In approximately two weeks I can make the FastPass reservations for our entire Disney vacation. We haven’t been to Disney World since the implementation of the FastPass+ system. The last time we went was in the very early stages of fast passes where we had to go to a kiosk and get a slip of paper and you could only do it for one ride at a time. A LOT has changed since then and frankly I am a bit intimidated by the amount of planning and preparation that comes into play. Yes, I like to plan and make lists, but it’s so hard to plan for something that you’re not familiar with.
I have a notebook that I keep near my computer to make lists about what to bring, where to eat, which rides have height requirements that work with our kids, etc. There is a surplus of information on the internet about which parks to do on which days, which rides to FP, and which direction to go once inside the parks. I get that a little planning is necessary, but I would really hate to spend ALL this time planning and pretty much map out our vacation and then have nothing go as planned. And let’s face it… Does anything ever go as planned with a 4-year-old in tow? I just came across a site and saved it to my Disney board about which rides to use FP on and it seems to be the easiest to follow.
Every time I sit down and start thinking about making FP reservations and trying to map out our days I get overwhelmed and just quit. The days of simply going into the parks and wandering around until your heart’s content are GONE. If you want to ride anything without having to wait for two hours, apparently you need to book FP reservations. Maybe I should have hired a Disney vacation planner to do this for me!