Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Dec 10, 2019
    Alfred from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm planning our day at Animal Kingdom. The posted park hours are 9am-8:30pm. The "Rivers of Light" show is an evening show in the dark - How does that work with the posted park hours?

    Hello Alfred, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Rivers of Light: We Are One is a beautiful glowing show that takes place after dark.  Because of this, showtimes are adjusted throughout the year so it will be dark enough for the performance.  I just checked the park hours calendar for your trip in June, and I noticed in early June Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is scheduled to be open from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm, with one performance of Rivers of Light: We Are One at 9:00 pm. With sunset in Orlando occurring around 8:20 pm or so that time of year, it should be the perfect setting for the show.

    Alfred, although park hours are released approximately 180 days in advance, I would consider those to be "preliminary" hours.  Often operating hours are tweaked a bit in the weeks leading up to a particular date.  During the summer months, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is often open until at least 9:00 or 10:00 pm.  I know last June it was open late enough on many evenings to have multiple performances of Rivers of Light.  I would not be surprised at all to see park hours extended and the performance schedule updated prior to your arrival in June.

    I hope that helps!  Please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you have as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  Enjoy!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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