• On Sep 4, 2018
    Samantha from MI 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.

    I would like to know more about the unique safari experience portion of the Festival of the Lion King Tier I dining package. Is this a private guided ride on the Kilimanjaro Safari? Or is it a walking tour of the Savannah? Thanks!

    Hey there, Samantha! Thanks for stopping by with your question.

    I am so excited about this brand new offering at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. To begin with, I absolutely love the Broadway style entertainment offered at the Festival of the Lion King. It is my favorite Disney movie, and the voices and acrobatics that occur are simply incredible. 

    The Festival of the Lion King Dining Package features VIP seating at the "mane" event - the Festival of the Lion King show and an incredible meal at Tiffin's Restaurant (oh my gosh, the ramen is the best I've ever had). Guests who book the Tier 1 package will also feel like Kings and Queens of the jungle with a special guided tour of the savanna.

    The guided tour takes place in a ride vehicle, exactly like the ones you use during the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction. The only guests in the ride vehicle will be those who have purchased the Tier 1 package, and you will get a more personal experience on the safari ride. You'll be able to ask questions, and the guides give more of a behind the scenes look than you can get during the regular safari experience. If you're not convinced by the VIP seats and the Tiffins dinner, the safari is icing on the cake.

    Good luck with your planning, Samantha!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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