Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Harambe Nights Coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom?

It looks like Disney is about the fire its first shot in the battle to turn the Animal Kingdom into a full-fledged nighttime destination, as Annual Passholders were sent emails about a new event called "Harambe Nights" coming this summer.  According to wdwmagic.com this is some kind of dinner show.  In just the past few hours, the independent Disney news and rumors website posted this...

Each Saturday night, Disney's Animal Kingdom will host a special event including appetizers, beer and wine, along with a new theatrical show in the new Harambe Theater. Afterwards, more food and drink will be on offer at the Harambe Nights Street party.

'Harambe Nights' will run on Saturdays, from June 7 to August 9 2014, 7pm to 10:30pm.

Two categories of seating will be available. With Premium costing $134+ tax for adults, and $94 for ages 3-9. Regular seating will cost $119+tax for adults, and $79 for ages 3-9.

Ticket sales should begin soon, along with the official announcement.

I don't want to comment too much on this until we have more details, but I thought we should at least pass the rumor along.  Certainly the existence of "Harambe Nights" is confirmed by the emails, but what it is and how much remains in the rumor mill, at least for now.

My initial thought is WOW THAT'S EXPENSIVE!  But without really knowing what you are getting in return for the big price tag it's impossible to criticize it.  Considering the timing of the event, we should know a lot more in the not-too-distant future.

by Dave McBride

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