Plan ahead to guarantee a day of smiles
Follow these suggestions to optimise your time and make the most of the dizzying array of attractions on offer
Do be strategic and decide which attractions you most want to see because of the size of the crowds and length of queues.
Do watch the time of Fastpasses. A Fastpass allows holders priority in entering an attraction within a designated time printed on the ticket. Once you obtain a Fastpass for one attraction, you can't get another one until that designated period is over. While waiting, queue up for another attraction that doesn't require a Fastpass, and on finishing that experience, get a Fastpass for another attraction during the window of opportunity before going back to make use of the first Fastpass issued. You can use a Fastpass for Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters in Tomorrowland, the Festival of the Lion King show in Adventureland, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Mickey's PhilharMagic in Fantasyland.
Do collect a show schedule to find out the exact times of shows.
Do try to cover all the shows and musicals. The show theatres are big, so queueing time should be less than for the rides.
Do adjust your body clock to having meals outside of the usual times, when all park visitors crowd into the food halls.
Do book a Disney character breakfast buffet at Plaza Inn at 9am.
Do consider other modes of transport other than MTR to get to the park.
Don't leave shopping until the end of day when most other visitors tend to shop. You can consign and collect your parcels at the exit when you leave.
Don't expect to cover all attractions in one day. With an average queueing time of two hours per attraction, this is impossible.
Do bring a cool towel or hand held fan to keep cool in summer.
Do consider going on weekdays when there are smaller crowds.