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  • On Oct 24, 2017
    Kirsten from NY Asked

    We have Rivers of Light dining reservations for 11:30 AM. We also have a fast pass window for the River Journey from 12:30-1:30. I have heard the signature dining can take 2 hours. Is it possible to do both?

    Hi Kirsten!

    It can get complicated trying to fit everything into a day in a Disney park that also includes dining.

    I love the Rivers of Light Dining Package as it allows you to enjoy attractions right up to the time of the Rivers of Light show. Your seating area is in a great spot to enjoy this spectacular new show in the Animal Kingdom park.

    Table service locations can take two hours to dine to get the complete experience. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed the process along. First, arrive 15 minutes early or at 11:15am and check-in at the podium. Let them know you will be dining but need to be out of the restaurant in two hours to head to a FastPass. Second, once you are seated please let your server know you are on a time constraint because of a FastPass. They deal with this every day as you can make dining 180 days out and FastPasses only up to 60 days. Making it all work together can be somewhat of a puzzle and they do understand. Third, make sure you request your check early and don’t wait until the last minute.

    It would also help if you checked the menu of the restaurant on line before you arrive so all members of the family have a good idea of what they might enjoy eating. This will save a bit of time as well.

    An unknown thing about a FastPass is that they will honor them up to 15 minutes past the time shown. This was done to allow for those last minute emergencies that might come up for the guests. So please don’t run or stress as you should have time to do both wonderful things and have a great day in the park.
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