Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Jun 12, 2021
    Gabrielle from MI Asked

    How much is it to skip the line?

    Hi there, Gabrielle! Welcome to planDisney!

    Oh my Mickey ice cream bars, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is only two days away! Let's get those last-minute details buttoned down so you're ready for some fun!

    I know you're getting excited to hit the rides and attractions in the theme parks. That's half the fun of visiting Walt Disney World! As I'm writing this, Disney's FastPass+, a free service that allowed us to reserve a spot in line and skip the standby wait, is still suspended for the time being. We haven't gotten word yet on whether or not FastPass+ will be back, or what it will look like if it does return. Since your vacation is just around the river bend, I wouldn't expect it to be implemented during your stay, but you can keep an eye on the Know Before You Go page on the Walt Disney World website for updates.

    Gabrielle, to make the wait for rides a little easier, there are a couple of apps you'll want to download on your phone before you go. First, you'll definitely want the My Disney Experience app. It's not only the central hub for all of your vacation plans, but you can also check attraction wait times in the parks in real time. That way, you'll know exactly how long the wait for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is, even when you've just saved the galaxy at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin!

    Another way to make your wait a breeze is to hop onto the Play Disney Parks app and turn wait time into play time! You'll find trivia and games that are based on your exact location, and even compete against other Guests in line! My son really loves to fire up the Play Disney Parks app at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios to translate messages, find out what's inside crates and containers, and even eavesdrop on secret communications. You'll feel like the Force is truly with you!

    I hope this helps you make the most of your Disney days, Gabrielle. Have a blast, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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