No More Late Nights at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park

There has been a lot of buzz about the park hour changes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  Before summer the park went to 11PM park closings for the first time in the park’s history.  Evening shows and entertainment were offered to entertain guests later into the evening.

Now reports show that the Jungle Book: Alive With Magic show will officially end after September 5th (this isn’t a surprise since it was announced as a short-term show).  The closing time for the park also changes to 9AM.  It changes again in October to 7PM, and then in November to 6PM.

There have been no announcements as to whether this will be a permanent change back to an earlier closing park, or if this is only until Rivers of Light is finally ready to open to guests.  This means the nighttime safari will not be regular attraction for the holiday months, based on these hours.  So we’ll just have to wait and see what announcements are made in the coming months!

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!