Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Oct 18, 2013
    Dawn from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there. Planning our 5 year old son's first trip. Please recommend Fastpass+ selections for MK. I was thinking Peter Pan, Under the Sea, and Barnstormer. Any suggestions?

    Hi, Dawn!

    How exciting to be planning your 5-year-old's first trip to Walt Disney World Resort! How many days will you visit Magic Kingdom Park during your visit? Hopefully, you'll be able to do at least one full day and one half day. Since I don't know your specific vacation itinerary, I'm going to make my FastPass+ recommendations for your family based on the attractions in Magic Kingdom which tend to have the longest waits while prioritizing those attractions which appeal most to younger Guests. 

    If you'll be visiting Magic Kingdom on two separate days, you can make a total of 6 FastPass+ selections (up to 3 per day at one theme park). Peter Pan's Flight and Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid are excellent choices for FastPass+. I would also suggest Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

    I would not recommend using a FastPass+ selection for The Barnstormer, as this attraction does not tend to have as long a standby queue as the others I've mentioned. You also won't need to use FastPass+ for Dumbo the Flying Elephant because there is an indoor circus-themed play area (with climbing nets and slides) where kids can have fun -- and adults can take a rest on benches -- while you're waiting for your pager to light up letting you know it's time to fly with Dumbo. If you do choose to use FastPass+ or the regular same-day FASTPASS Service, you will completely bypass the play area and instead will go directly to the FASTPASS entrance.

    I hope this helps! Please visit us again here at the Moms Panel with any other questions as you continue to plan your trip.

    Have a magical Disney day! 
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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