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VIDEO: Augustus the Hippo Celebrates 1st Birthday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Next Month

Kevin from Disney/Pixar’s “Up” will begin to meet guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom next month.

Kevin’s fellow pals Russell and Dug already greet guests daily at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Discovery Island. You can also catch the duo discovering various species of birds from around the world in the show “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” at the Anandapur Theatre.

Stay tuned for more details to find out when and where you can meet Kevin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Attraction Line-up Revealed for Disney After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this month, Disney announced Disney After Hours would be expanding to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and today the attraction line-up was revealed for these events.

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours are hard ticket events where guests can experience the theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings! Guests can even enter the park as early as 7 p.m. on the event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can enjoy little-to-no-wait times at*:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Character Greetings with Toy Story Land Pals, Mickey, Minnie and Olaf

*All attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests can enjoy little-to-no-wait times at*:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • DINOSAUR
  • Rivers of Light
  • Tree of Life Awakenings
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • And more!

*All attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be purchased by calling 407-939-7795 or visit any Walt Disney World ticket window.

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.


Disney After Hours Events Expand to Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney After Hours has been a popular event at Magic Kingdom and now Disney is announcing this event will expand to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours are hard ticket events where guests can experience the theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings! Guests can even enter the park as early as 7 p.m. on the event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

Here’s what to expect at each park:

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Magic Kingdom Park
Enjoy classic favorite attractions from Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain as well as newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event nights will run on: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.

Tickets are currently available for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park at DisneyWorld.com/DisneyAfterHours.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Imagine having little-to-no wait for newly opened Toy Story Land attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and other attractions will also be available. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night. Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Enjoy the best Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer at night, including heart-tugging Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases. Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be on-sale November 15 through the Disney Reservation Center by calling 407-939-7795.

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.

Stay tuned for more updates and information!


Operating Hours for Some Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions Being Reduced

Operating hours for some of Disney’s Animal Kingdom attractions are being reduced including DINOSAUR, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Maharajah Jungle Trek, Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail and Kali River Rapids.

New hours are as follows:

  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail opening at 9:30 am and closing earlier at 4:30 pm
  • Kali River Rapids and DINOSAUR opening at 9:30 am and closing  at 7:30 pm
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris closing at 7:45 pm this week, and will move to a 6:30 pm closing beginning in November
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek opening at 10 am and closing at 5 pm