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Tomorrow I’m going to the last Disney park I haven’t been to in North America, Animal Kingdom. I’m not up to date with Disney as I am other companies and would appreciate some insight on what to do and/or how to do them. What’s the perfect day at Animal Kingdom for those that have been before.
 
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Tomorrow I’m going to the last Disney park I haven’t been to in North America, Animal Kingdom. I’m not up to date with Disney as I am other companies and would appreciate some insight on what to do and/or how to do them. What’s the perfect day at Animal Kingdom for those that have been before.

It is, honestly, a tough call. However, if you're visit is anything like mine was this past Friday, you will wait no more than 30 minutes for anything. We got there around 8:30am and went straight for Avatar. We walked into Flight of Passage. We stopped for 5 minutes so they could assign the next theatre.

We we hit up Navi River Journey, it was about 15 minutes. Lines were so non-existent, we did Flight of Passage twice, and waited 30 minutes the second time around. This was long, in our opinion, due the storm that was rolling through. I wish you the same luck as us.

All other rides for us were walk-ons. It was glorious.

A nice way to start is to go right towards Dinoland, first. However, the way things were on Friday, that was not necessary. Either way facilitated extremely low wait times. In our experience, much of the morning crowd goes straight for Avatar.
 
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Tomorrow I’m going to the last Disney park I haven’t been to in North America, Animal Kingdom. I’m not up to date with Disney as I am other companies and would appreciate some insight on what to do and/or how to do them. What’s the perfect day at Animal Kingdom for those that have been before.
If the reports about short lines at Avatar are true, I would consider doing the Safari early in the morning, since the animals are more active at that time compared to the middle of the day.

But if you’re up for an early morning, doing the two avatar rides at rope drop and then moving to Safari and taking advantage of lower crowds to walk onto the other attractions as the day goes on seems like a solid strategy.
 
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Expedition Everest is great and you can easily do it in the evening. Rope dropping FoP is always the safest bet.

What are your thoughts on food? Tiffins is amazing, but expensive. Tusker House is really good, as well.

Some people prefer Kilimanjaro Safaris in the evening.
 
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I've heard the animals are most active for the safari in the morning. There were no waits today according to the app. EE is great. We missed the conversation station last time.
 

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Park was absolutely dead. I walked onto every single ride in the park without waiting at all. Weather was nice as well which was weird, nonetheless, this is a beautiful Disney park.

As far as rides go, my favorite in the park was Dinosaur, followed by Flight of Passage and It’s Tough To Be A Bug (don’t hate, I absolutely loved the corniness of the ride). The safari was nice as well, though most animal were asleep by then. Beautiful enclosures which I appreciated.

My biggest disappointment was Everest. Grew up seeing the documentaries and expected so much more from it. Hardly any force and the theme isn’t all that great visually in person.

I didn’t get to try any food, but I’ll definitely check out one of the options @Nicole pointed out next visit. I’m upgrading to AP on the 8th after my recent stay :)
 
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I went the day after and walked onto basically everything at AK and cleared all the rides and shows available in around 4ish hours. I definitely had WAY too high of expectations for Flight of Passage.
 
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Oh, funny story. On my second ride of Flight of Passage my water effect wasn’t working properly… in the worst possible way. The effect went off when it was supposed to at first, then stayed on for the rest of the ride for every single person on my row. I was absolutely soaked for a solid 2 hours after. Maybe this is why I’m bitter with this attraction - was definitely an unusual experience at the very least.
 
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I didn’t even feel any water when I rode it which was kinda disappointing I should have given it another run but I was a man on a mission with my one day park hopper. Cleared Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and then got sweeteners with an hour and a half at Epcot for Soarin, Test Track, and Mission Space. I had a different opinion of Expedition Everest but I’m sure it’s because I just went in with “Slinky Dog Dash” expectations and it greatly exceeded that ride for me.
 
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