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  • On Jun 28, 2014
    Jessica from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My kids are 11,8,4&2. If I fast pass thrill rides The little ones won't use their fast passes since the adults/big kids won't have fast passes left and they can't ride alone. Is the only solution for parents to split up? Any Suggestions?

    Hi Jessica,

    My recommendation on this is to figure out what rides everyone can ride and would want to ride. Then plan your trip around these. For example, in Magic Kingdom, everyone might want to ride Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger spin which all have FastPass+ options. In addition, the bigger riders might want Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. 

    I would grab a FastPass+ for everyone for Peter Pan's Flight because that line is always long. Then I would take the FastPass+ for the bigger riders for Space and Splash Mountain. This is their three FastPass+ choices. Make sure these FastPass+ are done as early in the day as possible so that you can obtain another FastPass+ which is reusable as you use it. Use the Rider Switch on the bigger rides to shorten the wait. Once the bigger riders start to use their fourth FastPass+, book the next one for the little one who is four. Your two year old will not need one because they do not have a ticket.

    This should allow for the most time together. Also, while a ride may have a FastPass+, often the standby line is not that slow. Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin is a good example of this.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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