Disney’s Animal Kingdom Update: Avatar Land Construction, Kali River Rapids Refurb, Monkeys and More

Lots more trees and plants have been added since my last visit to check out Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's beginning to get more difficult to see into the area with all of the new plants and trees being planted, but that's a good thing for full immersion in the new land once it's open. Just one more sign that we're getting closer to the opening! I got video and photos of the bridge leading into Pandora for the first time this update. I was excited to see a flock of Imagineers surveying the area while I was there too.

Kali River Rapids is closed for its annual refurbishment and is scheduled to re-open sometime in the Spring. The water has been drained from the ride as part of this rehab. I saw workers touching up painted designs on the load platform using stencils while I was there. The new monkey enclosure at Maharajah Jungle Trek is now open featuring lion-tailed macaques. And I took some video of the Rivers of Light stadium seating, effects, projectors and boats since I hadn't gotten a good look at it yet myself. Watch the video and check out the photo update below for more details!

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Photo Update

Welcome to Disney's Animal Kingdom!
The view of Pandora from the parking lot is changing as new trees are added
All those trees on the right are newly added to the berm behind Pandora
More new trees and plants being added to the berm
Wide view of back of Pandora as seen from bus area
Backside of building facade
Tiny floating mountains on top of show building
One last look at hidden mountains behind trees
Side view of work area, as seen from Rainforest Cafe outside bar
Construction workers safety sign
View of floating mountains from Rainforest Cafe
Looking underneath the mountains
View from park turnstiles
Detailed view
Looking at the entrance to Pandora, inside the park near Tiffins
Easy access door added to work walls since my last visit
Crazy big weird plant inside Pandora
Bridge to Pandora, as seen from Nomad Lounge
I like the look of the bridge
Made to look like nature reclaiming the land after the humans left Pandora
Lanterns seen near inner work walls on bridge
Closer view of a lantern
One last look at the entire bridge before we move on
This big 'ol lizard made of rocks is nearby on the bank across from Nomad Lounge
Never noticed this crazy looking rat statue in front of Pizzafari before. I love it.

Moving on to other areas of the park
Kali River Rapids closed for annual refurbishment
Walls up over Kali entrance

Ride has been drained for rehab (right of image)
Ride load area drained
Load platform designs being repainted
You can see them using large stencils on left side of photo
New lion-tailed macaque monkey exhibit added to Maharajah Trail
Happy lion-tailed macaques
New rockwork around exhibit
This monkey is looking into your soul
Tiger taking a stroll
Looking at the completed Rivers of Light stadium seating area
Boat that will be used during the new nighttime show when it begins
Light/projector-y things across the water near Flame Tree Barbecue
More boats and light/projector things
Seating located in front of Finding Nemo theater
Lights and show lighting at top of stadium seating area
Closer view of show lighting
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