Jungle trek tiger

PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 2/22/20 (Entrance Construction, New Pins, Pandora Refurb, Lounging Tigers, and More)

Good morning from Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We’re here to check out what’s new here on the wild side of Walt Disney World.

DAK security structure construction

The first thing to greet us upon arrival was similar to most of the parks recently: construction! Disney is making lots of improvements across it’s properties, and Animal Kingdom is no exception. This structure will be the new security check point for entering the park, which will drastically increase the capacity for bag check areas at this park.

DAK security structure construction

There’s a lot of work yet to be done on this building, but it is coming along nicely.

Limited edition Minnie pin

Minnie pin back

Next up, we stopped at Discovery Trading Company to check out the newest limited edition pins that have released. Four of the new arrivals are available for purchase in Animals Kingdom, including this adorable 20th Anniversary Pin Trading hinged pin featuring Minnie Mouse herself.

Letters and numbers le pin

Letters numbers pin open

Letters numbers pin back

This Letters and Numbers pin has an embossed lettering on the inside left, showing a letter “L” and the words “L is for LUDWIG.”

Mardi Gras le pin

Mardi Gras le pin back

This pin in honor of Mardi Gras features Tiana and Charlotte from Princess and The Frog.

Queen of hearts all stars le pin

Queen of hearts all stars le pin back

This Disney All Stars pin features the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. All four pins are available throughout Animal Kingdom wherever limited edition pin cases are present, and retail for $17.99 each.

Mt Everest

After the thrill of new pins, we were on the hunt for another thrill ride, and found Mount Everest. Are you a fan of thrill rides? Let us know in the comments!

Valentine’s Day lion paw cookie

After all of that excitement we needed a snack, and noticed that several of the snack stations still have the Valentine’s Day Lion Paw Cookie. Get it before it’s gone!

Jungle trek tiger

Next we did some animal watching, and found this tiger lounging around in the Maharajah Jungle Trek.

Jungle trek bird

We also found this beautiful, very large bird on the Trek. What’s your favorite animal housed here?

Merry menagerie souvenir

Speaking of animals, fans of the Merry Menagerie Christmas-time overlay will be happy to know that you can still get both the souvenir mug and popcorn bucket at snack and beverage stands.

Kali river rapids refurb

Checking in on the refurbishment of Kali River Rapids, we can see that the water has been drained from the track of the attraction, and work is actively underway.

Animal kingdom monkey

On our way out of the Asia area, we monkeyed around a bit.

Pandora paint refurb

In Pandora: The World of AVATAR there are paint refurbishments underway. Small sections are being blocked off at a time to allow for these improvements while keeping traffic to a minimum.

Ram tree of life animal kingdom

That wraps up our day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We hope to return soon!

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