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Rivers of Light FastPass

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Planning' started by Rsj88, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Rsj88

    Rsj88 Active Member

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    Unfortunately I was unable to get the RoL dining reservation. I did, however, get a FastPass for it. I really don't want to have to use a FP for RoL. Is it still necessary to get a FP for it or will I be able to see it in a standby line? Thanks!
     
  2. disney4life2008

    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
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  3. Disneydreamer23

    Disneydreamer23 Well-Known Member

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    Use the FP you don't have to wait in a long line, I used a FP and walked up 10 minutes before, I over heard some one say they were in lie for over an hour and half. n
     
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  4. Rsj88

    Rsj88 Active Member Original Poster

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    I do have a Tusker House reservation. Can I transfer that into a RoL dining package?
     
  5. Tuvalu

    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    No. You need to book a new reservation that is specifically a RoL dining package.
     
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  6. Rsj88

    Rsj88 Active Member Original Poster

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    Thank you :)
     
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  7. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    Unless it's a busy time of year, there's not a ton that needs FP at DAK. One of the Pandora rides, Everest or Safari, and RoL sounds like a good plan. Since you know you won't be able to book a fourth FP, just plan your other two around the RoL time. It doesn't have to be a pure negative... scheduling FPs for night means you'll get to guarantee yourself cool nighttime experiences, and your morning can still be spontaneous. For my trip next month, I scheduled nighttime DAK FP on a day with morning EMH at another park. If we're up early go to EMH... great; if not... go to one of the other three parks. Then, we'll get to experience the Pandora rides at dusk, see RoL, and ride the nighttime Safari after. No sweat. I had this same conversation already in my head... the peace of mind about seeing RoL was worth the small amount of extra waiting in line that I'll be doing that day.
     
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    newhorizons1 Well-Known Member

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    I used a FP for Rivers of Light once and only once. It just isn't worth it to me, especially since it limits picking up any additional fastpasses throughout the day.
     
  9. cjkeating

    cjkeating Well-Known Member

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    When are you going? They have just updated the hours for my trip (late November, early December) and have added second performances which I believe are much easier to do standby.
     
  10. carriebeth

    carriebeth Active Member

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    when we were there it totally wasn't necessary for a fast pass. ALthough we did it right post hurricane and crowds were low. Plus it rained for a while in the evening and it chased a ton of people off from the park.

    Now i normally love love love a Disney night show. Not sure I would do this one again. It was really pretty boring. My youngest kids were totally bored by it and kept asking when it would be over and if we could do something else instead. Everyone else was like i don't know that i would do that again. In the future I would spend that time doing other things everyone would enjoy more.
     
  11. andy773

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    I was at ROL Sunday October 8. We went to the late show and it was about half empty. If there are two shows, the second one will usually be less crowded.
     
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    NelleBelle Well-Known Member

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    Do you think that will be the case for an early June visit?
     
  13. andy773

    andy773 Active Member

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    I would think so. They didn't add the second show in October until a month or so before our trip. I would think June would be busy enough to warrant a second show
     
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  14. Rsj88

    Rsj88 Active Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! I just lucked up on a reservation for the dining package!
     
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    mdubm Well-Known Member

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    I just got back today and we FPed Rivers of Light. It was totally unnecessary but we were unable to score any other FPs, so we went with it. It was convenient to walk up 15 min before showtime and know we had seats, but there were plenty of open seats. I guess it just depends what time of year you're going and if you really want other FPs over it.
     
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    Mickey5150 Well-Known Member

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    I was just in a full theater on Monday night, 1st show of the night, but had a fastpass so no worries. Given the choice I'd always fp a show and wait for a ride. 1 hour for FOP or Safari is fine, 1 hour for a show, really?
     
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