Mom And Son Safari
  • On Mar 9, 2014
    Nicole from MA Asked

    Only 3 fast passes, what are the best choices for an adventurous 6 yr old, looking for suggestions to best maximize our time, not gonna pull a FP for a ride that stand by is 30 minutes or less. What are the must do rides?


    I enjoy the new FastPass+ system because I can schedule all of my Fastpasses in the afternoon or evening so that I can maximize my time in the shorter stand-by lines in the morning or even sleep in, knowing that I no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn to get coveted FPs that used to run out within a few hours.

    With your parameters in mind, here are my suggestions for you and your son:

    Magic Kingdom: If he's tall enough, utilize it for the "mountain" rides: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. If you find he isn't tall enough and he likes characters, I'd get one for the Mickey Meet-and-Greet. The cue line doesn't have much to look at. Also consider Peter Pan that does not have the interactive cue lines like Winnie-the-Pooh or Little Mermaid.

    Epcot: Choose Soarin' over Test Track because the cue has more to keep his interest at TT and he may not be tall enough to interact with the moving paintings on the wall in the cue line at Soarin'. Although you probably won't need them, use your other Tier 2 choices for Mission: SPACE and Spaceship Earth.

    Hollywood Studios: Pick Toy Story Mania over Rock 'n' Roller Coaster because its standby line will always be shorter than TSM's. For your Tier 2 choices, I recommend Tower of Terror and the Great Movie Ride. You could pick Star Tours, but again, for a six-year-old boy, the standby line is more interesting for Star Tours than GMR.

    Animal Kingdom: Choose Kali River Rapids, if he's tall enough, along with Kilamanjaro Safaris and Nemo. Most folks will suggest Expedition Everest, but the cue line will keep his interest and there's nothing more boring than lining up along the sidewalk for Nemo--and it's a must at about 45-minutes before showtime if you want a decent seat.

    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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