Published: November 26, 2008 at 5:26 PMI'd add Big Thunder Mountain to the FastPass list. Its lines are as long as those at Splash and Space, but it is hotter and offers a less exciting ride. To sweat for one hour only to be disappointed by the ride definitely tries one's sanity.
Published: November 26, 2008 at 8:38 PMJust FYI, if you think that a piece of advice is "close, but not exactly," vote it down. Vote "yes" only on advice you completely support.
Published: November 27, 2008 at 9:44 AMAs I making that fast pass list, I will defend it :)
The reason why I didn't put Thunder Mountain on there was because I have been on it many times when the wait is only 10 minutes. I mean that list was for MUSTS! Good examples of ones that tend to really never need a Fastpass is Stitch's Great Escape and Mission Space.
I do disagree with the Safari tip since I believe you should get the earliest fastpass possible because the Animals tend to be more active. That seems to have served me well. Another good time to see the animals is right around after it rains, but that is sometimes hard to predict. So the tips are great, but there are some I must respectfully disagree with!
Published: November 29, 2008 at 9:44 AMAbout the FastPass I'll add that you should ALWAYS have one in your hand. For instance, if you have a FastPass for Space Mtn. between 11:30 and 12:30, when the clock hits 11:30, go pick up another FastPass for a different attraction. This reduced our wait time for the busy rides tremendously. If your next FastPass time isn't until, say 1:30 or so, you can always eat or do another attraction that doesn't have a FastPass.
This was the single best piece of advice I received prior to our first trip to Disneyland. It truly enables you to maximize your time in the parks.