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  • On Jun 6, 2019
    Sheila from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are visiting Animal Kingdom this coming Saturday 7/8. I could not get FP for the Avatar Flight ride. We do have a FP for Kilimanjaro Safari ride at 8:20-9:20. What are your suggestions for riding the Avatar Flight with the least amount of wait time?

    Oh my goodness, Sheila!  Your visit is tomorrow!!  I'd be happy to give you a few ideas of how to experience Avatar Flight of Passage with a shorter wait.  This attraction is incredibly popular, with good reason!  It is like nothing I have ever experienced before, and I can't help but have a huge smile on my face every time I ride!

    First of all, I would keep checking My Disney Experience today and even tomorrow to see if a FastPass+ reservation might become available.  Other guests' plans change all the time, and you never know what might pop up.

    I took a look at the park hours for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for tomorrow and I see the park will be open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, with Extra Magic Hours from 7:00 to 8:00 am.  If you are a guest staying at a Disney Resort Hotel or other participating hotel that is eligible for Extra Magic Hours, I would definitely take advantage of the lower crowds earlier in the day.  I would plan to arrive at Animal Kingdom no later than 6:30 am.

    If you are not eligible to participate in Extra Magic Hours, check the wait times in the My Disney Experience mobile app when you arrive.  Since many arriving guests will be headed right to Avatar Flight of Passage first thing, the standby line does build rather quickly.  You may be better off enjoying shorter wait times in other areas of the park, and return to Avatar Flight of Passage later.  I recommend hopping into line just before park closing time.  All guests in line prior to park close will be permitted to ride.  Since no more guests will be entering the FastPass+ queue after park close, the standby line will move much more quickly.  My son and I did this recently and waited about 45 minutes at the end of the day.

    I hope that helps!  Have a wonderful visit tomorrow.  As the Na'vi say, Sivako!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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