• On Jun 2, 2017
    Geri from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is our first Disney trip, staying at AllStar with our 13 year old daughter. I know I can book up to 3 fast passes per park up to a month in advance. What are the must see rides or adventures I should book at Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.

    Hello Geri!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You must be so excited for your very first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready to fall in love with the magic!

    One of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is being able to make FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance! After linking your tickets to your Disney account you can choose your favorite experiences online or using the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    There are so many attractions at all four theme parks, so discuss which ones are important to your family. For teens I usually recommend the following - based on my teen sister:

    Epcot – Soarin’, Mission: SPACE, and Spaceship Earth. Arrive early or use Extra Magic Hours to enjoy Test Track.
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, and now that Pandora: The World of Avatar has just opened, you must experience Avatar Flight of Passage.
    Magic Kingdom – Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. She might also like Haunted Mansion, my sister’s favorite.

    Moms Panel tip: you can make reservations for your favorite dining venues at the Walt Disney World Resort up to 180 days in advance. Also, don’t forget to pick up a celebratory First Visit button at your Disney Resort hotel or at any of the parks upon arrival.

    I hope this helps you plan an unforgettable first visit! Please stop by with more questions!

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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