Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 7, 2009
    Ashley from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family of 4 (on a budget) will be celebrating my son's 7th b-day at AK on 05/31. Is it better to opt for the birthday fast pass or the gift card? What is so special about the birthday fast pass as I thought a fast pass was free? Can they be purchased?

    Hi, Ashley!  Fast Passes are free, but the birthday fast pass is instant, meaning instead of being given a time when you can return, you can get right on the ride.  You can get the pass for the birthday person and up to five members of your family, and you can get fast passes for four attractions this way.

    For my family, so far, my girls have opted for the gift card.  They enjoyed shopping for their own little birthday treats, and it was a lot of fun for me to see them browse things and carefully figure out how best to spend their money.  The kids have loved the gift card option.

    I hope your son has a great birthday celebration!
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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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