Family riding Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 26, 2024
    Tony from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time should I plan to ride Expedition to Everest if I have a 7:00 PM reservation at Sanaa. I need to have enough time to get from one place to other.

    Hi Tony,

    There is nothing better than ending a day at Animal Kingdom with the thrill of riding Expedition Everest one last time! The time you need to reserve for one last ride plus transportation to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for your Sanaa reservation will depend on a couple of factors.

    I recommend always leaving 1.5 hours of walking and transportation time when you are on Disney property and going to a new location. I would make sure that you are finished riding and leaving Expedition Everest by 5:30 PM to catch a 7:00 PM reservation at Sanaa. Since Expedition Everest is towards the back of the theme park you will have a decent walk to the bus stop. Buses run continuously but can sometimes be full and you have to wait for the next bus so this makes sure you are not feeling rushed or stressed about getting to your reservation on time. The bonus is that if you arrive early for your reservation at Sanaa, they have a beautiful waiting area outside on the savannah where you can enjoy looking at the animals, talking to an animal expert, and sitting by a fire.

    When deciding what time to head over for your last adventure of the day it will depend on if you are waiting in the standby line or utilizing Genie+. You can choose to purchase Genie+ in the My Disney Experience App if you want to reserve a Lighting Lane and ensure that you don't have an extended wait time when you head over to Expedition Everest. When you are grabbing a Lighting Lane in the app make sure to choose a time before 5:00 PM to ensure you have enough time to ride before you need to leave for your walk to the bus stop. If you are not utilizing Genie+, I would check the wait time and leave a cushion for your ride experience. For example, if the listed wait time is 60 minutes I would head over to get in line 80 minutes before you need to leave.

    Once you arrive for your dining experience at Sanaa, make sure to order the Indian-style Bread Service! It is delicious and is something of an iconic food at Disney World.

    Happy Planning
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