Animal Kingdom FastPass Attractions and Entertainment Options

by Leap on May 2, 2019 39 Orlando

With so many animal and other-worldly encounters, Disney's Animal Kingdom is an especially fun park for the tadpoles. And since the opening of Pandora — The World of Avatar just a few years ago, Disney's Animal Kingdom is now one hoppening park. We always recommend you book FastPasses, but especially here! Below, we offer the full list of Animal Kingdom FastPass attractions and entertainment options. (You'll find Disney's Animal Kingdom FastPass+ attraction priorities on our Disney's Animal Kingdom park plan.)

Disney's Animal Kingdom FastPass Attractions and Entertainment

Animal Kingdom FastPass Attraction Options - Flight of Passage

As a reminder, resort guests can book reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their length of stay (up to 10 days) using the My Disney Experience website, while non-resort guests can book reservations up to 30 days in advance of each day of their theme park visit — starting at 7 a.m. Eastern Time.

Animal Kingdom does have a tiered FastPass+ system, but the tiers are fairly simple. Guests are only allowed to book one Pandora—The World of Avatar attraction per day, as they are considered Tier 1. That means you'll need to choose if your family's Pandora FastPass+ priority is Flight of Passage or Na'vi River Journey.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Tier 2 FastPass Options

Once you've chosen your Pandora option, you can choose two of the following FastPass+ options to round out your selection. If Pandora rides aren't of interest, you can book all three of your selections from the following list instead:

Disney's Animal Kingdom FastPass Kiosk Locations

Animal Kingdom FastPass Attractions and Entertainment - FastPass+ Kiosk

  • Near Mandala Gifts
  • At Island Mercantile
  • Near Dawa Bar

FastPass+ Attractions & Entertainment Options and Kiosk Locations by Park

Have more questions about FastPass+? Leave your questions in comments below. You'll also find answers to common questions and full details about how FastPass+ works in our Guide to Disney's FastPass+. Hop over to our DisneyFastPass+ Planning page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline for more tips!

Related: Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Attractions and Entertainment Options

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Sep 9, 2018 at 6:22 p.m. Cyn Says...

How do I get on standby?

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cyn!

Just hop in the regular line for stand-by.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 25, 2018 at 9:19 p.m. Prajakta Dhamne Says...

Hii i want to know what is the concept of fast pass?i am planning to visit animal kingdomon 1st week of May

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May 25, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. Keli Says...

What if you have high blood pressure and want to go on to ride with your kiddos?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Prajakta!

Great question! FastPass+ is a system that allows you to essentially skip the line on 3 or more attractions per day at Disney World. You can read our guide and check out our FAQs for details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2018 at 11:52 p.m. Catherine Says...

If you're utilizing DAS, can you FP one Pandora ride and DAS the other?

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catherine!

Assuming DAS is available on one and you're able to grab a FP+ for the other, this is toad-ally an option!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 20, 2018 at 7:27 a.m. Abby Says...

We are visiting AK on March 24 and plan to arrive at 7 am (extra magic hrs) and do Kilimanjaro Safaris first thing. Should we still try to use fast pass for this?

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Feb 21, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abby!

It's up to you, but we don't think there is a need for a FastPass+ if you're heading to Kilimanjaro Safaris right at 7 a.m. Most visitors arriving that early will be heading straight to Pandora, so we doubt Kilimajaro Safaris will have much of a wait. Save that FastPass+ for something else ... we recommend Expedition Everest, it's one of our favorites!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 27, 2017 at 1:09 p.m. Michelle Byers Says...

We are going to AK today and can’t get any fast passes. What should we do? I thought everyone should get at least 3 per ticket.

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Dec 27, 2017 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

We're so sorry to hear you couldn't hop on any FastPass+ experiences during your day spent at Animal Kingdom. Three experiences can be booked per day. If none are available, it may be a result of the high volume crowds this time of year. It may also be a technical issue, in which case we recommend trying at a FastPass+ kiosk in the park or consulting with a Cast Member.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 24, 2017 at 10:29 p.m. Jill Herrenbruck Says...

What are our chances of getting a fast pass for avatar on Christmas Day if we're not buying our ticket until we get to the park?

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Dec 28, 2017 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

Sorry for the delay in responding, but your comment got caught in our spam filter.

We hope you had a great visit and were able to get on the Flight of Passage!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 9, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. Sandy Says...

My 86 year old mom will be in a wheelchair. Do we still need a fast pass for Lion King or Nemo?

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Dec 12, 2017 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy,

There are reserved designated viewing areas for those in wheelchairs/ECV. These spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 26, 2017 at 2:50 a.m. Amanda Says...

Do we need to use the fast pass to get seats for the water light show? We are going on Christmas day and my daughter is afraid we wont be able to go, but I don't reserve something that late in the day and waste the fast pass? THANK YOU!

