• On Aug 27, 2016
    Brent from IL Asked

    We are military so we can only schedule our fast pass+ 30 days in advance. I highly doubt we will be able to get a fast pass for Frozen ever after in Epcot. Do you know how long the average wait time is? Also any tips on how we can beat the crowds?

    Hello, Brent! On behalf of all of us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, I want to first thank you for your service to our country. We truly admire you and respect all of the sacrifices you have made.

    It can be very hard to make Frozen Ever After one of your FastPass+ selections at this time. When a new experience is added to the list of FastPass+ choices, it does seem to be a hot ticket for a while. Add in the Frozen theme and what a must-do this attraction has become! This has led to rather substantial waits - I have seen from 45 minutes to even 240 minutes. Here are a few tips for you to hopefully make your day in Epcot a little easier.

    When it comes to the idea of getting that FastPass+ choice, do not just Let It Go (I had to go there ha!). One trick that has helped me when using the 30-day FastPass+ window is to search for single rider availability. I search for a party of one, book it if available, and do additional searches for each other Guest, making sure any FastPass+ choices I make have overlapping times. For example, one Guest had a FastPass+ window of 10:00-11:00 a.m., the next person had 10:20-11:20 a.m. That still gave us a timeframe of 10:20-11:00 a.m. that we could experience the attraction together. I hope I explained that well for you. Please stop by and send us another question if we need to clear that up.

    My daughter and I recently arrived at Epcot's entrance early, expecting a crowd. Wow, it was packed! Researching this later, I learned to arrive by 7:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. opening to head for the Norway Pavilion. Since you are staying off-property, you will want to make sure to visit Epcot on a day that it does not offer morning Extra Magic Hours, as that will put you already behind a large early entrance crowd.

    I hope these thoughts help you with your Epcot planning. Please feel free to stop by again if you need any other help!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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