• On Sep 22, 2016
    Perla from TX 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.

    Hi, i keep reading about the animal kingdom having new activities at "night" but the park always seems to close at 7pm? Is the after dark lighting of tree and parade something that is coming in the future?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to return to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for nighttime fun; the park looks and feels entirely different once the sun goes down. You're going to love it, too, Perla!

    At this time, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park has introduced many new experiences never offered before; you are in for a treat! For details about Animal Kingdom evening activities, check out Disney's Animal Kingdom park at Night. There, you'll see information on Tree of Life Awakenings, Discovery Island Carnivale, Rivers of Light, and three spectacular attractions that take on an entirely different feel in the evening.

    To see when you'll be able to enjoy Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at night, head over to Walt Disney World's website, hover your cursor over the Parks & Tickets tab, and select Disney's Animal Kingdom. To the right, you'll see "Hours", where you can click on the calendar icon. Advance the dates to the time of your stay, and you'll find the latest park hours for Animal Kingdom. Keep in mind that park hours are adjusted frequently, so while AK may be listed as closing at 7:00 on a particular day, as that day gets closer, you may find those hours have been extended. Check the calendar frequently to be that you are updated on all of the fun!

    Send more questions as you plan, Perla; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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