Giraffe at Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Aug 25, 2023
    Kendall from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we are checking in on Nov 5 for a stay through Nov 8 to Animal Kingdom Lodge, would I be able book a Starlight Safari trip during our stay beginning Sept 6 (i.e., 60 days prior to start of our stay for any night of our stay (I believe I read 10 days out

    Hakuna Matata, Kendall, and welcome back to planDisney where we hope our answers help guests have "no worries for the rest of your days!" 

    Kendall, how exciting that you'll be staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge this fall. My family and I loved this resort. Aside from the amazing animals, there are great dining options on-site. One of my favorites is Sanaa (a short walk away from the main building to Kidani Village). In the evenings, this is a Table-Service restaurant where reservations are recommended because the Indian-style Bread Service is very popular. However, at breakfast, no reservations are needed, but... the breathtaking views are still on the menu!

    Now, Kendall, speaking of reservations, let's chat about the Starlight Safari. You are correct that guests of a Disney Resort Hotel can make reservations for dining and Enchanting Extras 60 days in advance of their resort check-in for the length of their stay, up to 10 days. This means that as a guest at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can make all of the reservations for your entire vacation 60 days before November 5th since that is your check-in day. This is one of the many perks of staying onsite that keeps my family returning year after year. To increase your chances of securing a reservation on your desired date, I would encourage you to log on first thing in the morning as reservations open between 5:45- 6:00 AM EST.

    Kendall, I'll be wishing on a star that you have an amazing experience out on the savanna. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to come on back to planDisney.

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