6 Rides Or Attractions You Should Really FastPass At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

All guests who visit Walt Disney World spend a long time looking forward to their vacations and want to make the most out of each moment in the parks. From researching the perfect Disney Resort to planning out their schedules, Disney guests love making the most of their vacation to have memories to last a lifetime. All guests who visit Walt Disney World can utilize the FastPass system which allows them to choose certain attractions to visit at specific times to enjoy the experience with little to no wait. Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort can book their FastPasses sixty days in advance and those who stay off property can book thirty days in advance. While each park has popular attractions, those which tend to accumulate the longest wait times are the best options to book FastPasses for in order to save the most time overall. Here are six rides or attractions that guests should really FastPass when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

6. Primeval Whirl

Guests who are looking to enjoy a dizzying and quirky attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can head over to Dinoland to enjoy Primeval Whirl. Similar to a crazy mouse style roller coaster, Primeval Whirl features round vehicles which guests board before continuously spinning around curved tracks, tight corners, and drops. The attraction features comical props and artwork which describe guests getting closer and closer to the moment of extinction for the dinosaurs. With thrilling twists and turns and a unique theme, Primeval Whirl can often have long wait times making it a great choice to book a FastPass for in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.




5. Festival of the Lion King

One of the most popular shows in all of Walt Disney World can be found near Kilimanjaro Safaris in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Festival of the Lion King retells the classic Disney animated film through song, dance, familiar characters, fire dancing, aerial ballet, acrobatics, and audience participation. Guests are sure to find themselves singing along and loving every moment of the phenomenal performance. While Festival of the Lion King is extremely popular, it only runs several times each day so guests are smart to book FastPasses for the experience to ensure that they have a great seat to enjoy the show.

4. Kali River Rapids

Hot days in Disney’s Animal Kingdom call for a ride on an attraction which is guaranteed to leave guests soaking wet. Kali River Rapids has guests board a family style raft to head down the Chakranadi River past lush forests. Unfortunately, guests soon discover the devastating effects of illegal logging and plummet down a slippery slope into the waters below. Kali River Rapids is a favorite attraction among many guests and it can often have long wait times, especially in the hot summer months. Those looking to enjoy the attraction without spending a long time waiting in line are smart to book a FastPass for the experience.

3. Dinosaur

Dinoland is home to an attraction which sends guests back in time for an adventure that involves big thrills and big dinosaurs. Dinosaur invites guests into the Dino Institute where scientists have developed the technology to send guests back in time for scenic tours of the prehistoric creatures. Guests who are brave enough to face time travel are supposed to head to a safe era where dinosaurs can be found idly grazing in meadows, but plans change as guests are sent back dangerously close to a massive asteroid impact in order to find one particular dinosaur and bring him back to modern times. With lots of twists, turns, and moments of pure darkness, Dinosaur is one of the most psychologically thrilling attractions in Walt Disney World and often has long wait times. Guests who want to enjoy riding Dinosaur should definitely consider booking a FastPass for the experience in order to save time.

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2. Expedition Everest

Looming in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an attraction which is sure to thrill guests into wanting to ride again. Expedition Everest begins as a serene tea train tour but turns adventurous as guests find themselves deep inside the Forbidden Mountain desperately trying to escape the clutches of the fabled Yeti. Expedition Everest is one of the most thrilling attractions in all of Walt Disney World and often has long wait times as a result. Guests who want to experience the attraction should definitely consider booking a FastPass in order to enjoy the thrilling experience without spending lots of time waiting in line.

1. Kilimanjaro Safaris

One of the most popular and beloved attractions in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found nestled in the Africa section of the park in the village of Harambe. Kilimanjaro Safaris invites guests on a two week safari through the jungles and savannahs of Africa in the Harambe Reserve. Along the way, guests can experience up close encounters with animals like lions, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, and zebras as they roam naturally in beautiful habitats. Guests love returning to Kilimanjaro Safaris time and time again since the experience is different each time thanks to the unpredictable nature of live animals. Since the attraction is so popular, it can easily accumulate long wait times on busy days in the park making it an optimal candidate to book FastPasses for. Guests should be aware when booking a FastPass for Kilimanjaro Safaris that the best time to visit is in the morning since the temperatures are cooler and breakfast is being served making the animals more active.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.