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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Will NOT Be Using FastPass+ For Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster


 It's official!  Walt Disney World announced that the newest jewel in the Fantasyland Expansion--the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster will be opening on May 28.  Guests traveling during that time period already have access to reserve FastPass+ for the experience although rumors indicate that all FastPass+ selections are gone for the first month after opening. 

After learning more about the three-part interactive queue, two of which guests with FastPass bypass, we have decided to take our chances and experience the new ride without FastPass+.  The plan is to head there immediately after rope drop on an extra magic hours morning.  It may be us and hundreds of other guests, but it is also okay that they get a little bit ahead of us.  Why?  Because if other guests get in front of us and fill up the queue, we get to have some time with the interactive portions of the queue.

We want to experience the new interactive queue and it can be both frustrating and exhilarating to have to walk right past all of those elements because you are some of the first in the line.  It's like having to quickly walk past Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story Midway Mania queue because you are some of the first on the ride.  If you take a little bit of time and let others in front of you, you can find the just right spot in the queue to experience all of the elements, but not rush, and still ride the ride in a timely manner with minimal wait.  Part art, part science, all timing. . . Disney timing!

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  1. I like this strategy. We will be there in August. I can't wait to hear how it worked for you. And I'm hopeful you'll be able to snag FastPass+ reservations for Anna & Elsa. :)

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    1. We are hopeful too! We will keep you posted on how well it works!

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  2. My mom and I are planning our second trip to WDW this December and are hoping to ride this! It looks SO fun!!

    Also I just want to say thank you for your blog! It's helped me plan my second trip and I wish I would have found it before we went on our first trip this year in March. I'm so excited because I booked the Disney Dining Plan (actually got it for free by tweaking our dates a little and switching resorts - ending up saving $408!) this time and am anxious to try different restaurants. Any that you can recommend for first timers? We ate at Ohana's Lilo and Stitch breakfast, Liberty Tree Tavern, Biergarten, Backlot Express, and Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom on our 1st trip.

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    1. Ashley, we hope you get to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster, too! Great job getting free dining for your next trip. Recommendations--Chef Mickey's, Crystal Palace, Ohana's for dinner, Coral Reef, Garden Grill, Les Chef de France, Teppan Edo, and I could go on and on. Check out the links to all of our dining reviews. Glad to hear that the Williams Family Blog has been helpful. Thanks for reading and have a great trip!

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