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  • On Apr 12, 2015
    Nancy from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My kids love animals. What time does Kilimanjaro sarafis open? online it says 8:00 am but I thought the park didn't open until 9:00 am. We wanted to try to get there first thing for the day we are spending at animal kingdom. Thanks!

    Hi, Nancy! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel again!

    I took a look at the background information you provided us when submitting this question so that I could double check park hours for the week you plan to visit. Current published hours for Disney's Animal Kingdom Park do show a 9:00 a.m. opening every day that week for all Guests. However, what I think you may be seeing is the earlier opening on Sunday and Wednesday for morning Extra Magic Hours. Each day, designated Disney theme parks open either an hour early or remain open an extra two hours as a benefit for Guests staying in one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The attractions  that are available during morning Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park are popping up on the days I checked as open at 8:00 a.m. Every other day that week, they are showing a 9:00 a.m. opening. Regular park hours often change, sometimes even mid-day, so keep an eye on the website or mobile app in the weeks and days leading up to your trip, just in case something changes!

    I hope this helps you during your planning, Nancy. Please stop by again if you have more questions for us.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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