Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 27, 2015
    Eizabeth from VA Asked

    Any recommendations for fastpass+ reservations in MK and Epcot? This is our time in WDW, and we are traveling with a very excited 3 and 5 year old, but my 3 year old will be scared of the meet and greets. Thanks!

    Elizabeth:

    With little ones at Epcot, Soarin' and Test Track will probably be out due to height restrictions, so I'd definitely use your Tier 1 selection for Illuminations. There's nothing worse for a toddler than to sit and wait patiently for the laser show--and nothing worse for a parent than to have to keep them entertained. Enjoy dinner in the park or the lights of World Showcase up until the last minute before Illuminations'  and enjoy a wonderful view for the kids. Although we rarely need them, choose your other FP+ in Epcot for Spaceship Earth and Turtle Talk with Crush.

    The Magic Kingdom is slightly more tricky. If you're a family that gets up to take advantage of the lower crowds in the parks in the morning, I would recommend using your FP+ for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and both parades, if possible. If you'll head to Peter Pan and knock out most of Fantasyland right when you arrive, you won't need to worry about FP+ for most rides. And that's a good thing because you cannot make additional FP+ selections until you've used all three. By reserving the nighttime parade with one, you essentially will be limited to just the three FP+ options. However, just like Illuminations, I cannot think of a better use than a good viewing spot with very little wait time.

    If you don't think you'll get into Magic Kingdom until late-morning, you'll need to change your strategy. I again recommend Seven Dwarfs Mine Train but you'll want to choose Peter Pan and the afternoon's Festival of Fantasy Parade. Do your best to make the first two before the parade so that after it, you'll be able to get another FP+ for an additional attraction. You'll need them, so be prudent of what's available and choose the times closest in so that you can visit the FP+ kiosk as many times as you can.

    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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