If you’ve been to Animal Kingdom lately, you have probably noticed the abundance of construction walls up throughout the park. Lots of exciting changes are happening! One of which is the addition of Africa Marketplace opening this spring. Here are some of the latest details from Disney:
Imagine the colors, scents and boundless activity of a village marketplace in Africa. That sensory scene is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a spring 2015 opening planned for Africa Marketplace – a new shopping and dining option for park-goers in Harambe, the village anchoring the Africa section of the park. One highlight of the new space will be Harambe Marketplace, a new quick-service food and beverage location offering street-inspired dishes from walk-up windows. Guests will find plenty of shady places to relax and eat. For their convenience, the new space also will open up a new pathway from Africa to Bradley Falls and the Asia section of the park. Together with the new Harambe Theatre housing “The Festival of the Lion King,” the addition of Africa Marketplace will double the size of the original Harambe Village.
Updated 5/7/2015: Please check out this post for more details!
Updated 5/22/2015: The Harambe Marketplace is scheduled to open on May 23, 2015.
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This looks great, I hope it is open when I go ( 47) days. Woo hoo!
Is it open yet?
Not yet. It will be opening late May. Look for another post coming soon with more details! 🙂
What is the history of soft openings at Disney?
Basically a “soft opening” means that guests may find a particular attraction or restaurant in operation periodically prior to its official opening date, but it can be closed again at a moments notice to rework something or complete unfinished work. For example, the new Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village started “soft openings” about a month prior to it’s official opening date of April 27, 2015. If you happen to be in Animal Kingdom in the next couple of weeks definitely check out the Harambe Marketplace, you might be one of the lucky guests that gets to experience it early! 🙂
I hope so! 🙂 Thanks for the info.
You’re welcome! 🙂
Check out this post https://disneyworldenthusiast.com/2015/05/07/harambe-marketplace-animal-kingdom-disney-world/ for more details! 🙂