I participated in the Lion King and Born in China In-Home Walt Disney World Press Event.
Thanks to Disney for hosting us. Our opinions are our own.
I love going to Disney amusement parks in the evening! When crowds thin out a bit at night while the temperatures Disney presents specific special events and bright performances that only happen when the sun goes down! I had the chance to experience Animal Kingdom during the evening and it is a beautiful experience. If you haven’t visited Animal Kingdom at night, plan it in! Plus, it’s a fun time to experiment with your camera. Night photography is a skill in itself!
8 Things To Do At Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom At Night
1 The Rivers of Light show is an impressive parade of glowing displays representing animals and nature! Take a seat at the large outdoor amphitheater at Discovery River where breathtaking storytelling happens. Performers take us on a journey that showcases fire, nature, light, and water along to a fabulous score. Coincidentally, a natural thunder storm happened off in the distance which really added to the wonder of the show.
2 Enjoy dinner at the resorts’ newest restaurant Tiffins that offers guests a wonderful dining experience with a variety of international dishes as well as fabulous artwork located throughout the park. A Rivers of Light dining package combines delicious food along with a reserved seat to the spectacular evening show, Rivers of Light. I definitely recommend sitting on Tiffins gorgeous outdoor patio even if you do don’tt purchase the dining package
3 At the center of the park is the Tree of Life and it comes alive after dark! The spirits of this 145 foot tree lights up with “fireflies” and 4 different vignettes are projected on the tree plus surreal special effects. The display is enchanting and happens a few times through the evening!
4 I highly recommend jumping on a Kilimanjaro Safari at sunset! The weather has cooled and the animals are a plenty! Giraffes stood right next to our vehicle and various animals crossed our path. It was breathtaking! You’ll also notice an orange glow while traveling through the African savannah. Is it an illusion?
5 Longer hours (until 9:30 but please check calendar as schedule times will change) means more time to experience popular park attractions including Expedition Everest and the Kali River Rapids attraction.
6 Discovery Island comes alive with dancers and musicians for a nighttime party! Guests can let loose, unwind and move their feet to beats from the world!
7 Pandora – World of Avatar is a whole new experience when the sun goes down. Animal sounds surround guests while the ground below you becomes iridescent! The lines for the popular Flight of Avatar and Na’vi River Journey seem a bit shorter at night.
8 Harambe Wildlife Parti is cross from the Harambe Theater and comes alive at night. A bustling marketplace with the sights and sounds of local street musicians and entertainers, invite you to join them in dance!
Lion King The Circle of Life Edition will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on August 29. Born in China will also be available on August 29th!