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Operating hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom extended for Pandora's opening

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Figments Friend

    Figments Friend Well-Known Member

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    This is great...and expected with all the night time offerings and World of Pandora opening.

    DAK truly is beautiful at night time.
    I've been able to experience it a few times several years ago when they were still doing EMH.
    Quiet, not crowded at all, beautiful lighting, and just a peaceful ambiance.
    You felt like you practically had the Park to yourself and lines were non-exsistant.
    It always seemed a shame to close the place just as the nighttime lighting was coming on ....so much to miss visually!

    Of course...I realize that today things will be a very different scene now, but I have to say I am pleased that Guests will be able to see this particular Park at night time again.


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  2. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Original Poster Administrator Moderator

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  3. Coaster Lover

    Coaster Lover Well-Known Member

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    Looks like all of the added ROL show times are always 11:45 (in addition to the first showings at 9:15 and a second showing at 10:30 also starting May 27th and continuing through the summer) so three showings of ROL the 27th through the 29th and two showings from that point on.
     
  4. nickys

    nickys Well-Known Member

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  5. Kevin_W

    Kevin_W Well-Known Member

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    That's a lot of on-site guests for 1 land and 2 attractions! I had hoped all of AK would stay open late.
     
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  6. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    At least they are doing it nightly for 6 weeks.
     
  7. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    What happens after the 4th? They have extra magic hours scheduled for after those days. Are all of the rides going to be open. I think it is going to be a cluster with just having Pandora stuff open.
     
  8. Goofyque'

    Goofyque' Well-Known Member

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    Beyond excited! All 8 of us (3 generations) have our 27th and 28th planned for AK. Na'vi shirts made, wil post as many pics as I can!

    Oel ngati kame!!!
     
  9. Goofyque'

    Goofyque' Well-Known Member

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    That's our plan!! I can only hope it's just 4,000! :)
     
  10. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Original Poster Administrator Moderator

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    Evening EMH at DAK runs through to July 4, then returns to mornings only.
     
  11. Bolt

    Bolt Well-Known Member

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    I think they want to see how popular it is before they commit more weeks.
     
  12. nickys

    nickys Well-Known Member

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    This ^^^ I would be really surprised if they didn't continue the extra late emh on at least 3 nights a week through the summer.
     
  13. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    Not according the the WDW website. They have evening extra magic hours all week.
     
  14. nickys

    nickys Well-Known Member

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    This is only UNTIL 4th July. At the moment from 5th July onwards it shows emh on Saturdays and Mondays and 10pm close each night. No evening emh posted after 5th July. I think they will do but it may take until mid June before they make a decision.
     
  15. AndrewsJ

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    Whew Pandora is going to be packed whether or not the other attractions are opened. I just don't think many will be interested in the other attractions until they've had their fill of Pandora. I think I would take advantage of the crowds in Pandora and riding Everest over and over lol. I never get tired of it but the masses will be their for Pandora.
     
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  16. Clyde Birdbrain

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    Does anyone know if there is going to be an opening ceremony for Pandora on the 27th?

    I was at the opening for New Fantasyland in 2012, and that was kind of a big deal. There was a stage in front of the caste where Tom Staggs spoke, and there were celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin and Jordin Sparks singing with characters. I remember seeing Ron Clements and John Musker. I wonder if something similar is planned for Pandora, perhaps with James Cameron and Jon Landau?
     
  17. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    Oh duh! For some reason I was thinking June. Disregard.
     
  18. nickys

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    No idea, but good luck trying to get close enough to see anything if there is! ;)
     
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  19. RSoxNo1

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    I'd like to do it nightly for 6 weeks.
     
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  20. MansionButler84

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    In impossible feat since children came along.
     

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