Posts Tagged ‘Kilimanjaro Safaris’

More Adventures with Disney World Annual Passholder Advance FastPass+: DHS & DAK Edition

by on March 22, 2014

Welcome back to the continuing saga of Walt Disney World’s recent roll-out of Annual Passholder Advance FastPass+ privileges to the general public. As explained in our last episode, all WDW annual passholders should now be able to make up to 7 days of FastPass+ reservations within the next 30 days through the My Disney Experience website and apps. Last time, we looked at how I set up my first week of FastPass+ selections, and saw how my first intinerary turned out at Epcot (TLDR: not perfect, but pretty good).

For this followup, follow me to Walt Disney World two least-popular parks for examples of how advance FastPass+ may (or may not) work to your advantage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios FastPass+

Much like my day at Epcot, I arrived at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios parking lot a little after 1:00 p.m.

Advance FastPass+

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Safari Script/Vehicle Changes

by on May 20, 2007

The Kilimanjaro Safaris ride at Disney Animal Kingdom has instituted a change in the show. Mrs Jobson has been eliminated from the script and it is much more focused on the enjoyment of the animals around the vehicle – though the poacher storyline still exists.

Additionally, the vehicles themselves will debut an additional row of seating for guests increasing the ride’s capacity. The station gates have already been modified and the vehicles are nearing completion of the conversion.

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Kilimanjaro Safari changes

by on February 24, 2007

Minor changes are coming to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom. The vehicles are adding a 9th row for additional capacity, and thus the loading areas are being reworked to accomodate them.

Rumors persist on the savannah though of further changes to the attraction in the coming months, including the removal of Mrs. Jobson’s character completely from the audio and the elimination of the poacher storyline. These rumors are entirely unconfirmed at the moment.

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Early Sunset Warning

by on January 3, 2007

During peak periods, long lines have been forming at the Animal Kingdom theme park for the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction. Please be aware that the attraction must close by a pre-determined time to get the animals into their homes for the night.

This means that the final ride vehicles must depart the station at a certain time and the attraction will close regardless of how many guests are still waiting in the line after that time. This situation does not arise often, but did occur on the 1st of January.

Thus, be aware of the signage posted in the Animal Kingdom stating the closing time for ride. It can be found at the entrance of the attraction, the Tipboard, and by asking at Guest Relations. Please arrive at the attraction well prior to this time – as on Janaury 1st the queue was closed 20minutes prior to its 4:45 advertised closing with a 70min queue.

The Early Sunset closure can vary throughout the year depending on light levels, and throughout the Christmas week was a early as 4:30pm, and as noted, the queue can be closed earlier if it becomes extremely long, and even then guests are not guaranteed to ride.

In short, visit the attraction early to avoid dissapointment.

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