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  • On Nov 20, 2015
    Glen from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, Does it make more sense to book all 3 fast passes later in the afternoon and get into the parks early and use standby lines in the morning? or vise versa. Will "good" fast passes be available in the afternoon if we use the 3 fast passes in

    Hi Glen!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I think that you could go either way with your plan.  I have teenage boys that don't like to get up early, so we generally make our FastPass+ selections to start in the afternoon, and we stay until the parks close.  The downside to that is that we don't have the opportunity to make as many additional selections after we use our three.

    If I planned to be at the parks all day, I would probably do the opposite.  I would make my three "must-do" selections for in the morning and then add new ones throughout the day.  You probably won't get the most popular attractions, so be sure to choose those as your initial three choices. 

    Another thing we like to take advantage of is the use of the "single-rider" lines at some attractions.  Example:  At Epcot, we usually choose Soarin' as one of our first three FastPass+ selections and then we ride Test Track by going through the single-rider line.  It is usually much shorter than the standby line, so we don't feel like we are wasting time!

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.  
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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