PHOTOS - New building under construction along the ride path at Kilimanjaro Safaris

Aug 24, 2020 in "Kilimanjaro Safaris"

New building construction at Kilimanjaro Safaris - August 23
Posted: Monday August 24, 2020 9:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A new building is under construction along the ride path of Kilimanjaro Safaris.

The small structure is located on the left-hand side of the ride path, near to the end of the safaris.

It remains unclear what the building will be used for. Speculation points to a possible reintroduction of more storyline to the ride, while not reverting to the previous poacher story.

A recently filed permit called the project "General Construction" and has an expiration date of July 2 2021.

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gerararJan 11, 2021

Disney posted a TikTok featuring the goat area on Kilimanjaro Safari. It has footage from within the new themed area, along with the names of the goats. Can watch it here:

MisterPenguinDec 16, 2020

Pet cats: Hold my beer....

Sir_CliffDec 16, 2020

I feel my apartment in The Netherlands is about the size of that jeep, though I would also like more stuff.

MovieloverDec 16, 2020

Well that's one way to do an alarm clock...

MisterPenguinDec 16, 2020

tallicaDec 16, 2020

The fence is part of the theming. It is there to protect the domesticated goats from predation.

techgeekDec 16, 2020

Nahtazu! I'm not very knowledgeable on the layout in this area... Is it possible that the fence is temporary until the goats have acclimated and then they'll be able to roam within a larger animal control zone and interact with the trucks?

UNCgolfDec 16, 2020

I agree that the fence doesn't look great and is a break with the way the rest of the safari works. I actually think it would work better if there were no animals in the enclosure, because then it would look like the fence was supposed to be a barrier to keep animals away from the warden hut rather than something to keep the goats in.

JustInTimeDec 16, 2020


JoeCamelDec 16, 2020

"It's a zoo"?

JustInTimeDec 16, 2020

What else do you want me to say?

JoeCamelDec 16, 2020

Wildebeest? I Can see the fence and moat? Colored monkey butt?

JustInTimeDec 16, 2020

Yep. I totally agree. Worse in person.

JustInTimeDec 16, 2020

The area itself just doesn’t look right. The whole point and dream for the safari was that there is an illusion that the animals can walk up to the car (and some can). This ruins that. I guess the Wild Africa Trek already started it down this path....