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  • On Jul 1, 2017
    Kimberly from TX Asked

    What things must be done at Walt Disney world for first time kids ages 10, 8 and 6? Is it necessary to use fast pass+ for things if going to parks during early or late magic hours? What things are best to use for fastpass+ at the Disney parks?

    Hi Kimberly,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Fast Pass+ changed our lives at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    With children that age, I would suggest that you do the following:

    • Animal Kingdom - Avatar Flight of Passage, Na'vi River Journey, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Forest
    • Magic Kingdom - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain 
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Mania!, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (if your kids want to be terrified!)
    • Epcot - Soarin', Test Track,  Frozen Ever After, Mission: SPACE (check to see if it is being renovated during your dates)
    At Pandora in Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot, Fast Pass+ operates on a tiered system. You can only select Na'vi River Journey OR Avatar Flight of Passage then you can select two additional Fast Pass+ from the second tier of available attractions At Epcot, you can only select Frozen Ever After, Test Track OR Soarin' then you can select two additional Fast Pass+ from the second tier of attractions.

    The last time I visited the parks In June, we could not use Fast Pass+ during extra magic hours, so I called to verify this answer with a cast member. She indicated that Fast Pass+ is not available during extra magic hours. As always, things could change, so double-check. When you make your Fast Pass+ selections, you will see the earliest times you can make selections. Just compare those times to the park hours during your visit.

    Kimberly, if your kids are Star Wars fans, try Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. Also, consider visiting your favorite Disney Princesses!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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