1900 Park Fare
  • On Oct 23, 2017
    Allison from PA Asked

    I'm going to WDW during Christmas this year with my 4.5 yr old. What are the odds of getting late day FastPasses for Princess Meet & Greets after we've used our 3 earlier in day? Already have Akershus& breakfasts w/characters.

    Hi, Allison!

    What an exciting Christmas you are going to have: Not only is it the most festive time of the year to be in Walt Disney World, but breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall on top of that. This may be the BEST Christmas ever!

    "Rolling" FastPasses (getting additional FastPass+ selections after using your first 3) is usually limited. Even on slower days of the year, you will not get that "must have" FastPass+ as your 4th selection. With it being Christmas (one of the busiest times of the year) I would not count on getting the option to select a Princess Meet and Greet. But of course, give it a shot. Make sure to have the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone. 

    But, Allison, this is the Moms Panel! We like to share GOOD news and tips to make your wishes come true. So here is my suggestion: Get to the parks early (on your non-breakfast days) and head to the Meet and Greets of your choice. Use that first hour of park time to get in as much as you can as this will be the time of day with the smallest crowds. Watch the park hours and be at the gates 30 minutes prior to opening. This will be your best opportunity to meet the Princesses or whatever characters your little one wants to meet. When booking your FastPass+ selections, do not schedule the first one at park opening. Wait about an hour to get the most benefit from those 3 awesome options. 

    The really good news is that you already booked character dining. In my opinion, this is the best way to meet your Disney Pals. The characters come right to your table, so no waiting in long lines, and you get to meet multiple Disney Friends during the experience. All while enjoying a wonderful meal. Pure magic!

    Wishing you a magical holiday visit to Walt Disney World!

    Cathy
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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