PHOTO REPORT: Animal Kingdom 4/28/19 (Tree of Life Path, Beautiful Animals, and New Plush)

It’s a beautiful day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Arguably the most beautiful park in Walt Disney World. Let’s go for a walk around the park, shall we?

The Otter Grotto finally reopened after a lengthy refurbishment the other day. We were waiting for it’s neighbor, the Tree of Life Garden path to reopen as well. Today it did just that!

This is one of my favorite paths in the park, as it gives you unique views of the Tree of Life. We have more photos of the freshly refurbished path over here.


Considering this is Animal Kingdom, let’s look at some animals!  You can see the Kangaroos well from the aforementioned Tree of Life path.

These cranes live on the Maharajah Jungle Trek over in Asia.

Along with a few other birds, you can find Eld’s Deer here, too. They look kind of like antelope.

This one wanted nothing to do with the rest of the herd. She was chilling over here in the corner.

Over in Africa today they had a temporary animal encounter over near the Rafiki’s Planet Watch train. This is a dumerils boa from Madagascar. She’s a mighty handsome snake.

Speaking of Rafiki’s Planet Watch; it’s still closed at the moment but it’s slated to re-open sometime “this summer.”

Pandora Traffic Jam

I know to expect crowds around this time, but Pandora was a hot mess today.

They were doing concrete work in the worst possible area. This is the path the extended queue for Flight of Passage usually goes down.

Oddly enough, there was no one over here. I guess everyone in the park is in line.

Nah, I’m good.

Baby Animal Plush

They redesigned the baby animal plush!

Some of the old designs are still available for now. You can see how the new ones aren’t necessarily as realistic, but I think they’re cuter.

They’re $29.99 each and part of that sale goes towards the Disney Conservation Fund.

That’s all for today! I’m gonna go take another walk through the Tree of Life Garden path. It’s just so… calming.

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