• On Aug 27, 2018
    Ashley from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son loves thrill rides but is creeped out by the que for tower of terror. Last time he opted out of the ride after the que and lead us down an elevator to do rider swap. If we all have a fastpass, is it possible to skip the que and go up the elevator?

    Hi Ashley,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for coming to us with your question. I think your son and my son need to have a talk with each other, because my son is just the opposite: he loves all the creepy details in the Hollywood Tower Hotel, but once it’s time to enter the 5th dimension, he’d rather take the service elevator back down to the front desk. 

    Ashley, while Disney theming is one of my favorite things in the world, I have visited the parks with more than a few Mouseketeers who have found certain queues and attractions overwhelming. I think I've gone through almost every "chicken out door" (as my family calls them) in the four parks with one kiddo or another. My advice is to make FastPass+ reservations for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and then, when you arrive at the attraction’s entrance, explain your situation to the Cast Member there. While there is no guarantee that they will be able to accommodate your request to bypass the queue, Cast Members want your experience to be magical and fun, and they will do what they can to work with you.

    Speaking of queues, have you heard about the new Play Disney Parks app? My family had an awesome time playing games and asking trivia questions while waiting in standby lines on our recent visit, and the built-in music playlists are fantastic for when you're home and Disney Dreaming.

    Enjoy your family’s visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I bet your young thrill-seeker will love riding the new Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land. It’s a fast, smooth coaster that incorporates lots of great details from the movies, and its queue is filled with colorful and fun touches…and not a cobweb or zombie bellhop in sight.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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