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  • On Mar 5, 2020
    Ronald from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are new annual pass holders planning our son's birthday trip to Magic Kingdom and staying at AK Lodge. We can order FastPasses on 3/14. If Gparents get FL res 3day passes to go too, when should they buy to do FastPasses around the same time as us?

    Hello, Ronald,

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I'm so happy to hear that you are new Annual Passholders; it is such a great perk to be able to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks year-round, especially with so many incredible things happening in 2020. Of course, one of the greatest things happening is celebrating your son's birthday with a trip to the Magic Kingdom!  And as Annual Passholders, did you know you will receive downloads from Disney PhotoPass? It will be perfect to capture the great moments of your birthday celebration trip.

    Since you have a reservation at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance for your entire trip.  If the grandparents also have a reservation at a Disney Resort, they will be able to do the same.  If they don't have a reservation, they will be able to make their FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance for each day they will be visiting. 

    You can begin making your FastPass+ selections at 7:00 AM EST, and I'd encourage you to start with your highest priorities rather than working through them chronologically.  For example, my highest priority for our next trip is to secure a FastPass+ for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, which just opened last week at Disney's Hollywood Studios and looks amazingly fun. When I can begin making our selections, I will start with finding a time and date for that attraction first rather than making selections for the first day of our Walt Disney World trip.

    Wishing you a magical trip!  Please let us know if we can help with any further questions. -Kara 
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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