• On Jun 6, 2017
    Lindsey from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are planning our Disney World vacation for the beginning of October! We are super excited about the Animal Kingdom River of Lights show. when are the dining packages going to be released? It only goes through September. Ive been checking daily!

    Hi Lindsey!

    This is quite a popular question being asked right now, as Guests are planning their fall Walt Disney World Resort vacations (including me!). The Rivers of Light show has been very popular, and the Rivers of Light Dining Package is a fun way to experience it. Guests who reserve the dining package enjoy a meal at one of two select Animal Kingdom restaurants, then receive a voucher for priority seating for the show.

    Unfortunately, we don't have access to information about when future dining package dates may become available. I'm happy to hear you've been checking daily, and I encourage you to continue to keep an eye on the Rivers of Light Dining Package page for additional dates to be added to the calendar. I wish I had more information to share! Other great sources of the most up-to-date Walt Disney World Resort theme park information are the Disney Parks Blog or Walt Disney World on Twitter.

    What you may want to do is go ahead and make a dining reservation for Tusker House or Tiffn's for the day you're planning to visit Animal Kingdom. Once your FastPass+ reservation window opens, you can then make a FP+ selection for Rivers of Light on that evening. If Rivers of Light dining packages become available, you can always secure one at that time, and cancel your prior reservations (you won't be able to add the dining package to existing reservations).

    I just returned from a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I couldn't get enough of all the new offerings at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Pandora - The World of Avatar is beyond amazing!

    I hope you'll soon be able to reserve the dining package for your vacation. Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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