• On Dec 5, 2017
    Denise from IN Asked

    I will be bringing my 7y/o daughter to DW for the 1st time at Christmas. I am at a total loss on what I should really use my fast passes on.. She loves the princesses of course but she also loves thrill rides (just is 44" tall). Any suggestions? Thx

    Hi Denise,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan a trip with your daughter to the Walt Disney World Resort during the Christmas season. First trips during the holidays are always sprinkled with a little extra pixie dust!

    Here are my suggestions for each park.

    • Magic Kingdom - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Epcot - Test Track, Soarin' OR Frozen Ever After (you must pick one of these from Tier 1)
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - Tower of Terror, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, and Toy Story Mania!
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park - Avatar Flight of Passage, Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

    The height requirement for a few of the rides I suggested is 44 inches. Be aware that a cast member may measure her at the ride entrance. On our girls' first trip, one of them was just barely 40 inches tall so we were a little worried. When a cast member gave her the thumbs up to ride Soarin', she literally jumped up in the air because she was so excited!

    To see a list of the Fast Pass+ Tiers, review this great answer from my fellow Moms Panelist Kay. Here is another suggestion - on our last visit, we booked a pre-park opening breakfast reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. We finished breakfast and jumped in the stand-by line for Frozen Ever After by 9:10 a.m. The wait was no more than 10 minutes. We did the same for Magic Kingdom. After eating breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant, we were able to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and there was no wait!

    Denise, make those Fast Pass+ selections now. Availability gets scarce the closer it gets to your trip dates!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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