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  • On Apr 29, 2015
    Heather from PA Asked

    My family is heading to WDW for the first time in September. What FastPass+ suggestions for all 4 parks do you have for a 7 year old boy who typically shies away from "scary" and coaster rides and a 10 year old boy who is willing to go on most a

    Hello, Heather! Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel with your FastPass+ question. There are so many wonderful FastPass+ attractions at each of the theme parks, and I know firsthand how difficult it is to choose an initial three at each.

    My top FastPass+ pick for Magic Kingdom Park is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but this may not appeal to your younger son because it is a coaster ride. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Peter Pan's Flight, Jungle Cruise and meeting Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater would all be excellent choices for your boys to experience together. If your oldest son is looking for more adventurous experiences, he may enjoy Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, too.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios has some really unique rides, as well. Toy Story Midway Mania! is a fun 3D interactive game ride, and I always encourage guests to select this as one of their initial FastPass+ experiences because it is popular and can see long waits. I also really enjoy Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show as FastPass+ experiences at this theme park.

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can select Kilimanjaro Safaris to take your boys on a mild but wild ride through the African savannah. Festival of the Lion King is a wonderful live performance that both boys are sure to love, as well as the 3D movie presentation of It's Tough to be a Bug. If your boys are feeling a little adventurous, try Kali River Rapids. This fast-paced water ride whisks guests down a river in a giant inner tube (warning: you will get wet!)

    Epcot offers some really cool FastPass+ attractions, as well. Spaceship Earth and Soarin' would be great for both boys, and possibly even Test Track, if they are up for a bit of a thrill.

    With such a wide variety of experiences to choose from, I'm sure that you will have no trouble finding things to please the whole family. I hope you have a magical vacation, Heather!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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