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.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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  • Flights of Wonder at Animal Kingdom is ending December 31, 2017
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  • 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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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 🙂


Oh ok, I see 🙂 Thanks for the tip.
I’m really enjoying your podcast, by the way. Makes my long daily drives so much more enjoyable. The information is so clear and succinct. And the audio is great; so easy to hear. Thanks for all the work that you put into it.

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