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Story Book Dining Returns, Kali River Rapids Reopens, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Facade, & More: Disney’s Animal Kingdom & EPCOT Photo Report 12/16/21

Happy holidays from Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Starting our day bright and early at Discovery Trading Co., a fuzzy pink Mickey mouse head sweater collection made a cozy debut with gloves, scarves, hats, and a jacket. For full details and pricing of all of the merchandise we found today, check out our daily merchandise roundup!

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The Luxe Logo collection arrived at the parks today and is available at Island Mercantile.

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Kali River Rapids is open from refurbishment after a rather confusing array of reopening dates extending into January.

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Primeval Whirl has removed its construction walls showing the beginnings of a soon to be seating area.

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Restaurantosaurus Lounge has its construction walls down also to reveal a new ramp as part of the eatery’s refurbishment.

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Construction walls remain up around the opposite deck at the entrance to Restaurantosaurus while it is refurbished to match the other side.

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Exiting the park, we noticed the Wilderness Explorer station near the entrance still has its old map and badges displayed after removing five of its stations due to staffing issues.

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Wall panels are installed on the facade of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and painting continues on the building’s arms.

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Official prizes for Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition have finally arrived at Creations Shop.

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Pavement is being replaced at various points around the park. A small patch near Mission Space Cargo Bay has been patched.

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Scrim is still up around Test Track.

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Pavement in front of the Imagination pavilion is still being replaced as two large sections are re-paved.

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Pavement in front of The Seas with Nemo & Friends is scored for replacement as well.

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The small body of water nearest to Journey of Water still remains drained.

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Heading into World Showcase, a new collection of Frozen jewelry is available at The Fjording in Norway.

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Scoring continues at Mitsukoshi in Japan.

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