• On Jun 24, 2016
    Erin from MI 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.

    Hi. We will be visiting AK on December 15, 2016. It is my understanding that the park closes at 5:00 pm. Does anyone know what the times will be for the Nocturnal Encounters? Thank you :)

    Hi Erin, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    Unfortunately, although a basic schedule has been released for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for this December, details about whether some of the Park's awesome nighttime activities, including Kilimanjaro Safaris Nocturnal Encounters, have yet to be released. 

    What I would recommend would be to keep an eye on both the schedule (to see if any changes are posted) and on websites like the Disney Parks Blog in order to get more information as you get closer to your vacation. If the opening hours don’t change, if the Nocturnal Encounters Safaris are offered on the day that you’ll be visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, my guess (and it’s only a guess!) would be that they would take place during the last hour of the Park’s operations. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions about your upcoming vacation!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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