• On Oct 10, 2018
    Jennifer from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If there is a morning hard-ticketed event, should you book your fast pass for directly in the morning or follow the "wait 45 minutes"? As in, will lines already be long at rope drop, because of the hard-ticketed guests?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer. We're glad to see you again!

     I love that you're strategizing your FastPass+ selections. Gotta maximize that precious time in the theme parks, right? If there is a ticketed morning event like Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland or Disney Early Morning Magic - Toy Story Land, I still think you should schedule your first FastPass+ experience for 45 minutes to an hour after official park opening. When the park opens, I suggest going directly to the "land" where the ticketed morning event was being held. The Guests who had tickets for the event will likely head to another area of the park since they spent the beginning of their morning in the ticketed exclusive space. For example, if you'll be visiting Magic Kingdom Park on a day that Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland is scheduled, plan to arrive 30 - 45 minutes prior to park opening. As soon as the park officially opens, head straight for Fantasyland and plan to hit the attractions that were exclusively open for the ticketed event. I suspect the Guests who rode those attractions during the event will not stay and wait in line to ride again after the park has opened. Then, about an hour later, begin using your FastPass+ selections in whatever area of the park you please! This plan should make the best use of your time. 

     Be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your arrival. This app has tons of cool features, but I especially love that I can view current wait times for my family's favorite attractions! This feature totally helps us strategize our touring plans and minimize wait times. 

     I hope this was helpful, Jennifer. Please visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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