And we’re here to see what it’s like to spend a day inside the reopened park! Now that we’ve gotten a peek at the crowds in Animal Kingdom, let’s see how the attraction wait times stack up throughout the day!
Animal Kingdom opened its gates at 8AM today. So, let’s start by taking a look at the wait times an hour after guests began entering the park!
July 11th, 9AM
On a typical park day, wait times have generally started to climb when the park has been open for an hour, as guests have had time to start filing in. But at 9AM today, most of the attractions in Animal Kingdom still had a 5-minute wait — including popular rides like Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris!
The attractions located in Pandora only had slightly longer lines — both Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage had a wait time of only 10-minutes!
Here’s a look at a nearly empty Pandora around 9AM– which is definitely an unusual sight!
We’ll continue to keep an eye on the wait times throughout the day to see if they stay super low!
July 11th, 10AM
Okay, now that the park has been open for two hours, how are the wait times looking? Well, here’s something you don’t see every day — the wait time for Flight of Passage is just 5-minutes!
At this time, the two attractions with the longest wait are Na’vi River Journey and Kali River Rapids, which both have a 10-minute wait!
And there aren’t a ton of guests wandering around the park either! Here’s a look at the crowd level in the Discovery Island area.
We’ll see if the wait times start to climb later in the day!
July 11th, 11AM
Now that the park has been open for three hours, the wait time for nearly every attraction (including Flight of Passage!) is still just 5-minutes!
Check out that 5-minute wait for Kilimanjaro Safaris!
Kali River Rapids currently has the longest wait in the park of 15-minutes!
We’ll check back at noon to see how the wait times are looking!
July 11th, 12PM
It’s noon in Animal Kingdom, and the wait times are still super low! In fact, there are almost no changes since we last checked at 11AM — and yes, Flight of Passage still has a 5-minute wait!
Kali River Rapids still has the longest wait of 15-minutes, and it looks like the only change is Na’vi River Journey, which is temporarily closed.
We’ll see if there are any shake-ups in the wait times when we check-in later this afternoon!
July 11th, 4PM
Wait times have stayed steadily low throughout the afternoon, but let’s check back in for an official 4PM update! Once again, almost all of the available attractions have a 5-minute wait — and we still can’t get over how wild it is to see Flight of Passage included in that group!
The only attraction with a longer wait is Na’vi River Journey, at 10-minutes!
The park is open until 6PM tonight, so we’ll see if anything changes in the last few hours!
July 11th, 5PM
It’s one hour until park close and the wait for every open attraction in Animal Kingdom is 5-minutes!
Now that’s a sign of some light crowds!
The wait times will fluctuate daily, but on reopening day, Animal Kingdom was definitely the park to visit for walk-on attractions!
Which of these wait times are you the most surprised by? Let us know in the comments!