Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 14, 2014
    Melinda from MN Asked

    What attractions would you recommend getting FastPass+ for? My kids are 5, 3, and 1.


    I'm guessing that your 3-year-old may not meet the height requirement for the usual FP+ attractions with long standby lines like Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. However, I also have a sneaky suspicion with their ages that Character Meet-and-Greets may be on your wish list. With that in mind, and because many of the Fantasyland Attractions have interactive queues to entertain your two older ones, I recommend:

    Magic Kingdom:
    The Princess Meet-and-Greets along with Mickey's Meet-and-Greet, especially because the standby waits for these can be excruciating for some youngsters.

    : Because you'll have seen Mickey at Magic Kingdom, I recommend skipping the Epcot Character Spot FP+ in favor of the Illuminations FP+ if it is available. Although waiting for 45 minutes for Illuminations to start may seem like a welcome respite from a day in the parks, for children, it's asking them to do something almost impossible. Keep in mind that it seems to me that it might be seasonal and only offered when crowds are high. For your others, choose Turtle Talk and Nemo, even though you may not use them. If your 5-year-old is tall enough for Mission:SPACE, consider it for one of your Tier 2 FP+ choices.

    Disney Hollywood Studios: For your Tier 1, choose Toy Story Mania because it has no height requirement and has a killer wait time. For your Tier 2, I'd go with The Great Movie Ride and Indiana Jones or Disney Junior, depending on their love for the Princess Sophia and Doc McStuffins.

    Animal Kingdom: Outpost Meet-and-Greet (again, because Character standby lines are the WORST for children AND parents), Kilamanjaro Safari, and Nemo, the Musical because if you want a decent seat for Nemo, you must line up about 45 minutes to an hour ahead along a sidewalk--so, get the FP+.

    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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