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  • On Jun 28, 2017
    Janice from OH Asked

    First time at Disney. What are the best ride recommendations for an 11 and 8 yo boys to use fast passes with

    Hi Janice,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can imagine the excitement in your house as you plan your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Fast Pass+ selection day is a big day in our house. Prior to the time when our 60 day window opens, we have already decided as a family which rides we will prioritize with our Fast Pass+ selections. It sounds as if you are using the same strategy!

    If your boys like to ride, then at Animal Kingdom, I suggest Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Forest, and Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Magic Kingdom, I recommend Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. At Epcot we love to ride Mission Space, Test Track and Soarin' but because of the tiered Fast Pass+ system there, you will have to choose between Soarin' and Test Track. We typically do a Fast Pass+ for Test Track and get in the stand-by line for Soarin'. Finally, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, we do the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Staring Aerosmith and Toy Story Mania!.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can make Fast Pass+ selections 60 days in advance. If not, you can make them 30 days in advance. Just be sure you have a My Disney Experience Account and have your theme park tickets linked to that account. 

    Janice, your boys might also like Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. May the Force be with you!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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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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