Flight of Passage Last Thing at Night and Pandora Update at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We stop by Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see how long it takes to ride Flight of Passage last thing at night and to check in on a couple of new snacks at Pongu Pongu.

Pongu Pongu is the name of the takeaway bar/snack kiosk immediately outside of Windtraders, the Land’s principal store, and Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s main quick service.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios February Construction and Happenings Update – 2/9/18

We spent a considerable amount of time covering rope drop touring strategy in Part 1 and Part 2 of that series earlier this week. In this post, we’ll catch up on construction, menu updates, and what else is going on around the Park.

Nothing says “two billion dollar upgrade” like pulling up to a temporary auto plaza that looks like it’s small enough to be serviced by porgs.

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Hollywood Studios Toy Story Mania Rope Drop Amid Track Closures – 2/9/18 Part Two

We pick things up from Part 1 of our rope drop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after already experiencing Toy Story Mania and Star Tours with minimal hassle. At least as long as you consider arriving an hour before official Park open and standing there to be minimal hassle.

Show-wise, the Frozen Sing-Along remains the highest priority with most shows nearing capacity most days. As we’ll see later, the same could be said for Beauty and the Beast, Indiana Jones, and others as well.

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Hollywood Studios Toy Story Mania Rope Drop Amid Track Closures – 2/9/18

Against my better judgment, we head out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the morning of February 9, 2018.

This is the scene at 8:05am, which is around the time that you want to arrive for a regular 9am open if you’d like your choice of tapstile and/or plan to sign the kids up for Jedi Training Academy.

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Is There an Off-Season? Epcot Wait Times in January at Walt Disney World

We continue our discussion of “off-season” wait times at Walt Disney World theme parks with Epcot.

At Animal Kingdom, we saw a meteoric rise in average wait times over the last four years. The numbers above represent the average posted wait time at DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Primeval Whirl, and TriceraTop Spin in January. That’s a 71% increase in wait times over four years. If you missed Animal Kingdom’s analysis along with an introduction to the questions that this series will attempt to answer, see this post.

Below is the chart for Epcot. Again, the date runs down the left column with the average wait for that day and year filling each of the corresponding cells:

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