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    My next stop was the Animal Kingdom. The Pandora World of Avatar construction is very visible from the bus as you approach the park.
    The vegetation along the bus loop seems to have been redone or just growing taller than I remember.
    The cranes for Pandora construction tower over the treeline.
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    Approaching the park.
    The 2016 marketing slogan for the parks is on a sign out front.
    Just about to enter my third park of the day.
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    A couple of very poorly lit shots of the Avatar work. I will circle back later/tomorrow for better pictures.
    But you can see one of the floating mountains that was installed several weeks ago.
    Surprised nothing was really done to the old boat dock that is now a character location. It looks a little odd as one of the first sites to look down and see this.
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    Entering Discovery Island.
    To the right the new Riverside Depot looks ready to open.
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    The concrete is being redone in the area. Here is some of the new concrete.
    The Tree of Life. This area is much more open now than it was before.
    Flame Tree BBQ has been repainted and has a larger overhang over the queue/ordering area.
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    A check of the Rivers of Light construction from the bridge to Dinoland.
    As I stood there they turned a fountain on.
    A wider view of what appears to be a test of the fountain.
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    Here is a short video of the test.
    From another angle.
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    A closer look at the seating area.
    An equipment island.
    Support for the show. Guessing this will be the control booth, it looks to be about the center.
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    The side of the Character Outpost
    Another look from the bridge to Asia.
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    The Harambe Market has opened. This is toward Asia and features another walkway to Africa and a dining area.
    The Market has been decorated for Christmas.
    This was my first time seeing it so a couple generic pictures. It was crowded so I will stop back for a better look.
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    The backstage gate.
    More Christmas decorations.
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    Next stop Zuris Sweets
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    Baskets from Africa for sale.
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    More Christmas decorations around Harambe.
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    Making my way out to the Harambe Theatre area
    The view of Pandora from here is not much better thanks to the clouds.
    A closer look
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    More Christmas decorations as I leave Harambe
    Starbucks has taken over Creature Comforts since my last visit.
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    A quick look inside.
    The Tree of Life Garden sign has been relocated to an area across from Creature Comforts.
    Pizzafari has been repainted to more muted colors.
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    A look at the current menu for Pizzafari
    Tarzan is meeting in the space that used to be the DVC sales area (that moved up by Starbucks)
    The walkway to what used to be Camp Minnie Mickey and what will be Pandora.
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    Artwork on the construction wall
    The construction is for the new Tiffins restaurant that will be built onto the back side of Pizzafari.
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    Looking through the trees.
    The Riverside Depot.
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    Some of the new carvings as you approach the Tree of Life.
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    Hiked out to Pangani Forest next. Meerkats on the lookout.
    Zebra at the outpost.
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    The male gorilla in the family troop.
    Two of the young ones were playing nearby. He ignored them for the most part.
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    Jumping over to the Kilimanjaro Safari This area is where the Hyenas and African Painted Dogs will be.
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    No sign of the new residents on this trip.
    Several young giraffe are part of the group now.
    Rhino and Zebra
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    The youngest rhino was out.
    The male African lion on the rocks.
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    A closer look at a Christmas wreath in Harambe
    The new DVC sales area near the child care center and Starbucks.
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    Another attempt at some Pandora construction pictures but the sun was not in a good spot.
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    The Yacht Club bus stop and front entrance area were being worked on so all buses had to use the convention center.
    A not very good picture of the Boardwalk this evening.
    Approaching the Studios.
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    Decided to have Pizza for dinner from Pizza Planet and made it inside with 5 minutes to spare before closing. Why would they close at 6:30 when the park is jammed and open till 8pm?
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    A cupcake someone in our group purchased at the ABC Commissary.
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    Next stop the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. A bar set up near by.
    Now several pictures of the lights on my first visit.
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    We spotted the purple cat fairly quickly this year.
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    Nemo aquarium and a Mickey.
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    Miss Piggy.
    It was 8pm and park closing and the area thinned out a bit.
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    A Star Wars window.
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    Here is a video clip of the lights dancing.
    As I left the dance party had shut down for the evening.
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    Passing by the Boardwalk on our walk to Epcot.
    Passing the Yacht Club (we took the long way because we needed to stop by the room on the way)
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    The rope on the bridge looked to be new.
    The movie schedule for the week.
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    Made it to the International Gateway with half an hour to spare.
    So I hiked to Future World
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    Wrapped up my night with Illuminations Reflections of Earth.
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    A new effect to kick off the Peace on Earth finale.
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    The finale to wrap up the end of a very long first day.

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