Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Mar 17, 2019
    Kris from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it better to use Fast Pass in morning or afternoon? What rides should you fast pass first?

    Hi Kris,

    You're going to LOVE the FastPass+ service and will feel like true Disney royalty as you bypass some of the standby lines on your upcoming trip!

    My family loves to arrive at the theme parks 30-45 minutes before they open so that we have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing and can be among the first group of Guests in the theme parks. We've always found that within the first hour or two of the theme park opening, we're able to experience several attractions with very little waiting, and we can save our FastPass+ selections for mid-late morning and early afternoon. Then, after we've enjoyed our three initial selections, we use the My Disney Experience mobile app (or you may also use in-park kiosks) to make additional FastPass+ selections, one at a time, pending availability, through the rest of our day. I've always felt like that allows us to take full advantage of this wonderful time-saving service!

    As far as which attractions to use, some of that depends on your travel group. Do you have little ones or thrill seekers? Please feel free to write back again and we'd be happy to help you with specifics, but here are some attractions that are quite popular, and I'd definitely recommend trying to use the FastPass+ service to enjoy: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Peter Pan's Flight, Space Mountain, Soarin', Test Track, Frozen Ever After, Na'vi River Journey, Avatar - Flight of Passage, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Mania!, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Kris, and have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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