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KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ (Fastpass Plus) Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/24/14

The goal of this Epcot Touring Strategy is to help someone who is planning to spend only ONE day at Epcot and they want to meet all the best characters and ride all the best rides.  It is designed for those who wish to use Regular Operating Hours which begin at 9:00 AM.

If you hope to accomplish this plan in its entirety, you MUST arrive at Epcot by 8:15 am.  Go to an available Mickey Touch Point at the gate and get in the shortest or non-existent line.  If you snooze, you’ll wait in lines, often.  I tested this plan on a busy day and didn’t wait for ANY ride and only short waits for characters to appear.  If you are just a few minutes late, you could wait 30-120 minutes for Soarin’ alone.

Epcot is the largest park in terms of walking area.  The World Showcase is one mile around, so you’ll do a lot of walking.  This plan only involves one small double back from France back to United Kingdom, so it’s really easy on the feet.

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If you follow this Epcot Touring Plan, you’ll be able to do every ride and meet all the characters and still have some time in the evening for a nice meal.  I recommend a quick service lunch, but you could do a Table Service lunch and move the meets and rides in the afternoon down an hour or so.  Just be sure to check the character schedules to make sure you can fit them in.  Arrive EARLY for every Princess meet.  The meets are often filled before the Princess even arrives. Continue reading KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

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KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated:  9/7/2014

The Magic Kingdom is HUGE and has a lot of attractions to do.  I recommend that you plan to schedule at least two days to take it all in and not feel stressed.

I recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes before this park opening.  Make your way all the way to the LEFT.  You’ll see a bunch of people at the rope, but they don’t realize that the little rope on the side opens too.  You’ll be able to walk right up.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to ride every ride and meet every character and allow time to see the parades, shows and fireworks in two days without much backtracking or rushing around.  If the park closes at 11:00 PM or later, you won’t have any problem riding most rides after 9:00 PM with little or no waits.  The four attractions for which you’ll find a wait all day will be Meet Anna and Elsa, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain, so we’ll use FASTPASS+ for those.

What should I do about Anna and Elsa?

Option ONE – USE Fastpass+.  I highly recommend that you find a FP+ for these ladies!  Find a time, any time, and then insert the meet into this schedule as it fits your day.  If you have difficulty locating a FP+ during your trip, you may want to try this trick on How to Get Difficult to Find Fastpasses 

Option TWO – WAIT!  If you choose to be among the people pulling hamstrings running the 1/4 mile from the Train Station to the Castle Rope, you better stay the LEFT at the rope.  They are now forcing EVERYONE to turn left around the Prince Charming Carousel.  People are waiting 2 or 3 hours to meet these ladies.  The rope drop procedure can take 7-10 minutes to get to the Castle.

Shouldn’t I run to Space Mountain first?

Nope, if you want to see the characters, especially the princesses, you’ll need to take on Fairytale Hall one day and meet Merida first the other day.  You’ll see that the plan has been proven with times beside each item.

Shouldn’t I run to Peter Pan’s Flight first?  

Peter Pan’s Flight is a very short, it’s a 3 minute long, ride in the dark.  For some reason people are willing to wait in line 1 to 2 hours just to experience this attraction.  If you are planning to meet the Princesses at Fairytale Hall, you’ll only find a short wait afterward on the slowest of days.  I recommend that you schedule a Fastpass+, so you won’t have to wait in line or run to get there.

Magic Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

 

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Ranked by order of Priority:

  • Meet Anna & Elsa with Aurora (60 days out!)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (At least 30 days out)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle – only use FP+ if you plan to skip something in the plan.  Waits for this attraction late at night are really low.
  • Meet Rapunzel and Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • it’s a small world
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic

These events could be ranked higher if they are a priority to you, but they won’t help you with this plan

  • Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Wishes

Kiosks Locations:

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  1. Day ONE
  • Meet Anna and Elsa
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 1:00 PM
  • Space Mountain 2:00 PM
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Tomorrowland Speedway or Enchanted Tales with Belle (Visit a FP+ kiosk and choose the next available slot or one in the evening when you return.

