Magic Kingdom Fastpass+ Tips and Strategies
FastPass+ (FP+) is a great system that lets you reserve up to 3 attractions or entertainment experiences in advance for each day of your Walt Disney World vacation. You can find out more details about the FP+ system, including when and how you can make your reservations, in our FastPass+ Guide.
Currently, FP+ is available for the following Magic Kingdom rides, shows, and experiences:
- The Barnstormer
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small word”
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
- Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Tips for using FP+ at the Magic Kingdom
Unlike Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Magic Kingdom does not have any tiers for FastPass selection, so you can choose any three attractions you would like. Moreover, the Magic Kingdom also has the most attractions of any park at Walt Disney World, so there are endless ways to organize your Fastpasses. Here are a few tips to help you decide which three experiences you will choose.
If you and your group are up for anything and just want to experience all that the park has to offer, the attractions for which Magic Kingdom FP+ will save you the most time are generally Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and one of the mountains (Space, Splash, and Big Thunder). Peter Pan has consistently long lines nearly all the time, so if you think your group would like to ride it, that might be the most valuable Fastpass for you, no matter the age group.
Groups with Small Children
When visiting the Magic Kingdom with small children, Peter Pan’s Flight should still be the first priority, as explained above. After that, the rides that will most likely save you the most time are Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Pirates of the Caribbean (note: all three of these rides have no height limit).
However, the Magic Kingdom offers several other attractions that might be beneficial for groups with small children. The two that will likely save you the most time in line are Enchanted Tales with Belle and one of the character meet and greets. The structure of Enchanted Tales with Belle causes lines to backup quickly, and the meet and greets can be very popular. Out of these options, though, you should aim for Enchanted Tales with Belle.
Note: Anna and Elsa used to greet in Princess Fairytale Hall, but in June 2016 they moved to Epcot.
For thrill seekers visiting the Magic Kingdom, get ready for some mountain exploration. Arguably, the three biggest thrills in the Magic Kingdom are Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and Splash Mountain. However, most thrill seekers will likely also want to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – if that is true, then your best recommendation for your initial three FastPass+ selections is to choose Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Of all of these, Splash Mountain has the greatest capacity, so you are much more likely to either get a short line or have the ability to add it as an additional Fastpass later in the day.
Visit our FastPass+ Guide for more details on FastPass+, and great MouseForLess tips on how to use utilize this tool to its fullest. Visit our MyMagic+ to get information about using MagicBands during your park visit.
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