You’ve booked your trip- the dates are set, the travel arrangements have been made, and the resort is reserved. Now it’s time to get into the fun of tackling the smaller details- both before and during your trip. Here’s an assortment of tips that I’ve found useful over my many Disney trips that are likely to apply to most families.
7. Reserve Dining & Fast Passes
Are you asking yourself, “Do I really need to get FastPasses and dining reservations?” The answer is “Yes!” Take advantage of both advanced dining reservations (ADRs) and FastPass+! While the timeframes may seem excessive to newer travellers, they are truly beneficial and should only enhance your trip. Knowing where you want to eat in 6 months is an impossibility for some, but if you want to score an in- demand reservation, be sure to reserve it as early as possible. You can always modify your reservations up to a day before your time slot.
The same thing goes for FastPasses. Being a Disney Fanatic, I know that in 60 days I want to be seated in a swinging car on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- but you may not. Bear with us though; scheduling a few FastPasses means 2 things that even non-planners can get behind! First, you are guaranteeing yourself a low-wait ride on at least 3 attractions that your family wants to get on. What’s better than that? Second, the time you save not waiting in line gives you more time to do whatever you want- spontaneously- at other times.