Animal Kingdom Early Park Opening for Everyone - May 27 - July 4th

Early openings at Disney's Animal Kingdom park for the general public from May 27 - July 4, 2017 in celebration of the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar.

Early openings at Disney's Animal Kingdom park for the general public from May 27 - July 4, 2017 in celebration of the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar.

Pandora - The World of Avatar is a new land opening on May 27, 2017 in Disney's Animal Kingdom and it, along with new nighttime experiences, will really affect the crowds in this park.  There are two rides but you can only choose one for your advance FastPass+ selections. 

Animal Kingdom opens early 8AM for everyone on May 27 - July 4th.   Be there before 7:15AM and be ready to walk right to your first Pandora ride to enjoy the lowest crowds of the day but avoid Mondays & Saturdays when the park opens at 7AM for guests of the official Disney hotels.

Special Extra Magic Hours at 11PM to 1AM from May 27 - July 4: Disney is offering special Extra Magic Hours every night from May 27 - July 4 for guests of the official Disney World resorts.  This may help draw some of the crowds to the later part of the day and may make it easier to ride one of the Pandora attractions first thing in the morning, as soon as the park opens.  In addition to the Pandora area, these experiences will also be available:

  • Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

  • Primeval Whirl / TriceraTop Spin

  • Fossil Fun Games

  • Tree of Life awakenings

  • Rivers of Light

  • Discovery Island Carnivale

Regular Extra Magic Hour -  Monday & Saturday Mornings: Disney's Animal Kingdom will open an hour early to guests of the official Disney World resorts on select mornings.   If you're not staying at a Disney hotel or you are staying at a Disney World hotel but don't want to get up that early, avoid the Animal Kingdom on these dates so that you don't arrive and get in line behind people who have already been there for an hour or more.  

  • Opens at 7AM to Disney World hotel guests on May 27, 29, June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, July 1, 2017(Mondays & Saturdays)

  • Opens at 8AM to Disney World hotel guests on July 5, 8, 10, 9, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, September 2, 4, 2017. (Mondays & Saturdays)

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