Epcot Monorail around Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 2, 2019
    Stacey from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi just wondering for fast passes should we try for soarin or for the frozen ride? Will only be at Epcot for 1 day and wanting to make the best of the fast passes. Thank you 

    Hi, Stacey!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    FastPass+ is such a valuable tool for making the most of your time at the Walt Disney World Resort.  However, with all of the incredible attractions to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to select for FastPass+.  This is especially the case for the theme parks that use a tiered FastPass+ system.

    Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park all utilize a tier system for FastPass+.  This means that you may choose one experience from Tier 1 and the other two FastPass+ selections that you make in advance must be from Tier 2.  In case you were wondering which attractions are currently considered Tier 1 and Tier 2, please refer to this list provided by my fellow Panelist, Brandy.  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change at any time.

    Since Soarin' Around the World and Frozen Ever After are both Tier 1 attractions, you will only be able to choose one of them when you make FastPass+ selections in advance.  However, I would be happy to share my tips for experiencing both of these attractions with you.  I hope you're a morning person!

    I would recommend that you reserve FastPass+ for one of these attractions and plan on heading straight to the other one at rope drop, as soon as Epcot opens.  Wait times will be much shorter first thing in the morning.  If you hope to be among the first guests to enter the park at rope drop, I would recommend arriving at Epcot at least 30 minutes prior to park opening.

    Another great option is to book a pre-park opening breakfast reservation.  My family likes to enjoy an early breakfast at Garden Grill Restaurant, and then we head straight downstairs to ride Soarin' Around the World before most guests enter the park.  Since Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is located next to Frozen Ever After, you could do the same with this restaurant as well.

    If you have any other vacation planning questions, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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