• On Mar 10, 2017
    Marelize 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 on 22 May 2017 and I would like to know what time the Wildlife Express Train Starts running. I would love to visit Rafikis Planet Watch first thing in the morning but I have a 10.45am reservation at Tusker House.

    Hello Marelize,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I have checked the dates online and the operating hours for the date of your visit are still not available. I noticed for the upcoming weeks that the train starts operating one hour after scheduled park opening, so I believe you will not be able to ride it before you reservation at Tusker House. If scheduled opening is at 9:00 a.m. and the train starts traveling at 10:00 a.m., you won’t have a lot of time to enjoy Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Keep checking for time updates.

    If you are looking for an early morning attraction before your reservation, then I suggest Kilimanjaro Safaris, because the animals are usually more active in the morning. I highly recommend making a FastPass+ selection for this attraction. You can make selections by singing in to My Disney Experience or using the mobile app. If you are staying at a Disney resort hotel, then you should be able to make your selections soon!

    I hope this helps you while planning. Please stop by with more questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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