Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 25, 2015
    Marie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My college age son is flying in at 12pm on a Saturday and out the next day at 5pm, just a quirky to wish his little sister a HB! He hasnt been there since 1997 and wants to see AK, MK and Epcot in that order, any ideas for this blip of a fly in?

    Hi, Marie!  What an awesome son you have, willing to fly in for a quickie trip to wish his sister a happy birthday! That's so nice.

    Here's what I would do to make the most of his in and out visit.  For Animal Kingdom, make all of your fast passes for late in the day.  Assuming he is going to take Disney's Magical Express from the airport, it could take him an hour from the time he lands to arrive at the resort area.  I wouldn't count on him being able to get to Animal Kingdom much before 2 o'clock.  Book your FastPass+ options for 3 o'clock or later so he can still do his favorite attractions in the short amount of time he'll have at the park.

    For the next day, I would get your FastPass+ choices at Epcot, then plan to be at the Magic Kingdom at rope drop.  That way, you can buzz through some of the favorite Magic Kingdom attractions in the morning, then still have your FastPass+ options to enjoy the afternoon at Epcot.

    I'd also say, if you can help it, don't put too much time into dining reservations.  A table service meal might eat away an hour of your park time.  Maybe make a late dining reservation on Saturday night at one of the resort hotels, after you've had a chance to enjoy the parks.

    Have a great time.  I hope your daughter enjoys a fabulous day with her big brother.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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