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11 Things You’ll Love About Animal Kingdom after Dark

Pandora Night

8. Elegant Dining

Animal Kingdom has always been a frontrunner for exceptional cuisine. Well, thanks to their new hours, we all have an excuse to make time for a relaxed meal. The most notable additions include a new Signature Dining restaurant, Tiffins, and its corresponding bar, Nomad Lounge. Boasting inventive delicacies, Tiffins is already beloved by foodies and those looking for a great date night spot. For those who didn’t grab an Advance Dining Reservation, the exotic Nomad Lounge is luckily a walk-in only establishment! In addition to the festive décor, the menu is full of mouthwatering small plates and a lengthy list of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Whichever venue suits you, either is a great place to recharge your batteries.

9. A Nighttime Spectacular

Following the tradition of the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios – Animal Kingdom finally has a nighttime extravaganza to wrap up a perfect day! Happening almost every night on the Discovery Lagoon, Rivers of Light is a spectacle to behold. Settle into the arena, and marvel at the opulent floats, dancing fountains, life-like projections, and original music. All of the elements are combined beautifully as the show celebrates the unity of Mother Earth and all of her creatures. Be warned though, the seating is limited for this show. Consider arriving early or booking a FastPass+ for guaranteed seating!

10. Dessert Party

Speaking of guaranteed seating, you will have a reserved seat for Rivers of Light if you sign up for one of the dessert parties! For a set price per person, you can attend a special pre-party at the Asia Viewing Area Terrace. At this event, you can indulge in endless appetizers, desserts, and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. After satisfying your hunger at your leisure, you will be shown to a special seating area where you can enjoy the entertainment. Perfect to commemorate a special occasion, this event is the literal cherry on top of the sundae.

11. Visit a New Planet

Pandora: World of Avatar has risen to fame due to its thrilling attractions, delicious food, and stunning scenery. If you can believe it, this scenery is even morebreathtaking in the dark. The entire area, from the plant life to the walkways themselves, are light up in fiber optic bioluminescent glory. This not only makes for incredible pictures, it also makes for an experience that’s completely different from the daytime equivalent. Even if you have experienced everything in Pandora earlier that day, don’t miss out on a nighttime stroll.

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