Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom inside Pandora – World of Avatar, is one of the most popular attractions at all of Disney World. Therefore, the lines and wait time for this attraction are long. A wait time of 2+ hours is not uncommon.
Avatar Flight of Passage is a flight simulator, guests board on the back of a Banshee. Guests must be 44″ tall to ride. This attraction does offer Rider Switch. Below are 4 tips to ride Avatar Flight of Passage with no Fastpass+ and lower lines.
Use the Secret Entrance:
Give yourself an hour of travel time (leaving resort 1 hour before park opening) to ensure early arrival. Sometimes they will open a park a few minutes early.
Then, use the “Secret Entrance” to Animal Kingdom. Instead of going to the main park entrance, go inside the Rainforest Café instead, which has an entrance outside the park gates. Then head through the gift shop, and outside the exit doors is a semi-private turnstile that also enters guests into Animal Kingdom.
This puts you ahead of the masses in line at the regular entrance. Have a map of Animal Kingdom handy and head straight to Pandora – World of Avatar. Go straight towards the tree and left to Pandora, then hopefully enter a short line to ride Avatar Flight of Passage!
Extra Magic Hours:
Extra Magic Hours are a perk of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Sometimes they will be early, prior to park opening or late, after park closing. Upon this time any guest who is not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort will not be allowed to enter, or will have to leave.
Take advantage of Extra Magic Hours to visit Animal Kingdom during lower crowds. Check to see if there are any Extra Magic Hours for Animal Kingdom during your vacation.
Single Line Rider:
Avatar Flight of Passage offers the Single Line Rider option. Any guest age 7 or older may enter the Single Liner Rider lane. This can save your group a lot of time by willing to ride single. Do note, you may not get on the same ride as your party, however if this is a must ride for you, the shorter line is worth the sacrifice. Sometimes, guests even get lucky and will end up on the same ride.
When you get to the front of a line at Disney World they will ask how many guests are in your party and fill the attraction accordingly. If there is an open spot or two, Cast Members will fill these from the Single Line Rider. This is a great option to try with no Fastpass+.
Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour At Animal Kingdom:
Consider the new, Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This includes a guaranteed ride of Avatar Flight of Passage and more.
Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour Fastpass+ Guests will enjoy:
- Expedition Everest
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Na’vi River Journey
- Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular
Plus, guests of this tour will stop to enjoy the Satu’li Canteen Sampler at Satu’li Canteen, including specialty drinks (alcohol for those aged 21+). Each guest will also receive Popcorn and a souvenir lanyard, plus other unannounced enhancements.
The cost of this 4-hour guided tour is $249 per guest (plus taxes). Get a 15% discount if you are a: Disney World Annual Passholder, Disney Chase Visa Cardmember, or a Disney Vacation Club member.
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