12 Reasons Your Going to Want to Plan a Trip to Disney World This Summer
If you've been holding off on booking your family's trip to Walt Disney World, you might want to start checking flight schedules! After much speculation, Disney just announced that starting on Earth Day, April 22, Animal Kingdom will begin offering evening hours as part of the largest expansion in the park's history.
So what exactly does that mean? Think sunset safaris where, through the magic of Disney, sunset lasts for a few hours rather than a few minutes, thanks to some technological advances in lighting. It also means new animals like South African painted dogs and hyenas — those of the more nocturnal nature. The park will also have its own evening light show, Rivers of Light — a lantern celebration with the park's iconic Tree of Life as its anchor — and a nighttime carnival, the Wildlife Party, where kids can dress up in masks and interact with new bands and acrobats.
But the Summer additions aren't just limited to Animal Kingdom. Read on to see why kids will be clamoring to visit new exhibits at Disney's Hollywood Studios (hint: it involves a little film called Star Wars), Epcot (hint: aside from an expanded Soarin' attraction, two very popular princesses will be moving into one of the pavilions), and the Magic Kingdom (hint: Mickey has a whole new show and a new place to eat).