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  • On Nov 25, 2019
    Fara from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How accurate are the App wait times? Planning my December trip and couldn't get FP for Avatar so hoping to get on line during magic hours. Looking today Animal Kingdom has Magic hours at 8am and at that time the wait was 210 min..

    Hi Fara!

    Thanks for your question!

    So last year we excitedly looked forward to our first experience in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Like you, we were looking to get FastPass reservations for Na'vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage. We were successful in getting FastPasses for Na'vi River Journey, but no such luck with Avatar Flight of Passage. The wait time that day was 180 minutes, or 3 hours, so we elected to not wait that time. THIS YEAR, fortunately we were able to get FastPass reservations for Avatar Flight of Passage (yay!). 

    Although I've waited in the general standby line for a ride, and found that I was able to get on considerably shorter than what the standby time suggested, I would consider the wait times showing on the My Disney Experience mobile app to be fairly accurate, and matches the wait time you'd see if standing right at the entrance of the attraction.

    Now what I can say is if you choose to wait in line, you are right in that you're better off using the Morning Extra Magic Hours and getting in line almost immediately. The times for both attractions will continue to increase as the day progresses (especially for Avatar Flight of Passage), with those longer times sustaining sometimes up to park closure.

    Hope this helps provide some insight. Have a magical time at Disney World!

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