Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular on Select Dates in September

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Reservations opened today, July 6, for this DVC-exclusive after-hours event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

Members and their guests can take a walk on the wild side at the Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!

This complimentary event is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests.

Event highlights include:

Activities and offerings are subject to change.

* Kilimanjaro Safaris will close at 10:30 PM due to animal care. Some attractions will not be available during this Member event, including but not limited to: DINOSAUR, Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo – The Musical.

Note: The following dates and times are subject to change.

When & Where

  • Event Location:Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
  • Dates
    • Tuesday, September 6
    • Tuesday, September 13
    • Thursday, September 22
    • Tuesday, September 27
  • Time: 9:30 PM to midnight; Members and their guests can enter the park as early as 7:00 PM


Complimentary transportation is available before, during and after the event between Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

How to Book

A reservation is required. Bookings will begin on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Call Member Services to make reservations.

Important Details

  • Membership Card and photo ID are required at check–in.
  • For early admission, use regular bus location to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
  • Offer is non–transferable
  • Party size limits apply:
    • For Members with a reservation at a Disney Resort hotel, party size is limited to the Member and up to the number of guests listed on their Disney Resort hotel reservation.
    • For Members without a reservation at a Disney Resort hotel, party size is limited to the Member and up to 5 guests.
  • Walk–ins will not be permitted.
  • Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.
  • This is an open–air facility; experience is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
  • We request that Members cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Event may be canceled at the discretion of Disney Vacation Club due to inclement weather and Guests will be notified via resort communication.
  • Members visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom park prior to the special event will need valid theme park admission.
  • This offer is part of Membership Extras. New purchasers after April 4, 2016, must purchase directly from Disney to have access to Membership Extras.

About the author

Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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Would it not make more sense to use these events to attract NEW DVC members as well? Some method of putting people through the sales pitch & taking some kind of deposit then using the event to “hook them”?


Are there any events in August? I bought a guaranteed week at the Poly and I don’t see any events. Am I missing anything?


Will any dates in November be offered

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