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  • On Jul 28, 2015
    Jonda from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I will be visiting Animal Kingdom on Wed. September 30th.....could you tell me if it will be necessary to get a fastpass for festival of lion king or Kalil River Rapids? Thanks!

    Hi Jonda,

    Festival of the Lion King is a must-do for my family every time we visit Disney's Animal Kingdom. I don't believe a FastPass+ selection is essential for the show. We try to get in line 15 to 20 minutes before a show. We haven't been turned away from a show yet. The theater holds a lot of people and there really isn't a bad view. If you want a front-row or closer-to-the-action seat, you might want to use a FastPass+ selection and be there early. 

    Kali River Rapids, on the other hand, is an attraction where I would say a FastPass+ selection is an advantage, especially in warmer months! The lines can get long quickly, particularly in the afternoon on a warm Florida day! 

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope you'll stop back by if you have any other questions! 
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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