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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tests New System for Stroller Parking

Beginning June 1, guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will notice a new system for stroller parking in the park.

When arriving at specific attractions, guests will receive a colored tag which corresponds to one of three stroller parking areas.  Tags will be able to be reused at other attractions or a new tag can be picked up at each location.  Guests who rent a stroller at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will receive a tag at the time of rental.

Attractions included in this test program are:

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Wildlife Express Train
  • Rivers of Light

An end date for this pilot program has not been announced.

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VIDEO: ‘Inside Disney Parks’ – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode

Reminder: Festival of the Lion King Closed Today, May 9

Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closed Wednesday, May 9, for a brief refurbishment while the Harambe Theater receives some maintenance work.  The stage show is expected to resume performances on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Festival of the Lion King, the popular, high-energy live musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom combines music, puppetry and pageantry inspired by Disney’s animated film classic, “The Lion King.” Performed inside the Harambe Theatre, this Broadway-style show is an exciting retelling of the film and immerses the audience in theatrics and classic songs.

For a complete list of current  and upcoming refurbishments and closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Additional Extra Magic Hours Added for WDW Guests this Spring and Summer

For a limited time, guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels can enjoy special advantages including additional Extra Magic Hours.


On select mornings April 29-June 30, guests can enjoy Extra Magic Hours access to the most popular experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including the newest attractions in Pandora – The World of Avatar, as well as guest favorites like Expedition Everest and Dinosaur.


In July and August guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels can access Extra Magic Hours daily to experience favorite attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including the attractions in the all-new Toy Story Land.

To view Walt Disney World Resort’s calendar with park hours, click here.