Top theme park tips of the week: FastPasses, shortcuts and slow seasons
Published: November 26, 2008 at 10:23 AM
Here are some of the most popular recent reader tips for visiting Walt Disney World:
"The Attractions you MUST get a fastpass for to save your sanity: Splash Mountain, Peter Pan's Flight, Space Mountain, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Soarin, Rockin Roller Coaster, Kilimanjaro Safaris."
"When getting fastpasses, make a plan what you want to do while you wait for your fastpass time. This can include eating, seeing a show, or waiting in a shorter line somehwhere else."
"Most character meals are $5-$10 per person cheaper at lunch. Lunch is usualy served until 3:45, so eat late lunch/early dinner and save up to $40 per family of four."
You can vote on these and other tips on the Walt Disney World tips page.
And from the Disney's Animal Kingdom tips page:
"Two things... if you ride Kilimanjaro Safari at about 3 or 3:30 in the afternoon a lot of the animals will be active. Also ride Everest in the last half hour before the park closes and you'll walk right on!"
Here are three other notable tips from the past month, that I thought readers might want to weigh in on. Click on the links to go to these tip pages and vote:
From Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom tips:
"Parade time is excellent for shorter waits on popular rides like Space Mountain or Splash Mountain. Enough people line the walkways to watch the parade, that the wait time is substantially reduced."
From Six Flags Magic Mountain tips:
"If choosing Tatsu first, walk into the exit path of Revolution and take the stairs past the actual ride discharge. This will place you past X2 and Viper half way up the hill. Saves time and energy."
From Disneyland tips:
"The best time to go to DL is the week after Thanksgiving till the week before Christmas. Its themed for the holidays and has the lowest attendance!"
You can read, or click to, all of our current tips on http://www.themeparkinsider.com/tips/. If you don't see your favorite tip, just scroll down to the bottom of that page and click the button to submit yours. Thanks, again, for reading Theme Park Insider!