• On Aug 17, 2017
    Lisa from TX 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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    Hi - Arriving in Feb 2018. It will get dark around 5pm and I notice Animal Kingdom closes at 7pm. Will the Kilimanjaro Sarfari, rivers of light, etc still be open at dark? I didn't notice any later night closings for this park during our stay. Thanks

    Hello Lisa!
    Wow, it is so awesome that you have a Walt Disney World vacation planned for February 2018! I have some great news for you because there are tons of things to do in the Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in the evening and after it gets dark especially since the addition of Pandora - The World of Avatar which is simply breathtaking at night. Rivers of Light only happens after it gets dark. I had the opportunity to see Rivers of Light in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on my June 2017 Walt Disney World vacation and I absolutely loved it! This new nighttime show is different than any other nighttime show that I have seen in Walt Disney World and I would definitely recommend seeing it. Kilimanjaro Safaris now offers nighttime safaris which occur after it gets dark. I have found that right at dusk before it gets completely dark is the best time to enjoy Kilimanjaro Safaris because a lot of the animals are active right before it gets dark according to my experience. I hope that your February 2018 Walt Disney World vacation is truly magical in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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