I did the Ultimate Nights of Adventure Tour on Sunday, November 26, only because I only had one day planned at AK and did not have a FPP for Flight of Passage. Originally, I waited too long to book the tour originally and it was fully booked at the end of October. I called again the week before my short trip and was able to reserve a spot. When I arrived, I learned that there were 26 people on the tour.
The tour started at 2:30 pm in front of DINOSAUR so I arrived at about 2:15 to sign in, get my name sticker, and select drink (sodas, beer, or wine) and dessert (chocolate or blueberry). There were 2 tour guides and 1 coordinator. There was bottled water available for those that wanted some.
We had perfect weather and followed what seems to be the standard order (based on other reviews that I have seen):
Flight of passage
River of Light
We entered through the Fast Pass line at each ride. There were people with actual Fast Passes that would sometimes end up in the middle of our group so our guides always let them go in front of us and kept our group together through each line. If I recall correctly, we only had 2 bathroom breaks, but if anyone needed to stop, I’m sure there would have been more. At Satu’li Canteen, we had the sampler platter with tofu, chicken, beef, rice, potato hash, cole slaw, kale, and another green salad. There were 2 long tables and 2 platters on each table to share. There was plenty of food. I had already had lunch so I just tried a few things. You could easily make it a meal as there was a lot left over. At the snack, we received a River of Lights lanyard.
After Expedition Everest, those that wanted to go to Rivers of Light were escorted to the front row of the show. It was an excellent view. Although we were about 10-15 minutes before show-time, the theater was pretty full so it was amazing to walk right to the front row (left side).
My overall opinion is that the tour provided what was promised - 6 FPPs for the main rides at Animal Kingdom - however the price was very steep at $250 (so $40 per FPP, plus a snack and a lanyard). We spent a lot of time waiting for the whole group to “catch up” at the rides and then keeping everyone assembled through the queues and assembling again after the rides. I do no think that I would take this tour again. I think if Disney were to split the tour into smaller groups, everything could be accomplished faster or perhaps 2 or 3 additional rides could be included. At $200, this tour would be a better value (in my eyes).
Wild Africa Trek is a much better value at ~200 with 2 dedicated guides for 12 people and photos included.