PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10/26/19 (Club 33 Construction Updates, Frozen 2 Merchandise, New Everest Ornament, and Kevin Crosses a Bridge)

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Good morning from Disney’s Animal Kingdom! It’s a bright sunny day, and we’re ready to see what’s going on around the park. As Russell says, “The wilderness must be explored!” Let’s get going!

tree of life

tree of life construction

Construction walls are still up to the left of the Tree of Life. The walls are concealing the ongoing refurbishment work on the Winged Encounters show area.

island mercantile

frozen fest

frozen fest

This Frozen 2 Elsa snow globe is now available at Island Mercantile. It plays one of the film’s new songs “Into The Unknown” and retails at $69.99.

young Anna funko

young Anna funko

young Anna funko

Young Anna Funkos are now available as well, for $14.99. You can check out the full Frozen 2 Funko collection here and get a look at the complete Frozen 2 Fan Fest collection here.

landscaping pandora

Over at Pandora, the landscaping was being spruced up a bit.

stryker

Stryker, one of the Pandora Rangers, was training in his Exo-Carrier Utility Suit as a crowd gathered outside of Satu’li Canteen to watch.

harambe house construction

harambe house

On our way to Africa, we noticed lots of changes happening at the Harambe House construction site. Harambe House is going to be the location for Animal Kingdom’s Club 33. Construction walls have been place in front of the building to block guests’ view as they travel from Harambe Village to Pandora. We also spotted construction workers on the rooftop.

asia

We headed over to Asia, where we ran into our favorite thirteen-foot tall bird Kevin.

Kevin

Kevin was looking for his pals Russell and Doug from the film Up, but was a little apprehensive to cross the bridge into Asia.

Kevin

Kevin

It took some coaxing from his handler and some encouragement from the crowd, but Kevin finally made it across the bridge!

jungle trek

Kevin wasn’t the only animal showing off in Asia today. The residents of the Maharajah Jungle Trek were lively this morning.

jungle trek

jungle trek

Birds of a feather flock together… especially when it’s feeding time.

everest ornament

everest ornament

everest ornament

everest ornament

everest ornament

We made our way to Serka Zong Bazaar and discovered a new Christmas ornament. The Everest Ornament is filled with recycled tinsel made from actual oxygen cylinders left at the top of Mount Everest. This unique ornament costs $16.95.

Well that about does it here at Animal Kingdom! Thanks for following our day!

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Kelly Morgan-Brown

Kelly lives in Central Florida with her Kiwi husband and bossy rat terrier. When not at a Disney Park, she can be found in the dance studio, listening to Broadway soundtracks, or planning her next travel adventure. Contact her at [email protected]