2.  Day TWO

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 10:30 AM
  • Splash Mountain 11:30 AM
  • Peter Pan’s Flight 1:45 PM
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

This plan has been tested on some of the busiest days and proven to work at a walking pace!

Day ONE: Fantasyland & Tomorrowland
MEET: Rapunzel and Cinderella
RIDE: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
MEET: Ariel
RIDE: Under the Sea: The Voyage of the Little Mermaid
MEET: Gaston
RIDE: Barnstormer
RIDE: Dumbo
MEET: Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse
MEET: Goofy and Donald Duck
MEET: Alice and or White Rabbit
MEET: Tremaine Family
RIDE: Mickey’s Philharmagic
MEET: Tigger and Pooh
MEET: Fairy Godmother
Lunch Break at Cosmic Ray’s or Pinocchio’s Village Haus.  If you choose to visit Be Our Guest for lunch, you may wish to move your FP+ times down a bit more.
RIDE: Mad Tea Party
RIDE: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 1:00 FP+
RIDE: Carousel of Progress
MEET: Buzz Lightyear (Line closes 2:00)
RIDE: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin 2:00 FP+
Break Time
RIDE: Tomorrowland Transit Authority – Peoplemover
RIDE: Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
RIDE: Space Mountain 3:00 FP+
MEET:  Anna and Elsa – fit this element into the plan as you can acquire Fastpass+
Evening Attractions
WATCH: Incredibles Super Dance Party
WATCH: Celebrate the Magic
WATCH: Main St Electrical Parade
WATCH: Wishes
 Optional afternoon or evening attractions 
 RIDE:  Tomorrowland Speedway
RIDE: Astro Orbiter – best to ride late at night
RIDE: Stitch’s Great Escape
MEET: Mickey Mouse – late at night or right after parade or fireworks
MEET: Mary Poppins (Easier to meet at Epcot)
MEET: Pluto and Marie (arrive just before afternoon set begins)
MEET: Stitch
WATCH: Dream Along with Mickey
WATCH: Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it
WATCH: Royal Majesty Makers
WATCH: Storybook Circus Clown Wowzer
WATCH: Storybook Circus Giggle Gang
Day TWO: Adventureland and Frontierland
MEET: Merida
MEET: Aladdin and Jasmine
RIDE: Jungle Cruise
RIDE: Magic Carpets of Aladdin
RIDE: Pirates of the Caribbean
MEET: Woody & Jessie
RIDE: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 10:30 FP+
RIDE: Walt Disney World Railroad
LUNCH: Pecos Bills or visit Tom Sawyer Island
RIDE: Splash Mountain  11:30 FP+
MEET: Chip n Dale
RIDE: it’s a small world (could be ridden at night or use FP+ if wait time exceeds 20 minutes)
MEET: Peter Pan and Wendy
RIDE: Peter Pan’s Flight 1:45 FP+Book 4th Fastpass+ for Haunted Mansion after 3:00pm
RIDE: Prince Charming Carousel
WATCH: Festival of Fantasy Parade (The new parade is very popular.  Try to find a shady spot at least 1 hour early!)
RIDE: Haunted Mansion (Ride at night if wait exceeds 20 minutes)
Optional afternoon or evening attractions
RIDE: Country Bear Jamboree
RIDE: Enchanted Tiki Room
RIDE: Hall of Presidents
RIDE: Liberty Square Riverboat
RIDE: Tom Sawyer Island
SHOW: Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial
SHOW: Frontierland Hoedown
SHOW: Notorious Banjo Brothers and Bob
 
Evening Attractions
MEET: Tinker Bell & Friend – great time to go is right after evening parade or fireworks.
MEET: Tiana with Naveen begins meeting with Naveen around 4:45 PM.  Arrive a little before a set for the shortest wait.
WATCH: Enchanted Tales with Belle – the later you go, the shorter the wait.  You could substitute for  Tomorrowland Speedway at 1:00 PM and ride that late.

