Disney’s Animal Kingdom to extend operating hours to 11pm starting May 27

in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has released a slew of news and information during a three-day-long media session this week about what’s coming up in this summer but one important piece of information was missing.

Thanks to their own site, we now know that starting May 27, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will being extending their operating hours to 11:00pm to accommodate the many new nighttime enhancements coming to the park including a new “Jungle Book” show, Kilimanjaro Safari at night, the Tree of Life awakening and soon enough the highly-anticipated Rivers of Light show.

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  1. jaret

    September 14 2016 still has DAK hours til 5pm nit 11pm

  2. So now that DAK is open until 11PM the question remains, when will EPCOT join the other three parks with later hours?

  3. Jonathan

    Will the calendar and hours update soon? Animal Kingdom is listed as 5 pm close on July 2 onward. Also, HS is listed as closing at 8:30 and MK at 10 pm. We are going on July 29-31. These hours seem odd.

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