Popular Holiday Offerings Returning to Animal Kingdom!

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Merry Menagerie

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It might still be a couple of weeks until Halloween, but holiday preparations are in full swing at Walt Disney World. It takes a long time and a lot of planning to make sure the Parks are ready for Christmas. Disney also wants to get people excited about what is coming, which is why they are continuing to release more information about the exciting offerings that will be coming in just under one month.

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Today, Disney Parks Blog announced that a number of popular holiday offerings will be returning to the theme parks — including Merry Menagerie, which will be coming back to Animal Kingdom.

During the holiday season and beyond, nature holds the truest magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. As a part of this year’s yuletide entertainment, Discovery Island will spring to life with a Merry Menagerie of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a whimsical display and playful atmosphere for guests of all ages to enjoy.

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While seeing Merry Menagerie make its return after two years — the offering was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic — that is not the only Christmas experience Guests will be able to take advantage of at Animal Kingdom.

Here is more information from Disney Parks Blog:

As guests explore the park, they may spot Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale and other Disney character friends bringing their own style of festive flair to the Discovery River, as they jingle through the jungle to the rhythm of the holidays.

And on nights when the park is open after dark, the Tree of Life awakens as a series of wintry tales emerge from within, complemented by a familiar and heartwarming holiday-inspired musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life joins the Beacons of Magic in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, as magical fireflies gather to produce a warm and glorious light, calling forth the EARidescent magic of nature. 

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This Christmas season will be particularly magical as Guests will be able to see Disney combine Christmas with its 50th anniversary celebration for the first time. Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort will begin on November 12 and run through the new year and will also see the return of the popular EPCOT event, International Festival of Holidays.

Are you excited to see Merry Menagerie return to Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

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