• On Mar 13, 2018
    Shelly from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning my first trip to Disney the first week in September. I was told that is the "slow" time. Do you still recommend getting express passes?

    Hi Shelly! Thank you so much for allowing the Disney Parks Moms Panel to help you plan your 1st visit to Walt Disney World Resort! We are grateful for the opportunity to help you!

    September is a fantastic time to visit Walt Disney World Resort! You are correct regarding the crowd levels. They are typically lighter during this time of year. Prior to our kids being school aged, September was one of our favorite months to visit Walt Disney World Resort.

    Even though crowd level are typically lighter, I would still HIGHLY encourage you to make your FastPass+ selections. There are several must do attractions for many Guests and if those same attractions are on your list, using the complimentary benefit will help you maximize your vacation time.

    There are 2 new lands at Walt Disney World Resort where you may find longer than anticipated wait times due to the attractions being new. In Pandora - The World of Avatar, you will want to try to select a FastPass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage. It's a breathtaking 3D journey through Pandora on the back of a mountain banshee. It is my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World Resort and many Guests agree. Using the FastPass+ service is a great way to reserve access to this amazing attraction. On June 30, 2018, Toy Story Land will be opening so be sure to look for great FastPass+ selections there as well.

    Make sure you have your reservation and ticket information, as well as your family & friends, linked to your My Disney Experience account. Plan a tentative itinerary and make your FastPass+ selections on the day you are able to do so. When you arrive, enjoy the scheduled times but also know that magic happens during the spontaneous moments as well. 

    Have a magical vacation and please let us know if we can help with any other tips or advice as you plan your 1st Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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