pavement.

20th Anniversary banners still adorn the entrance and all around The Oasis plaza.

Is that a buoy or a punching bag by Nomad Lounge?

On May 27th, Pandora – The World of AVATAR turns one (1) year old. The land is still looking beautiful and so it’s time we admire some of it.

Never gets old to see the Floating Mountains of Pandora.

Disney took a risk with Pandora and the reward was that it paid off very quickly.

Next level theming, can’t wait to see what Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge brings to Hollywood Studios.

The upcoming new Otter exhibit presented by OtterBox is still under construction.

Donald is getting ready to take over Dinoland U.S.A. which kicks off on May 25th.

Thanks for visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom with us!

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