Halloween may have just happened a few days ago and Thanksgiving is around the corner, but it’s the beginning of November which (in Disney World) means the holiday season has begun!
So hoop-de-doo and dickory dock, we’re making our way around Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a wild, festive adventure! We’ve already spotted some animal lanterns and beautiful decorations around the Discovery Island area, the holiday Starbucks mug, and TONS of adorable merchandise we’ve totally added to our Christmas list. Join us on this trip to Animal Kingdom to see what other festive fun we find that you won’t want to miss out on!
We’ll be updating this post LIVE all throughout the day, so make sure you come back for ALL the updates. You wouldn’t want to miss a critical holiday snack alert!
Entering Disney’s Animal Kingdom
We jingled our way into Animal Kingdom this morning beneath pretty garland. We can’t wait to see what treats and sights await us inside!
Like we spotted at the entrance, intricate garlands are strung up around Discovery Island.
A major theme of Christmas in Animal Kingdom is paper lanterns, so that motif is represented in a lot of the decorations.
We spotted this gorgeous Merry Menagerie Photo Op. Did someone say Christmas card?
And there’s a Merry Menagerie mural on Discovery Island too.
Holiday Eats and Treats
You know we popped into Creature Comforts, the park’s Starbucks location, for our caffeine fix!
Four holiday favorites have returned to Starbucks for the season: Chestnut Praline, Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and Caramel Brulee.
We snagged a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino!
Some holiday treats have returned as well including the Cranberry Orange Scone…
…the Cranberry Bliss Bar…
…and the Snowman Cake Pop!
This morning, Disney announced that there will be several holiday versions of the Character Cavalcades sailing down the river. There’s Donald’s Dino Bash Festive Flotilla…
Chip ‘n’ Dale “jingle through the jungle” on a boat of their own…
The Discovery Island Dancers cruise along with holiday beats…
and Santa Claus is even making his way around Animal Kingdom by boat!
We love seeing our favorite characters.
The holiday fun is just getting started and take place from November 6 – December 30! Come back for more updates on the festivities over at Animal Kingdom, and all around Walt Disney World.
Will you be visiting Disney World during this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!