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan for any 8:00 AM opening or 8:00 AM Extra Magic Hour

Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom Entrance

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan for any 8:00 AM opening or 8:00 AM Extra Magic Hour

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/30/14

If you are planning to go to Animal Kingdom on an Extra Magic Hour day, you are choosing the absolute worst day to visit.  With this plan, you’ll avoid waiting in lines, even with the park being at its busiest.

I recommend that you arrive 15-30 minutes before this park opening.  If you arrive and see the turnstiles already full, you might want to use the Rainforest Cafe entrance.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see all the major shows, ride every ride and meet every character in one day from 8:00 to 5:00 PM without much backtracking or rushing around.  Because you are using the Extra Magic Hour or regular 8:00 AM opening, you’ll have time to re-ride Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, Primeval Whirl and Triceratop Spin without using Fastpass+ for them.  If the park closes at 6:00 PM or later, you could easily re-ride Kilimanjaro Safaris just before closing to get a different experience.  There is usually no wait before closing.

What should I do about Kali River Rapids?

If you choose to ride Kali River Rapids, you might want to consider bringing a change of clothing along.  Ponchos don’t help very much on this ride!  There are free lockers available to store your valuables and change of clothing.  Your shoes will get soaked, so you might consider wearing flip flops on this ride.

Why is Kilimanjaro Safaris first on the list?  

Because the animals are moving about and eating early in the day and you’ll get to save your Fastpass for another attraction.  The worst time to ride the Safaris truck is mid-day because it’s hot and the animals are sedentary and hidden in the shade.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Festival of the Lion King, you should arrive 30-45 minutes early.

Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Creature Comforts – outside the store
  • Across from Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie – 9:45 am range
  • Festival of the Lion King – 2:00 pm show
  • Kali River Rapids – 4:30 pm

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar
  • Expedition Everest
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan for any 8:00 AM opening or 8:00 AM Extra Magic Hour
Location Selection Time
Africa RIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Head immediately to Kilimajaro Safaris and you’ll see the animals when they are the most active. 8:00-8:30 AM
Asia RIDE:  Expedition Everest  8:35-8:50
Re-ride Expedition Everest or restroom Break
Dinoland RIDE:  Dinosaur.  9:05-9:20
Dinoland RIDE:  Primeval Whirl 9:22-9:30
Dinoland RIDE:  Triceratop Spin 9:32-9:38
Discovery Island MEET:  Mickey and Minnie  9:45 AM FP+
It’s Tough be a Bug MEET:  Dug and Russell  Opens 10:00 AM
Discovery Island MEET:  Dasiy Duck at the Discovery Island Landing Opens 10:00 AM
Do some shopping, take a break and get a snack.
Dinoland MEET:  Goofy and Pluto Opens 11:00 AM
Dinoland MEET:  Donald Duck Opens 11:00 AM
Dinoland The Boneyard – let your kids burn off some steam while you take a break.
Theater in the Wild WATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical.  If you chose to use your FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you’ll find the return time to be 12:40 to 12:55 12:00-12:40 (arrive early 11:30am)
Discovery Island Grab some lunch.  I really enjoy the Flame Tree BBQ, Anandapur Local Foods Cafe and Yak and Yeti
Discovery Island Trail MEET:  Pocahontas 1:40 PM Meet
Harambe Theater WATCH: Festival of the Lion King
(the show is exactly the same as the old one, but the new theater is creating longer lines that there used to be. Use FP+ or arrive 30-45 minutes early.
2:00-2:30 PM (Use FP+)
Africa RIDE:  Wildlife Express Train
Conservation Station MEET:  Chip n Dale
Station MEET:  Rafiki
Conservation Station Conservation Station and Petting Zoo
Africa Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals
Asia MEET:  Baloo and King Louie
Asia WATCH:  Flights of Wonder 3:45-4:15 PM
Asia RIDE:  Kali River Rapids  Ride if you desire. By arriving around closing time you will experience a ZERO wait time. Leave your valuables in a free locker and bring a change of clothes 4:30 PM or later FP+
Asia Maharajah Jungle Trek and take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack.
Discovery Island WATCH:  It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Watch the 3D show or do some shopping. Caution, young children may be scared by It’s Tough to be a Bug.
Dinoland Dinoland Dance Party.  The dance party lasts from 20 to 25 minutes, but you can enjoy it for as little or as much as you desire. 5:00 PM
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Tam Tams of Harambe
Viva Gaia

