Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 12, 2015
    Denise from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, how do the fast passes for shows work? We currently have fast passes for the The Lion King show at Animal Kingdom. Is it better to use the fast passes for actual rides or is it really a benefit to fast pass shows?

    Hey Denise-

    Jambo" (welcome) from the Disney Parks Moms Panel. That fact that you want to see The Festival of the Lion King stage show makes me want to belt out "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama." I know you want to sing it too.

    When it comes to choosing FastPass+ reservations for stage show entertainment I always choose not to do this. I find that waiting in a line for an attraction like Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Toy Story Midway Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to be much more challenging with my kids than waiting, for example, in line for the Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo-The Musical or Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage. There are plenty of seats available for these shows even if you arrive 15 minutes before show time. That being said the earlier (30-45 minutes) you arrive the better seats you will get. FastPass+ guests are seated first. If your party is made of little ones and they are not tall enough to attend other FastPass+ attractions then I would encourage you to use a FastPass+ reservation for shows. Remember this stage show is offered multiple times during the day so you may be able to use your first three prescheduled FastPass+ reservations earlier in the day and receive an additional FastPass+ selection at a kiosk in the Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for a later show.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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