DVC Safari Spectacular Recap

Earlier this week Disney Vacation Club concluded four weeks of member-exclusive Safari Spectacular events at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.  For the benefit of those unable to attend, several media outlets have posted coverage of the events.

{multithumb thumb_width=600 thumb_height=400 thumb_proportions=bestfit}

DAK Dinoland Night

Disney's Animal Kingdom at night

Website LaughingPlace.com posted a thorough overview of the event.  It appears that only six attractions were open to guests during the event with one--Kilimanjaro Safari--closing early due to concerns over the animals' well being.  The other rides available for attendees included Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl, It's Tough to be a Bug and Triceratop Spin.  

Numerous character meet-and-greet locations were provided, featuring performers from Disney/Pixar films such as 'Up' and "A Bug's Life', 'Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers', 'The Jungle Book' and more.  Also featured were complimentary refreshments, a dance party and other entertainment.  For complete details visit LaughingPlace.com.

Meanwhile WDWNT.com has posted two videos to YouTube showcasing the event.  The first is a 4+ minute overview of the entire Safari Spectacular while the second provides a closer look at the 'Zootopia' dance party.  

The Safari Spectacular at Disney's Animal Kingdom was the third after-hours, members-only event hosted at Walt Disney World this year.  Other events offered members free, exclusive access to the Magic Kingdom theme park and Typhoon Lagoon waterpark.  A similar event is currently scheduled for November at Disney California Adventure.  

All of these park exclusives have been tied to the 25th anniversary of Disney Vacation Club.  DVC has not yet revealed if such events will continue into 2017.