Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 16, 2015
    Danielle from FL Asked

    Hello! We are visiting this summer with my 8 year old and 2.5 year old. What are the best rides to get fast passes for? We are going to AK, H.Studis and MK. We will be able to do baby swap for some of the rides. Just want to best use my Fast Pass +

    Hello, Danielle! It sounds like you are already off to a great start with your planning! I'm happy to share a few FastPass+ recommendations with you. 

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, your whole family can enjoy many of the attractions together. There are a few that would appeal more to the more adventurous members of your family, like Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. When planning my family's FastPass+ selections, I also like to select one of the live stage performances: Festival of the Lion King or Finding Nemo - the Musical.

    Additionally, your whole family may enjoy Kilimanjaro Safaris. A FastPass+ is highly recommended for this attraction because it is quite popular - and for good reason! It's a really unique way to observe the exotic animals.

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, I always choose a FastPass+ for Toy Story Midway Mania! first and then build my schedule around that. One of my favorite attractions, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, is another great choice for FastPass+, though your baby will likely not meet the height requirement.

    The Disney Junior - Live on Stage! show can also get quite packed, and if your youngest is interested in the Disney Junior Characters, I would recommend making this one of your initial FastPass+ selections.

    Magic Kingdom Park is full of attractions that appeal to the entire family, but the rides that I would recommend FastPass+ selections for at this theme park are more suited toward your older child. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain are must-dos. Both age groups may enjoy Enchanted Tales With Belle and Peter Pan's Flight. These fun attractions can develop really long lines, as well.

    I hope that you and your family have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Danielle! If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to stop back by the Moms Panel. Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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