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  • On Jun 20, 2015
    Alyssa from SC Asked

    I've heard Animal Kingdom isn't an all day park We are going there on the morning of our last day then heading to Magic Kingdom bc its our last day i want as much time in MK as possible. To do 4 rides and 1 show how many hrs in AK do you recommend?

    Jambo, Alyssa. Gasp! I'm going to pretend I didn't hear you say that! Disney's Animal Kingdom is my favorite park, so naturally I will argue against the opinion that it is not an all day park. I could spend the entire trip at Animal Kingdom and it wouldn't have been enough time. Alas, people have different interests, so, Hakuna Matata. There are so many new things planned for Animal Kingdom in the next year including all new nighttime entertainment which I hope will erase the stigma of the 'half-day park'.

    If you woke up for rope drop and knew exactly where you were going, you could potentially do the four attractions and the show all before lunch time, and even faster if you used your FastPass+ selections in this park. I suggest going straight to Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest, or Dinosaur first if those attractions are on your list. Kali River Rapids will likely get busy once it starts getting warmer out in early afternoon, but you might want to save it for last any way because you will get drenched. Both of the stage shows, Festival of the Lion King, and Finding Nemo - The Musical can be done at any time, so I suggest that you grab a Times Guide upon entering the park and keep it handy so that while you are hitting all of the attractions you can play it by ear and pick the showtime most convenient to your schedule. 

    It is completely possible to do both parks on departure day as long as you've got a plan. Let us know if you need anything else, and have a 'wild' time at Disney's Animal Kingdom!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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