mom and son on Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Jul 2, 2019
    Jenna from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to Disney for the firs time with my family of 3 (son is 6) Husband is ... ;) We are staying at The Boardwalk Oct 5 - 12th, 2019. Looking for best fast pass options in each park to avoid long waits. Any support is helpful! Thank you! Jenna

    Hi Jenna! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    A stay at Disney's BoardWalk Inn is already fantastic, and it will be even better because the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be only a few steps away!

    The priority when it comes to FastPass+ reservations is to make the last selection of the day before 2:00 p.m. so you can make more reservations once you've used the last one you've previously selected. This strategy is a huge game changer for those who want to maximize their time at the Theme Parks, so it's wise to keep that in mind!

    At Magic Kingdom Park, I'd prioritize Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It's also wise to pack ponchos to keep the gang dry when riding Splash Mountain. It's super fun, but it can also be super wet!

    Because the other Theme Parks divide their FastPass+ attractions into two tiers, I will also split my suggestions into two tiers. At each of those Theme Parks, you will be able to select one option on the first tier and two on the second.

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, it's best to prioritize Avatar - Flight of Passage on the first tier (having Na'vi River Journey as a second option) and Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain on the second group.

    For Epcot, my suggestions for the first tier are Soarin' Around the World of Frozen Ever After, depending on your family's love for Frozen, Elsa and Anna. Mission: SPACE and Spaceship Earth will be good selections for the second tier.

    Finally, for Disney's Hollywood Studios, Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania! or Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith are all solid choices for your tier 1. For the second tier, Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are your best time-savers!

    I hope you're able to make the best FastPass+ selections for your crew, Jenna! We will be here waiting for your next question before October is here!

    May the magic be with you, 

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