- Disney’s Animal Kingdom has magical holiday offerings
- The Merry Menagerie brings arctic animals to life with whimsical puppets
- Audience interaction is encouraged, and performances end before dark
- The Merry Menagerie will only be available until December 31, 2023
- New Merry Menagerie merchandise is available, including puppets, ornaments, and apparel
If you’re a true holiday enthusiast, then Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the place to be this season! Sure, the Magic Kingdom gets a lot of the attention, but Animal Kingdom has some seriously magical offerings that are sure to make your holiday merry and bright.
One of the most enchanting attractions at the park is the Merry Menagerie. This special seasonal offering transforms Discover Island into a winter wonderland and features whimsical puppet versions of arctic animals galore. Penguins, reindeer, arctic foxes, polar bears, birds, and baby seals all come to life in a heartwarming display that will leave you feeling like a kid again.
The best part? Audience interaction is encouraged! You can pet and pose with the puppets, and you might even be asked to help out with a special mission. And if you’re really lucky, you could even be chosen to be a puppeteer yourself!
If you’re hoping to catch The Merry Menagerie in action, you’ll want to be sure to visit Walt Disney World before December 31, 2023, when it makes its last appearance of the season on New Year’s Eve.
And if you want to take a piece of the magic home with you, this year’s Merry Menagerie has some brand new merchandise! Puppets, ornaments, magnets, and apparel are all available for purchase, so you can commemorate the experience and relive the enchantment whenever you’d like.
So, do you like this year’s offerings or last year’s better? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this post with anyone heading to Disney this season. Don’t let them miss out on the magic!