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  • On Jul 20, 2015
    Jennifer from MA Asked

    Hi! I'll be traveling to Walt Disney World with my 4 year old daughter on er thanksgiving 2015. This is her first trip. My husband and I haven't been there in over 20 years. I'm overwhelmed by the fast pass experience. Can you suggest some top fast passes?

    Jennifer:

    The most difficult decision you'll need to make in regard to your FastPass+ decisions is whether you want to tailor them to meet the needs of your daughter, who may not meet the height requirements for most of the "top" FastPass+ attractions or if you simply want to make them for you and your husband and use Rider Switch. My gut tells me, however, that this trip is all about her. With that in mind, my recommendations are based on catering to attractions that will cut down the time you have to wait for the big shows and attractions, avoiding long waits sitting on the hard side walk as well as giving you better seating and views for her small stature:

    • Animal Kingdom: Nemo and the Lion King FP+ allows you to avoid that long line on the sidewalk and provide you a closer seat to the action. Choose your final one for Kilimanjaro Safaris because if you or your husband want to ride the popular Expedition Everest, you can move just as quickly through the single-rider lane as having a FP+ and choosing Rider Switch.
    • Epcot: Illuminations is hands-down my recommendation for Tier 1 so you can avoid sitting on the sidewalk for an hour for a good viewing spot. Using one for Turtle Talk snags a good seat and better interaction for your daughter with Crush, leaving your last one for the Character Spot and great pictures without the wait for Mickey.
    • Hollywood Studios: Your Tier 1 needs to be used on Toy Story while your other two can get you good seats at the Little Mermaid, Playhouse Disney or Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular.
    • Magic Kingdom: Try your best to get one for the parade. These seats are much harder to come by than the fireworks. Use your others for a Princess Meet-and-Greet as well as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train that might see very long lines during Thanksgiving.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney​

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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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