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    Disney's Animal Kingdom Traffic Patterns

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Disney's Animal Kingdom's main draws are Pandora (Avatar - Flight of Passage and the Na'Vi River Journey), Kilimanjaro Safaris in Africa, and Expedition Everest in Asia.

During busy times of year, guests will start lining up outside the Animal Kingdom entrance an hour before opening to be close to the front of the standby line for Flight of Passage. For now, plan on arriving 45–60 minutes before park opening.

Pandora, the Safaris, and Everest are at opposite sides of the park, which allows for even guest distribution. Waits at Dinosaur remain low until 10:30 or 11 a.m. Likewise, crowds don’t peak at Expedition Everest until about an hour after park opening, and even later than that at Kali River Rapids. As the day wears on, guests who’ve experienced the headliners turn their attention to other rides, animal exhibits, and shows, further distributing crowds across the entire park.

Many guests who arrive at opening will leave after having completed their tour of the park by late afternoon. Wait times at the headliners historically dip as the afternoon wears on, usually bottoming out between 3 and 6 p.m. If evening hours return to the Animal Kingdom, crowds will pick back up after sunset for the nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris and for Pandora’s attractions as guests stay to see the land’s “bioluminescent” landscaping.

Get Current and Future Wait Times with Lines

To get a complete view of the actual traffic patterns while you're in the park, use our mobile application, Lines. The app gives you current wait times and future estimates in half-hour increments for today and tomorrow. A quick glance shows how traffic patterns affect wait times throughout the day.