Santa Goofy appears first at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani and stays out for 30 minutes then rotates with Santa Stitch. We went the first day and there was NO line to speak of. I think we waited like 3 minutes while the family in front took a few shots. I just used the time to play with my camera.
These characters are available December 19-23, 2013 from 4:45 to 8:30 with breaks for rotations. You can find the full Christmas resort character schedule here.
We waited around a few minutes, took some of the resort decoration photos below and checked out the free animal viewing location. My kids love how close the zebras and giraffes can get at times. Santa Stitch arrived at 5:15 pm.
Here’s a few photos of the Kidani Christmas decor. We played around with blurring the foreground and background some. I’m still pretty clueless about the whole camera setting thing. I’ve always been an automatic shooter. I need to read more of Tom Bricker’s work!
It’s not Christmas decor, but how many people can drive 10 minutes from their house and see giraffes and zebras for FREE? This little giraffe was galloping along and my little girl loved that.
My daughter assures me that this Zebra is white with black stripes, but Marty from Madagascar is clearly black with white stripes.