Construction continues in Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, though the walls blocking the path to the market have now come down. In addition, reportedly a new seating area is under construction for the market in the park’s Africa section.
Harambe Market Pathway Reopens
Construction began in June in Harambe Market, with construction walls going up initially behind Tamu Tamu Refreshments, before being extended to block this pathway to the park’s Asia section.
On our recent visit to the park, we noticed that the walls blocking the path have since come down, allowing guests to utilize the walkway.
The main walkway past Harambe Market is also open, with the walls moving closer to the actual construction. The market has remained open throughout this construction period.
Potential Seating Area Construction
In our last update, we reported that a framework of white steel pipes had been erected in the area.
Now, we can see a roof-like structure is starting to take shape, implying that whatever this structure may be, it will be covered.
The possible overhead covering has a triangular, A-frame look to it.
If this is indeed a new seating area, guests will be able to enjoy a quick respite from the sun and weather once it’s completed. However, Disney has yet to confirm what this construction is for.
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.