Thanks to advice from ppl here - we decided to spend NYE at AK It’s our first time, and I’m pretty excited! My question is about strategy re the Safari. I booked fastpasses for Everest, & Navi in the am, and then grabbed a Safari one for 12pm. I’ve read the best time for Safari is either early in the day - or sunset. So my question is - do I book the fast pass for 5PM safari instead (which is available) and basically assume we are stuck with only 3 FP’s that day? Or keep the 12pm one, with the hopes I can grab something else once we check in for that 3rd FP.
Would love to hear what people think!
I have ridden the safari many, many times at all times of day. Keep your 12pm FPP so you are not prevented from getting more as the day goes on. I haven’t seen much difference from morning to noon to evening.
I agree with @Wahoohokie. In fact I did a 9.10am safari this year that was the worst one ever - mainly because the giraffes were miles away and they’re my favourites, but still!
Agree…keep the noon FP…We had a 12:30 in the heat of May and saw more animals than I ever have on the ride.
We like to do the safari twice a day. Before FOP, we would head there for one of the first rides of the morning, when the animals are cool and fresh. Then we’d do a 1pm -ish safari, as well. The animals are out and maybe eating or just walking around. It’s a little different. I haven’t done the evening one, though.
I say, keep your 12pm one and then see if you can do an evening one either as standby or with another SDFP.
The giraffes are my favorite too! It’s on my bucket list to stay at that hotel in Africa where the giraffes stick their heads in the windows for a snack while you are eating breakfast.
That would be so cool. They are just beautiful animals.