Disney's Animal Kingdom slashing hours, shuttering after-dark attractions Sept. 5

According to Disney’s Animal Kingdom website, park hours are going to incrementally get shorter over the next few months and the after-dark attractions will move to different time slots.

Disney said the after-dark attractions will continue in the fall, despite the shortened park hours. The attraction times will be moved accordingly.

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The park extended its hours to 11 p.m. in the spring and introduced several after-dark attractions, including The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, Tree of Life Awakenings and the supposedly upcoming Rivers of Light.

Disney did not give a reason for shortening Animal Kingdom’s operating hours. The company recently released its third-quarter earnings which showed a 6-percent increase in revenue at its parks and resorts, despite a drop in attendance.

According to the Animal Kingdom website, starting on Sept. 6, the park will close at 9 p.m.; starting Sept. 30, it will close at 8:30 p.m.; starting Oct. 2 it will close at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 12 it will close at 7 p.m.; and on Nov. 1 the park will close at 6 p.m.

With the exception of the week of Dec. 25-31, when the park will stay open until 8 p.m., the 6 p.m. closing time will be in place at least through the start of 2017.