• On Nov 23, 2014
    P from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I am a little overwhelmed by the amount of (albeit helpful) info. Can someone help me by telling me how I should use my fastpass options at Magic Kingdom with my 2yr old? Any recommended itinerary or schedule would be helpful too! Thanks!

    Dear P:

    With a 2-year-old in tow, I would recommend you use your FastPass+ options on attractions that require patience that a toddler may not be old enough to endure. Typically, your longest lines and waits are for a good parade seat, a Character or Princess Meet-and-Greet and the "mountain" rides. With her age, we can eliminate the "mountain" rides, leaving you one FastPass+ for another attraction after you use the first two on the evening parade and a meet-and-greet. I recommend using it for Peter Pan. This attraction can see standby lines of up to 40 minutes to an hour and, unlike Winnie the Pooh, Enchanted Tales with Belle or the Little Mermaid, doesn't have an interactive queue line. 

    My recommendation for an itinerary at Magic Kingdom:

    • Get to entrance of Magic Kingdom as early as you can to park opening. If your child is like mine, they are usually up at dawn, so go with it. Head to Fantasyland to enjoy as many rides as you can before the crowds start arriving. If you have a FastPass+ for Peter Pan, head to Enchanted Tales with Belle and Winnie the Pooh followed by the Tea Cups, Little Mermaid and the Carousel. Because Dumbo now has mirror rides, the line isn't as long in New Fantasyland. It's a Small World and Mickey's Philharmagic will complete the morning.
    • Leave the park after lunch. This is a must if you don't want a meltdown later in the day. Rest at your resort--even if your child doesn't nap, you need to. Put on a Disney movie for all.
    • Return to the park after dinner for a few hours to enjoy the lights and atmosphere. Catch the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, Aladdin, Country Bears, Buzz Lightyear and Monster's, Inc. 
    • End the night with the castle lighting (which is not as well-attended as the parade and fireworks), your reserved seat for the parade and the fireworks.

    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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