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  • On Oct 31, 2017
    Katrina from BC Asked

    What does a fast pass get you with regards to the shows. Is it just a guaranteed seat? A better seat? I'm questioning if I should use one for the River of Lights show over Expedition Everest.

    Hi Katrina!

    Deciding how to use your daily FastPass choices is one of the hardest decisions when planning for a Walt Disney World vacation. There are so many great options and having to pick just three at a time can be intimidating and confusing. But that is why we are here as we can help through our own experience.

    I would not likely use my FastPass choice for the Rivers of Light Show. There are many good seats to watch the show from. The FastPass seats are to the right of center. The dining package seats are to the left of center. If you would like the more center seats I would suggest you do the Rivers of Light Dining Package instead to get a reserved section. The seating area is large so even without using a FastPass or Dining Package you will be able to see the show as a walk up. Depending on the time of year you will need to get there early to get in line.

    Expedition Everest is one of my favorite Animal Kingdom attractions and having a FastPass does make this an easy ride to do without taking a chunk of your day waiting in line. However, if you arrive early when the park opens you will not find long lines and can do this without a FastPass. This attraction also has a singles line if that is something that interests you. This cuts down the time in line as well but you will be riding with strangers. If you arrive early or do singles line and also have a FastPass you can experience this attraction twice during your day.

    Lots of decisions but they are all good decisions. Whatever you choose that is best for your situation will work out perfectly!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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