• On Aug 1, 2016
    Angela from IN 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.

    My friend and I are taking our girls to Animal Kingdom for their birthdays October 1st. They want to have their faces painted (like animals of course)! To plan, can you share when painting opens and AK locations. Note: AK opens at 8a for resort guests.

    Welcome back, Angela! 

    What an exciting birthday adventure you have planned for the girls! Exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and getting your face painted sounds like an unforgettable birthday celebration to me! In the past, I have seen face painting booths in both the Oasis area in front of Tree of Life and near Haramabe Market in Africa. It has been my experience that not all merchandise booths and kiosks open for morning Extra Magic Hours and that may be the case the day you plan to visit. When you arrive at the theme park, I would confirm the location and operating times of the booths, as both are subject to change without notice between now and October.
    Also, be sure to pick up each girl a birthday button from Guest Relations. These buttons are a fun way to let Cast Members and other Guests know the girls are celebrating their big day, and you never know when a little extra birthday pixie-dust may come their way! 

    Wishing you a magical birthday adventure with the girls!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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