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  • On Mar 27, 2019
    Lsa from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will be my first time to Animal Kingdom. Going on a Tuesday in April. Recommendations for arrival time to the park? Also, will be picking up tickets at will call.

    Jambo Lisa!

    Your question tugged on my heartstrings a bit as Disney's Animal Kingdom was the first Walt Disney World theme park that my family visited. It remains my favorite park to this day. As with all Walt Disney World theme parks, I suggest arriving at the gate at least 30 minutes before the stated opening time. Checking over the April calendar, 9:00 am is the current listed opening time for Disney's Animal Kingdom for each Tuesday in April. To be in line at the entrance, I suggest planning on hitting the parking lot by 7:45 am.  This will give you plenty of time to park, get to the entrance, buy your tickets, and get in line to go through the gate.

    If, by chance, your goal is to head to Pandora and you do not have a FastPass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage, I recommend getting to the park even earlier.  And, my number one tip for visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom- make sure and see each of the shows. Every single one is fantastic!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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