• On Oct 16, 2016
    Judy from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    If I get an advance dining reservation for Tusker House in AK and then later there is a special seating associated with the Rivers of Light show, can I convert an existing reservation to have the special seating?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Judy!

    You ask a great question!

    Rivers of Light, in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, is such a highly-anticipated show, I cannot wait to experience it, too.

    Until an official announcement has been released regarding an opening, I would book an Advanced Dining Reservation for a restaurant in Animal Kingdom. IF this spectacular show is not open at the time of your arrival, you'll want to experience AK at night anyway. Truly, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park at Night is tremendously different than during daylight hours. Tree of Life Awakenings are simply beautiful, with images of animal spirits dancing every ten minutes or so; you'll see the Tree of Life in a whole new, gorgeous light, to be sure. Add to that a sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris, where animals seem refreshed from afternoon naps after the heat of the day subsides, and you'll learn that this park comes to life when the sun begins to set. Finally, my new all-time favorite time to meet that Yeti is during the cover of night, when Expedition Everest goes dark.

    Should you be able to secure a Rivers of Light Dining Package, once the show's debut has been revealed, you will be able to cancel your original Table-Service reservation, should you wish to do so. Simply cancel your original reservation at least 24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation fees.

    Send more questions as you plan, Judy; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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