• On May 11, 2016
    Janice from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi,planning our trip for Sept.12-16,2016.Going to AK on the 15th,will there be new evening hours yet? Trying to plan all our days and don't want to miss anything.Are fast passes needed for the Festival of the Lion King ? Thanks for all your help

    Hello, Janice,

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  On September 15, 2016, the current hours for Disney's Animal Kingdom are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  However, please keep in mind that park hours are subject to change. While there are not evening hours posted now, they could be added down the road.  I'd encourage you to check the first link I provided to see if any changes have been made as your trip draws closer. 

    The Festival of the Lion King is a wonderful attraction at Walt Disney World, and it does hold a large group of people so many guests can get into the show without needing a FastPass+.  If you'd like to ensure seeing it at a specific time and with better seats, opting to get a FastPass+ will help with that.  However, my family usually uses our FastPass+ for different attractions as we feel that is a better us of it overall.  

    If you have any further questions, please let us know.  We are happy to help.  Have a magical trip!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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