PHOTOS: Roof Decking Added to New Covered Seating Area Near Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

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PHOTOS: Roof Decking Added to New Covered Seating Area Near Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Roof decking has been added atop the framework of a new covered seating area that’s currently under construction near the Harambe Market quick-service dining location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Work commenced in the area in late June when construction walls went up behind Tamu Tamu Refreshments; we noticed the structure’s steel skeleton towering over the temporary walls in late October.

This area is situated between three dining venues: Tamu Tamu, Zuri’s Sweet Shop, and Harambe Market. Once complete, this seating area will be used for guests dining at all of these locations.

Roof Decking Added to New Covered Seating Area at Animal Kingdom

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Wooden roof decking has been added atop the structure, which first became visible in September. Roof decking, also referred to as sheathing, is a base layer of wood that serves as the foundation of the roof itself.

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Weather-proof sheathing and more themed paneling will be added over the decking later.

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There are two small dormer roofs jutting out of the front of the structure. They’re also covered in decking.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is widely known as the hottest Walt Disney World theme park, given that it is mostly outside, so the covered seating area will be a welcome respite for guests.

Harambe

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Harambe is the fictional village in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. 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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  • Kyle Silagyi

    Kyle has been an ardent fan of all things Disney and themed entertainment since his first trek up the Forbidden Mountain in 2006. You can reach him at kyle@wdwnt.com