• On Jan 14, 2015
    Torrye from IN Asked

    Hello! We are planning our first trip to WDW. Unfortunately, we only have 1 day for the MK and the afternoon/evening before for Downtown Disney. Our son is 4 and very excited! What do you suggest for maximizing our day? Fast pass suggestions?

    Hello, Torrye! My family and I have enjoyed many short trips to Walt Disney World as Georgia residents, and to be quite honest, it might just be my favorite way to experience the magic. With a little planning (ok, maybe a lot) you are sure to have an exciting time at Walt Disney World!

    If you haven't already, create an account with My Disney Experience so that you can add attractions, entertainment, and dining options to your Magic Kingdom Wish List. This will really come in handy as you plan your daily itinerary.

    Once I've added my family's favorites to my Wish List, I like to have a map handy to chart out a walking path so we know where we are headed at all times. This saves time and helps me to really focus on where I need to be and when. Plus, it's very helpful to be familiar with the parks before each visit.

    FastPass+ selections are really up to you. Once you have marked your family's favorites on your Wish List, you should be able to see what attractions really stand out. To maximize the FastPass+ experience, I would suggest picking out your favorite rides or Disney Character meet 'n' greets for early in the day. Once you have used your three FastPass+ selections (or they expire) you should be able to reserve an additional FastPass+ for another attraction.

    My family and I love to visit Downtown Disney, and there are plenty of fun dining, shopping, and entertainment options that your son is sure to enjoy. My 5-year old made a triceratops at Build-A-Dino at Downtown Disney a couple of years ago, and it is still one of her favorite souvenirs.

    I hope that you have a very magical visit to Walt Disney World, Torrye! If you have any additional questions before your trip, please don't hesitate to contact me here at the Moms Panel. Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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