Kilimanjaro Safari vehicle
  • On Aug 19, 2019
    Cathy from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are getting ready to make fast pass selections. I thought we would start in Africa and work our way back. Africa certainly looks far away for a 74 year old. Three small children in our party, ages 5, 3, and a one year old. How much time will it take?

    Hi there, Cathy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We appreciate you reaching back out with another wonderful Walt Disney World Resort question and allowing us to help you plan your visit!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is definitively a massive theme park! In total, it covers approximately 580 acres which places it among the largest theme parks in the world! From the park entrance to the Africa section of the park, it will likely take you between 10 to 15 minutes depending on your speed. As someone that is relatively slow, it generally takes me and my family closer to 15 minutes to back it to the farthest side of the Africa section. So, I would definitively allow for transit time when scheduling your FastPass+ experiences! 

    That being said, I strongly recommend making Kilimanjaro Safaris a priority first thing in the morning! My absolute favorite experiences with this attraction have always been as soon as the park opens. Generally, the animals tend to be the most active during this time and provide the most fascinating interactions! If you aren't comfortable with racing to the back of the park to experience this attraction, reserving an early FastPass+ time is a great alternative! 

    Hopefully, this information will assist you in planning a magical morning visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

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