Animal Kingdom Safari
  • On Mar 23, 2022
    David from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Three questions… 1) Will Epcot host the food and wine festival this year? 2). Will Hoopty Doo be open this year? 3) is the nighttime safari experience open at Animal Kingdom?

    Welcome to planDisney, David! Thanks so much for sending us your questions. I'm happy to help answer them!

    Let's talk about each of these special experiences you're interested in!

    As a foodie, I loved experiencing the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival for the first time last year! While the dates haven't been announced yet, I can't imagine that it not returning given its popularity. In the meantime, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden is in full bloom right now and this festival is my favorite! I highly recommend checking it out! 

    Like you, I'm wishing for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to return this year! With other entertainment offerings returning recently, I'm hopeful that this will too! Unfortunately, there hasn't been an announcement yet of its return. If you want to satisfy your appetite with the food that's normally served at this fun show, Whispering Canyon Cafe offers some of the same Western fares. You can make an advanced dining reservation up to 60 days before your arrival date. I would suggest staying tuned to Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about this fan-favorite returning.

    I'm happy to say that the Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has returned! This special nighttime experience from the Enchanting Extras Collection can be reserved up to 60 days in advance. You will even be given a night vision device for your trek across the savannas!

    As you are planning, be sure to check out all that's happening during The World's Most Magical Celebration at The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any additional questions, please visit us again at planDisney. We're always happy to help!

    Happy Planning!

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