Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge has given their guests the opportunity to experience the safari at night through the resorts savanna on a ride called the Night Safari for many years now. This ride gives the resorts guests a look into how the animals act a night, they even have night vision goggles which give the guests a special view of the animals and resort.
As reported by the Orlando Theme Park News, due to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park’s new night hours for the Kilimanjaro Safari’s ride Disney has decided to change the ride at the resort’s name to Starlight Safari, this will take place Tuesday March 1st.
Disney was afraid the two rides would be confused and felt the name change would help guest be able to tell them apart.
The Starlight Safari will now also be available for all Walt Disney World resort guest, not only those at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This can be reserved through Walt Disney World reservations.
There are two other experiences offered to guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Wanyama Safari; a more in-depth safari in the late afternoon followed by dinner at Jiko—The Cooking Place and the opportunity to “Dine with an Animal Specialist” at Sanaa for a conversational lunch with members of the Animal Care team.
H/T Orlando Theme Park News