Mom And Son On Run
  • On Nov 19, 2014
    Shanna from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It is almost time to pick my FP+ selections for my trip with my 3yo son in Feb. I'm having trouble deciding what to pick and when. I know we want to meet Mickey at Town Square. How do I choose what to FP? Is it better to use FP in the AM or PM? THANKS!

    Hey Shanna!

    This is such an exciting time in your Disney vacation planning! For me, making my FastPass+ selections is when I know my trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth is just around the corner.

    I am a big believer is making FastPass+ selections in the mid-morning. I have a couple of reasons for this:

    1. You can sleep in a little knowing that you will definitely be able to experience your favorite attractions. With a 3-year-old, getting a good night's sleep will be great way to start any day.
    2. If you do decide to arrive early, you will most likely be able to take in your favorite attractions with shorter waits, then enjoy them again using your FastPass+ selection. Typically, the first couple of hours the parks are open have low crowd levels.
    3. By making your selections earlier in the day you will have a chance to make more FastPass+ selections using the FastPass+ kiosks later in the day.

    As far as which FastPass+-enabled attractions to choose, I recommend choosing the ones which historically have lines but are also your family's favorites. For example, even though Star Tours typically has long lines, I wouldn't chose it as one of my FastPass+ selections because it isn't a favorite for my family. Instead we would select an attraction such as Toy Story Midway Mania which is definitely a family favorite.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any more questions about Disney's FastPass+ service or any other aspect of your Walt Disney World vacation please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a *MAGICAL* vacation and pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN

thumbnail image for Sue

Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.