Big businesses are back at Walt Disney World as park buyouts return

Jun 24, 2021 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Posted: Thursday June 24, 2021 8:27am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In another indication that Walt Disney World is rebounding to something resembling pre-COVID conditions, park buyouts are returning.

This weekend will see Disney's Animal Kingdom host Massachusetts-based life insurance company Mass Mutual in a park-wide buyout after regular park close.

These types of events were pretty commonplace before the COVID-19 shutdown, with large companies buying out specific attractions, lands, or even entire parks to host clients and customers.

According to guests invited to the event, the full line-up of the park's attractions will be available, including Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Entertainment will include a Tree of Life finale moment and character appearances.

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SoFloMagicJun 24, 2021

Isn't that their annual service awards thing?

JohnDJun 24, 2021

Probably for the same reason.

CuteAsMinnieJun 24, 2021

Anyone know then why MK is closing at 6 on Aug 14. I’m just slightly annoyed 😂 cuz it’s our last day of our trip.

JohnDJun 24, 2021

My Dad is semi-retired from Mass Mutual. (He's 80). I'd like in on this action.

jt04Jun 24, 2021

They do need at least a couple nights a week where DAK stays open later for day guests IMO. I really think they are coping with a labor shortage.

jt04Jun 24, 2021

This potentially paves the path for AH events for the general public. They have to hire and/or create schedules to run the event. One step from AH. IMO.

PrinceCharming617Jun 24, 2021

I wish they wouldn't do this, but for Disney it's all about the money. Dollar, dollar bills yo.

Nick_AJun 24, 2021

I’m envious, because right now this seems to be the only way to be able to experience Pandora at night!

iowamomof4Jun 24, 2021

All right, I guess buying it out is the only way I'm going to get to see AK at night. And we thought $200 for Boo Bash was bad...