• On May 3, 2016
    Maggie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If AK opens @8 (EMH), is a FastPass necessary for Kilimanjaro Safaris if we plan to ride by 9am? Thanks

    Hi Maggie,

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    is so beautiful in the morning. I'm glad to hear you plan to start your day there bright and early!

    Timing of when Guests make FastPass+ selections is a matter of preference and 5 different people will give you 5 different answers. That said, in my opinion, I wouldn't use a FastPass+ selection for Kilimanjaro Safaris if you are planning to ride early in the morning. This attraction can look busy, but the line is moving almost constantly as vehicles load and unload and the wait goes by pretty quickly.

    My family tends to ride standby for the first couple hours of the day, take a break for a show and/or lunch and then use our FastPass+ selections in the afternoon when it's warmer and waiting in line feels a little more daunting. So far this strategy has worked well for us.

    I hope this helps as you plan a fun day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Please reach out if you have any other questions.


    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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