PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 11/4/19 (Christmas Lights, The Mandalorian MagicBand, New Apparel, and More)

Dino lights
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Jambo! My name is Kibibi, which is Swahili for “princess”. Today, we are going to take you across two continents, an alien planet, and travel back in time to meet some dinosaurs. There’s a lot to do and see, so let’s begin our trek.

Of course we started in Discovery Island to behold the sight of the beautiful Tree of Life.

DAK Construction

If you look to the left of the tree though, you will be met with some construction walls. The Winged Encounters stage is still undergoing refurbishment.

DAK Construction

It’s been a while since these walls went up with very little progress being able to be seen, so let’s hope this gets up and running sooner rather than later.

Classic WDW Mickey Hoodie – $49.99

Mickey hoodie

Over at Discovery Trading Company, we spotted this navy hoodie featuring the Mouse himself. Sometimes, you just need a good old classic sweatshirt.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Earrings – $14.99

Holiday earrings

Pom Pom Jingle Bell Earrings – $14.99

Holiday earrings

Holiday Pom Pom Necklace – $19.99

Holiday necklace

These eccentric holiday accessories were available as well. I especially love the itty-bitty Mickey heads you can spot on the gold chains.

DAK Pemba

A wild Pumba appeared. This is of course part of the Lion King scavenger hunt that you can still take part in over in Africa.

Limited Edition Mandalorian MagicBand – $34.99

Over at the Dino Institute Gift Shop, we encountered the Mandalorian himself. This limited edition MagicBand is 1 of only 1,500 made. You can also find it at Garden Gate Gifts.

Dino lights

In Dino-land, U.S.A., we spotted the very beginnings of Christmas as the dinosaur skeleton had a few Christmas lights wrapped around its bare bones.

Walt Disney World Fleece Zip-Up – $69.99

Fleece Jacket

Animal Kingdom may be slow on the decorations, but they do have a nice cozy jacket for those chilly winter nights. The Mickey Mouse zipper pull is an especially nice touch.

Otter grotter

Every time I see this sign I wish it said “Otter Grotter” or “Otto Grotto”. Sadly, that wouldn’t make much sense, so I doubt we will be seeing a change anytime soon.

Don’t they know that the moment the clock strikes midnight on October 31st, Halloween is over?

Stitch Double Strand Necklace – $19.99

Stitch necklace

This rose gold Stitch necklace caught our eye at Discovery Trading Company. The double strand chain featured a glittery Stitch and a plaque that read “Ohana Means Family”.

If you look closely, you can see the Rainforest Cafe entrance in the background… to the right of the sign. Someone should tell that arrow it’s facing the wrong direction.

Can you spot one of the last remnants of the land that never was?

What a trek! Thank you for coming along with us today on our adventure. Make sure to stay updated here to see what other new things we discover.

Kwaheri!

About the author

Jilly Hite

Jilly, a native New Yorker has been visiting the parks since before the tender age of 1 and is happy to finally call Orlando her home. When she's not on Sunset Boulevard professing her love to Evie Starlight you can probably find her in line for Popcorn. The only thing she loves more than the mouse himself is her pup, Macoco.

You can contact her at: [email protected]
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