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  • On Jan 14, 2023
    Kristine from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Animal Kingdom has an Express fast

    Welcome to planDisney, Kristine! I'm so excited to be able to answer your question about my favorite Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort: Disney's Animal Kingdom!

    Kristine, I'm thrilled to let you know that there is a way to decrease your time in standby lines and it's available at all four Theme Parks, including Disney's Animal Kingdom. Disney Genie+ is a service that you can add to your ticket that will allow you to select return times for your preferred attractions so you can bypass the standby line and enter through the Lightning Lane, which will shorten your wait time. I use Disney Genie+ pretty frequently and I find that I'm usually able to make Lightning Lane selections for three or four attractions each day, which saves my family and me lots of time! Disney Genie+ is available for purchase beginning at midnight on the day you are planning to use it, and selections can be made beginning at 7:00 am. 

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can also purchase an à la carte Lightning Lane selection for Avatar Flight of Passage. This means that, whether you are buying Disney Genie+ service or not, you can pay for an individual Lightning Lane selection for this attraction to bypass the standby line. Unlike Disney Genie+, which assigns you the next available return time, you are able to choose your preferred return time when you make an individual Lightning Lane selection. This is really helpful if you plan on Park Hopping or if you have a specific time of day that you want to ride! If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can purchase an individual Lightning Lane selection beginning at 7:00 am on the day you're visiting the Theme Park. If you are staying somewhere else not on Walt Disney World Resort property, you can purchase an individual Lightning Lane selection beginning when the Theme Park opens, which will be 9:00 am at Disney's Animal Kingdom when you're visiting next week.

    I hope this answers your question, Kristine, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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