What’s New in Animal Kingdom: An Updated Attraction Reopens While Another Temporarily CLOSES

Ready to find out what’s new in Disney’s Animal Kingdom? We’re here to tell you!


Tree of Life

It’s an exciting time to be in Animal Kingdom right now! The reimagined Finding Nemo musical just reopened and a popular meet-and-greet spot is also reopening soon. Come along with us to check out what’s new in Animal Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom Food Update

At the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck, we spotted a new beer for $9.50. It’s a double blonde ale with honey made by Sailfish Brewing Company and it has a really cute name — it’s called Don’t Poke the Bear!


Don’t Poke the Bear

This beer is made with 100% Florida honey!

Check out the Animal Kingdom SECRETS Disney World won’t tell you!

Animal Kingdom Construction Updates

We noticed some missing menus around Animal Kingdom, including this one at Pongu Pongu


Pongu Pongu menu missing

…and this one at the cart outside of DinoLand, U.S.A. on the Asia side. It’s possible that this could mean menu item or price changes, so keep checking back for more updates!


Missing Menu

On June 9th, Animal Kingdom closed early at 6PM for a private event. Recently, Animal Kingdom has generally been closing around 8PM. But park hours can change. And it’s not unusual to see a Disney Park close early for events, so it’s a good reminder to check Disney World’s calendar before making your plans.


Animal Kingdom closed early one day

On that day, Harambe Market was open until 4PM instead of 3PM, according to a Cast Member.


Harambe Market closed later

At Adventurers Outpost, we noticed that the Lightning Lane sign has been reinstalled, but it looks a bit different from the sign located here previously. It’s possible that it’s not quite finished yet, so we’ll keep an eye out for any further changes.


Lightning Lane sign reinstalled

Adventurers Outpost is a Mickey and Minnie meet-and-greet location (where they wear safari outfits!) and it’s currently scheduled to reopen on June 19th.

Read more about Adventurers Outpost reopening here!

Also, during our walk around the park we saw that TriceraTop Spin has temporarily CLOSED. This ride is scheduled to be closed from June 13th to June 17th. It is expected to reopen on the 18th.


Closed for Now

It’s important to check Disney World’s refurbishment calendar so that you never miss out on your favorite ride!

Find out about more Disney World closures here!

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Update

Discovery Trading

In Discovery Trading, there were four new Thor pins released ahead of Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters on July 8th. We spotted this new Asgard Tours Pin for $17.99


Asgard Tours Pin

…this Pegasus Pin for $19.99


Pegasus Pin

…this set of Worthy and Mighty Pins for $17.99


Worthy/Mighty Pins

…and this Thor: Love and Thunder Pin, which was $17.99.


Thor: Love and Thunder Pin

We also found this Pink Sequin Loungefly Mini Backpack for $95.


Pink Sequin Loungefly

And two light spinners were restocked for $20 each, including this Disney Parks Spinner


Light Spinner

…and this Mickey Glow Spinner.


Light Spinner

Let’s stop by Pandora!


Windtraders restocked the Na’vi Translator for $24.99


Na’vi Translator

…and there was also a purple plush Shoulder Banshee for $19.99.


Shoulder Banshee

And there’s one more BIG update!

Animal Kingdom Various Updates

Finding Nemo: The Musical reopened in a NEW way officially on June 13th, though Disney ended up soft opening the show on June 11th.


Showtimes for Soft Opening

The reimagined show is now called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyondand in addition to new set pieces and a new script, this show now tells the story of Finding Nemo from the fish at the Marine Life Institute, which was featured in Finding Dory.


You really feel like you’re in the ocean!

Most notably, this show includes an LED screen in the background, which really added to the show! And don’t worry, you can still hear some classic songs from the show like “In the Big Blue World.”


The Big Blue…and Beyond!

The show is 25 minutes long, with six showtimes currently available at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, and 4:30PM. Make sure to double-check the My Disney Experience app in case these times change! This show is also available via Lightning Lane, which means you can book it through Genie+.


Lightning Lane Entrance

And that’s all the exciting news from Animal Kingdom! Keep reading DFB for more Disney news!

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