• On Aug 12, 2016
    Karen from ME Asked

    Would you recommend using your FP+ for the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth? I'm just wondering if we will be able to get good views of the show without using FP+. Thank you!

    Hi Karen! Choosing your FastPasses for your Walt Disney World vacation can be challenging. No one likes to wait in lines and figuring out the best use of your time means choosing wisely with your FastPass selections.

    It can be more difficult when figuring out your three choices in parks that have a tiered system such as Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Epcot proves to my family to be the hardest as all of our favorite attractions are in tier 1. You now have Soarin, Test Track, Frozen, and Illuminations are vying for your FastPass choice but you can only pick one. Since the three attractions have the longest lines in the park I would choose one of them for a FastPass and try to head to another one early when the park opens for the shortest lines.

    I would NOT use a FastPass for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth unless you are not interested in the other three attractions in that tier. There are many great spots to watch this fabulous fireworks and laser show around the lagoon. Always check the wind direction to make sure you haven't found a spot where the wind will be blowing right at you. Waving away the smoke is not going to make it an enjoyable viewing. Find a spot about 30 minutes before it is to begin. There are few seats so be prepared to stand but it is worth every sore muscle to stay and see this show before heading back to your resort.
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