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  • On May 20, 2024
    Hannah from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! My family and I are visiting Disney at the beginning of August 2024. We are thinking of booking Animal Kingdom rooms, and are wondering will Animal Kingdom extended hours be available? Thanks!

    Hi Hannah,

    We are thrilled to see you dropping by planDisney with a question!

    I wish I had a definitive answer. Park hours for those dates have not yet been released for August. Keep checking the park hours calendar! Once those hours have been released, you should be able to see when Extended Evening Hours are for guests of Disney Resorts Collection and other select hotels.

    While I love resort hotels near Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, the good news is that you can certainly use Walt Disney World® Resort Transportation to get to the park from either of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. So, check the Special Offers and then do some comparison pricing of resort hotels. I do adore Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Being in such close proximity to the animals is a phenomenal experience. We also love Boma - Flavors of Africa one of the dining locations at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    As you consider resort hotel options, I also suggest Disney's Riviera Resort. This resort is gorgeous and one of our favorite restaurants is here also - Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Or, if you plan to stay for a week or more, consider doing a split stay. You could spend a few nights at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and a few nights at another resort hotel. Although we do not do split stays often, we do like to experience new resort hotels and experiencing two in one trip saves us money on flights. I do have one final tip - consider one of the Enchanting Extras Collection tours. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos are two of our favorites!

    Hannah, sending you a little extra pixie dust as we keep an eye on those Extended Evening Hours!

    Magic and memories,

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