PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 3/12/20 (Hand Washing Stations, New “Mulan” Ears, Construction Continues, Pandora Floor Painting, and More)

Good morning from beautiful Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We’re ready to have a wonderful, wild day here, so let’s see what we can find!

Flamingos

Coming into the park early in the morning means catching some of the animals napping before the large crowds arrive. These flamingos were taking a little snooze all together before the busy day.

ABCDisney display

Once inside Discovery Trading Co., we found this beautiful (and comprehensive) display of the new ABCDisney Letters merchandise collection. We think it’s our favorite display of these items we’ve seen yet.

Mulan ears

While still at Discovery Trading Co., we found these fun new Mulan ears. For detailed pictures and more information, read our full article here.

Hand washing station

Ready to start snacking our way through the park, we spotted these hand washing stations near several quick service food locations. In fact, in an impressive overnight implementation of increased sanitization standards, these handwashing stations have popped up throughout all four parks.

Porcupines

These little guys were ready for a snack too! These are Cape Porqupines, and can be found on Discovery Island Trails.

Speaking of treats, we found this seasonal Lion Paw Cookie just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Look up

For today’s installment of the “Look Up” series, we take you to one of our favorite, if not a bit obvious places. Hint: While you’re here, grab a delicious bite to eat made just how you like it.

While Kali River Rapids is still closed for its annual refurbishment, there is hope for a return sometime soon. Water has been put back into the ride, and it’s flowing quite well. This is the loading area, and while the track was moving, there weren’t any boats in the water yet.

Pandora painting refurb

We checked in on the refurbishments going on in Pandora while we were here. These barricades are blocking on sections of ground so the glowing paint can be redone one block at a time.

Pandora refurb

Here you can see where the original paint ends on the right and the new paint begins on the left.

Disinfecting animal kingdom

In light of a need for increased cleanliness and health concerns, staff could be seen wiping down and disinfecting handles, railings, walls, and displays all over Animal Kingdom today.

Animal kingdom disinfecting

We were impressed with this team’s work!

Construction to the entrance area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been underway for some time now, and has had some significant visual progress recently. We stopped by for an extensive photo tour of outside and inside the scrimmed off area.

Before heading out, we took at peek at the construction happening outside of the gate to increase security screening capacity. It’s really coming along!

Tree of life

Thank you for joining us on this beautiful sunny day here on the wild side of Disney. Until next time, Qua Harini, or Go Well.