The new FastPass+ system is a wonderful thing . . . if
you use it wisely. While some of the choices I made ahead of time were
not the best, I definitely did one thing very right.
I scheduled a
FastPass+ time to do a meet & greet with Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
They are the 'hot' commodity in meet ups right now at the Magic Kingdom,
with the new Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland being their home.
FP+ meet up time was 1:25 to 2:25 p.m.
After having lunch, I headed
over to the hall to see what all the fuss was about, when I got there I
was shocked to see this sign:
Yes, you are reading this correctly, without a FP+ you would be waiting
for 5, count 'em, 5 hours!!!! Even with the FP+ the line was not moving
quickly, I did wait about 25 minutes in a fairly plain hallway to see
I did like this lighting fixture, who wouldn't want a crown
in their hall!
The hallway may have been a bit plain but the air conditioning was
greatly appreciated. I have no idea where the stand-by queue was, the
FP+ and stand-by lines are completely separate.
And finally, the
sisters. I have to say that Anna and Elsa were the most entertaining
meet up I have ever had.
There were a couple families ahead of me and
the sisters got even a very shy little girl to interact with them. They
chatted and were very engaged. Elsa swirled her dress train quite
dramatically for every photo. I was impressed before I even got to greet
them. They were very friendly with me, I managed to not be a
tongue-tied goof and had a lot of fun with them. Too bad that while I
was in the 25 minute line-up, I didn't take time to powder my nose . . .
you can tell from the shine, I had on my sunscreen!
After meeting the sisters, I met up with Aurora. It is obvious that
she is outshone by the Frozen girls but she chatted with me and I told
her I wore my pink shirt just to match her dress (I was fibbing but
that's okay). She was quite gracious, I did enjoy this meet up.
wait 5 hours to do it again, nope.
Is it worth the FP+? Absolutely!