PHOTOS: Path Leading to Asia from Harambe Market Blocked at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Market Still Open

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS: Path Leading to Asia from Harambe Market Blocked at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Market Still Open

Previously erected construction walls now block the pathway from Harambe Market to the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, though the Market remains open to guests.

Walls Block Path Between Asia and Harambe Market

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Back in June of this year, construction walls went up across from Harambe Market in the Africa section of the park, but the path to Asia was still open for guests, as you can see in the photo above.

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Now, that path is completely blocked, though Harambe Market is still open.

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These walls are located just past the entry to the Market.

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If you’re coming toward this area from the entrance to the Africa section, the construction wall is on your left after you pass the drums available for guests to play by the Africa Hub Cart.

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Directional signs are posted on the walls, pointing the general directions to the Africa and Asia sections of the park.

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On this side of the wall is a sign for Harambe Market, advertising that it is still opening and pointing guests in the direction of how to get there amidst all the construction walls.

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If you continue up the path to Guest Experience Team kiosk, and take the path on its left, a black curtain is in place and can be seen through the trees.

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If you take a look through the trees on the left of this path, you can see the back of the first wall by Harambe Market.

While the reason for these construction walls going up has not been shared, it is likely for general maintenance of the area.

Harambe

Harambe is the fictional village of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Africa land. Here, guests can dine at Harambe Market, Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Zuri’s Sweet Shop, Dawa Bar, Tusker House Restaurant, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery, and the Harambe Fruit Market. Earlier this year, a new outdoor bar opened in Harambe Market in front of the building that used to serve ribs.

The Harambe Village Acrobats, Kora Tinga Tinga, and Tam Tam Drummers perform daily in Harambe.

Mombasa Marketplace offers authentic African imports like wine, apparel, art, crafts, instruments, and animal toys. Next door, Ziwandi Traders has more traditional Walt Disney World merchandise.

The land’s attractions are Festival of the Lion King and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.