Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 18, 2015
    Nicole from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long is the Kilimanjaro Safari take ? We have a F/P for 3:40 and then dinner reservations at Rainforest Cafe at 5:45. That's plenty of time isn't it?


    I am going to assume that you are eating at the Rainforest Café located at the entrance of Animal Kingdom and not its other location at Downtown Disney. (This is my hint for you to double-check your reservation.)

    Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safari takes approximately 25 minutes from loading to unloading. With a FastPass+ in the late afternoon as crowds in the park begin to diminish, you shouldn't be too concerned about an unexpected wait time for the attraction. Even with giving you a leisure 15- to 20-minutes to make your way from the back of the park where the safari is located to the front of the park where Rainforest Café sits, you have ample time to enjoy both the safari and your stroll to the restaurant. In fact, if you find yourself with more than an hour to kill before dinner, visit the often over-looked and nearby Pangani Forest Trails at the safari exit to see the gorillas.

    I do recommend that you plan on arriving 15 minutes before your dining time to check-in as it gets busy near the closing time for the park. If you find yourself with a wait for your table, you can stroll through the gift-shop next door.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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