Disney World Extravagance: Starlight Safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Updated for 2018!

Disney World continues to offer travelers amazing opportunities that are well beyond a normal vacationer’s travel experiences. On a day when you do not have park tickets, like a swim day or a sleep-in day, you can head over to Animal Kingdom Lodge for their Starlight Safari. 

What is it?

Get set for an immersive safari adventure which is reminiscent of an after-dark drive through an African game reserve, a popular nighttime expedition that is now available to all Walt Disney World Resort guests.You’ll ride in a sturdy, open-sided safari vehicle, passing lush scenery in search of over 30 species of African wildlife.

How will you see at night?

Since it’s pretty hard to see at night, guests will be provided with night vision goggles. How cool! You’ll spot zebras, giraffes, gazelles, wildebeest, antelopes, flamingos, ostriches and other exotic African species roaming across the savanna. 

Pricing and Reservation Information

Offered 7 nights a week, this excursion takes place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The tour is available for all guests 8 years of age or older; guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your reservations now by calling (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations will be glad to make your reservations. Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.

Full payment is due when you create your reservation. Payment is a credit card hold with a 48-hour cancellation policy.

A portion of your price will benefit Disney conservation efforts. 

Check In

You will check in at the podium of Sanaa Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Bring a valid photo ID for check in.

Health Warning 

This experience features a ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna. For your safety, you need to be in good health and free from high blood pressure; heart, back or neck problems; motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not participate.

Wheelchairs and ECVs

Guests using a wheelchair/ECV must leave their mobility devices at Sanaa, where they will retrieve them upon conclusion of the tour. Due to limited capacity, guests who are unable to change wheelchairs must call (407) 938-4755 and press option #1 in advance to ensure that there is sufficient room to accommodate them.


While safari vehicles are equipped for rain and wet terrain, experiences may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

All aspects of the tour are subject to change without notice.

The cost

The 2018 price is $74.17 per ticket, regardless of age. 


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