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RIGrandpa
08-26-2007, 07:03 PM
Can anyone tell me more about the sunrise safari at AKL? My wife and I are staying there in early December and would like to know more about it. How much does it cost? How do you make reservations? etc. Thanks for any info you can provide.

paladin
08-26-2007, 07:19 PM
Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure is available only to concierge guests on Sundays and Thursdays. You meet in the concierge lounge at 6:30 a.m., then departure from the lodge to Animal Kingdom is at 7:30 a.m. The tour, along the Kilimanjaro Safari ride path in Animal Kingdom, lasts about 45 minutes and includes multiple stops so that you can stand up and take pictures. Each of the animals along the way is described in great detail, since there is plenty of time.

After the Safari, you go to the Tusker House for a breakfast buffet, which includes both standard American and African items. Each person also gets a FastPass to Kilimanjaro Safari to experience it "the regular way".

Hours: Sundays and Thursdays, starting at 6:30 a.m.

Cost: Adults is $55.00 and for children (3-9) it is $27.50. NOTE: Park admission NOT included. A credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation (this number will be used as a guarantee only, as the safari is charged to your room the day of the event).

Reservations: This event can only be booked by contacting the Animal Kingdom Lodge Itinerary Planning Office. Note that there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. The safari can be booked 180 days out from the day of the event.

amycishere
08-26-2007, 07:22 PM
When you meet up to begin the Safari, also depends on if the park opens at 8 AM or 9 AM.

RIGrandpa
08-27-2007, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the information. Not staying concierge so can not be in our plans thia trip. Thanks again

skipperkim
08-27-2007, 06:54 PM
There is another option:

Safari Celebration Dinner
Make dinnertime an adventure with an amazing experience. Meet your tour guide in Asia at the "Flights of Wonder" theater for an exciting tour on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

After you've returned from your Safari, continue the Disney's Animal Kingdom fun in the Tusker House Restaurant with a delicious all-you-can-eat African-inspired dinner menu served family style. Dine on a full range of delectable foods that will please even the youngest members of your family. Then, have an "up-close" experience with exotic wildlife brought to the restaurant courtyard just to meet you — even get an autograph from one of the special Disney Characters who stop by the restaurant to say hello! And if you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, family reunion or other special occasion, your Disney friends will surely add their recognition to the festivities. Theme park admission is required.

Price:
Adults and Juniors - $59.99, Children (ages 3-9) - $29.99 (available 180 days prior)

Schedule:
Please call (407) WDW-MAGIC† for dates and times.

The only issue is you need to have at least 8 people to do a grand gathering.

RIGrandpa
08-27-2007, 07:39 PM
Thank you for the thoughtful suggestion for an alternative plan. We will look into this idea.