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Deciphering Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Tiers

Deciphering Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Tiers

If you haven’t already heard Disney World Fastpass+ system allows you to save your spot in line for attractions at Walt Disney World. The great thing is that the Animal Kingdom Fastpass price is zero that’s right Disney doesn’t charge you anything to use their Fastpass+ system.  Once you have a ticket and link it to your My Disney Experience account you are good to book 3 Fastpasses at one park per day. If you are looking to spend your day at the Animal Kingdom here is everything you need to know about the Animal Kingdom Fastpass tiers.

Having a well thought out plan for your day at the Animal Kingdom is essential to avoid long waits in line. Fastpass plus will let you maximize your day by getting you to the front of the line and skipping the wait.

FastPass+ Attractions at the Animal Kingdom

When planning your day at the Animal Kingdom you can book one Tier 1 attraction in advance and two Tier 2 attractions in advance. No idea what we are talking about here? Well, Disney has tried to level the playing field by creating these tiers. The most popular attractions at the park will be grouped into tier one and you will be forced to pick only one! However, this doesn’t mean that you still can’t get everything accomplished in one day.

Animal Kingdom Fastpass Tier One Attractions

Animal Kingdom Fastpass Tier Two Attractions

  • Expedition Everest
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to Be A Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Primeval Whirl
  • Rivers of Light

Where to Find Fastpass+ Kiosks at the Animal Kingdom

Forget to make Fastpass before you head to the park? Or use up all your Fastpasses for the day and ready to book more. You can make additional FastPass+ reservations using the My Disney Experience mobile app, or with the FastPass+ kiosks located throughout the park:

  • Discovery Island Near the Island Mercantile store
  • Asia By the entrance to Kali River Rapids
  • Africa Near Tusker House restaurant

Pandora World of Avatar Flower

Top Picks for Animal Kingdom Fastpass

Since Pandora is the busiest thing these days at the Animal Kingdom your top priority is to get either Flight of Passage or Navi River Journey. If you want to do both go for Flight of Passage first. The line here is always longer than River Journey so this would best maximize your time. If you do acquire Flight of Passage you will want to make sure to do Navi River Journey right at opening. Then the next two big hitters to try and get are Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest.

If you miss out on an Everest Fastpass remember they have a Single Rider line. This stays pretty short and works out well if you don’t mind sitting by yourself on the ride.

If you are lucky you already have your three Fastpasses for the day at the Animal Kingdom picked out. If not you are free to fill in selections that best fits your family. We will say we find that you NEVER need Fastpasses for these rides at the Animal Kingdom:

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!

Why? These are shows in large theaters that can hold a lot of people. I just recommend arriving 15 to 20 minutes before the show time to guarantee you will get a seat.

Pro Tips for FastPass+ at the Animal Kingdom

  • Chilly on your trip? Skip getting a Fastpass for Kali River Rapids the line will be non-existent.
  • Book your Fastpasses for later in the day and take advantage of shorter lines in the early morning.
  • Want to see the most animal on the safari ride? Do NOT go between 12-4pm, it’s the hottest time of day and the animals will be the least active.

For more tips on the Fastpass system at Disney World read Best Disney Fastpass Picks for Each Park and also Fastpass Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make at Disney World. If you are looking to keep track of your plans like your Fastpass picks then get our FREE Printable Disney Daily Vacation Planner. Have questions? Join our FREE Facebook group and get personalized feedback!

If you are looking for things to do at the Animal Kingdom read Animal Kingdom Dining Ranked Best to Worst and also Animal Kingdom Must Dos.