During the autumn and winter months when sunset comes much later than closing time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests can enjoy special Tree of Life Awakenings projection shows on the park’s central icon. But with Daylight Savings Time coming to change everything, it seems the park will not opt to continue these shows with closing times scheduled before they would be otherwise feasible.
The nighttime projection shows have three varieties — Disney Medley, “The Lion King,” and Journey — as well as the Beacon of Magic version for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. These shows run periodically after sunset, allowing guests to experience a special treat on their way out of the park. Currently Disney’s Animal Kingdom closes at 8:00p.m. daily through the rest of March, and at 7:00p.m. during April. Sunsets will start landing around 7:30 to 7:45p.m. once Daylight Savings Time takes effect, leaving no time to sufficiently darken for the projections.
Last year the shows ended in April and did not return again until October 1.
This also means tonight and tomorrow are your final chances to catch the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Beacon of Magic show before the 50th Anniversary ends on March 31. You can also watch the show below.
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