Animal Kingdom nighttime offerings kicking off Memorial Weekend, Jungle Book show announced

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Disney has finally announced the starting date of Animal Kingdom’s nighttime offerings. Starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) you will be able to enjoy a whole bunch of wonderful new entertainment and attractions – after dark!

“Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” Show
For the summer, Discovery River will become the stage for a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film “The Jungle Book.” “Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” is filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.


The Tree of Life Awakens – the park’s iconic Tree of Life undergoes an extraordinary “awakening.” You can expect to see animal spirits come to life throughout the evening by magical fireflies. Each scene appears to emanate from within the tree itself and reveals stories of wonder.




Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark – Guests can enjoy Kilimanjaro Safaris in the evening hours, thanks to special lighting that will allow guests to explore the savanna – and its inhabitants – well into the night.



Harambe Wildlife Parti – Guests can turn into “party animals” at the Harambe Wildlife Parti and enjoy lively African music, exotic foods and drinks, and explore the local marketplace.

Discovery Island Carnivale – On Discovery Island, guests can join the local community in their celebration of their love for nature in this party that features music, dancers, stilt walkers, food and more.

Tiffins – Guests can enjoy the park’s newest eatery, Tiffins, for both lunch and dinner. Check out this previous post for a peek at what to expect from the menu.


Nighttime Attractions – The park’s attractions, now operating in the nighttime hours, will take on a whole new life. For the first time, guests will be able to experience the thrill of attractions like Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids – surrounded by darkness. They’ll also be able to enjoy colorful midway games and attractions in DinoLand, U.S.A.



Which Animal Kingdom nighttime offering are you most excited about?


  1. You don’t mention Rivers of Light at all. Does that mean it’s been cancelled?

    1. Bob

      Yeah, they scrapped it last minute. It was reported all over yesterday.

    2. Joe

      Rivers of Light is on a technical delay. With the theater being completed recently, it looks like Disney wasn’t want the space to go to waste and they want to give guests something else to do while Rivers of Light gets worked on. Disney should make an announcement in regards to Rivers of Light’s opening around mid- to late-May.

  2. Cory

    I love Animal Kingdom at night! Evening EMH there were a must for us. Getting that front row on Everest at night is awesome at the top and looking over WDW. Glad it sounds like this will be open at night for even more people.

  3. Theresa

    Will there be fastpass offered for evening attractions? When might those be available in the app? They didn’t appear to be yet.

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