Animal Kingdom Safari
  • On Sep 27, 2019
    Cathy from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    what tier is the Kilmanjaro safari? I found out that NA'VI RIVER JOURNEY IS TIER 1. what is the usual wait time for these rides? My other fast pass selections are Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo

    Hi Cathy!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you for sending in such a great question, as it is a good idea to be prepared in advance of making your FastPass+ reservations, as when your scheduling date arrives (60 days in advance for Disney Resort hotel Guests, and 30 days in advance for Guests staying elsewhere) you can select your choices quickly.  Currently the Tier 1 attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park are both in Pandora - World of Avatar: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey.  All other attractions offering FastPass+ are Tier 2, including Kilimanjaro Safaris, Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo - The Musical.  When making your FastPass+ reservations, you may initially select one Tier 1 attraction, and two Tier 2 attractions at the same park, and when these have been used you can make further FastPass+ reservations, one attraction at a time, at any park.  Reservations can be made by using My Disney Experience, or by visiting the FastPass+ Kiosks located around the parks.  Standby lines can fluctuate, and are probably lower first thing in the morning or much later in the day.  If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel I recommend using the extra, Extra Magic Hours.  Up until 2nd November 2019, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park opens at 7.00-8.00am for Disney Resort Guests only, and you will experience lower crowds during this exclusive time.  You can also use the My Disney Experience mobile app to check the current standby wait times for all attractions at any park.

    These are the Tier 1 attractions for all parks:  (Most other attractions and shows are available in Tier 2.)

    Magic Kingdom Park:
    There are no tiers, so you may initially select any three attractions.

    Frozen Ever After
    Soarin' Around the World
    Test Track

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park:
    Avatar Flight of Passage
    Na'vi River Journey

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Alien Swirling Saucers
    Toy Story Mania!
    Slinky Dog Dash
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

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