Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 19, 2014
    Brandi from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. My husband and I are bringing our 2 year old to Disney World in January of 2015 (it's my first time!). Would you recommend fast pass? I heard that there should be minimal wait times to get on rides.

    Hi Brandi,

    Congratulations on your first visit to Walt Disney World!

    Disney's new FastPass+ service is a great way to spend less time waiting in line. This service allows you to pick 3 initial FastPass+ selections for each day you are visiting a theme park before you even leave home. It is also is very flexible and if your plans change you can make changes at any of the FastPass+ kiosks, through My Disney Experience online, or your mobile device app. And it is a completely free service!

    I find the flexibility incredibly helpful when vacationing with children.  This summer on my own family vacation, one evening we ended up staying up later than I had originally planned.  Since I felt my children needed to sleep in a bit more the next morning, I simply changed our FastPass+ selection times for the next day via my Smartphone.  I can't tell express how fantastic it is to not worry about getting to the theme park early if we change our minds and want to sleep in. And better yet - I made these changes from the comfort of our Resort hotel room on my Smartphone. If you do not have access to a Smartphone or computer, you can also make changes with the help of your Disney Resort hotel concierge.

    Brandi since it is your first visit, I would like to suggest not only reading the wonderful tips provided here but also visiting the webpage: Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones. It contains a great downloadable guide to help you plan the most magical vacation ever!  And also be sure to stop by Guest Services and pick up your "1st Visit" pin to wear each day in the theme parks. You never know what extra Pixie Dust might fall your way.

    Have a MAGICAL vacation!
    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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