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PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Animal Kingdom 5/27/2022 (Trams Return, More 5th Anniversary Pandora Merchandise Arrives, Disney KiteTails Takes Flight with Shorter Shows, & More)

Good Morning, Explorers! Let’s have a wild time out and about at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Today marks the 5th Anniversary of Pandora — The World of Avatar, and we know there is special anniversary merchandise to be found. Let’s go on the hunt!

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Three new pins, a tumbler, and a magnet were found in Windtraders, and each honor the lands 5th anniversary.

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These new items join the anniversary merchandise that was released last month.

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We also discovered a new purple banshee shoulder plush.

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After purchasing our Pandora – The World of Avatar merchandise, we decided to take it back to the car and see if the trams were running. We saw the cast members having a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome back the trams after 801 days.

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Of course, we hopped aboard! You can experience a ride on this tram here.

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KiteTails is now offering shorter shows, on a rolling schedule from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The shows are broken up into four shorter shows, approximately three minutes in length. They rotate between “The Lion King” and “The Jungle Book.”

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In between the shows, flotillas pass through, and the KiteTails cast members reset for the next show.

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You can watch the new updated shows here.

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Say “goodbye” to “Finding Nemo: The Musical.” The Theater in the Wild is preparing for the new show “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!”

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Recently, Red Carpet Dreams was removed from Genie+. Today, we saw that Adventurers Outpost has removed its Lightning Lane signage, as well.

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Time for some shopping! Inside Island Mercantile, we found two new youth denim items.

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We are “Turning Red” for this new plush.

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50th Anniversary Retro Mickey and Friends Vault Collection Shirt

Lastly, a new Vault Collection button-up shirt is now available.

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We are ending our day waving at the Fab 50 Statues! Thanks for joining us today, and we will see ya real soon.

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