AK’s Merry Menagerie is Back…as PLUSH!
The official kickoff of the 2021 Holiday season is happening this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort! There’s a tree in the Grand (Floridian) Hotel, 4 in the Parks as well…and merry menagerie animals greeting guests at Animal Kingdom!
The super cute and extremely interactive Merry Menagerie of Holiday animals have made their way back to Discovery Island after taking a pandemic-induced break last season. The puppets are controlled by special Cast Members who are trained to guide adorable puppet/guest interactions.
The energy and joy on Discovery Island is unparalleled when the puppets come out! Guests of every age are all smiles when a puppet chooses to play with their family. The puppets even joined guests for a few paces as they strolled into the Park!
I even got a chance to pet the adorable polar bear. It’s an honor when any animal chooses to spend time with you, puppet or otherwise!
Merry Menagerie Plush
I love the merry menagerie and I love toys. I think Disney personally targeted my wallet this Holiday season with how much merchandise they’ve released so far, but the Merry Menagerie puppet plush are at the top of my must-have list!
Not only are these extremely detailed plush very soft and cuddly, but they’re also puppets themselves! You can now re-capture the magic of the Merry Menagerie interactions yourself at home.
The plush are available in both the likeness of a cute cuddly polar bear and a fluffy white owl.
The puppet component is simply designed, and once you get the hang of it they are just as adorable to interact with as their lifesize counterparts! They retail for $29.99 before applicable discounts and I for one HAVE to have one! Are the Merry Menagerie plush on your must-have list this year? Leave a comment and let me know!