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KennythePirate’s Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Enabled Touring Plan with Characters for Warm Weather Months

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KennythePirate's Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Enabled Touring Plan with Characters for Warm Weather Months

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Warm Weather months

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Updated 3/9/15  The most important part of a great day at Animal Kingdom with no waits is to arrive at least 45 minutes before park opening.  If you arrive a little later and see the turnstiles already full, you might want to use the Rainforest Cafe entrance.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see all the major shows, ride every ride and meet every character in one day from 9:00 to 5:00 PM without much backtracking or rushing around.

Why did I place Kali River Rapids so late into the day?  Because I don’t like to walk around the park wet all day.  It causes chaffing and irritation.  If you choose to ride earlier, you might want to consider bringing a change of clothing along.  Ponchos don’t help very much on this ride!

Why is Kilimanjaro Safaris first on the list?  Because the animals are moving about and eating early in the day and you’ll get to save your Fastpass for another attraction.  The worst time to ride the Safaris truck is mid-day because it’s hot and the animals are sedentary and hidden in the shade.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Across from Flights of Wonder
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie – Reserve 11:30am FP+
  • Expedition Everest – Reserve 1:00pm FP+
  • Kali River Rapids – Reserve 2:00pm FP+

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar
  • Finding Nemo the Musical
  • Festival of the Lion King
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Warm Weather months
LocationSelectionTime
AfricaRIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Head immediately to Kilimajaro Safaris and you’ll see the animals when they are the most active.
AfricaPangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals
Discovery IslandMEET:  Daisy Duck
Discovery Island TrailMEET:  Pocahontas9:50: AM
DinolandMEET:  Goofy and PlutoIf they have a long line, you will want to do the Dinoland rides first and possibly wait until the end of the day to meet them.
DinolandMEET:  Donald Duck
DinolandRIDE:  Primeval Whirl
DinolandRIDE:  Dinosaur. The posted wait time should be in the 10 to 20 minute range, and you’ll experience a short wait.   If you chose a Dinosaur FP+, take a ride using said FP+.  If you notice that the wait time is still low, you could switch Dinosaur for something else at the Kiosk or using Disney’s app.  Finding Nemo the Musical or Kali River Rapids would be good options.
DinolandRIDE:  Triceratop Spin
DinolandThe Boneyard – let your kids burn off some steam while you take a break.
Discovery IslandMEET:  Mickey and Minnie  USE FP+Reserve your FP+ in the 11:30 AM range
It’s Tough be a BugMEET:  Dug and Russell 
Discovery IslandGrab some lunch.  I really enjoy the Flame Tree BBQ, Anandapur Local Foods Cafe and Yak and Yeti
Theater in the WildWATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical. Arrive 15-20 minutes early1:00 PM Show
AsiaRIDE:  Expedition Everest Reserve FP+ for 1:00 PM, so you can use it immediately after Finding Nemo and then use Kali right after that.
AsiaRIDE:  Kali River Rapids  Reserve FP+ for 2:00 PM, so you can use it immediately after Expedition Everest.  Use the FREE lockers to store your valuables.
AsiaMaharajah Jungle Trek Take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack at Local Foods Cafe.  I like the Chicken Fried Rice
AsiaWATCH:  Flights of Wonder2:45 PM Show
AsiaMEET:  Baloo and King Louie
AfricaRIDE:  Wildlife Express Train from Africa
Conservation StationMEET:  Chip n Dale
They are located OUTSIDE the Conservation Station
StationMEET:  RafikiHe is located INSIDE the Conservation Station
Conservation StationConservation Station and Petting Zoo
AfricaRIDE:  Wildlife Express Train from Rafiki’s Planet WatchDepart by 4:30 PM
Harambe TheaterWATCH: Festival of the Lion King
Arrive by 4:45 PM
5:00 PM Show
Discovery IslandWATCH:  It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Watch the 3D show or do some shopping. Caution, young children may be scared by It’s Tough to be a Bug.
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
Dinoland Dance Party
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Tam Tams of Harambe
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18 COMMENTS

  1. Hi your plans are awesome. The only ones I’ve seen with character meets and rides. We are going to animal kingdom on June 16 th. We have an adr for tusker house at 935 am. Should we follow the same order in the plan just after our adr? I just wondered if we should start by going to the safari ride right after our breakfast is over? This is our first trip so I’m new to all this. Thank you.

    • No, you’ll have to skip some things and move them to the end. You should go directly to Safari, then check in for breakfast.

  2. Thanks! I think I’m going to see her in lieu of lunch after Dug and Russell because we weren’t hungry between Tusker and Boma and just wanted to try Flame Tree. Now that we have…I’m okay with skipping it since we have Tusker and Sanaa!

    So we’ll grab a snack and see DiVine. I can’t believe your app has the menus!!!!

    • May still have time to grab a quick bite at Flame Tree. Yes, I just added the new Be Our Guest Breakfast too. Characters, Shows, Rides, Dining, Park Hours and soon Touring Plans

  3. Hi! I’m going to be in AK on Labor Day. I’m planning to follow this plan. I have Tusker House at 8:15. When is the best time to try to fit in DiVine? I don’t plan to ride the train back to see Chip n Dale and Rafiki.

    Also, if the park closes at 5:00 how can I see Tough to Be a Bug after the 5:00 Lion King show? I may skip that show and go to the dance party since I have a 5:45 at Sanaa. I’m trying to figure where to plan for Tough to Be a Bug.

    • DiVine is a tough one since they moved her all the way down to the park entrance. Not an easy way to fit it in really without a ton of walking.

  4. We have 8:25 reservation at Tusker House so I don’t expect to make it to the safari by 9 AM. My thought is to FP+ Safari at 9:30 which pushes us back ~ an hour on the character meet and greets (Pocahontas at 11 instead of 10). Do you think the plan still works or are we looking at bigger waits by pushing off by an hour from your plan? Our visit is Thurs, Oct 2nd.

    Thanks for all the great advice! Your plans made for an amazing trip last fall :)

    • You can start at any time and location you desire. I would complete the touring plan, then spend time exploring so you don’t experience delays for attractions. Wilderness explorers can be done at your own pace too

  5. Brilliant, thank you. We love characters but they’re not included in a lot of touring plans. What sort of crowds does this work with?

  6. Yay!!! This looks awesome!! We have a ADR for Donald’s breakfast at 8:15 and it looks like the rest of our day is all mapped out … Thanks Kenny!! 3 things: Are you working on new touring schedules for the other 3 parks? Do you think Doc Mcstuffins will ever come to DS Studios? And do you think the Frozen sisters will still be in Epcot after the first of the year… Ha ha ok only 1 real ? And some snark! : )

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