• On Apr 18, 2018
    Alexandra from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! We are traveling to Disney as a surprise to our kids in 200 days. Im a planner, so of course Im making to do lists already. What are some of your top recommended attractions in MK? Best choices to use FP for?? Thank you!!

    Hi Alexandra! Everything about your question makes my heart so happy!!!! I love that you are planning a surprise trip for your kids to Walt Disney World Resort and the fact that you are a planner is magical pixie-dust!

    As a point of reference for your planning purposes, we are a family of 4. Dad, mom, girl (11) and boy (9).

    As I'm sure you know, there are countless amazing attractions at Magic Kingdom Park!

    We typically try to make FastPass+ selections for:
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and/or Splash Mountain
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    Space Mountain

    Our favorites include:
    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    Mad Tea Party - Mom and Dad ride in a different tea cup from our kiddos. This way my hubby and I can enjoy a leisurely relaxed tea party while my children spin themselves silly.
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Tomorrowland Speedway - both kiddos can drive now.
    Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress - not only is this a great attraction, it's inside and is a magical place to be on a warm day. Throughout the attraction, you travel through the 20th century and see how technology has improved our way of life. What makes the attraction even more special is that it was personally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
    "it's a small world" - classic Disney magic!

    If your kiddos are younger:
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer and Character Experiences are fabulous choices!

    If you and your family are early risers, I would encourage you to try to make it to park opening and/or take advantage of Extra Magic Hours. It's a great way to enjoy oodles of attractions with shorter wait times.

    I would love to continue helping you with your planning. Please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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