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for LATE Arrival

Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom Entrance

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for LATE Arrival

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/30/14

I usually recommend that guests arrive at least 45 minutes prior to park opening, but Animal Kingdom can be a great park for an afternoon visit when it closes at 6:00 PM or later.  Guests that can pre-arrange their Fastpass+ choices will find this to be a pretty easy park to tour in the afternoon.  Guests that aren’t able to pre-arrange their Fastpass+ choices aren’t advised to use this plan.  However, all attractions experience really low wait times in their last hour of operation.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see Finding Nemo the Musical, Ride all the rides and meet all the characters without much backtracking or rushing around with the park closing at 6:00 PM or later.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Creature Comforts – outside the store
  • Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

Download the and print PDF version!

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – 1:00 pm
  • Expedition Everest – 2:30 pm
  • Kali River Rapids – 5:00 pm or after

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo the Musical

Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan for late arrival
Location Selection Time
Africa RIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Reserve a FP+ in advance to ride the Safaris at Noon 1:00 FP+
Africa Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals
Africa RIDE:  Wildlife Express Train
Conservation Station MEET:  Chip n Dale
Station MEET:  Rafiki
Conservation Station Conservation Station and Petting Zoo
Asia MEET:  Baloo and King Louie
Asia RIDE:  Expedition Everest Use the FP+ you reserved 2:30 FP+
Theater in the Wild WATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical.  If you chose to use your FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you’ll find the return time to be 12:40 to 12:55 3:00-3:30 PM
Discovery Island Trail MEET:  Pocahontas 3:30 begins next meet
Harambe Theater WATCH: Festival of the Lion King
(the show is exactly the same as the old one, but the new theater is creating longer lines that there used to be. Use FP+ or arrive 30-45 minutes early.
4:00-4:30
Asia RIDE:  Kali River Rapids  Ride if you desire. By arriving around closing time you will experience a ZERO wait time. Leave your valuables in a free locker and bring a change of clothes! 5:00 FP+
Asia Maharajah Jungle Trek and take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack.
Dinoland RIDE:  Triceratop Spin
Dinoland RIDE:  Primeval Whirl
Dinoland RIDE:  Dinosaur. 
Dinoland MEET:  Goofy and Pluto
Dinoland MEET:  Donald Duck
Discovery Island MEET:  Daisy Duck
It’s Tough be a Bug MEET:  Dug and Russell 
Discovery Island MEET:  Mickey and Minnie 
Discovery Island WATCH:  It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Watch the 3D show or do some shopping. Caution, young children may be scared by It’s Tough to be a Bug.
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Tam Tams of Harambe
Viva Gaia

 

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Families with Little Children

Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom Entrance

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Families with Little Children

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/30/14

The most important part of a great day at Animal Kingdom with no waits is to arrive at least 45 minutes before park opening.  If you arrive a little later and see the turnstiles already full, you might want to use the Rainforest Cafe entrance.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see all the major shows, ride only the rides that a small child would enjoy and meet every character in one day from 9:00 to 5:00 PM without much backtracking or rushing around.

Why did I place Kali River Rapids so late into the day?  Because I don’t like to walk around the park wet all day.  It causes chaffing and irritation.  If you choose to ride earlier, you might want to consider bringing a change of clothing along.  Ponchos don’t help very much on this ride!

Why is Kilimanjaro Safaris first on the list?  Because the animals are moving about and eating early in the day and you’ll get to save your Fastpass for another attraction.  The worst time to ride the Safaris truck is mid-day because it’s hot and the animals are sedentary and hidden in the shade.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.
Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Creature Comforts – outside the store
  • Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

Download the and print PDF version!

