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PHOTOS – The Holidays Start to Arrive and Nighttime Returns to Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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We’ve become accustomed to Magic Kingdom being all decked out for Christmas as soon as the sun rises on November 1 in recent years. What we weren’t expecting was to see Animal Kingdom begin its holiday decorations so soon, and to be the lucky recipient of the first Holiday Exclusive treat. Last year marked the first year that Disney’s Animal Kingdom was decked out with holiday decorations in every section of the park. It will be interesting to see how much of that is brought back for the 2020 holiday season.

We’ll definitely be back to scope out the decorations once they are fully on display. For now, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the decorations that we spotted yesterday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

All photos were taken by Ivonne on our team, @servoisnaked on Twitter and Instagram.

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Merry Menagerie Luminaries at Discovery Island
Merry Menagerie Luminaries at Discovery Island
Merry Menagerie Luminaries at Discovery Island
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Another gift we received yesterday is the return of Pandora – World of Avatar, at night. With the time change yesterday, guests who visit during days with extended hours at Animal Kingdom (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays primarily) will be treated to the other worldly night setting offered at Pandora.

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Did you get a chance to the new holiday decorations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last year? What’s your favorite part?

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife