• On Oct 7, 2019
    Michelle from MO 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.

    Trip booked for May 2020! Animal Kingdom typically closes 8:30-9:00 pm. To experience the Magic of Pandora at night when everything comes to life and glows, how is that possible when it won't be dark by then?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle!

    Pandora - The World of Avatar is so beautiful, and is a completely different atmosphere at night with all the glowing flora and fauna.  I definitely recommend experiencing this beautiful land both during the daylight hours and again after dark.  Pro tip: the lighting at dusk makes for incredibly beautiful photos.  Be sure to stop by a Disney PhotoPass photographer to capture your family's visit.

    While we don't yet know the park hours for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for May 2020, in the past several years the park has been open until at least 9 or 10 pm at that time of year.  Since Rivers of Light: We Are One is performed after sunset, park hours are generally adjusted seasonally.  With sunset in Orlando occurring at about 8:15 pm in late May, you shouldn't have any trouble experiencing Pandora - The World of Avatar after dark.  The Park Hours calendar is usually released about six months in advance, so you will be able to view closing times for your May visit in about a month or so.  Keep in mind that park hours are always subject to change.

    I hope that helps!  Please visit the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.  Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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