Animal Kingdom Update: Flame Tree Closes (PART 2)

Welcome to PART 2 of this new Animal Kingdom construction update. Be sure to go back to PART 1 before proceeding if you haven't already done so.
In the previous installment of this photo-report we took a look around Discovery island, the future entrance of Pandora: The World of AVATAR, and parts of Africa. We will now continue to explore this great park, moving on to the rest of Harambe, Asia, and DinoLand U.S.A. Enjoy the photos!:

Work proceeds in the future Harambe Market area:

Notice the look of this new water tower:

Moving on:

Time to go to Asia:

Work continues around the area where River of Lights will soon take place nightly:

Behind the walls:


DinoLand U.S.A. and Dino-Rama:

And that is all for now. Before concluding, remember to like us on our official Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for live updates from the parks. Thank you for your support, and see you again real soon!

PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Team Member and Photographer.



  1. Dinoland has got to go. Keep the Dinosaur ride, then get rid of Primeval Whirl, the Dino-Rama dinosaur you walk under, and all the carnival games. The whole area (minus the Dinosaur ride itself) looks like a cheap amusement park. I know that was the point, but it has no character. It's terrible. Bulldoze the whole thing (minus Dinosaur ride) and put in 1-2 new E-ticket attractions.

  2. Do you want to see big walls, small walls, red walls, green walls, walls with animals, walls with plants, walls and more walls? Go to Walt Disney World Resort. Apparently, it's what they know to do best this days!!

  3. I'd take Dino-rama any day over James Cameron's Avatar.
    At least people still remember dinosaurs.

  4. No one hates Disney quite as much as a true disney fan.

    Avatar could have a dozen rides, people would still complain. How many new rides in the fantasyland expansion? I count 2 (7dmt and little mermaid). How many actual rides are there at DHS, or even the rest of AK? How about in all of epcot. I count approx 3 real rides (+1 under contruction), and 6 omnimover/sit and watch type rides.

    DHS?..4 real rides, and 1 sit and watch/ride attractions.

    If you are really honest with yourself, you would realize that there are not many "rides" in most Disney parks. We will never get another MK type park filled with that many rides.

    I'm sure there are a million better ways to spend money, but with the massive rebuild at AK and the obvious coming rebuild of DHS, can we really complain that they aren't trying to make WDW a better fleshed out more complete experience?

  5. And if there were no construction walls the same whiners would be complaining that Disney never adds anything.

    Don't like walls, don't go; want new stuff, tolerate walls for a bit = pretty simple.

  6. People complain when the parks are stale.
    People complain when construction walls are up.
    There's no winning.

    Personally, I don't care if there's only two new rides, the theming of the park is enough to make it top 3 in Orlando, and with the restauants, shops, and new areas being built it is truely rounding it out. Add another D-ticket dark ride, maybe in Africa or Asia, then this is automatically my #2 park behind MK. Then, do a refurbished Dino Land that makes it very well themed and adds an e ticket and a d ticket for families, it just might be my favorite Orlando (maybe even U.S., although DLR is great) park.

  7. Animal Kingdom? YAAWWN! Busch Gardens puts it to shame. Not even close. Kumba, Montu and Sheikra spit on the Animal Kingdom.

  8. My fastpasses for the Kilimanjaro Safari on 14th Feb got cancelled after being booked for about 6 weeks - will it be shut, as I can't find anything that says so.

  9. I actually hearing rumors that once the dust settles after Avatar and Rivers of Light; DINOLAND will actually be getting replaced

  10. I love rollercoasters, but Busch Gardens has nothing on Animal Kingdom. I go there for the theming, the animals, and the amazing Kilimanjaro (maybe also the bars). I don't need a bunch of unthemed metal.
    I have plenty of problems with TDO's management in the last decade, but complaining about walls is ridiculous. I have many happy memories of trying to peak over walls as a kid, excited for whatever new thing they were building. How can they improve without walls...? At least they're themed now.

  11. 3rd to last


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