Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 5, 2015
    Cari from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are celebrating my Mom's 70th birthday as a family at Disney World this November. We will be using the park hopper option for the first time. What do you recommend to allow us to avoid long lines and ride lots of rides?

    Hello, Cari!

    My family and I love to celebrate our birthdays and other special occasions at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I'm sure your mother will have a magical 70th birthday celebration. She must be getting so excited about all of the magic that awaits her arrival!

    Are you familiar with Disney's FastPass+ service? This complimentary service is included with the purchase of every theme park ticket, and allows guests to reserve access to favorite attractions before even stepping foot onto Walt Disney World property. Each guest can select up to 3 initial FastPass+ selections at one theme park per day in advance. Guests of the Disney Resort hotels can make FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance of check-in date, while all other guests can make FastPass+ selections up to 30 days in advance of theme park visit. If you choose to make FastPass+ selections in advance of your visit, make sure to link your tickets to your Disney account as soon as you are able.

    You may also find the Rider Switch Service helpful. This service allows guests to take turns riding on select attractions, while another member of the travel party waits with the child or adult that does not wish to board the attraction. The Rider Switch Service is available at select attractions at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks, and requires no advance arrangements. Simply speak to a Cast Member at participating attractions for more information.

    I hope you and your family have a magical Walt Disney World vacation, Cari! Please don't hesitate to stop back by the Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before your trip. Hope to see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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