a VirtualTourist member from Beirut asked on Jul 4, 2011
Hi, is it worth buying the VIP passes for the parks? we are 3 adults and 2 children (5 & 3)
will the children benefit from these passes?
Thanks. I already checked the site and there is no mention of the VIP passes. I have heard that VIP passes only give access to specific rides, but not sure what they are. We are going there mainly for the kids. So we are trying to have a clearer picture before we make our bookings.
If you mean the Fastpath system, it is free and you simply enter the reuired time of the ride at the machine near that rides' entrance.
You get a paper ticket with the time on it and you turn up a little before-hand and go to the front of the queue. There is often still a queue but it is much quicker than just turning-up.
WELL WORTH IT at busy periods and for popular rides!
There are sometimes breakfast options which get you in to the parks an hour or so before the gates open to regular visitors - these are sometimes worth considering although you will pay for the breakfast ticket. (and the kids usually get to meet the characters)
Agree, Fastpass is well worth it, especially in school holidays time. There is a VIP Fastpass for some room categories if you're staying in a Disney Hotel, and there is also a Hotel Fastpass (again for a Disney hotel but this should not have room category restrictions) - gives more privileges than a normal Fastpass.
You can buy the VIP Fastpass, too, but at EUR 80/day (or something around that) not sure it's worth the price. It will only really help with the Peter Pan and Thunder Mountain rides as these tend to have the longest queues.
Thank you all. Maria, that is exactly what i was trying to find out... ie how many rides are actually covered especially for the 3 and 5 years old and it seems only 1 or 2 rides tops. Thank you all. much appreciated.