Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 15, 2010
    Brian from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming back to Disney 3/25-3/30 and Animal Kingdom has magic hours at night that monday which we have never done. What goes on at Animal Kingdom at night? What can we do there in the dark? Are you able to see the animals?

    Hi Brian,

    You are NOT able to see the animals after dark at Animal Kingdom.  The attractions that are open are mainly shows or ride on attractions that don't feature live animals: DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, Festival of the Lion King, It's Tough to be a Bug!, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl and TriceraTop Spin. 

    If you have small children, it may not be worth it to venture to this park for extra magic hours in the evening.  In fact, I used to think that evening extra magic hours were a waste of time at Animal Kingdom.


    If you have older children who can enjoy these attractions, then go!  Expedition Everest at night is AWESOME!!!! Riding that attraction after dark has completely changed my opinion about evening extra magic hours at Animal Kingdom.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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