PHOTO - New concept art reveals details of the Africa Marketplace expansion coming to Harambe at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Nov 20, 2014 in "Africa"

Construction work has been taking place backstage over the last year on a new expansion to Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The new area, called Africa Marketplace will open in Spring 2015, including new merchandise locations, a new quick service restaurant, and a new walkway linking Africa to Asia. Combined with the new Harambe Theater district area, the new additions will more than double the size of Africa.

The restaurant will be called Harambe Marketplace, and will feature a number of walkup windows, offering a variety of African inspired dishes.

The new area and restaurant is planned to open in Spring 2015, and will be located between the Kilimanjaro Safari area and Mombassa Marketplace, in an area that was previously backstage.

Not only will the new Africa Marketplace bring new dining and shopping, it will offer congestion relief to the extremely crowded Harambe. The walkway to Asia in particular should ease the congestion caused by the land currently having only one way in, and one way out.

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Article Posted: Nov 20, 2014 / 5:44pm EST