Animal Kingdom; Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Apr 1, 2024
    Anna-mari Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good day, My husband is son are visiting the parks for a few days. They are going to Animal Kingdom and Universal . What is the best value for money and when can they activate the Fastpasses pls?

    Jambo, Anna-Mari!

    A warm welcome and thanks for stopping by planDisney with an excellent question about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! I'm excited to hear that your husband and son will be setting out on an animal-filled adventure very soon. Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is truly a magical place! I'm here to help your family members prepare for their perfect Disney day.

    Anna-Mari, at this time, standard date-based theme park ticket types do not require theme park reservations. I encourage you to check out your family members' tickets to confirm that theme park reservations are not needed. This is a very popular time of year to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, so if you find that theme park reservations are required for your admission type, I recommend making those as soon as possible. Once you've secured your family members' theme park admission, it's time to start strategizing for a day filled with thrills!

    Have you heard the news? Disney Genie+ service is the latest and greatest way to maximize the magic during a day in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. This service allows Guests to bypass standby queues and access attractions via their Lightning Lanes. Guests may purchase Disney Genie+ service in the My Disney Experience mobile app after 12:00 a.m. on the day of their visit and can begin making Lightning Lane entry selections at 7:00 a.m. that day. Alternatively, Lightning Lane entry to the most popular attractions at each theme park can be purchased individually. (For example, at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, Avatar Flight of Passage is not available for selection with Disney Genie+ service, but is offered via individual Lightning Lane entry.) I encourage your husband and son to make that first selection at 7:00 a.m. on the dot, then set an alarm for every two hours thereafter as a reminder to make that next pick!

    Anna-Mari, will you be staying at a Disney Resort hotel during your time in central Florida? If so, your family members will be able to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before they open to the public during the early theme park entry period! When combined with the power of Disney Genie+ service, early theme park entry is another fantastic way to maximize the thrills during a day in the theme parks.

    I hope you've found these suggestions helpful, Anna-Mari. I wish your family members a wild and wonderful day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park! If you have any additional questions before or during your vacation, feel free to revisit us here at planDisney again. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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