• On Nov 11, 2021
    Jane from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we leave the Animal Kingdom for dinner to eat at the Boathouse for dinner, are we prohibited from returning to the AK afterwards to watch the Tree of LIfe? (We have Park Hoppers)

    Jambo! Welcome back to planDisney, Jane! I'm happy to help you navigate your practically perfect day at the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    Each evening as the sun begins its descent, the heart of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park comes alive with Tree of Life Awakenings. It's a beautiful dance of animals bounding with light and color that will leave you absolutely mesmerized. Of course you don't want to miss it! And I have wonderful news for you, Jane. You can always leave and reenter the same theme park on the same day, even if you don't have the Park Hopper Option added to your tickets. So, feel free to journey over to Disney Springs for an amazing dinner at The BOATHOUSE and head back to catch the breathtaking view of the Tree of Life at night!

    And can we chat about your dinner plans for a minute? I'm a big fan of The BOATHOUSE! If the weather is nice, do try to see if you can sit outside on the dock. The waterfront views are to-die-for, and you may even get to see one of the Amphicars floating (driving?) around. The Maine lobster roll comes highly recommended, but honestly, give me a bowl of the mac 'n' cheese and I'm good to go! I just know you're going to love it!

    Thank you so much for coming back to see your planDisney pals again, Jane. I hope you have a truly magical vacation!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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