October first timer trip report – PREP157

Dave's family is used to going to Disneyland but decided to head to Disney World for the first time. See how his trip went and how he likes it compared to Disneyland.

I also have a quick tip about how to increase your chances of getting FastPass+ reservations for a group if you find no availability.

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Quick tip of the day

Listener Julie emailed this tip:
"When trying to book extra fastpasses later in the day, it's often hard to get the same time for a while group. But you can search for less people and often find overlapping reservations. Sometimes even for the same time.

For instance: we were on our way to Animal Kingdom in the afternoon and wanted to do the Kilimanjaro Safaris, there were no FastPasses for four people. But there are plenty for one person all within 10-15 minutes of each other, since there is an hour to get to the fast pass after it starts we all had plenty of time to get there and ride as one group."

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Great trip report. Follow anna’s Advice te: Frontier Arline Airlines. Hope you and your family return to WDW for an even better experience in the future.


My husband and I are WDW veterans. In January 2017 we became APs so we are constantly looking for travel deals so we can fly to Orlando as many times as possible. Like Dave we live in Des Moines, Iowa. It hurt my soul a little to hear that his family drove 3 hours to Kansas City to save money! I thought I would mention that Frontier Airlines offers a direct flight from Des Moines to Orlando between October and April. If you sign up for their Den Deals (a $50 a year subscription) you can save even more! Sometimes… Read more »

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