• On Nov 26, 2017
    Hiroshi from OH Asked

    Is there standby available for entertainment show such as River of Light or Fantasmic even though there is no more fast pass available??? I understand the rides accept standby anyway, but how about the shows?

    Welcome Hiroshi ~

    That is a great question and I am happy to help you. There are Stand-By queues for all of the shows in the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    The seating in the outdoor theater for Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom isn't as big as some of the other outdoor theaters. If you plan to see Rivers of Light, I'd make sure that you get in the queue 30 - 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the show. You could also think about the Rivers of Light Dining Package.

    A lot of people start to stress a bit when they see everyone lined up along Sunset Boulevard for Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It does get pretty congested there before they start seating for the performance but the amphitheater for Fantasmic! is huge. There are a couple of ways to get seating in a reserved section for Fantasmic! with the Fantasmic! Dining Package and the Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience. If you don't go with either of these options, I'd be in the Stand-By queue about 45 minutes prior to performance time. If it is peak season, you may want to go even a little earlier.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all your questions. We're hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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