Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Feb 5, 2015
    Chad from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Whitney, Great bio. Have similar family experiences and great runDisney experiences-but, this park experience Is first with the kids & wife. We're at MK April 2-3. FP+ suggestions for a 7 yr old huge princess fan-bday is on trip w/ 5 yr old broth


    Thanks for coming to visit me here at the Mom's Panel! 

    Your trip lands during one of the busiest weeks of the year, so planning your FastPass+ options ahead are vital to your trip. What makes the week between Palm Sunday and Easter--a traditional Spring Break week in many states--bearable are the extra hours Disney adds to its calendar. In addition to my FP+ recommendations, I suggest you arrive at Magic Kingdom by 6:30 a.m. for rope drop at 7 a.m. Head straight to Fantasyland, specifically Peter Pan, and knock as much of it out along with New Fantasyland. 

    Choose your FP+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, one of the Princess Meet-and-Greets, and the 12:00 p.m. Festival of Fantasy Parade. All of these have significant waits. Make the train and meet-and-greet time slots before the parade. This will allow you to choose a FP+ at a kiosk before you leave the park for an afternoon break--a must for young kids--and return in the evening to use it along with seeing the parade and fireworks without a melt down.  

    Friday, April 3 also offers the same schedule as Thursday, and use the same approach: arrive early in the morning, taking an afternoon break as the crowds swell and return at night. I recommend going for the mine train for a second time, even if you got it the day before, and a second meet-and-greet with the princesses you didn't see on Thursday. Additionally, a FP+ for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad would top my list. Again, use them as soon as you can in the day to allow you to visit the FP+ kiosk.

    Download the My Disney Experience App to determine which additional attractions you feel would be best suited by a FP+. I would usually say make them for any attraction with the word 'mountain' in its name, but height requirements may not allow both of your children to ride, so be aware of that.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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