• On Jul 2, 2017
    Jocelyn from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am taking my family of 5 to Disney for the first time. We will be there 7/5-7/11. When I booked my fast passes, I was fortunate enough to book Avatar. However, I was unable to book Navi River Journey. Is there a good time to try to wait in line?

    Hi Jocelyn!

    Your magical vacation is almost here and your family must be so excited. I am thrilled you will be experiencing and visiting the new Pandora-The World of Avatar in the Animal Kingdom park. This is an amazing new land and you will be amazed by just walking through the area and seeing the interactive plants and of course the floating mountain.

    It sounds like you have a FastPass for the Flights of Wonder which is the premiere attraction in this land. It is an amazing ride where you will see that Disney has used all the newest and latest techniques to make it a thrilling guest experience. The Na'vi River Journey is more of a relaxing ride down the river of Pandora.

    The lines for the Na'vi River attraction can get quite long but usually not as long as the Flights of Wonder. Right now it is hard to determine the best time to try to catch it without a long wait. In general it is always wise to get to the park before opening and head there immediately. The wait might be long but certainly not longer then if you wait until later in the day.

    Your next best bet is to see if they are offering early morning or late night extra hours at the Animal Kingdom. This is also a good time to hit the more popular rides when the lines will be shorter since they only allow resort guests to enjoy this perk.

    It is hard when you have to select just one attraction to use with your FastPass options. I hope you will be able to enjoy both of these new rides during your vacation. It might take some extra patience but it will be worth the waits. And don't forget to tour the new Windtraders shop in Pandora as well as stop by for some great meals at the Satu'li Canteen.
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