• On Jan 3, 2018
    Luke from NY Asked

    Should I get a fast pass for the Rivers of Light show?

    Hi Luke,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited that you plan to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and see the Rivers of Light show.

    I would not suggest that you use a Fast Pass+ for the show. Instead, try booking the Rivers of Light Dining Package. We booked the dining package on our last visit so that we would not have to use one of our Fast Pass+ selections for the show. If you do use a Fast Pass+ selection for a nighttime show, you cannot book another Fast Pass+ selection until that show has ended and/or the Fast Pass+ time window has expired on it. We prefer to do our first three initial Fast Pass+ selections in the morning so that we can book an additional Fast Pass+ selection as soon as possible during the day. 

    When we did the Rivers of Light dining package, we dined at Tusker House restaurant. The food was quite good and the characters were adorable. Donald and Daisy Duck were just too cute! When you do the dining package, you pay for your meal as normal. If you are on a dining plan, you would use the number of meal credits normally required for that restaurant. To check the number of meal credits required for each restaurant, simply go to that restaurant's website, click on the link that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted" and a pop-up menu will appear that shows the number of dining plan credits required if the restaurant accepts dining plans. 

    Luke, at dinner, we received our tickets for the reserved seating area of the show. We booked our fourth Fast Pass+ for just after dinner and before the show. After dinner, we did that Fast Pass+ and made it back to the show 15 minutes early. We managed to get good seats on the third row for our party of three. The show was beautiful. Be sure to also visit Pandora - The World of Avatar!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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