• On Jun 21, 2017
    Scott from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you really need a fastpass to see the nighttime show called Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom?

    Greetings Scott, welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I have been asked many times if making FastPass+ selections for shows is worth it. While Rivers of Light is an absolutely beautiful nighttime show, and the perfect way to end your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I don’t think that having a FastPass+ selection is mandatory. There are plenty of seats available where the show takes place, and my personal opinion is that you should make FastPass+ selections for other attractions, especially now that Pandora - The World of Avatar is open!

    This amazing land features Avatar Flight of Passage, which gives Guests the opportunity to fly in the back of a banshee! You can also choose to enjoy the beauty of Pandora’s bioluminescent forest on a relaxed boat ride during Na’vi River Journey. Two of my other must-do attractions at this theme park are Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Forest.

    FastPass+ selections can be conveniently made using the My Disney Experience mobile app 30 days prior to your arrival or 60 days in advance when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. 

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Scott. Please stop by once again real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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