• On May 24, 2017
    Aimee from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning on being at Magic Kingdom for the welcome show at 8:55 am. Would you suggest I get a fast pass for buzz lightyear being that we will be in the park so early? Thank you!!

    Hi, Aimee!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you so much for continuing to trust us with your vacation planning questions. 

    Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show is Magic Kingdom's newest way of ushering in another magical day for all it's guests. Grabbing a cup of coffee from Main Street Bakery and enjoying this section of the park while we wait for Mickey and the gang to delight us, sounds like the perfect way to start the day! 

    If Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is the first attraction you plan on riding that morning, I would ride stand-by and save my FastPass+ option for something later in the day. Buzz Lightyear is a "fast-loading" attraction, so you should be able to be on and off fairly quickly. Especially because most guests traditionally go for one of the "Mountains" at park opening.

    Because of the high volume of attractions Magic Kingdom offers, the first two hours in the park (except for holidays) are safe to plan on riding stand-by. I'd use your FastPass+ selections for late morning or early afternoon when the wait times tend to build.

    Also, don't forget to download the My Disney Experience App for your smartphone. This app will allow you to check wait times of attractions and character experiences. It makes planning on-the-go a snap! 

    I hope this helps, Aimee! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. I am here to help! 

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Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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