Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Offer Evening Hours and Jungle Book Show Starting Memorial Day


Animal Kingdom finally goes nocturnal with the announcement that Disney will release a range of evening offerings starting Memorial Day weekend.

A highlight of the festivities will be a new Jungle Book show designed to take the place of the delayed Rivers of Light .  ‘Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ will be packed with music, special effects, Indian theming and classic songs that will have you singing along with Baloo and friends.

With the help of some cunning fireflies, the Tree of Life will also spring to life sharing its story of wonder to visitors throughout the evening.


Animal Kingdom will also give guests an opportunity to experience headline attraction the Kiliminjaro Safaris with an After Dark option.  Special lighting will allow guests to view the animals in the savanna throughout the evening.

Disney also brings a bit of the nightlife to Animal Kingdom with its Discovery Island Carnivale and Harambe Wildlife Party.  Discovery Island will come alive in this nightly party featuring stilt walkers, music and food in a celebration of nature.  While Harambe Market will be abuzz with African music, African inspired cuisine and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Harambe Parti

Visitors to the Animal Kingdom will also have an opportunity to experience some of their favorite attractions under the cover of darkness as rides like Expedition Everest, and Kali River Rapids will remain open to visitors.  And the midway of Dinoland USA will bring a bit of Coney Island color to the evening.

Tiffins, the newest addition to Animal Kingdom’s culinary line-up will also be open for dinner with delectable options like Berber-spiced Lamb, New York Strip Steak, Thai Curry Soup and Miso-glazed Black cod with Forbidden Rice.

Watch this space for further details of the events listed above including showtimes.

Want to experience all the Animal Kingdom has to offer? As an agent with MickeyTravels I’d love to help you plan a Walt Disney World holiday jam-packed with all of Disney’s new Summer festivities. Drop me an email at mroden@mickeytravels.com or via Facebook

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