• On Sep 8, 2017
    Betty from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! What's your recommended 1-day Animal Kingdom plan for a family? Also, what fast passes do you recommend? We will be traveling in April (low crowd day) with a 6 yr old and 2 yr old, and we do not plan on taking a midday break. Thank you! :)

    Jambo, Betty!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It’s our pleasure to help you as you plan a wild time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with your family!

    Betty, the top of the list right now for my family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the brand-new land, Pandora- The World of Avatar. As soon as your FastPass+ window opens (60-days in advance if you’re staying on property, 30-days if you’re staying offsite),  jump on your My Disney Experience and get your Avatar Flight of Passage FP+. You can’t miss this new attraction. It’s truly beyond belief!

    While at Pandora, be sure to take in all the sights and sounds. Disney’s Imagineers really knocked it out of the parks with this out of this world experience. I also highly recommend Satu’li Canteen for lunch. And come back at night for a totally different experience.

    You also don’t want to miss the shows! Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo- The Musical are both top-notch Broadway-style shows that will dazzle the whole family! Plus, they are a nice break where you can sit down for a bit in some comfy AC while you are blown away by the productions!

    If you have thrill seekers, Expedition Everest is another must-do at this park. This is another attraction you will want to FastPass+. Then, for the entire family, the Kilimanjaro Safaris will delight your animal lovers. FastPass+ this attraction as well!

    Lastly, locate the Baby Care Center for those much-needed breaks throughout the day. And be sure to utilize the Rider Switch Service for the attractions your little one is not yet ready to experience.

    I hope this helps get you started. Be sure to come back and see us again soon.


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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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