• On Mar 18, 2017
    Joe from PA 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.

    During the week we will be visiting a couple of events we would like to see seem to occur after park closing time. Specifically Fantasmic at 9Pm when park closes at 8:30 and Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom at 9:15 pm when park closes at 9. Is this right

    Hi Joe,

    Walt Disney World after dark is so much fun! I love the cooler weather and seeing the parks in lights!

    As long as you are in the parks by the closing time, you are fine to see these shows. While I do not know the official reason why they start the shows after closing, my guess is it helps with the crowds. Both of these parks are compact and this allows guests who do not want to see the evening shows to leave and head home. It saves the transportation later in the evening only for those guests still remaining. It also helps them manage transportation more efficiently for a better guest experience.

    So enjoy Fantasmic! and Rivers of Light during your vacation!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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