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LI families can get FastPasses to see Santa

Signing up and prepaying photo package lets families "skip the line."

Families buying photo packages can reserve a FastPass

Families buying photo packages can reserve a FastPass to see Santa at three Simon malls on Long Island.  Photo Credit: Roosevelt Field

You’ve heard of a Disney World FastPass? Long Island families can use a Santa FastPass to cut down on the waiting time to have their photo taken with the big guy at Roosevelt Field, Smith Haven and Walt Whitman malls.

“Skip the Line to Santa” touts the website simonsanta.com, where people can reserve in one-hour time blocks. Families must pre-purchase a photo package to use the FastPass option.

“We limit the number of groups that can reserve Santa’s FastPass within a one-hour time frame,” says Ruth Rosenquist, a spokeswoman for The Santa Experience. “There’s a cadence, and we’ve worked out this program over many years of operation.”

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