One of the highlights of Disney+ since the streaming platform debuted in 2019 has been its documentary film series, and especially those focused on Disney theme parks.
From specials on Disney Fairytale Weddings to the critically acclaimed Imagineering Story, Disney Parks and Resorts have been the focus of some of the most popular programs for fans streaming content on Disney+.
One of the most beloved docuseries on Disney’s streaming platform focused on one Disney Park in particular. Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a documentary series made in collaboration with National Geographic quickly became a fan-favorite when it debuted in 2020, giving Guests new animals and behind-the-scenes peeks to look forward to every week.
Earlier this year, fans speculated that a second season of the popular series could be coming when film crews were spotted near animal enclosures around the Disney Park. Now we can confirm that Season 2 of Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is officially coming soon!
Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Sciences and Environment team Dr. Mark Penning joined National Geographic during this weekend’s D23 Expo to officially share the news:
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In the official announcement, Dr. Penning shared, “You will be able to see Season 2 with lots of great animal care stories and stories about how we protect wildlife and wild habitats around us.”
With Season 2 just announced, we do not yet have additional details such as a release date, narrator, or the animals that could be featured. For the first season of the docuseries, the first episode was released in September with new episodes debuting every week. Frozen actor Josh Gad narrated Season 1.
Disney’s official description of the first season of Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom read:
“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” from National Geographic, will provide an all-access pass to explore the magic of nature within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT, and it’s the ultimate tribute to the magnificent array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals cared for by our dedicated and highly skilled team at Walt Disney World Resort.”
We will continue to monitor updates on upcoming originals to Disney+ and all of the latest news out of this weekend’s D23 Expo here on DisneyTips. In the meantime, join us in sharing our excitement for Season 2 of Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!