The Walt Disney World Fast Pass – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

What is the Disney World fast pass?  Well if you are new to Walt Disney World or it has been years since your last visit, then there is something new for you at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Fast Pass is a pass for your favorite Disney rides, that allows you to skip the huge lines that some of your favorite rides like Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space Mountain in addition to many other rides can have.  In some cases some of these wait times can exceed 90 minutes, and in fact during the Summer months most of the time, they do.

But this system of speeding up the lines for the people that actually have the heart and courage to ride is not only good for the rides in the Magic Kingdom.  They also have the same system in Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom.  The system is fairly easy, and here is how it works.  You take the ticket that you used to enter the theme park, and go to the Fast Pass booth.  Most of these are usually right near the entrance lines for most of the attraction rides.  There you will find a booth and several of them, that you can insert your valid Walt Disney World ticket into, the booth then returns your original ticket and issues you a Fast Pass ticket with a return time to enjoy your ride without the long wait lines.

The Disney World Fast Pass will have a return time that usually gives you a one hour delay that will allow you enjoy one of the many attractions that each of these parks offer, without having to make the long line of one of the more popular rides.  As I have been able to do, most of the times if there are long lines, you can seek a Walt Disney World employee and on occasion they will have plenty of these Fast Pass tickets available to assist you especially if your party is very large.  This helps them to avoid these long wait lines at the booths, and keeps people moving within the theme park.  Try these fast passes the next time you visit the Magic Kingdom or any of your favorite theme parks at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

Why Disney? The Magic Kingdom

When was the last time you felt the pure excitement that you feel at the Magic Kingdom in Kissimmee, Florida?  When picking a place to get away for vacation, why Disney?  This is the time to get away and take advantage of the Walt Disney World vacation specials, especially if you are a Florida or California Resident. Being a resident in Florida has really opened up the savings for my family and I, and all of the sudden Disney World has become a vacation paradise in our own back yard.

Right now is the time to book your magical vacation, the specials for Florida Residents include specials on hotel booking, dining arrangements and of course tickets for all of the wonderful magical attractions. Currently Florida Residents can enjoy the Disney Water Parks after 2 p.m. for just $60 plus tax, the one thing to remember here is that Florida is notorious for afternoon thunder showers and lightning storms, but all in all if you watch your local weather reports, this is an amazing bargain.

Also new this year, you can ride NASCAR-style cars at their special SPEEDWAY for just $49 plus tax. Florida Residents, can stay in the middle of the summer and save magical dollars that you can budget into the rest of the vacation trip and more importantly save tons of money! Some of the specials include up to to 35% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays on most of the nights from now until August 14 2011. In addition to these special offers, there are also many different weekend getaway savings that are currently being offered too.

More recently, Walt Disney World has released a special for Florida Residents that include a four-day getaway pass to four theme parks of your choice for an amazing low price of just $119.00.  Florida Residents can enjoy 4 days of excitement, discovery and fun in all four  theme parks for just $119, plus tax with the Wild for Disney Pass.  This includes the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and of course Epcot.

That’s one Park per Day for less than $30 per day, plus tax. Purchase the 4-Day “Wild 4 Disney Pass” from January 2, 2011 – May 22, 2011. There is a one week block out for usage April 17, 2011 – April 24, 2011 and the ticket expires May 26, 2011.  With this plan all Florida Residents can also add the Park Hopper Option and the Water Park Fun to add even more flexibility, than ever before.  So what are you waiting for?

Walt Disney World Florida Resident Specials

Why Disney for Florida residents?  Well, have you seen the Walt Disney World Florida resident specials that are available to you this year? Without question, Walt Disney World theme parks are the most magical of places on earth! This is probably the only attraction left in the U.S. where you can sit there and count your cash without any worries of being robbed, clubbed or mugged.  A true magical experience… A fantastic family vacation, and one that will have you making memories that will last a lifetime.

Disney’s the Magical Kingdom is offering a special for Florida Residents a 3-day pass for only $142.00, price is  good until December of 2010.  No black out dates apply, but the tickets have to be used within a 180 day period from the date of purchase.  That is why Disney, is one of the leaders in good old fashion family fun.  Where else can you enjoy three days at a theme park for that price.  Kids under the age of 9, pay only $121.00!  In addition, on my most recent trip, we added the water parks for just $20.00 per ticket.  This feature allowed you to enjoy Typhoon Lagoon, or Disney’s Blizzard Beach for 1 day each, or mix and match the water parks as you wish.

These tickets only allow entry to the same park daily, but for more money you can add the park hopper, but for this price, no hopping.  Mix and match my favorites, especially with small children in your group.  The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios, which was recently renamed, formerly MGM studios, seem to have the most for small children.  Even though the Magic Kingdom is the best for small children, there are some rides that will be off limits for kids measuring under 40″, but with Toon-Town, Fantasy-land, Frontier-land, and Tomorrow-land there is plenty of action for the smaller kids.  One of the favorites is most certainly the Buzz Lightyear toy ride, you may want to get the fast pass for this one, in the Summer ride lines can reach 90 minutes, ouch!

Disney’s Tommorrow-land features the very popular Buzz Lightyear from space command ride, in which you and Buzz are off to defeat the Emperor Zurg and anything else that stands in your way. The ride keeps an electronic score of your shooting expertise and with two guns per seating arrangment, the competition is on.  The middle console gets to steer in everyway left, right and round and round.  Loads of fun for everyone.  Take advantage of this special offer made possible by the Walt Disney World if you are a Florida resident, and take off for family wholesome fun, like no other.