/ Thursday, August 24th, 2017

“Hello Lou, this is Michael from Chicago, love the show and have one question! My family and I will be heading to Disney World in early August for a fun family vacation before the kids go back to school! I was planning to have one day for Epcot since my kids (ages 7, 5) might not be fans of some of the thrilling attractions. I know my daughter will want to ride Frozen for the first time, but Soarin’ Around the World will be on our list too. Since these are both tier 1 FastPasses, what would be your strategy in planning the day? Are both of these rides still busy? We are staying off-site, so getting to Rope Drop might be a challenge. Thanks again! Michael McCray”


Great question Michael – the FastPass+  situation for Epcot can make planning your ideal day in the park a little difficult. As you pointed out, there are two tiers to choose attractions from, which essentially ensures that there are enough E-ticket passes to go around. Unfortunately, both the attractions you are interested in are still seeing large amounts of guests and can get very busy, especially as the day goes on. Choosing a FastPass+ strategy is largely based on personal preference, but if I were in your shoes my plan of attack would be to get a FastPass+ for Soarin’ Around the World and do the stand by line for Frozen Ever After. Historically speaking, I’ve always felt that the queue for Soarin‘ could best be described as bland, and despite the awesome update to the attraction, the queue still leaves much to be desired. I would much rather speed through the stand by line and not have to experience the queue! Frozen Ever After is a completely different experience. The Imagineers ensured that this queue is full of wonderful details and Easter eggs for the Frozen fan to enjoy. There are some wonderful hidden gems to find, and I personally feel the queue really sets the tone for the whole Frozen Ever After experience.

I hope this helps with some of your planning! Enjoy your end of summer trip!


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