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie – 10:15 am range
  • Finding Nemo the Musical – 1:00 pm show
  • Festival of the Lion King – 3:00pm show

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids – 4:00 pm or after
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Families with Little Children
Location Selection Time
Africa RIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Head immediately to Kilimajaro Safaris and you’ll see the animals when they are the most active. 9:00-9:30 AM
Africa Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals 9:30-9:45 AM
Discovery Island Trail MEET:  Pocahontas 09:50:00 AM
It’s Tough be a Bug MEET:  Dug and Russell  10:05:00 AM
Discovery Island MEET:  Mickey and Minnie  USE FP+ 10:15 AM FP+
Discovery Island MEET:  Daisy Duck
Dinoland RIDE:  Triceratop Spin
Dinoland MEET:  Goofy and Pluto 10:55:00 AM
Dinoland MEET:  Donald Duck 11:00:00 AM
Dinoland The Boneyard – let your kids burn off some steam while you take a break.
Discovery Island Grab some lunch.  I really enjoy the Flame Tree BBQ, Anandapur Local Foods Cafe and Yak and Yeti.
Theater in the Wild WATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical.  If you chose to use your FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you’ll find the return time to be 12:40 to 12:55 1:00-1:30 PM
Asia MEET:  Baloo and King Louie
Africa RIDE:  Wildlife Express Train
Conservation Station MEET:  Chip n Dale
Station MEET:  Rafiki
Conservation Station Conservation Station and Petting Zoo
Harambe Theater WATCH: Festival of the Lion King
(the show is exactly the same as the old one, but the new theater is creating longer lines that there used to be. Use FP+ or arrive 30-45 minutes early.
3:00-3:30 PM
Asia WATCH:  Flights of Wonder 3:45-4:15 PM
Asia RIDE:  Kali River Rapids  Ride if you desire. By arriving around closing time you will experience a ZERO wait time. Leave your valuables in a free locker and bring a change of clothes 4:30 PM or later FP+
Dinoland Dinoland Dance Party.  The dance party lasts from 20 to 25 minutes, but you can enjoy it for as little or as much as you desire. 05:00:00 PM
Asia Maharajah Jungle Trek and take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack.
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Tam Tams of Harambe
Viva Gaia

KennythePirate’s Animal Kingdom Fastpass+ Enabled Touring Plan with Characters for Warm Weather Months

Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom Entrance

Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Warm Weather months

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/30/14

The most important part of a great day at Animal Kingdom with no waits is to arrive at least 45 minutes before park opening.  If you arrive a little later and see the turnstiles already full, you might want to use the Rainforest Cafe entrance.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see all the major shows, ride every ride and meet every character in one day from 9:00 to 5:00 PM without much backtracking or rushing around.

Why did I place Kali River Rapids so late into the day?  Because I don’t like to walk around the park wet all day.  It causes chaffing and irritation.  If you choose to ride earlier, you might want to consider bringing a change of clothing along.  Ponchos don’t help very much on this ride!

Why is Kilimanjaro Safaris first on the list?  Because the animals are moving about and eating early in the day and you’ll get to save your Fastpass for another attraction.  The worst time to ride the Safaris truck is mid-day because it’s hot and the animals are sedentary and hidden in the shade.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Creature Comforts – outside the store
  • Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

 

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie – 11:30 am range
  • Expedition Everest – 1:30 pm range
  • Kali River Rapids – 5:30 pm or after