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, we recommend booking a FastPass+ for Rivers of Light, especially if it's a priority for your group and it'll be on a busy day like Christmas.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 25, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. LCC Says...

We are going to AK on Christmas Day. I know it will be crowded but of all parks do you think it is a better choice for 25 Dec 2017?

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom will be the least crowded out of all the Disney parks on Christmas Day. It'll definitely still be very crowded, though!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 27, 2017 at 4:21 a.m. Jamie Says...

We have little kids and will use one of our Fast Passes for either the Lion King show or Finding Nemo show. Is there one that is busier or better that we should use the FastPass for? We will use our other FastPasses for the Kilimanjaro Safari and Na'vi River Journey. The other rides/attractions don't work because of height requirements. I know there is ride share but I want to be able to do everything as a family.

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Oct 27, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

Use the Fatpass+ for Finding Nemo - The Musical. The Festival of the Lion King usually has more showtimes per day. You should have no problem catching a performance.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 3, 2017 at 8:06 a.m. Pauline Baker Says...

I have looked at fast pass today (30 days before) and nearly all the dates are grey. Does this mean all fast passes are gone already

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Oct 3, 2017 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pauline,

Grey dates usually mean that you are not within the 30-day window. Even on the busiest days of the year, there are still Fastpasses available for the less-popular attractions. Try viewing in the app and on the MDE website.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 3, 2017 at 4:50 p.m. caroline kinch Says...

Hi, we are at AK on 18th august, I tried to book fast pass for the flight of passage, but they had all gone. We are booked at 10.30am for the river ride at Pandora. Do you have any advice regarding how to get on the flight of passage. Thanks

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Jul 3, 2017 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline,

Yes! Arrive at Disney's Animal Kingdom 30 to 45 minutes before the gates open in the morning. Head right for Flight of Passage once the park opens. It's not Fastpass+, but the morning is when the wait will be at its shortest.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 23, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. Shiela Says...

When selecting FastPass+ experiences, how much time do you recommend leaving in between each reservation?

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Jun 23, 2017 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shiela,

One strategy we've been using is to book all 3 of our Fastpasses back-to-back and trying to book attractions that are close together. That way, we're not dashing across the park. Your needs may vary in case you have dinner reservations or other plans that might "break up" your times. And the earlier you use your first 3, the sooner you can book those additional ones.

Keep hopping,

Leap

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Jun 18, 2017 at 10:29 p.m. Olivia Says...

If we have Extra Magic Hours for the day in Animal Kingdom, which Avatar ride do you recommend getting a fastpass for? Is there a strategy for getting on both these rides without waiting too long?

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Jun 18, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Olivia,

FastPass+ is not available during Extra Magic Hours. We recommend getting a FastPass+ for Na'Vi River Journey and arriving at the park 30 minutes before opening to experiencing Avatar Flight of Passage.

Hoppy Planning!

Leap

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Jun 8, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Lynnette Says...

My Husband and I both got motion sick on the Harry Potter ride do you think the new avatar ride would do the same? Also what would be your picks for a 1 day in animal, kingdom for the fast pass? We've been to AK a few times already.

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Jun 8, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynnette,

Avatar Flight of Passage is not as intense as Forbidden Journey. It's a faster version of Soarin' but with individual seats that move forward, back and side-to-side.

Our Disney's Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ choices are Kilimanjaro Safaris, Flight of Passage (or Na'vi River Journey) and Expedition Everest.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jun 5, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. Shannon Says...

For Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, because fast passes are not tiered, how many selections per day do we receive?

Thanks, Shannon

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon,

You may make three advance Fastpass+ reservations per day. Note you may only choose either Flight of Passage or Na'vi River Journey.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 28, 2017 at 10:44 p.m. Hayleigh Lawson Says...

Hi,

I'm just wondering, with the introduction of the Avatar rides at Animal Kingdom are you able to use your fast passes to book onto these rides and is there a tier system similar to that of Hollywood Studios?

Thanks,

Hayleigh

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May 28, 2017 at 7:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hayleigh,

You are only allowed to book one Pandora attraction per day, so you'll need to choose between Flight of Passage or Na'vi River Journey.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 28, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. Lanez Says...

I am visiting next August 2018 (end of August) Do you think i need to fast pass Festival of the Lion King? Thanks, my son loves The Lion King

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Mar 28, 2017 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lanez,

With multiple times for seeing Festival of the Lion King, we don't recommend using a FastPass+ reservation for the show. Arriving at the theater 45 before a show will give you a great seat.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Oct 31, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. Kelly vanover Says...

Do we need to book attractions to AK for a one day visit next Saturday?

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Nov 2, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Yes, you should always book attractions. Why would you want to pass up the ability to walk on the rides, or walk on within a few minutes?

Keep hopping!

Leap

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