Pandora Family Floating Mountains
  • On Jul 8, 2024
    Gez from Leicestershire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've just checked park times for our trip in Sept and see Animal Kingdom closes at 6pm??? I was hoping to book Yak n Yeti for dinner later than this. Is this a glitch? I wanted to see Pandora at night :(

    Hi Gez,

    Thanks for coming back to see us again! Your question suddenly has me craving some of Yak & Yeti Restaurant's delicious Ahi Tuna Nachos. I can practically smell that towering plate of goodness now, but let's get back to the question at hand before I get too hungry.

    I also have an upcoming September visit and secured some advance dining reservations just yesterday morning. Depending on the length of your trip you might be able to snag a reservation at this Nepalese-style restaurant into late September. It appears that the last dinner seating of the night is offered 10 minutes before the official closing time for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Though it's possible park hours might change closer to your visit, I wouldn't expect them to extend too late into the evening. Animal Kingdom is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. over the next few weeks, even with the sun setting well after 8 p.m.  I'm hopeful we'll eventually see more nighttime hours available at this park since Pandora – The World of Avatar is truly stunning once the sun goes down. I'd recommend keeping an eye on the Hours & Events Calendar to see if anything changes. You should be able to modify your dining reservation, subject to availability if the park hours are extended.

    Last fall, a group of panelist friends and I enjoyed a meal at Tiffins Restaurant during the last reservation of the day. We were able to enjoy a leisurely meal and exited to a near-empty park. Based on the location of Yak & Yeti you will likely be directed to exit through Discovery Island once you finish your meal, instead of being able to detour through Pandora. If you're hoping to enjoy a bit of quiet time there you might want to opt for an earlier reservation and hop in line for Avatar Flight of Passage just before the park closes. Depending on the standby wait time you might be able to experience the attraction and walk out to admire Pandora's beauty with low crowds. My pal Jason suggested the same to another guest with a plan similar to yours. 

    I hope this was helpful, Gez! Please come back and see us again with more planning questions. Wishing you a magical visit!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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