Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 9, 2014
    Alexandra from IL Asked

    I don't know what to choose for my fast passes! The Elsa/Anna one and the Seven Dwarfs one have already been filled! What other choices would you recommend? I have a 7 year old girl and 5 year old boy/girl twins. All are scared of rollercoasters.


    I love the new FastPass+ system but having so many options from which to choose is a little overwhelming, so I understand your dilemma. For the ages of your children, I would look for options that optimize your wait time. Although I wouldn't give up on trying to land a FP+ for Elsa and Anna or the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, I'd recommend getting the following:

    • Character Meet-and-Greets: Look at the other meet-and-greets. From Mickey to Rapunzel, these lines can well be over an hour. A FP+ for them makes just as much sense if your children were excited to see Elsa and Anna.
    • The Parades: Nothing eats up time more than getting a good seat for the afternoon or evening parade. Yes, you can eat dinner while waiting, but scoring a FP+ for the VIP seating area for the parade will free up time to see other attractions in the park.
    • Peter Pan: If you don't ride Peter Pan first thing in the morning, the line simply never goes under 45 minutes for standby. It's a "must-do" for children the ages of yours.
    • Jungle Cruise: Although the line continuously moves, this is one of the hottest--as in temperature--standby lines in the entire park to me and can be deceiving in length.  Because its queue doesn't have the interactive activities that make equally-longer queues like Little Mermaid and Winnie the Pooh less boring, I'd recommend a FP+ for it.
    • Enchanted Tales with Belle: Again, like Peter Pan, if you don't visit first thing in the morning, you can find yourself waiting in a long line. And unlike Peter Pan, its tree canopy isn't mature enough yet to shade you from the summer sun. TIP: Encourage all of your children to be in the play. Only children in the play get to take their picture with Belle.

    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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