Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 1, 2009
    Cindy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Doug! I love the panel and your answers. Two ?s. DH, 2 DD and I are coming in late September. Do we really have to arrive 45 min early to LK and Nemo? Second, how long does it take to walk from Safaris to EE? Thanks!!


    When it come to how early you need to arrive for shows like the Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo-The Musical, the real factor is what time of year you are visiting. When I was at the Animal Kingdom in early December last year I literally walked in to the Nemo show 5 minutes before start time and got a great seat.

    But during the busier times of the year you need someone in line that good 45 minutes early just to get a seat. For late September, with the Free Dining Plan, it is hard to say. But if it were me I would swing by the line area around 30 minutes beforehand to see if I need to get in line then. Likelihood is you really won't. You probably are OK with 15 minutes beforehand, but a swing by the line 30 minutes beforehand could save you from missing a great show. 

    The walk time from the Kilimanjaro Safaris to Expedition Everest is probably about 10 minutes, I would guess. 15 if you have a small child in tow.

    Have a magical vacation!
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