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Ils

Earning My Ears
Joined
Dec 17, 2018
We have never done FOP. We will be riding it for the first time next month. I had to FP it because I know my four year old can't wait that long. Also, I am praying she will be tall enough. Right now, she is 43 and 1/2 inches. I do think I want to try stand by eventually for this ride, because of the que.
The other option was not fastpass FOP and by the time you got through the standby line your daughter will be 16!
 

Klayfish

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 19, 2016
We do t ride anything without a fp.
This is us. No reason not to get a FP+ for any popular ride. The only time we don't get a FP+ is for attractions that don't need them, such as Nemo or Bugs Life. Even then we'll still get one if we need to use it to burn through our first 3.
 
  • kdisser

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 22, 2015
    We have had great luck the past 2 years' trips with walk-on for POTC a few times during each trip. It is one of my son's favorite so we have lucked out on walking on when he asks to ride.
     

    jsmla

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 19, 2001
    I’m not a huge fan of most of the Disney coasters. I like Mine Train and Big Thunder for the theming but prefer the coasters at SeaWorld and Universal.

    MK
    Splash Mt.-seldom has a long wait early on in the day, even in summer
    Space Mt-I rarely ride this one

    Epcot
    Test Track-I use single rider

    DHD
    Rock-n-Roller Coaster-single rider, rope drop, also skippable for me
    Slinky Dog-not worth it for me, I actually prefer TSMM

    AK
    Expedition Everest-again, single rider



    I don’t book these at 60 days but will often pick up as 4th, 5th, etc FPs:
    Frozen Ever After
    Navi River
     

    MousetersInc

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 29, 2018
    We're doing EMM, so no need to FP 7DMT, Peter Pan, or anything in Fantasyland. And with two days at AK we're still FPing FOP twice and planning to do Navi River probably at park close.
     
  • cincystamper

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 5, 2010
    We don't FP Peter Pan. It kills me, but my 71-year old mom loves Tinker Bell so the queue is one of her favorites. The things we do for the people we love, eh? LOL
     

    SpecEdismyLife

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2008
    Just back from a trip last week and definitely learned the answer to this question. We did FP+ for 7DMT and will not again. To us that ride was basically Thunder Mountain with a cute theme. We probably won't ride it again unless it has a short wait and we can just ride stand by. We will always use FP for Soarin because even the FP line takes at least 20 min. We waited 70 min for TT and that was downright painful but we'd rather have the FP for Soarin because we just enjoy it more. I'll never FP Star Tours, Small World, Pirates or Peter Pan. Just been on them too many times to be upset if we don't ride them. Will always FP for Splash because it is DH favorite ride and the stand by line moves slow. Not huge Pandora fans so we skipped AK this time around.
     

    DisneyGirlMI

    Also Cute and Fluffy!
    Joined
    Dec 8, 2012
    We actually use the opposite strategy...we book it KNOWING it is 50/50 it will go down and turns into an any attraction FP+. :-)
    We tried that technique once. They kept telling us it would come back up shortly. It never turned into an any attraction. Though we’ve had that happen several times at the MK.
     
  • Haley R

    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2017
    We actually use the opposite strategy...we book it KNOWING it is 50/50 it will go down and turns into an any attraction FP+. :-)
    That’s why we book it too and because Dh and I don’t do single rider lines
     

    Erzengel

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 4, 2014
    I doubt we will ever FP Frozen or Test Track over Soarin, Alien Saucers over Toy Story or Slinky Dog or Navi over FOP,
     

    hello starshine

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Nov 19, 2009
    Skipped getting one for Big Thunder Mountain for my upcoming trip. If we don't get to rid it during fireworks or EMH then we'll just miss it...we don't really love it like we're suppose to I think.
     

    PrincessWithABlaster

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2016
    This will be my first year getting FPs for Splash or BTMR. We have always done them at RD. Easy, short waits in the morning. But the kids want to do things a little differently this trip so we'll RD Fantasyland instead.
     

    Tiggerlover91

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 3, 2001
    The other option was not fastpass FOP and by the time you got through the standby line your daughter will be 16!
    I hate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotfl2::rotfl2: I nearly wailed in laughter! My son is sleeping thank you very much! :lmao::lmao:
     

    Jimmy Mouse

    My other car is the Monorail
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2017
    We never FP Soarin because it's just not worth it. If the line is short we will ride but it's not a must do for us. You have a 1 in 3 chance of being in the middle so... Also we do not FP Navi. Too short of a ride. And we never FP any shows like Indiana Jones, Frozen singalong, muppets etc.
     

    Disneylvr1971

    Wishing upon a star
    Joined
    Dec 1, 2010
    Soarin. Last time we had a FP the line was longer than stand-by. Also we don't FP any of the shows, we've done them but no interest in repeating.
     

    dwheaton

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 13, 2006
    The big decision to make for what not to FP for us is always at the MK. I usually skip Big Thunder because I can typically get rolling FPs for it during the afternoon. Splash is my favorite WDW attraction, but sometimes it's down when we go. That helps with the decision too.
     


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