4. New show scene debuts at the Jungle Cruise

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Though Disney has been quietly removing certain scenes from the Jungle Cruise in the past few weeks in preparation for this attraction's updated story and look, earlier this week they debuted the first new scene for this attraction with some  newly-added "up the pole" characters you can see above. 

Of course, this new addition is one of many for the Magic Kingdom version of this attraction, which will continue to have scenes added and changes made in the months ahead as it works towards a refurbishment completion date later this summer. The attraction is not expected to close at all while these changes are made.

5.  Tusker House reopening later this month

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It has been announced that the popular Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom will reopen to guests later this month on June 20, 2021. Like other reopened character dining restaurants, Tusker House will feature a modified experience, with guests served family-style entrees inspired by the flavors of Africa while being able to snap photos of Donald Duck and friends, dressed in their safari best as they promenade through the restaurant. 

6. The Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King adds new showtimes 

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The Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King has been immensely popular at Disney's Animal Kingdom since it reopened last year, and in response to guest demand there are now 6 shows per day, with showtimes now at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.


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