Father and Child on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Aug 26, 2019
    Regina from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Fast passes...please give the the best plan to get these. How do you select your times around a lunch time?

    Hi Regina,

    I love that you're thinking about your FastPass+ selections this far in advance! You are my kind of planner! I can assure you that all the love you're pouring into planning a wonderful Disney adventure will pay off. Not only does spending time planning build anticipation, but it also spreads the magic out longer, and when you arrive next February at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" and all of your Disney dreams come true, you'll practically BURST with excitement!

    My best advice for how to plan your day is to arrive early. When you get to the park at least 45 minutes before it opens, you'll have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing before the park officially opens, and you'll be all set and ready to be among the first Guests into the park. We've always found that we can enjoy a few attractions first thing in the morning with very short wait times, then we schedule our first FastPass+ selection for mid morning, around the 10:00 - 11:00 range. Once the lines start picking up a little, we'll go take advantage of that FastPass+ selection. After a busy and fun morning, we're usually hungry early, so we like to grab lunch around 11:00. Of course, another benefit to that is that lunch crowds are pretty small at that point, too! If there does happen to be a line, I'd recommend mobile ordering. It can save you lots of time! We usually like to schedule our other two FastPass+ selections back to back for right after we're done with lunch, around 11:45 - 12:45 and 12:45 - 1:45, for example. Now, that's our ideal. Sometimes we have to be a little bit flexible to secure a selection for a specific must-do attraction. On some of the more popular attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Avatar Flight of Passage, we'll happily take a FastPass+ time even if it's later in the afternoon or early evening. I'm sending some pixie dust that you'll find the perfect FastPass+ selections for your trip!

    Did you know that once you've enjoyed all three pre-scheduled FastPass+ experiences, you may use the My Disney Experience mobile app or an in-park kiosk to make additional selections one at a time, throughout the rest of the day at any of the theme parks, pending availability? It saves so much time that I definitely recommend trying to maximize the service!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Regina, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you 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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