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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. Expect those attractions to be very busy from the moment the park opens, and for Pandora to be mobbed the entire day and night. Pandora, the Safaris, and Everest are at opposite sides of the park, which allows good guest distribution.

As the day wears on, expect those who have experienced the headliner attractions to turn their attention to other rides and shows, and the crowds to become more equally distributed across the entire park. Less popular attractions don’t experience high traffic until 11:30 a.m.

Many guests who arrive at park opening will have completed their tour of the park by late afternoon and will leave. Wait times at the headliner rides have traditionally dropped as the afternoon wears on. However, with the opening of the nighttime safaris and Rivers of Light show, we’ve noticed an uptick in ride wait times after sunset. We expect this to continue with Pandora open, as guests flock 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.

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