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Old 04-22-2018, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question FOP & Navi' River

Is it difficult to get FOP FP at 60 days out? Our only chance is to get it for the first day of our trip.

Does the line for Navi' River grow quickly at park opening? May try to get to EMH and head right for it.
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I had the same situation and was online ready to go and still was unable to get a FOP FP. Some have been luckier. I was going to say if you can be at the park at least 30 minutes before opening, you stand a decent chance to walk on, but check out Ginger's post http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...d.php?t=301357

I'd suggest stalking the My Disney Experience app to see what the wait times are like for Navi.
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We struggled to get Fastpass+ for Flight of Passage (we snagged one in the end, but had to change our plans to make it work), but the Na'vi River Journey was easier. If you can get one, I'd grab it. If you ever find out for Flight of Passage, then I assume the system would automatically remove your one for the Na'vi River Journey. By the way, we adored the River Journey.
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there's a near zero chance you will get one for the first day of your trip (because that's the last day of many people's trips and thus their window opened like a week ago). sorry. not to be the bearer of bad news. also, rope drop for FoP is still insane. i've done the ride several times, and it is pretty great. but it is for sure not worth the insanity of pandora in the morning.

wait until star wars land opens--or at least until toy story land opens--and people have other things to do with their fast passes and time. or if this is your only trip ever, know that animal kingdom is amazing and is so much more than that one attraction. we did the safari (which i've done a million times) first thing in the morning on our last trip after giving up on pandora. and it was lovely. giraffes in the morning mist = better than a simulator ride. i promise.
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there's a near zero chance you will get one for the first day of your trip (because that's the last day of many people's trips and thus their window opened like a week ago). sorry. not to be the bearer of bad news. also, rope drop for FoP is still insane. i've done the ride several times, and it is pretty great. but it is for sure not worth the insanity of pandora in the morning.

wait until star wars land opens--or at least until toy story land opens--and people have other things to do with their fast passes and time. or if this is your only trip ever, know that animal kingdom is amazing and is so much more than that one attraction. we did the safari (which i've done a million times) first thing in the morning on our last trip after giving up on pandora. and it was lovely. giraffes in the morning mist = better than a simulator ride. i promise.
Thanks for the information, even the bad news. I'm one of the crazy Disney planners so I want to know what to expect. We do enjoy AK so will have a fun time even if we end up skipping Pandora. I will try to make it happen though but if it doesn't work out that's ok.

We will be there in July so Toy Story Land will be open. I hadn't thought about the fact that Toy Story being open might make it easier to do the Pandora attractions. You bring up a good point. We will be in HS for one of the 7AM EMH mornings of our trip.
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I had the same situation and was online ready to go and still was unable to get a FOP FP. Some have been luckier. I was going to say if you can be at the park at least 30 minutes before opening, you stand a decent chance to walk on, but check out Ginger's post http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...d.php?t=301357

I'd suggest stalking the My Disney Experience app to see what the wait times are like for Navi.
I have been randomly watching wait times for the attractions in all the parks. I feel like the lines in general are longer than I'm used to seeing and we went in July a couple years ago, not a quiet time. We are rope drop people and we will have a well thought out plan in place with FP+ so I know it will be manageable but I'm preparing us for possibly longer waits than in the past. It sounds like Navi may be easier to do at rope drop on an EMH AM than FOP so maybe we'll just try that.
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We struggled to get Fastpass+ for Flight of Passage (we snagged one in the end, but had to change our plans to make it work), but the Na'vi River Journey was easier. If you can get one, I'd grab it. If you ever find out for Flight of Passage, then I assume the system would automatically remove your one for the Na'vi River Journey. By the way, we adored the River Journey.
Once I book FP, If I don't get one for Navi or FOP I'll keep checking to see if something opens up. If I get Navi, I may keep watching for FOP and switch it since it seems Navi' will be the quicker one to do at rope drop. Fingers crossed.
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We arrive to Disney on Monday. We were able to get FOP for Tuesday afternoon for 5 people. So you might have a small chance. It seemed to me there was plenty of FP availability for it, but obviously that changes through the year based on when you go.
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Rope drop it if you can. Touring Plans has a great youtube video on how to do it, getting there and riding FOP in 30 minutes. It takes getting there early, but worth the try.
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I had the opportunity to get one on the tram going into AK for 4pm that day. I was there at 10am on a Sunday but wasn't going to be staying that late. You may have more chance if you try to get one or 2 at a time instead of a group together. If you are lucky, you can get them to overlap. Keep on trying the app and keep going back and reselecting times for 10-15 minutes. You might get lucky.
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I had the opportunity to get one on the tram going into AK for 4pm that day. I was there at 10am on a Sunday but wasn't going to be staying that late. You may have more chance if you try to get one or 2 at a time instead of a group together. If you are lucky, you can get them to overlap. Keep on trying the app and keep going back and reselecting times for 10-15 minutes. You might get lucky.
Wow, that's great you were able to get a FP the day of! Thanks for the tip.
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I can't get a FP for FoP either. But, the day we are going, AK has EMH in the morning. Figured we'd be there for that, head straight to FoP & just wait. I made our next FP for 10am. Figured about 2 hours should be plenty of time to wait & ride FoP.
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I can't get a FP for FoP either. But, the day we are going, AK has EMH in the morning. Figured we'd be there for that, head straight to FoP & just wait. I made our next FP for 10am. Figured about 2 hours should be plenty of time to wait & ride FoP.
Sounds like you have a good plan in place. My FP day hasn't come yet so I'm still hoping to get one but not counting on it.
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We just did this yesterday: EMH 8:00 am. We got there at 7:30am (I took a pic of our rental car’s license plate and got the time from that pic). In through the gate and in the end of the FOP queue at 7:49. At 8:02 we were in the boarding line to get into pre-show. We were all done by 8:20. When we got back around to the queue area, it had started to get crowded and people were literally running to the queue. Get there early!
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We just did this yesterday: EMH 8:00 am. We got there at 7:30am (I took a pic of our rental carís license plate and got the time from that pic). In through the gate and in the end of the FOP queue at 7:49. At 8:02 we were in the boarding line to get into pre-show. We were all done by 8:20. When we got back around to the queue area, it had started to get crowded and people were literally running to the queue. Get there early!
This sounds promising. Thank you. We will be there early.
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