If there exists a single thing we instantly think of as a possible downbeat when visiting Walt Disney World, it has to be waiting in lines. This anxiety exists for good reason because waiting in lines is practicable expected when taking a trip to WDW and trying to go on the attractions. However, there are ways to limit the annoyance and even avoid the lines completely if you follow this article and experience Disney World like an expert.
The primary and most common way to keep away from the lines is to take advantage of the "fastpass". Fastpass is free to everyone inside Disney World theme parks and is obtainable for the most popular rides. Getting a fastpass is straightforward: Just insert your park admission ticket into a fastpass machine. This will give you a fastpass that allows you to return at a specific time (normally one hour hour) and bypass the regular "standby" line. Before you even insert your ticket, check out the return time posted on top of the machine and decide if it will function in your schedule.
On your fastpass at WDW, look at the time you are allowed to get another fastpass and get one for another ride as soon as you are able. Off the record, you can usually still receive recognition for your fastpass even if you arrive outside of your allotted one-hour time span. For example, if your pass says to return between 4:00 and 5:00 but you arrive at 6:00, the employees will normally allow you to use the pass since it is expired. Do not count on this for sure, however, and it will certainly terminate the next day.
Secondly, Walt Disney World offers a special chance called "Extra Magic Hours" to WDW hotel guests. So, if you're booked at the authorized Disney hotels (the Swan / Dolphin, Hilton in the WDW Resort, Shades of Green) you benefit from this program. It permits you to enter a certain theme park one hour prior to the official opening on certain days of the week. Additionally, on other days of the week, one of the theme parks places open to the Disney resort guests for an extra three hours after the general public is asked to leave. Therefore, you may want to consider definitely having a Park Hopper ticket if you are going to use this program because you might want to visit a different park that day just for the Extra Magic Hours. Check Disneyworld.com for these dates and times.
Next, if you do not mind being away from the rest of your party or you are by yourself, you can use the "Single Rider" line. You can find this at Track Track, Expedition Everest, and Rock N Rollercoaster. You will be used to fill in empty seats so this line moves much faster than the regular line. Also, if you or someone in your party has special needs (mobility, visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities), you can get a special pass called a Guest Assistance Card by visiting Guest Services when you arrive. Depending on the type of pass you get, you can be allowed easier access to various attractions.
In conclusion, these are some of the simplest and most convenient ways to avoid lines at Walt Disney World. As with overcoming all problems you may encounter when visiting WDW, your best bet is to plan ahead in order to avoid any possible inconveniences.