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar – 10:30 am range
  • Finding Nemo the Musical – 1:00 pm show
  • Festival of the Lion King – 3:00 pm show
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Warm Weather months
Location Selection Time
Africa RIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Head immediately to Kilimajaro Safaris and you’ll see the animals when they are the most active. 9:00-9:30 AM
Africa Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals 9:30-9:45 AM
Discovery Island Trail MEET:  Pocahontas 9:50: AM
It’s Tough be a Bug MEET:  Dug and Russell  10:05: AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Dinosaur.  The posted wait time should be in the 10 to 20 minute range, and you’ll experience a short wait.   If you chose a Dinosaur FP+, take a ride using said FP+.  If you notice that the wait time is still low, you could switch Dinosaur for something else at the Kiosk or using Disney’s app.  Finding Nemo the Musical or Kali River Rapids would be good options. 10:10-10:30 AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Primeval Whirl 10:30-10:45 AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Triceratop Spin 10:45-10:55 AM
Dinoland MEET:  Goofy and Pluto 10:55: AM
Dinoland MEET:  Donald Duck 11:00: AM
Dinoland The Boneyard – let your kids burn off some steam while you take a break.
Discovery Island MEET:  Daisy Duck
Discovery Island MEET:  Mickey and Minnie  USE FP+ 11:30: AM
Discovery Island Grab some lunch.  I really enjoy the Flame Tree BBQ, Anandapur Local Foods Cafe and Yak and Yeti
Theater in the Wild WATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical.  If you chose to use your FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you’ll find the return time to be 12:40 to 12:55 1:00-1:30 PM
Asia RIDE:  Expedition Everest Use the FP+ you reserved 1:30-2:30 PM
Harambe Theater WATCH: Festival of the Lion King
(the show is exactly the same as the old one, but the new theater is creating longer lines that there used to be. Use FP+ or arrive 30-45 minutes early.
3:00-3:30 PM
Asia WATCH:  Flights of Wonder 3:45-4:15 PM
Asia MEET:  Baloo and King Louie
Africa RIDE:  Wildlife Express Train
Conservation Station MEET:  Chip n Dale
Station MEET:  Rafiki
Conservation Station Conservation Station and Petting Zoo
Asia RIDE:  Kali River Rapids  Ride if you desire. By arriving around closing time you will experience a ZERO wait time. Leave your valuables in a free locker and bring a change of clothes 5:30 PM or later FP+
Asia Maharajah Jungle Trek and take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack.
Discovery Island WATCH:  It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Watch the 3D show or do some shopping. Caution, young children may be scared by It’s Tough to be a Bug.
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
Dinoland Dance Party
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Tam Tams of Harambe
Viva Gaia

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Cold Weather months

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Kenny the Pirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Cold Weather months

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated 6/30/14

The most important part of a great day at Animal Kingdom with no waits is to arrive at least 45 minutes before park opening.  If you arrive a little later and see the turnstiles already full, you might want to use the Rainforest Cafe entrance.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to see all the major shows, ride every ride and meet every character in one day from 9:00 to 5:00 PM without much backtracking or rushing around.

Why is Kilimanjaro Safaris first on the list?  Because the animals are moving about and eating early in the day and you’ll get to save your Fastpass for another attraction.  The worst time to ride the Safaris truck is mid-day because it’s hot and the animals are sedentary and hidden in the shade.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early.

If you aren’t using FP+ for Festival of the Lion King, you should arrive 30 to 45 minutes early.

Animal Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

 

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Kiosks Locations:

  • Creature Comforts – outside the store
  • Across from Disney Outfitters – outside the store
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

 

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie – 11:30 am range
  • Expedition Everest – 1:30 pm range
  • Festival of the Lion King – 3:00 pm show

Other Fastpass+ options:

