New Holiday Decor and Entertainment Planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The holidays will be even more festive this year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Disney Parks Blog announced that there will be new festive entertainment and holiday decorations in every land in the theme park.  At Discovery Island, guests will find themselves in a celebration of winter.  There will holiday decorations, animal-inspired luminaries, lanterns and more.  During the day there will be a holiday gathering of winter animals as life size puppets, including reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more to interact with guests.  There will also be musicians in the area, too.


The Tree of Life will feature wintry scenes with holiday-inspired music.  The Tree of Life will also shimmer and sparkle throughout the night in between when it awakens with the spirit of the holidays.

In Dinoland, U.S.A., there will festive holiday decorations, Donald Duck style, for Donald’s Dino-Bash.  Guests and characters will gather around Truck-O-Saurus for a Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale, including games and other fun.

Over in Asia, the theatre district will be decorated in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India.  There will be glowing flowers, lanterns and more illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage, which will feature authentic cultural performances.

Harambe in Africa will feature unique holiday offerings, “blending the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations.”  There will be new holiday costume additions and music.   Over at Tusker House, the characters will spread holiday cheer during the character meals.

There will even be fun at Pandora – The World of Avatar.  The ex-pats who work in Pandora will bring in a little bit of Christmas cheer.  There will be a display at Pongu Pongu, which will combine pieces from Earth with items and materials from Pandora.

We are super excited about all of the holiday fun coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!  It will all start on November 8th, 2019.

Which new festive offering are you most excited for?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!