Pandora Family Floating Mountains
  • On Feb 16, 2019
    Kim from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am still unclear as to what standby means. As I try to book fast passes, I see on the Avatar Flight of Passage that standby may be available. Is there 3 types of lines - regular, standby & fast pass?! How exactly does standby work for this ride?

    Welcome, Kim! You are counting down the weeks until your Walt Disney World vacation, and I am so excited for you! It won't be long until you're right in the middle of the magic.

    For FastPass+ eligible attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage, there are two queues: FastPass+ and Standby. Guests who have made FastPass+ selections for an attraction are able to enter its FastPass+ queue, which they'll be able to move through with a short or minimal wait. Guests without FastPass+ wait in the standby queue – it's basically the "regular" line. Cast Members manage both queues, which eventually merge closer to the attraction's boarding area. The standby queue usually displays a posted wait time, and you can hop in without any advance planning.

    Avatar Flight of Passage is currently one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World, and I believe it's absolutely worth waiting in Standby for the experience of riding a banshee high over the Valley of Mo'ara. I get chills every single time. As a bonus, this attraction's Standby queue is gorgeous and provides rich details about the attraction's backstory.

    Two tips: first, keep checking the My Disney Experience mobile app to see if FastPass+ selections become available. You never know when you might find some Na'vi pixie dust! Second, in my experience, the best way to reduce the wait time for this attraction is to arrive before the park opens and head straight for Avatar Flight of Passage, or get in the queue just before the park closes.

    Sivako, Kim! That means "rise to the challenge" in Na'vi, the native language of Pandora. The wait will be worth it when you experience the thrills and moving moments of this sensational attraction.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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