In a series of announcements direct from Disney this morning, we are thrilled to share the news that lots of entertainment will soon be returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Set for a return next week (no official date as of yet), Guests can expect to take in the music of Chakranadi, and see Kora Tinga Tinga in Africa. The Tam Tam Drummers will also return to Harambe Village beginning in November.
Chakranadi is the musical group that previously performed on the stage right in the heart of Anandapur in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The group’s authentic performances provided entertaining atmosphere music to help further immerse Guests into the world of Anandapur and we cannot wait to welcome them back next week!
Kora Tinga Tinga could previously be spotted strolling through Harambe Village serenading visitors with a handcrafted African harp used to play the traditional music of the kora. Kora Tinga Tinga is one of the offerings that makes Harambe a truly unique place to visit, so we are hoping for a more concrete date for her return to be shared soon.
The Tam Tam Drummers, who will be returning to Harambe in November, are a Guest-favorite offering in Disney’s Animal Kingdom with their expert drumming focused on the traditional music of the Congo. Previously the Tam Tam Drummers performance was interactive, with Guests being invited to dance alongside the performers (and even meet them for photos after the show on occasion.) We believe this interactive element will return as the show is entirely outdoors with space to distance, but we will confirm what exactly their return will be like once we know more.
The news of these entertainment offerings returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom follows our earlier coverage of modified character meet and greets returning to the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and shows like Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Disney Movie Magic also returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Previously, we have also seen the return of entertainment in EPCOT including Sergio the juggler in Italy, Alberta Bound in Canada, and the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers in Japan, as well as the piano player at Casey’s Corner and the Let the Magic Begin show in the Magic Kingdom.