PHOTOS: Trenches Filled Near New Themed Structure at Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Less than a month ago, we noticed a new structure appear practically overnight at the end of Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Since then, we have kept a sharp eye for any construction updates on the structure whose use is still unknown. In last week’s update, we saw trenches dug deep into the ground in front of the structure which are probably used for laying electrical or plumbing. It seems that the infrastructure has been laid now, as all the trenches were filled in when we rode Kilimanjaro Safaris earlier today.


As we come around from the back and pass left to right, we can see that the ground is now filled in around the structure, with the pipes poking up through the ground for access.


The orange spray paint on the retaining wall is likely there to help measure the height of the ground behind it.


The wood accents on the windows and door as well as the rough wood posts for the awning and the corrugated metal awning itself are all thematic touches to help, eventually, blend the building in with the theming of the ride. The grey metal pipe in the foreground is one of those recently laid.


Looking around to the back of the structure sees more corrugated metal. Whether this is extra sheeting from the roof or intended for the wall of the structure is anyone’s guess.

Be sure to check back with WDWNT as construction continues. What do you think the structure is? Let us know in the comments below.

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