Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 6, 2016
    Kristine from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are fast pass reservations usually needed for events and rides at Animal Kingdom? We don't plan on arriving at Animal Kingdom until 11 or 12, and staying til our dinner reservation at 5. Is this enough time?

    Hi there Kristine!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your questions!  Because my family will often pair a half day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park with an evening at a second park, we don't always book our 3 FastPass+ selections for the first park. That being said, if you are only visiting one park on the day of your visit, I would definitely recommend using your 3 FastPass+ selections in order to decrease your wait time and ensure that you are able to experience everything on your "must do" list.  During our visit in November, we arrived at 11:00 a.m. and left the park around 4:15 p.m. During that time, we were able to experience Kilimanjaro Safaris, DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Kali River Rapids, and Festival of the Lion King. We had also booked FastPass+ selections for three of the attractions in advance. We honestly would have needed a little extra time in order to experience Finding Nemo - The Musical or Flights of Wonder, but my boys only wanted to see one show on that particular day. 

    I hope this information helps. Please don't hesitate to visit me again if I can be of further assistance to you. Best wishes for a magical trip, Kristine!

    Happy Travels,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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