Disney’s Animal Kingdom FastPass Tiers & Strategy

FastPass+ is Walt Disney World’s ride and show reservation system. On this page you will find FastPass+ tips and strategies, how and where to make FastPass+ reservations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and FastPass+ rules and restrictions.

When selecting your initial 3 FastPass+ choices at Epcot, you may pick one attraction from the FastPass+ Tier 1 category and then 2 from the FastPass+ Tier 2 group. Below is the current list of tiered attractions and entertainment options.

This accompanies our FastPass+ Overview for Walt Disney World Resort.

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What are the Animal Kingdom rides that take FastPass?

Animal Kingdom Fastpass Tier 1 Attractions

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey

Animal Kingdom Fastpass Tier 2 Attractions

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl
  • Rivers of Light
  • It’s Tough to Be A Bug
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo Musical
  • Adventurers Outpost Character Greeting

Best Rides to Book a FastPass for in the Animal Kingdom

#1 Choice for Tier 1

With lines reporting 2 hours long shortly after rope drop, it is easy for us to recommend getting Fastpasses for Avatar Flight of Passage. I don’t even want to suggest a time to aim for this reservation because anytime is a good time for this attraction. Get a FastPass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage and rope drop Na’vi River Journey.

#2 Top Choices for Tier 2

Keep in mind, Expedition Everest has a single rider line. If you can’t or don’t want to get a FastPass for Expedition Everest, all is not lost. Get into the single rider line and don’t be too surprised if your group is broken up, or grab a Rider Switch if you have little ones in your group.

For Adrenaline Junkies, we recommend Tier 2 Fast Passes for Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids & Dinosaur.

For families with little ones – Kilimanjaro Safaris and Adventurer’s Outpost (Meet Mickey & Minnie) are great choices. Try for Kali River Rapids but keep in mind the height restriction of 38″. All three of these attractions tend to generate long queues later in the day.

Rides/Shows to Avoid

Avoid getting fast passes for shows unless you are dead set on sitting in the front row.

Where Are the Animal Kingdom FastPass+ Kiosks?

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: Near the entrance to Kali River Rapids
  • Africa: Near Dawa Bar and Tusker House restaurant

General FastPass+ Information

What Does FastPass+ Cost?

There is no fee to use FP+ — it’s available to everyone and free with park admission.

When Can I Book FastPasses?

Guests staying at  Disney resort – otherwise known as ‘on-site’ – are able to make their Fastpass reservations up to 60 days in advance of their check-in date. Off-site guests, those staying at an outside hotel, are able to make their reservations at 30 days before check-in.

How Many FP+ Reservations May I Make?

Before heading to Walt Disney World, guests are able to make an initial 3 reservations. Once you have used these 3 pre-selected FastPasses, you can then make additional FastPass+ reservations, one at a time, while you are at Walt Disney World, through your smartphone app or at an available Kiosk.

How Does a FP+ Work When I’m in the Theme Parks?

Most FP+ ride reservations specify a one-hour window during which you may enter the attraction.

When you arrive at an attraction with your FP+, you’ll be directed to a separate, shorter “FastPass+ Return” line. To enter the line, you must validate your reservation by touching your MagicBand or RFID ticket to a reader at the FP+ Return entrance.

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