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  • On Feb 6, 2020
    Kristina from AL Asked

    Hello. We will be traveling to Disney World for our family vacation and visiting HS on April 2nd. We have a 13 yr old boy and 2 yr old boy. I need help with trying to decide to book a FP for the new Mickey Railway Ride or Slinky dog?

     
    Hi there, Kristina! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad you found us and came by with your question!

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an amazing place for kids of all ages! There’s so much to see and do at that Theme Park this year, and April will be a great time to visit. With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land fully open and the upcoming inauguration of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway on March 4, 2020, you have some big decisions to make -- of the most exciting kind! 

    My advice for you, Kristina, would be to try to obtain a FastPass+ window for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and try to arrive early in the day to wait in the standby line for Slinky Dog Dash, where you’ll need to request a rider swap pass. Then, one adult could take the 2 year old to enjoy nearby shows and other attractions such as Disney Junior Dance Party and Voyage of the Little Mermaid adventure more suited to his age. Using rider swap, your 13-year old will potentially be able to enjoy the attraction twice in one day! Of course, you could also do the opposite and wait in stand-by for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. However, this would probably mean less fun and more waiting for your little one! 

    You cannot go wrong with whatever you choose. If you’d like to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, remember to update your My Disney Experience Mobile App to the latest version, and have it ready to go so you can join a boarding group upon park opening! Check out this recent answer by my co-panelist Jessica regarding how that process works!

    I hope you have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World in the Spring, Kristina! Please do not hesitate to come back and see us if we can be of any more help as you continue to make plans!

    See ya real soon!

    -Clara
     
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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