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Best times to visit Disney World in 2018 – PREP162

Best times to visit Disney World in 2018 – PREP162

Planning to go to Disney World in 2018? Let’s chat about the best times to visit.

I also have a quick tip to help you snag some hard-to-get FastPass+ reservations for your trip.


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News and houskeeping

  • Flights of Wonder at Animal Kingdom is ending December 31, 2017
  • A new Russell and Dug show is coming to Animal Kingdom in spring 2018
  • It’s not official, but it looks like Stitch’s Great Escape is going away after January 6, 2018
  • Millennial pink MagicBands are coming within a few weeks

Best times to visit in 2018

Quick tip of the day

There have reports of FastPass+ drops at various times of the day, especially for Flight of Passage. Recent reports suggest 1:07, 3:07, and 5:07, but be sure to check out the Backside of Magic podcast to keep up with the latest.

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Shannon Albert


Saturday 16th of December 2017

Hi! under the tip of the day you mention FP "drops". What do you mean by this? Do you mean that they suddenly release a bunch of FPs for various days at around 1:07 and 3:07 or is it a drop of "day of" FPs? Not sure if I should be either: a)checking the app at 1:07, 3:07 etc for my AK day in early February or if b)I should be using this strategy on the actual day that I am in the park. Many thanks :)

Shannon Albert

Saturday 16th of December 2017

Yeah, that's what I mean by drops - that they release more. I don't really know what days to check either. Just been hearing a lot of rumors about it working and wanted to mention it.