  • Dinosuar – 10:30 am range
  • Finding Nemo the Musical – 1:00 pm show
  • Kali River Rapids – 4:00 pm or after
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Animal Kingdom Touring Plan including characters for Cold Weather months
Location Selection Time
Africa RIDE:  Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Head immediately to Kilimajaro Safaris and you’ll see the animals when they are the most active. 9:00-9:30 AM
Africa Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Walk the trails and discover the animals 9:30-9:45 AM
Discovery Island Trail MEET:  Pocahontas 9:50: AM
It’s Tough be a Bug MEET:  Dug and Russell  10:05: AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Dinosaur.  The posted wait time should be in the 10 to 20 minute range, and you’ll experience a short wait.   If you chose a Dinosaur FP+, take a ride using said FP+.  If you notice that the wait time is still low, you could switch Dinosaur for something else at the Kiosk or using Disney’s app.  Finding Nemo the Musical or Kali River Rapids would be good options. 10:10-10:30 AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Primeval Whirl 10:30-10:45 AM
Dinoland RIDE:  Triceratop Spin 10:45-10:55 AM
Dinoland MEET:  Goofy and Pluto 10:55: AM
Dinoland MEET:  Donald Duck 11:00: AM
Dinoland The Boneyard – let your kids burn off some steam while you take a break.
Discovery Island MEET:  Daisy Duck
Discovery Island MEET:  Mickey and Minnie  USE FP+ 11:30: AM
Discovery Island Grab some lunch.  I really enjoy the Flame Tree BBQ, Anandapur Local Foods Cafe and Yak and Yeti
Theater in the Wild WATCH:   Finding Nemo the Musical.  If you chose to use your FP+ for Finding Nemo the Musical, you’ll find the return time to be 12:40 to 12:55 1:00-1:30 PM
Asia RIDE:  Expedition Everest Use the FP+ you reserved 1:30-2:30 PM
Harambe Theater WATCH: Festival of the Lion King
(the show is exactly the same as the old one, but the new theater is creating longer lines that there used to be. Use FP+ or arrive 30-45 minutes early.
3:00-3:30 PM
Asia WATCH:  Flights of Wonder 3:45-4:15 PM
Asia MEET:  Baloo and King Louie
Africa RIDE:  Wildlife Express Train
Conservation Station MEET:  Chip n Dale
Station MEET:  Rafiki
Conservation Station Conservation Station and Petting Zoo
Asia Maharajah Jungle Trek and take in the DJ Anaan or Chakranadi show and get a snack.
Discovery Island WATCH:  It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Watch the 3D show or do some shopping. Caution, young children may be scared by It’s Tough to be a Bug.
Optional attractions
Burudika Band
Chakranadi
Dinoland Dance Party
DiVine
DJ Anaan
GiTar Dan
Kali River Rapids
Tam Tams of Harambe
Viva Gaia

Magic Kingdom Female Characters Touring Plan

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“Faces” Plan   “Furs” Plan  

Currently under revision

Hollywood Studios Extreme Character Touring Plan

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Hollywood Studios Character Touring Plans
Extreme Plan Extreme Plan (EMH)    
       

This plan is designed to help you meet every character in Hollywood Studios in one regular day.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS Extreme Touring plan

(If you arrive before 8:20 am, you MIGHT see Daisy & Donald, Stitch and Minnie outside the turnstiles near the ticket booth.)  At rope drop  head to the Sorcerer’s Hat to meet  Chip n Dale.  After meeting them wait around for Goofy & Pluto.  If you failed to see Daisy, Donald & Minnie, you can hang around until 9:40 return later.
Stitch Sorcerer’s Hat
9:00-9:20 10:00-10:20 11:00-11:20
Chip n Dale Sorcerer’s Hat
9:00-9:20 10:00-10:20 11:00-11:20
Goofy & Pluto Sorcerer’s Hat
9:20-9:40 10:20-10:40 11:20-11:40
After meeting Goofy & Pluto and Chp n Dale, make your way over to Phineas and Ferb’s meet which is located near the exit to Muppet Vision 3D.  If you beat the exit crowd from the first show, you’re well ahead of the game.
Daisy & Donald Sorcerer’s Hat
9:40-10:00 10:40-11:00 11:40-12:00
Minnie Mouse Sorcerer’s Hat
9:40-10:00 10:40-11:00 11:40-12:00
Phineas & Ferb Muppetvision Exit
9:30-2:30
Lightning & Mater Muppetvision Exit
OPEN-CLOSE
After meeting Phineas and Ferb and getting a photo with Lightning and Mater, make your way around to the Backlot Tour exit to meet Mike & Sulley together when they first arrive.  You should be able to use your Toy Story Mania Fastpass and send runner to get another for a different attraction.
Mike Wazowski & Sulley Backlot Tour Exit
10:00-2:40
Make your way to the Magic of Animation.  Meet with Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope.  You might find the Green Army Men out, if not come back after meeting Handy Manny.
Wreck-it Ralph & Vanellope Magic of Animation
10:30-2:00
If Mickey has a short line, go ahead and meet him now.  If not, meet Mickey later in the day after 5:00pm for  a shorter wait.  Next we’ll leave the Magic of Disney Animation and meet the Jake and Handy Manny next to Disney Jr in the Animation Courtyard.
Jake Animation Courtyard
10:30-5:40
Handy Manny Animation Courtyard
10:30-5:40
IF you didn’t see a Green Army Man earlier, take a look now near Toy Story Mania
Green Army Men Pixar Place
Grab a Fastpass for your favorite attraction now.  You could see a show if you want too.  You have until late afternoon to enjoy the park.  Let’s head back to Magic of Disney Animation sometime around 5:00pm to meet the Incredibles and Sorcerer Mickey
Frozone & Mr. Incredible Magic of Animation
11:30-2:20  Enjoy some rides!
Sorcerer Mickey Magic of Animation
10:00-7:30
Make your way to see Buzz and Woody at your convenience.   I recommend going just before park closing if the line exceeds 20 minutes.
Buzz & Woody Pixar Place
9:15-CL

