BREAKING: New Extended Night Hours Announced for Animal Kingdom for Summer 2016

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Disney's Animal Kingdom's iconic Tree of Life will undergo extraordinary ÒawakeningsÓ throughout each evening as the animal spirits are brought to life by magical fireflies that reveal colorful stories of wonder and enchantment. Projections of nature scenes take on a magical quality as they appear to dramatically emanate from within the Tree of Life. (David Roark, photographer)

Beginning May 27th, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will be open nightly until 11pm through July 2nd. There is no word yet on if any Extra Magic Hours evenings will extend past this time, but cast members were informed of the new hours this afternoon.

It has also not been stated what the park closing time will be after July 2nd.

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Reagan
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Reagan

Will FP be available during those hours?

Max
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Max

Sounds great, hope it’s till 11pm all summer long.

Adam
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Adam

I hope they consider bringing back evening EMH to Animal Kingdom in the future. Used to be fun even when it was just ITTBAB, Kali River Rapids, Everest, and Dinoland open late. I’m not optimistic it would happen but still hopeful.

jennifer rilla
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jennifer rilla

Any news on other park hours in June? They still seem to be the default hours.