Ride closures, unfortunately, happen at Walt Disney World. Weather, breakdowns, and refurbishments all cause rides to shut down. Most of the time, Walt Disney World does a fantastic job at letting guests know of these closures quickly. Sometimes, these closures happen suddenly, significantly impacting guests’ park experiences. This is happening today in one Disney park.
Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom received a push notification this afternoon. The notification informs visitors that one of the park’s top attractions will close suddenly this afternoon.
Kilimanjaro Safari will be closing at 4:45 p.m. This is earlier than anticipated, usually slightly earlier than the park closing. Today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. Kilimanjaro Safari would close before this before sunset.
This sudden change could significantly impact those visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom this afternoon. With an earlier closing for this trendy ride, other top attractions could see longer wait times.
Kilimanjaro Safari is a kind ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is where guests can get up close to amazing animals. Here, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos wander the savanna as guests travel on their guided tour.
This twenty-minute journey allows guests to experience unique animals in a whole new way. Kilimanjaro Safaris is extremely popular as it is one of the E-ticket attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
To avoid long waits, head to ride early in the day or grab a Genie+ return time. Each visit is different and entertaining, making it one we never miss when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Other Fun in the Park
When visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, other ways exist to experience the fantastic animals. Take time to travel along the three main trails. Discover Island, Maharaja Jungle Trek, and Gorilla Trails are all great ways to see other outstanding animals like gorillas, tigers, and even a Komodo dragon.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom also has fantastic shows. Enjoy Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo: The Big Blue.. and Beyond. These two Broadway-like shows are breathtaking and shouldn’t be missed.
Finally, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has exciting, thrilling rides. Expedition Everest and Avatar: Flight of Passage are top rides.
Even though it is surprising to see the sudden closure of a ride, there will still be a lot of fun and excitement for guests to enjoy throughout the park.