• On Oct 20, 2018
    Zoraya from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We get to Animal Kingdom on 12/18 and couldn't get fast pass for Avatar Flight of Passage, we are staying at the resort so does the park has early hours on that day? This is our number one ride and we are bummed that we couldn't get fast pass.

    Welcome Back, Zoraya!

    Walt Disney World Resort in December truly is a beautiful Winter Wonderland. There's just enough snow for people who live in places where it doesn't really get cold, like me; and there's zero actual snow for people who are visiting Disney to escape from the cold stuff. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog so you don't miss a minute of the Holiday action!

    Don't feel discouraged that you were unable to secure a FastPass+ reservation for Avatar Flight of Passage as this is currently the most popular experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. According to the Park Hours Calendar for the week of your visit, the Extra Magic Hours on Tuesday, December 18 are in the evening over at Epcot. But not to worry as I have some Pro Tips to ensure that you'll be able to fly on the back of a Banshee.

    First up, Animal Kingdom opens at 9:00 A.M. the day of your planned visit. I suggest getting there early, around 8:00 A.M. to 'Rope Drop' this park and to be one of the first flyers of the day. Or, you can strategically plan to make this your last attraction of the day. Fun Disney Fact: You can jump in an attraction's queue all the way up until the last possible minute that that Theme Park is open and still be allowed to enjoy the attraction. In your case the last possible minute on the 18th would be 7:59 P.M. Disney Resort Buses will still pick guests up from Disney's Animal Kingdom until 10:00 P.M. that night, which should be plenty of time to make this glorious journey. Lastly, don't stop looking for a FastPass+ Reservation as you never know when a bit of magic will pop up.

    Sivako! And We'll See You Real Soon, Zoraya!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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