Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 28, 2024
    Julie from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do they do the nights at light at Animal Kingdom Park? Is there a certain time of year that that happens?

    Welcome to planDisney, Julie! Let's shed some light (see what I did there?) on your question.

    The Tree of Life Awakenings, which are beautiful projections on the stunning Tree of Life icon at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, typically occur during times of the year at which the sun sets earlier. Since this theme park usually closes sooner than the others and may not be open when it's dark out, the show does not usually run during the spring/summer/early fall seasons.

    If the Tree of Life Awakenings are not showing on your next trip, there is certainly no shortage of nighttime lights at the other theme parks. There are the nighttime spectaculars, my favorite of which is Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park. However, I just got back from the Walt Disney World Resort yesterday and I saw Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT for the first time. And I can now tell you from first-hand experience, you do not want to sleep on this one! Plus, each theme park takes on a special glow at night. And if Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is open once the sun goes down, you do not want to skip a visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar. It is truly spectacular at night!

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out again.

    At last, I see the light,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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