One of the most exciting parts of planning your Walt Disney World vacation is Fastpass+ selection. It can be a little intimidating if you’ve never used the system before. Has it been a few years since you visited the parks? What should you pick? How can you make the best use of your passes? What should you skip and what is a must have? How do you know what is even available? Our guide to FastPass at Animal Kingdom will answer all these questions and more. If you are just getting started with FastPass+ make sure to check out our Beginners Guide To Navigating FastPass+
When To Use A FastPass At Animal Kingdom
You may note that we do not recommend using your selections for a few of the more popular rides. This is because we feel that there is time to be saved by using a pass or that your pass would be better utilized elsewhere (particularly at one of the parks with the tier system). We tend to think a pass is better spent on a ride that consistently has lines of 30 minutes or longer.
When To Use A FastPass
Animal Kingdom park has the least amount of attractions to use FastPass+ on. Four of the ten available are shows. We do not typically recommend that you spend a pass on shows. Once the doors open, so many people are swept inside that it’s very unlikely that you will not get a seat. Your choices for FastPass at Animal Kingdom are automatically narrowed down to just a few things.
- DINOSAUR 10 – 80 minutes
- Expedition Everest 15 – 70 minutes
- Festival of the Lion King 5 – 40 minutes
- Finding Nemo – The Musical 5 – 50 minutes
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug! 5 – 30 minutes
- Kali River Rapids 20 – 110 minutes
- Kilimanjaro Safaris 10 – 90 minutes
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost 10 – 60 minutes
- Primeval Whirl 10 – 70 minutes
Our top recommendations for Animal Kingdom FastPass+
Kali River Rapids
Rides/Attractions you almost always do not need a FastPass+ for
Festival of the Lion King
Finding Nemo – The Muscial
It’s Tough to Be a Bug
We hope this has helped you make the difficult yet exciting decision of which FastPass+ you’ll choose for your visit to Animal Kingdom. Be sure to check out our FastPass+ Tips and Tricks, and let us know what you use your FastPass+ on.