• On Mar 4, 2014
    Anitha from IN Asked

    Hello Moms, we will be spending Apr 4th Friday at MK with our 5 yr old and 6 month old DDs. Our 5 yo is into Mickey &e gang & of course princesses. MK is open 9- 12 that day. What rides should we use our fast passes on? When shd we arrive?


    Thanks for coming to the Mom's Panel!

    Because you have a 5-year-old plus a 6-month-old, my guess is that attention spans are pretty short. I have found that some of the most tedious and exasperating lines for children are the Princess Meet-and-Greets along with that for Mickey. Stand-by lines of longer than an hour are not unusual. If your child--or you--want to maximize the Character Meet-and-Greets, I'd consider putting these top on your list for FastPass+. Keep in mind that if you use all three of your FastPass+ selections for Meet-and-Greets and your daughter doesn't react well at her first one, you may want to visit one of the FP kiosks in the park or change your remaining two to Meet-and-Greet FPs using the My Disney Experience App that you can download onto your smartphone.

    If your child is not into Characters, my next advice is to look at an attraction that she is qualified for based on her height (probably NOT Space Mountain) that has a boring que line, like Jungle Cruise or Peter Pan. Attractions like Winnie the Pooh and The Little Mermaid boast interactive que lines that can keep your preschoolers occupied.

    With all children, and some adults, I recommend getting up at your usual time (and with pre-schoolers, that is typically early) and heading to the parks. After lunch, leave the park, not to mention the crowds, behind and go back to your room for a rest. Then, come back to the park after dinner refreshed. I think you'll find that the new MagicBands and FastPass+ system makes this easy to accomplish.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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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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