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  • On Jan 7, 2019
    Donna from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be visiting the Animal Kingdom in late Jan. 2019. We have a fast pass for Na'vi River Journey at 9:35AM. We would like to see the 10:00AM showing of The Lion King. Will we be allowed in at 9:58AM? Would a fast pass gaurantee us a seat?

    Hi Donna! Thank you for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Pandora - The World Of Avatar is visually stunning.  Make sure you take time to explore all the details in this amazing land.  I like to visit this area in both daylight and evening times to get the full experience of the unique ambiance.

    I am so glad to hear that you have already planned some FastPass+ experiences.  This great service allows you to get more out of your day by spending less time in line.

    To answer your question, I think the timeline you describe is a little too tight.  While the FastPass+ reservation for Na'vi River Journey allows for a much shorter wait than the standby queue, you will likely still encounter a short wait.  The journey itself is about five minutes, and it takes a few minutes to load and unload the Na'vi rafts.  With walking time to exit the attraction and make your way to Festival of the Lion King, I think it is unlikely you will arrive in time for the 10:00 am show.  If the stars align and you do indeed arrive just before showtime, you would be allowed in if the theater is not already at capacity.  A FastPass+ reservation for Festival of the Lion King does not guarantee you a seat.  Those with FastPass+ will be ushered into the theater ahead of the standby queue.  By the time you would arrive guests with FastPass+ will already be seated.

    I recommend trying to modify your FastPass+ for Na'vi River Journey to a different time, or selecting a different performance of Festival of the Lion King.

    I hope that helps!  Have a wonderful vacation.

    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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