• On Mar 14, 2018
    Meghan from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the best strategy for riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with no fast pass? We are willing to get to the park super early, but how early? And how do we beat the crowds? My four year old doesn't run very fast...

    Hi Meghan! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I know you must be so excited knowing you will be at Walt Disney World Resort in a few short days!

    You are very smart to be so strategic with your planning. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is such a fun attraction and it's very popular.

    Without a FastPass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, I would suggest you arrive prior to Magic Kingdom opening and queue up to the right of Cinderella Castle heading in the direction of Fantasyland. Once the theme park opens, you and several new friends will walk with purpose to the attraction of your choice. Most of your new friends will also be headed to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Cast Members will be guiding Guests to the attraction. It's "safety first" at the Disney Parks so running isn't allowed but you will want to try to keep your four year old in front of you to keep up with the brisk walking pace. 

    On our last vacation, we did this very thing and it ended up being a truly magical experience. As we waited for the theme park to open, we started chatting with a delightful family who had children similar in ages to ours. Everyone became fast friends and we ended up going on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain together. It was Disney magic at it's best!  

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel and please let us know if you need any last minute tips or advice as you prepare for your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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