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  • On Apr 17, 2012
    Jenny from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When is the best time 4 Kilimanjaro Safari? I've always heard first but I have friends who just got back that say they will never ride it first again bc they rode about 6 they were the only family, plus the animals were awake from midday naps, very active

    Hi Jenny! Knowing when to ride the fabulous Kilimanjaro Safari to see all of the animals up and about is the question all guests ask when heading to the Animal Kingdom park. Many do try to ride this first thing thinking the animals will be playful but then others just race to the attraction so they can ride before the lines become long. If you do this first you can get a Fast Pass for something else and not waste it on this attraction. I have ridden during all times of day and unless it is beastly hot I have found the animals fun and interesting during each ride. Later in the afternoon and early evening is great as many are anticipating their time to head back to their overnight accommodations so they are active. I have ridden midday and seen the elephants playing in the water. One of the best experiences on the safari was when it was raining. It seemed that all of the animals were out and about enjoying their impromptu shower. So there isn't a "best' time to ride but each and every ride will likely be different and a fun experience.
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