Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On May 16, 2018
    Genevieve from MA Asked

    I made all my ADR’s the morning my window opened and was able to boom a Tusker House ROL package for October 16. But according to the park calendar AK closes at 5:30 that evening and there is no ROL scheduled. Could this change or should I try to rebook?

    Hi Genevieve!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! October will be hEAR before you know it, and making advance dining reservations is just the first of the many countdown milestones to reach before your vacation. Making FastPass+ reservations, the arrival of MagicBands, getting the email about online check-in ... It's all so exciting!

    I double checked the park hours for Disney's Animal Kingdom for two days both before and after your current Tusker House Rivers of Light Dining Package and can see that the park closes at 8 P.M. those other nights. I don't have the proper magic mirror to see why the night of the 16th has an earlier park closure than the rest of the week, but in my mind they would let you book that package on a night when it wasn't offered. I would think that either the hours listed are an oversight or that night's showing of Rivers of Light hasn't been confirmed yet. When Rivers of Light first opened it was not shown nightly. It does run more regularly now, especially during the busier seasons, however I do believe that it's schedule is not officially set until three months before a specific date.

    You certainly can book the same dining package for another evening during your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation while holding on to this current reservation just to see what the calendar will do once we get through the summer. And we completely understand if you'd like to go ahead and change your reservation now to ensure that you can view this beautiful celebration during your stay. But should you book a second dinner, you can cancel the one you'd like to drop up to 24 hours before the meal without penalty.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Genevieve!
    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a toddler mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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