Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jun 9, 2010
    Joyce from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    HELP! We are bringing our two 20+ for their 1st time since their 8th grade. Have to come 8/13-8/20 due to college. How do we plan trip to make the most of crowds at that time. Know it will be hard to see everything cause of long lines. I'm so stressed!

    Hi, Joyce!  Take a deep breath and let go of the stress!  The Moms are here to help!

    The best invention ever on the planet?  Your new best friend, the Fast Pass!  When you visit Walt Disney World at busy times, you want to use the system to the best of your ability.  As soon as you enter the parks in the morning, grab Fast Passes for the one thing you absolutely must do.  The pass will give you a window of one hour when you come back and use an expedited line.  My advice is to go as early as you can in that window, but not until you have another Fast Pass in hand.  So if your window is say 1-2, at 1 o'clock, be in line to grab a new Fast Pass for another attraction, then head to the attraction you already have a pass for. 

    While the parade is going on, use that time to hit some of the busier rides.  Many people will stop what they are doing and find a spot on the parade route to wait, and this makes the lines a little more bearable.  This rule works for the fireworks as well.

    If you can, dine during off peak times.  Not only will this help with finding tables and shorter lines at counter service locations, but you may notice the lines are a little more manageable during peak lunch and dinner times.  Try to have advanced dining reservations for the dining experiences that are important to you.

    Have a list of must do's for each park, and make those things a priority.  Anything you can do after that is pure bonus!

    Have a great trip, and remember that we're here when you need us!
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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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