Working on building my touring plan and fast pass list and seeking opinions from the group. We are taking our 2 year old twins (they will turn 3 during our trip) in Sept for their first visit. I expect most of the trip will be character meet and greets, some rides (right now they are hot/cold with the carousel at the local zoo), and a few shows. My wife and I visited a few years ago before the kids were born, so we have experienced most, but not all of the rides. This is our 1st “family vacation” so want to stay together as much as possible. Ride-swap is an awesome feature, but we may only use it a few times at best.
Challenge #1: Best use of Fast Passes: The kids likely will not meet height requirements for most of the rides that have one. And obviously, most of these rides are the “hot” fast passes. Is it still worth getting fast passes for some of the less popular things? I feel the things my kids may be interested in are all of the FP options that TP advises NOT to use a FP on.
Challenge #2: Planning the day: Our current plan is to utilize the EEMH and get to the parks early (this maybe one of the only time we are considered “lucky” to have 6AM risers!). I have a hunch we will spend the AM at the park and head back to hotel (YC) for an afternoon nap/rest time. The odds of us going back out to the parks for a full late afternoon/evening may be a little sporadic. I envision we may be hanging out at the pool, possibly just walking around EP or HS since they are nearby. I’m not sure the kids will handle 2 jam packed half days. Does this approach seem reasonable? Other suggestions?
Challenge #3: Potty Training: Please don’t judge, this is a legitimate debate around here. The kids are close to being ready to potty train. For those that may have been posed with this challenge or experienced going to WDW with 1 or ideally those with 2 new potty trained toddlers, how difficult was it? I have these envisions of having to stop every 20 min to go potty (or more frequent if their bladders are not in sync, LOL!) Obviously we will not hold them back if they are totally ready (they aren’t yet), but we are still over 2 months out. I feel foolish even asking, but dying to know other people’s experiences right around this stage.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!