• On Apr 26, 2020
    Barbara from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Animal Kingdom close early on the nights when Harambe at Night takes place? Just trying to plan my days out accordingly. Thanks!


    Thanks for your question! 

    The Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night event is definitely a walking feast!

    From my experience, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park does not close down early during this event, though the Africa and Rafiki's Planet Watch lands are largely cordoned off for the event, blocking other guests from these parts of the park. As an example, back in July 2019 the event was held starting at 6:00 pm, but the park as a whole was open until 9:00 pm.

    If you are not attending the event, you will still have most of the park available to you, including the Oasis, Discovery Island, Pandora, Asia, and Dinoland U. S. A. Of course some of the live animal based entertainment can close in the evenings, but you would still have plenty of rides and shows to keep you busy. 

    If you are going to attend the event, I would recommend eating as light as possible throughout the day, as you will not want to miss any of the stations along the way. The food and drink, not to mention the scenery, is not to be missed!

    Have a Magical (and delicious) Vacation!

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