Time FrameHyenas November 2015
Wild Dogs December 2015
Nighttime Safaris May 27, 2016
Nighttime Safaris will be returning to Kilimanjaro Safaris. It is expected this will debut in Spring 2016. A permanent sunset effect is expected to be installed using large LED screens. These screens will allow for animals to be visible during the nighttime tours.
Additionally Hyenas were added to the attraction in November of 2015 and African wild dogs were added in December 2015. The hyenas and African wild dogs will share the same exhibit space but be on display at different times of the day.
May 27, 2016: The NIghttime Safaris debuted.
May 20, 2016: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Nighttime Safaris on Kilimanjaro Safaris will debut on May 27th
April 24, 2016: Fastpass+ reservations are now available for nighttime safaris for May 27th and beyond.
April 20, 2016: Disney has released an official press video of the Nighttime Safaris.
April 19, 2016: Disney issued a press release discussing the new offerings for the Animal Kingdom this summer. In it the mentioned the nighttime Safaris as well as presented photos of the new experience.
February 21, 2016: BlogMickey.com is reporting that giant LED screens will be used on the Nighttime Safaris to give the effect of a perpetual sunset.
January 21, 2016: @WDWThemeParks on Twitter reported that a cast member informed them that the nighttime Safaris would open in April.
December 14, 2015: Disney issued a press release detailing reasons to visit Walt Disney World in 2016. In it, it is mentioned that the nighttime Safaris will debut this spring at Kilimanjaro Safaris.
December 9, 2015: The Disney Parks Blog reported that the African wild dogs (Also known as Painted Dogs) are now visible on Kilimanjaro Safaris. They also confirmed that they are sharing exhibit space with the Hyenas. The two species will appear at the same enclosure at different times of the day.
December 6, 2015: @Attractions on Twitter reported that African wild dogs are now visible on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
November 12, 2015: In a follow up comment to yesterday's Disney Parks Blog post, the author of the blog confirmed that the hyenas and African Wild dogs would be appearing later in the year. The two species will share the same enclosure at different times of the day.
November 11, 2015: The Disney Parks Blog announced that Spotted Hyenas have been added to Kilimanjaro Safaris last week. They will be appearing for a few hours a day as they get used to the new habitat.
November 11, 2015: Twitter user @KrispySmore posted video of the hyenas appearing on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
August 15, 2015: At the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts Presentation Joe Rohde officially confirmed that hyenas and African wild dogs will be added to Kilimanjaro Safaris.
May 17, 2015: WDWThemeParks.com provided a photo construction update on the project.
March 28, 2015: WDWThemeParks.com has posted photos of the construction at Kilimanjaro Safaris.
December 13, 2014: JamboEveryone.com has posted an article about the Spotted Hyenas at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
December 12, 2014: @JamboEveryone on Twitter reported that Disney recently acquired 3 Hyenas that are currently being quarantined. They are expected to be added to the nighttime safaris.
August 12, 2014: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 has identified a Notice of Commencement filed with Orange County for the Nighttime Safaris at Kilimanjaro Safaris. The notice has an expiration date of 12/31/2015.
August 6, 2014: JamboEveryone.com has reported that Disney is looking to acquire 3 Spotted Hyenas from the University of California, Berkley research facility.
July 25, 2014: WDWMagic.com user tjjwelch has reported that construction is taking place on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
April 28, 2014: OrlandoParksNews.com is reporting that a cast member event will take place inside the new Festival of the Lion King theater on May 8th. It is expected that Cast Members will be informed of upcoming changes to the park that may include Avatar, the nighttime show and the nighttime Safaris.
October 12, 2013: At the D23 Expo in Japan, Disney confirmed that Nighttime Safaris will be returning to Kilimanjaro Safaris.