As we were making our way around Disney’s Animal Kingdom today, we stopped by the Harambe House construction site to see what’s been going on. While Club 33 locations at other Walt Disney World parks have used existing structures, Harambe House is being constructed solely to house Animal Kingdom’s Club 33.
One of the biggest changes was the addition of construction walls to block guests’ view as they travel from Harambe Village to Pandora: The World of Avatar. The addition of the construction walls could mean that more detailed work has begun on the building’s interior and exterior.
Scaffolding is still up as work continues on the building’s exterior, but it’s clear that Harambe House is starting to reflect the theming of the rest of Harambe Village. The smooth stucco finish is starting to match the worn appearance of the buildings surrounding it.
On the pyramid-shaped section of the building, work has also begun on the roof’s thatching, which will blend in with the existing sight lines of Harambe Village. Multiple workers were consistently present throughout the morning.
More recent work also shows paint that has begun on the back half of the building. You can see where the off-white paint meets the darker grey concrete.
Harambe House is slated to open by the end of the year. Check back with us! We’ll keep you updated on any construction progress we find!