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  • On May 9, 2018
    Michelle Asked

    Hi we are a family of 6 2ad 16yr 10yr asd 6yr +4yr. The older 2 with dad wll want to go on big thrills +myself +sml 2 will go on less thrilling. Should i split group and book fp for them and fp for us so everyone gets everything done

    Dear Michelle,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead from your Walt Disney World Resort vacation with your family!

    It can be a challenge to keep both the "thrillers" and the "chillers" in your family happy when selecting FastPass+ choices each day. I think your idea of splitting up is fun for some selections, but I do recommend having plenty of times when the family is together as well. Every family finds their own balance of togetherness, but I don't think you will want to start feeling like you're not together at all.

    One suggestion might be to start your day all together with a couple of attractions before the crowds start to build, then split up for a couple of hours for a FastPass+ selection or two, and then meet up again for lunch. After lunch, maybe use your third FastPass+ selection separately, and then meet up again for a show or parade.

    Hope that helps you to start to plan your day! 

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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