PHOTOS: Christmas Tree, Loads More Holiday Decorations Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Just days after the first decorations arrived at the park, even more décor is now in place to welcome the season. Let’s take a tour around the park to see how the park is looking!
Wreaths and garlands have been installed at the parking entrance.
Outside the park entrance, the centerpiece of the decorations is up and looking great!
The tree is decked out with animal and nature-themed ornaments, mixed in with more traditional holiday iconography like ribbons and snowflakes.
Under the tree is collection of toys themed to Disney characters, including Stitch and characters from Winnie the Pooh.
Who wouldn’t want a Tigger-in-the-Box?
Chip and Dale pal around in a musical snow globe, complete with wind-up key.
At the ticketing stand, exotically-decorated garlands hang from the top of the signage.
Long wreaths have been installed between ticketing windows, complete with an zebra-print ribbon.
More traditionally-shaped wreaths can be found over the lights.
Droopy garlands are up at the “tapstiles,” accented by purple flowers.
Even the ATM gets a little love!
The scooter and stroller rental station has a small garland above them.
As guests make their way to Discovery Island, they can spot these ornately-decorated lampposts, while an ornamental bird nests above.
The same themed wreaths can be found further into the land.
Island Mercantile looks ready for the return of the Merry Menagerie, with a gorgeous garland decorated in gold and while and animals posted above.
Outside the building, you can see a statue of a bird rendered in the style of the menagerie puppets.
Outside the shop’s main entrance, more Merry Menagerie-themed decorations match the garlands. Holiday music has can also be heard here and throughout the park.
A large crane decoration can be found nearby.
The garlands are given a splash of color with red pinecones.
Inside the shop, many of the merchandise displays now have holiday gifts, reminding guests it’s better to give than to receive. (It’s also more profitable for Disney.)
The garlands hung by the elephants matches their colorful, artsy style.
Discovery Trading Company
Discovery Trading Company continues the theme with plenty of décor both outside and inside.
The white and silver baubles are accented with wheat, giving it a fittingly natural look.
More colorful decorations can be found on the stage outside the shop.
The Riverside Depot entrance has a lovely pair of owls and snowflakes adorning the exterior.
More animals are found on a nearby entrance, including a squirrel, fox, and owl.
Red pinecones are the focus on the wreaths below the lights.
On the side of Riverside Depot, snowflake-themed wreaths and garlands match the cranes painted on the building.
Inside, garlands are lit up by the checkout counter.
Blue is the primary color on some of the small Christmas trees within the merchandise displays.
At least the blue compliments the Joe Gardner plush!
As ready as the park is for the holidays, some folks may still want to keep the Halloween vibe going. Luckily, the shop has you covered with garlands and pumpkins.
The decorations match the merchandise, with the blue, pink, and gold ribbons complimenting the tie-dye apparel below.
Can you spot the butterfly in this light-up wreath? It’s pretty-well camouflaged.
Kitsch is the rule of the day at Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama, with a spiral Christmas tree staged outside TriceraTop Spin.
Meanwhile, Donald’s Dino-Bash is getting in on the holiday fun with this penguin-themed snowman.