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  • On Apr 20, 2023
    Saundra 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.

    Hi. Our family will be staying at the Caribbean Beach the week after next. We want to take advantage of the rope drop at the parks; when getting in early, can we get on say Flight of Passage without purchasing the lightning lane and just walk on??

    Hi Saundra! I love your use of the Disney Parks lingo! It sounds like you’re planning your “rope dropping” strategy for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! We “rope dropped” this park for my 40th birthday! We had such a blast making our way to Flight of Passage! Many happy memories were made that early morning!

    Yes, if you’re planning on arriving for the Early Theme Park Entry benefit for Guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels, you can join the standby line for any attractions – including Flight of Passage! You do not have to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane to experience any of the attractions. You can experience any attraction using the traditional standby line.

    Saundra, keep in mind that Flight of Passage is a very popular attraction. Many Guests will be making their way to Pandora – The World of Avatar to experience this attraction. So, while I don't believe you'll be able to "walk right on" you should experience a shorter wait than during regular park opening time.

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is my favorite park to “rope drop” because it tends to open so much earlier than the other Disney Parks! Those extra 30 minutes as part of the Early Theme Park Entry benefit can come quite early for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! The earlier you arrive the lower the crowds, especially at this park!

    Happy Planning!


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