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Animal Kingdom Shows

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Animal Kingdom Shows

How do the Animal Kingdom shows (Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo) work? Do you have to get tickets in advance, fast pass, or just wait in line? If you have to wait in line, how long before the scheduled show do you need to start waiting?

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1. Re: Animal Kingdom Shows

Finding Nemo show had a pretty big queue on our last visit, and after seeing the show i cant for the life of me understand- wasnt my families thing at all! lol

I think the advice Disney give is to arrive 30 mins before the show starts. First few trips we would do this and be first in line- often getting picked to do the audience activities which is fun! but now we tend to arrive a little later than that.


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We went to finding nemo right when the park closed, it was nice when we got out the show guests were the only people left in the park. There was no big line up at that time maybe 15 people.

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Same thing for us last time, last show,not much of a line at all. Got there 1/2 hour or so before Show time

We LOVE Nemo, think it's one of the most creative Shows there is :)

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Festival of the Lion King we waited about 40 minutes, but that was during Xmas. You just hang out in the waiting area, then line up at entry time. Lots and lots of people can fit in these shows. No fast pass. (Well, I don't think there is...). We loved Lion King; kids couldn't stand Nemo-so go figure!

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I saw the first "Lion King" show of the day off season (mid-January), and the bleachers were only about 1/4 full. During more crowded times, you may want to arrive 20-30 minutes ahead. Avoid the lowest 3 rows as there is no rise (at least on the first two); there are 4 sections and all have equally good views (other than the lowest rows--the first row is reserved for handicapped and their parties).

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