Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 6, 2015
    Jennifer from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First trip to WDW for our daughter who is 4 and loves Mickey. We will be there in early September for 7 days with park hopper, suggestions for how best to use our fastpass?...does not like scary. Thank you.


    The strategy for making FastPass+ selections is different for every family, and I usually recommend that you book them around the children's needs. Because your daughter may not meet the height requirements to some of the more popular FP+ attractions, you can opt to use some of your three FP+ choices each day for attractions that allow you to skip long waits in the heat that can spell disaster for a family. With that in mind, here are my suggestions:

    • Animal Kingdom: Use your FP+ options for the shows to help you get better seats without a long wait on the sidewalk outside. You can get them for both Nemo and the Lion King. Save your last one for the meet-and-greet at Adventurers Outpost which can get steamy in the warmer months.
    • Epcot: Because most folks will be using their FP+ for Soarin' and Test Track--two attractions that your daughter will probably not be able to ride--use your Tier 1 FP+ for Illuminations. This will allow you to skip the unbearable wait and provide you a great location from which to view the laser show. A Turtle Crush FP+ will put her in an excellent viewing location for interaction with Crush leaving your last one for the Epcot Character Spot and a meet-and-greet with Mickey.
    • Hollywood Studios: Toy Story would be my recommendation for your Tier 1 and Frozen Sing-a-long for your Tier 2. I don't think the FP+ for The Little Mermaid is necessary and if she is too old for Playhouse Disney, use your last one for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular to snag a good seat without the wait.
    • Magic Kingdom: Using them for a parade and the fireworks would be your top priority for fabulous seats without the agonizing wait followed by a princess meet-and-greet if you feel like you've had plenty of time with Mickey elsewhere. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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