• On Feb 14, 2017
    Debra from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I am interested in booking the Rivers of Light dinning package in July. It says that it can be booked up to 180 days in advance however July bookings are not yet available. Do you know when bookings for July might open up?

    Jambo, Debra!

    I've got to admit, I'm super excited about Rivers of Light, the new nighttime offering at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. I'm headed to Walt Disney World Resort in a few days, and I can't wait to see this beautiful show!

    While Rivers of Light Dining Package availability is only through June, I'm hopeful they'll extend the dates into the fall. We don't have access to any information about when future dates may become available, but I encourage you to keep an eye on the Rivers of Light Dining Package page for any openings in July. Other great sources of the most up-to-date Walt Disney World Resort theme park information are the Disney Parks Blog or Walt Disney World on Twitter.

    What you may want to do is go ahead and make a dining reservation for either Tusker House Restaurant or Tiffin's for the day you're planning to visit Animal Kingdom. Once your FastPass+ reservation window opens, you can then make a FP+ reservation for Rivers of Light on that evening. If Rivers of Light dining packages become available, you can always secure one at that time, and cancel your prior reservations. This exact scenario happened to our group for our trip next week - I made sure to secure the dining package reservation first, then canceled the other!

    I hope you'll be able to secure this dining reservation for your upcoming trip. Please come back and visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any more questions before your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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