Hollywood Studios Extreme Plan (EXTRA MAGIC HOUR)

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Hollywood Studios Character Touring Plans
Extreme Plan Extreme Plan (EMH)    
       

This plan is designed to help you meet every character in Hollywood Studios in one day using Morning Extra Magic Hour.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS Extreme Touring plan EXTRA MAGIC HOURS

Arrive at Hollywood Studios no later than 7:45 am.  At rope drop, send a runner to get Toy Story Mania Fastpass while you head to the Sorcerer’s Hat to meet Daisy, Donald & Minnie.  After meeting them wait around for Stitch and Chip n Dale.   Your final set will be Goofy & Pluto
Daisy & Donald Sorcerer’s Hat
8:00-8:20
Minnie Mouse Sorcerer’s Hat
8:00-8:20
Stitch Sorcerer’s Hat
8:20-8:40
Chip n Dale Sorcerer’s Hat
8:20-8:40
Goofy & Pluto Sorcerer’s Hat
8:40-9:00
After meeting Goofy & Pluto and Chp n Dale, make your way over to Phineas and Ferb’s meet which is located near the exit to Muppet Vision 3D.  If you beat the exit crowd from the first show, you’re well ahead of the game.
Phineas & Ferb Muppetvision Exit
9:30-2:30
Lightning & Mater Muppetvision Exit
OPEN-CLOSE
After meeting Phineas and Ferb and getting a photo with Lightning and Mater, make your way around to the Backlot Tour exit to meet Mike & Sulley together when they first arrive.  You should be able to use your Toy Story Mania Fastpass and send runner to get another for a different attraction.
Mike Wazowski & Sulley Backlot Tour Exit
10:00-2:40
Make your way to the Magic of Animation.  Meet with Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope.  You might find the Green Army Men out, if not come back after meeting Handy Manny.
Wreck-it Ralph & Vanellope Magic of Animation
10:30-2:00
If Mickey has a short line, go ahead and meet him now.  If not, meet Mickey later in the day after 5:00pm for  a shorter wait.  Next we’ll leave the Magic of Disney Animation and meet the Jake and Handy Manny next to Disney Jr in the Animation Courtyard.
Jake Animation Courtyard
10:30-5:40
Handy Manny Animation Courtyard
10:30-5:40
IF you didn’t see a Green Army Man earlier, take a look now near Toy Story Mania
Green Army Men Pixar Place
Grab a Fastpass for your favorite attraction now.  You could see a show if you want too.  You have until late afternoon to enjoy the park.  Let’s head back to Magic of Disney Animation sometime around 5:00pm to meet the Incredibles and Sorcerer Mickey
Frozone & Mr. Incredible Magic of Animation
11:30-2:20  Enjoy some rides!
Sorcerer Mickey Magic of Animation
10:00-7:30
Make your way to see Buzz and Woody at your convenience.   I recommend going just before park closing if the line exceeds 20 minutes.
Buzz & Woody Pixar Place
9:15-CL