Open/Close: Opens with the park and closes at sunset. This attraction is open during morning Extra Magic Hours but not the evening version. This attraction will stop allowing guests into the queue when the line length exceeds the amount of time left before sunset.
Wait Times: FastPass is available for this attraction, though it is most needed during the middle part of the day when the animals are least active. For the best experience visit in the morning or near closing to see most active animals. Depending on season, standby wait times can range from a little more than 30 minutes up to 75 minutes or more.
Length of Ride: The ride through the reserve runs approximately 18 minutes without animal stops. From load to unload, the trip is closer to 20-25 minutes without animal stops, though animal stops may lengthen travel times by 10-20 minutes.
Single Rider: No
Queue Description: The queue is really just a covered corral, though monitors show video from "Kilimanjaro Safaris."
Health Restriction: The ride is bumpy with sudden starts and jerks by the truck. Riders should be in good health and free of heart, neck, or back problems that could be exacerbated. Pregnant women and those prone to motion sickness should consider not riding.
Ride Access: The queue is accessible to both ECVs and wheelchairs. Once the front of the line is reached, ECV users will need to transfer to an available wheelchair. Wheelchair users will be directed to a loading area to wait for one of the wheelchair accessible trucks.
Wheelchair Transfer: Not necessary
Service Animals: Service animals are only allowed on the wheelchair-accessible truck.
Audio: Assistive listening, devices are available from Guest Services for the film portion of this attraction.
Weight and Size Issues: Leg room between rows can be tight for the very tall.