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Animal Kingdom Fast Pass Guide & Tips

Animal Kingdom Fastpass tips for your Disney World vacation!

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Do you want to know the best way to use Genie Plus, formerly named FastPass, at Animal Kingdom? You’ve come to the right place!

With this Animal Kingdom Genie Plus guide you’ll be able to see and do everything you want without wasting those magical minutes waiting in line.

Read on for everything you need to know to master Genie Plus at Disney World’s wildest park. 

Is there Genie Plus at Animal Kingdom?

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Yes! Genie Plus is available during regular park hours at Animal Kingdom. It will definitely help you avoid waiting in long lines. 

For in depth info and a guide on how to use Genie Plus and Fast Passes head to my Disney Genie Plus Ultimate Guide here! 

Animal Kingdom Genie Plus Attractions

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Expedition Everest

There are two Tiers of attractions when using Genie+: Genie+ Lightening Lanes and Individual Lightning Lane Attractions. 

The current attractions available for using Genie Plus are:

Individual Lightning Lane Attraction:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

Genie Plus Lightening Lane Attractions at Animal Kingdom:

  • Nav’i River Journey
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Feathered Friends in Flight
  • The Animal Experience at Conservation Station
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!

When Should I Use Genie Plus at Animal Kingdom?

avatar flight of passage

Flight of Passage | Photo Credit: Disney Parks

Avatar Flight of Passage

Avatar Flight of Passage is the “headliner” attraction at Animal Kingdom. It is best described as a 3D flight simulator where you are riding on the back of a dragon-like creature called a banshee

The height requirement for the ride is 44″ and it is pretty intense (my six-year-old was overwhelmed but some kids this age and even younger love it). 

If you have any interest in riding Flight of Passage it should be your #1 priority for your Animal Kingdom Genie Plus. Lines regularly build to 3 hours later in the day!

The other top attraction in Pandora is Na’vi River Journey, is a slow-moving boat ride with no height requirement. It will typically have a shorter wait time, especially if you get to the park early.

It’s a good option if members of your group can’t (or don’t want to) ride Flight of Passage. 

Kilimanjaro Safari

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Elephant on Kilimanjaro Safari ride

Lines for Kilimanjaro Safari can get very long during the day at Animal Kingdom, I suggest using Genie Plus when possible to experience Kilimanjaro Safari. For all the tips for using Genie Plus at Animal Kingdom and the other Disney Parks, head to my ultimate Genie Plus guide here!

Meet Mickey & Minnie at Adventurer’s Outpost

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Another good choice for an Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Attraction is the character meet and greet at Adventurer’s Outpost.

The wait can get VERY long to meet Mickey and Minnie later in the day so it’s a great attraction to use FastPass. It’s also one of the only places to get a pictures with these two together!

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest ride

My last pick for the best attraction to use Genie Plus at Animal Kingdom is Expedition Everest. It is a thrilling coaster with a fantastic story – it’s my favorite attraction at Disney World!

Since this ride loads very quickly lines usually don’t get longer than 1 hour. You can also use a single rider line for this attraction, which means you can ride with a shorter wait but you won’t be seated directly next to others in your party. 

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Other attractions that get long lines during the day that you might want to consider are using Genie Plus are:

  • Kali River Rapids (particularly during the hottest months of the year)

Do you need a Fastpass for Lion King?

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I don’t recommend using Genie+ for the Festival of the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom. 

There is no bad seat in the house for Festival of the Lion King. The show has a large capacity and the seats go all the way around the stage, so you’ll be able to enjoy it from any angle.

If you want a close seat, you should arrive at least thirty minutes prior to showtime, but if you don’t have to be in the first few rows, arriving about fifteen minutes early will be enough.

What Attractions at Animal Kingdom Aren’t Included in Genie Plus? 

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Sign

There are plenty of things to do at Animal Kingdom that don’t involve using Genie Plus!

Here are attractions that don’t offer FastPass (but are still amazing):

  • Affection Section (petting zoo in Conservation Station)
  • The Boneyard (huge playground area with sand pit)
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Wildlife Express Train (train ride to Conservation Station)
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek (zoo area with Asian animals)
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (zoo area with Africa Animals)

I hope this post helped with your Genie Plus Animal Kingdom planning! Any questions about your Fast Pass planning? Leave a comment below or join our community over at The Budget Mouse Facebook group.

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