Hey everybody, I know its been forever since I’ve written about Disney. The past few weeks have been crazy with school ending and everything. But I am excited to say I’m back and ready to blog all summer. I have a Disney vacation of my own approaching in a few weeks, which I’m super excited about and can’t wait to write on. But let’s jump into this weeks topic. This week’s blog will finish the FastPass hacks series. These hacks are for Animal Kingdom. They will be in a similar format as the Magic Kingdom ones.
1. Expedition Everest
This is one of my favorite rides in Disney World and probably my favorite in Animal Kingdom. It’s a roller coaster that is super fun and unique. It takes you on an expedition through the Himalayas haunted by the legend of the Yeti. While on this dangerous trek you come to a part of the track where the rest is missing, and you go back on the track. Also while going backward you come face to face with the Yeti. This is a real thrill that usually has a pretty long wait. I strongly recommend a Fastpass.
2. Kilimanjaro Safaris
This is the epitome of a ride at Animal Kingdom. It takes you through as close to an African Safari you can get not being in Africa. You see all kinds of different animals on your exploration. Depending on the time of day you go you will see more animals. If you go really early or towards the closing of the park you will see more animals because it’s cooler. On this attraction, I’ve seen giraffes, elephants, lions, and more. It’s an amazing ride for people of all ages. It’s one of my dad’s favorites.
3. Na’vi River Journey
Na’vi River Journey is one of the newest rides in Animal Kingdom. It was apart of the Pandora expansion of the park. It’s like an Avatar version of Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s a really tame ride great for everyone. Typically I would not put this on a FastPass must list, but since it’s new and in high demand, the waits will be long. If you want to ride this ride I would suggest a Fastpass unless you want to wait a long time.
4. Flight of Passage
You absolutely must ride this attraction. It is so unique and nothing like I’ve ever experienced before. It’s a simulation ride but not you’re typically sit in a big simulator chamber and move and spin. It is a full body experience. You are placed on this stationary bike looking machine individually and it is supposed to feel as though you’re riding on a banshees back. I don’t know how else to describe it besides thrilling. There is always a super long wait because it was also apart of the Pandora expansion. I don’t know if there are any special requirements like height to ride this but I would check before booking a FastPass.
5. Kali River Rapids
I love this ride so so much, especially for Animal Kingdom because it’s so hot there, but if you do not want to get wet I would suggest sitting this one out. You and 7 other people fill a raft and head down a river in a rainforest that’s undergone some trouble recently. There are waterfalls and splashes at every turn. It’s not a question of will I get wet but when. A FastPass probably isn’t necessary for this ride, it’s usually a pretty normal wait, but I usually get one just to be safe.