A Discovery Island walkway where guests can usually observe flamingos and other creatures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently closed for construction.
Discovery Island Walkway Closed
The walkway is in front of Island Mercantile, in the direction of Pizzafari. It’s next to Otter Grotto. Green construction walls block the walkway on both ends.
There are two walkways in this area. The one closest to the water around the Tree of Life is what’s closed, but guests can still walk on the other walkway to get through the area.
At the other end of the walkway (closer to Island Mercantile), we saw brown scrim up around the shade structure along the closed walkway. This structure is behind the construction walls, but the walls don’t block much from view.
This space is a Wilderness Explorers location. A Cast Member usually hangs out here to tell guests about the animals. There are also signs about some of the observable animals.
During the construction work, a Wilderness Explorer Cast Member is instead stationed in front of the construction walls. Guests can pick up a Wilderness Explorer handbook to begin their self-guided journey, which sends them to kiosks throughout the park to collect over 25 badges. Read more about the Wilderness Explorer experience.
We could still see signs behind the construction walls, including the Wilderness Explorer symbol on the structure.
Watch our video of Otter Grotto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom below.