This past week we celebrated Animal Kingdom‘s 24th birthday, and there were tons of fun additions in the park!
The big highlights were special snacks and unique character meet and greets. But besides those special offerings, there was a lot of regular news happening in Animal Kingdom! Here’s everything you missed in the past few days.
Animal Kingdom Attractions Updates
As you may know, Disney World recently brought back regular character meet and greets, meaning that in many places, guests can now hug their favorite characters and get autographs once again! Since then, we’ve been watching for some previously closed meet and greet locations to reopen.
As of this week, Adventurer’s Outpost at Animal Kingdom is still closed. This location used to be home to a meet and greet with both Mickey AND Minnie (in their safari gear!) and we hope that it returns soon. We’ll be keeping a close watch!
Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates
Zuri’s Sweets Shop
First up, we’re heading over to Africa to check out a new travel mug that arrived! This classic Mickey tumbler is perfect for keeping your morning coffee hot when you’re on the go.
You can pick up the simple white design in Zuri’s Sweets Shop for $22.99. (And don’t forget to grab some treats while you’re there!)
At the exit of DINOSAUR, we’re used to finding new Disney-themed tech gadgets like MagicBands and phone cases, but this week we spotted a new watch band! If you’ve got an AppleWatch, then you’ll definitely want to see this adorable new Winnie the Pooh design.
Right now, it’s available in the store for $34.99. It seems a little odd to find Winnie the Pooh items in the dino store, but we’re definitely not mad about it!
And speaking of merchandise that seems like it doesn’t belong, we have to mention a popular new item in Island Mercantile. Last week we celebrated the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park, and this year is also the parade’s 50th Anniversary! In honor of the occasion, Disney released a new line of parade anniversary merchandise, and we spotted the Loungefly backpack a few days ago.
We already shared details on the Minnie ears, but now you can have a bag to match! Get it for $75.
Ziwani Traders is home to a wide variety of merchandise, and now they can add heart-shaped plants to the list! That’s right — a few days ago we spotted this heart-shaped succulent for sale.
You can get one for $35.95, although we’re not sure how comfortable you’ll be carrying that around for the rest of the day. 😂
Can you believe it’s already the 5th Anniversary of the opening of Pandora — The World of Avatar? It snuck up on us! And if you want to celebrate, you can purchase one of two new shirt designs available in the land’s gift shop. First, there’s the Passholder shirt…
…and then there’s one for the everyday guest! Each of these shirts is available for $29.99.
And if you’re hoping to celebrate on the official anniversary, then you’ll need to stop by Animal Kingdom on May 27th!
Discovery Trading Company
And finally, we’ve got some new items that we think pin traders will enjoy! First up, Discovery Trading Co. had a new Monsters, Inc. Arcade Pin available. We spotted it in the display case.
You can pick this one up for $29.99.
Shop ’til You’re Dizzy
Over in Dinoland, U.S.A. we found a fun Donald Duck pin at the Shop ’til You’re Dizzy stand. It features an angry Donald (predictably!) and it’s $9.99.
If you’re looking for some simple and less expensive pins to trade, these merchandise stands around the park are a good place to start.
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That’s everything new in Animal Kingdom this week! We’ll keep you updated with all the latest Disney World news, so stay tuned to DFB for more!
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