• On Mar 31, 2018
    Lee from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Coming in mid May for a girls trip. Have a FP for Lion King @9:30am and was wondering if we could do safari before. How long does safari take if you go straight back after the park opens?

    Dear Lee,

    Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great planning question for your upcoming visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom!

    It sounds like you have a fantastic morning planned! I don't recommend attempting to go to Kilimanjaro Safaris before your Festival of the Lion King FastPass+ selection, because you will be able to start going into the show venue pretty much right away. They close the doors precisely before the show begins and I would hate for you to miss your show. In fact, if you can get a FastPass+ selection for Kilimanjaro Safaris instead, I would recommend that as an alternative. You don't really need a FastPass for Festival of the Lion King.

    Either way that you decide to do things, you will have a fantastic time!

    - Jan K. 
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Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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