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  • On Dec 2, 2023
    Cheyenna from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does the magical menagerie at Animal Kingdom stay out until sunset? Do they have specific hours? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Cheyenna! I'm so glad you came to us to ask your question today. There is so much holiday magic at Walt Disney World Resort, but my favorite holiday offering is the Merry Menagerie at Disney's Animal Kingdom. I love interacting with the reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins, and more in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. It is just so special and so joyful and really captures the magic of this time of year. 

    The Merry Menagerie comes out to perform and interact with guests on Discovery Island every day between 9:45 AM and 5:00 PM. You can find them in front of the Tree of Life, typically right around the area between Island Mercantile and Discovery Trading Company. You can sit back and enjoy the performance, or you can interact with the puppets and performers if you want to! The performers do take short breaks, but they will be there performing pretty much the entire day between the times I mentioned above. The animal puppets do rotate, so if you don't see the one you're looking for at first, just wait a bit or come back later in the day to find them! Be sure to take lots of pictures because these are memories you're going to want to keep forever.

    Have a magical day, Cheyenna!

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