Holiday Week Changes for Disney’s Animal Kingdom


The operating hours for Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been extended on select days during the holiday week of Christmas.

The park will now be closing at 9pm on December 27, 29 and 30. This is one hour later than the originally scheduled 8pm closing.

Daisy Duck will be meeting and greeting on Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, across from Creature Comforts December 21-31.

Daisy will be appearing from 10am to 1:30pm, and then 2:40pm to 5:30pm.

And finally, the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail will fully reopen on December 21st after a lengthy refurbishment.

The aviary, research station and underwater viewing areas have been closed since September, although other areas of the trail have been accessible.

The reopening comes just in-time for one of the busiest weeks of the year.

New Donald & Daisy Meet & Greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Donald & Daisy Duck

Donald and Daisy will begin a new meet and greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 11 2014.

The new meet and greet will be replacing the Winnie the Pooh and Tigger meet and greet that ends today.  Guests will be able to meet Donald and Daisy at the Character Landing on Discovery Island.

At this point, only a standby line will be available, with no FastPass+ being offered.