PHOTOS - Merry Menagerie welcomes guests to the holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Nov 08, 2019 in "Holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Merry Menagerie at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Posted: Friday November 8, 2019 10:13am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Animal Kingdom debuted its new Christmas holiday package today, including a Merry Menagerie experience.

Taking place on Discovery Island, the winter-stylized puppets entertain guests in an interactive experience.

Check out the video below for a look at today's first performance.

There are different sets of animals, so be sure to stop by a couple of times to see everything.

Merry Menagerie takes place intermittently between 10am and 5pm daily throughout the holidays beginning today.

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Sir_CliffNov 11, 2019

Hmm, maybe they should enclose Dinoland and make it always nighttime at Christmas.

Hula BalooNov 11, 2019

I'm loving all the Holiday Decor this year. The more the better in my opinion.

Kman101Nov 11, 2019

I'm sure they'll expand. They've done a LOT this year. I think they did an amazing job and everything fits and suits the park, IMHO. Even the Amp suit Santa. People elsewhere are acting like Pandora has been overrun with Christmas decor.

MisterPenguinNov 11, 2019

And more...

MisterPenguinNov 10, 2019

Andrew CNov 10, 2019

One of tim trackers recent vlogs has some day and nighttime shots.

NunuNov 10, 2019

These are the only 2 pictures I've found. *From

MisterPenguinNov 10, 2019

Still waiting for nighttime pics of Dinorama.

cjkeatingNov 10, 2019

Have you seen the decorations in Dinoland USA? They are totally over the top and I love them.

ThatMouseNov 10, 2019

Seems like missed opportunities all around. I would have created a more emotional musical theme and a story. The scenes are kinda random and not very imaginative. You have a giant projector on a tree in Disney World and this is what they came up with. Meh.

KikoKeaNov 09, 2019

I'm just glad "Let it Go" wasn't included. I like the instrumentals, and the projections are lovely. It's a must see for us in December.🎄

aladdin2007Nov 09, 2019

I agree about the music, really seems out of place for the area and tree.

MisterPenguinNov 09, 2019

Random thoughts: I like the slightly overexposed video, most others are too dark. I like to be able to catch glimpses of the underlying structures the mapped projections are trying to hide. I like to peek behind the curtain. I'm kinda surprised at the blatant Christmasy songs. Would have thought they would have kept it more Winter Solstice-y than Weinachtenlich. I like the part where the virgin lioness gave birth to the Cub Aslan and were visited by the three Wise Owls. Missed another chance to just show a scene from Fantasia (Waltz of the Flowers) where Fall turns into Winter. I like that the animations are new and not the horribly slowed down frame-by-frame mess when they try to take a piece of animation from a movie and use it in another context (like what sometimes happens in the Castle projections). I like the the animations contain representative artistry and not just straight animation, like they did with the Lion King vignette. I like the idiot that tried to take a flash picture of a projection. Just kidding, they're on my hate list forever. I hope they keep the regular vignette of The Radical Snow Fox That Just Wants to Help and Have Fun and Stuff. I like how they 'painted' the animals with the same 'tattoos' that the "Christmas animals' in the main entranceway (Merry Menagerie). It ties it all together. Nice to see representation in Animal Kingdom of North American animals!! Oh, so that's where reindeer come from!

wdwmagicNov 09, 2019

Here is the new Tree of Life Awakenings for 2019