The Ultimate Fastpass Suggestion List

If you want the shortest wait times, it’s imperative that you pick the right attractions for your FastPass+ selections. But certain popular attractions are hard to get, so plan early to make sure you can snag one for your next trip. We’ll go over our short list of attractions we suggest you book a FastPass for… otherwise prepare to wait in a long line. We’ve broken the list down by park for easier organization while setting your plans. Remember, you can only pick three to start, so choose wisely.

Magic Kingdom

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

A two-hour wait time!

The newest coaster to open in Magic Kingdom is a family-favorite. It has garnered high wait times sometimes over two hours.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan’s Flight

The classic movie that has touched the hearts of many Disney fans was turned into a dark ride. Wait times for this attraction can soar to over an hour, even on low crowd days.

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

The most thrilling ride in all of Magic Kingdom has attracted fans since 1975. Roller coaster and dark ride are combined in this indoor attraction. Wait times for this ride are usually around an hour or more on any given day.

Second Bests

If you can’t get a FastPass for one of the attractions mentioned above, try for Enchanted Tales with Belle or Splash Mountain.

Epcot

Soarin’ Around the World

Soarin Around the World

The sensation of flight combined with a stunning display of famous places around the globe paired with other special effects (you can smell the grassland!) make this ride something no one wants to miss.

Frozen Ever After

Frozen Ever After

Just like the Frozen movie, young fans can’t get enough of this dark ride attraction. Wait times don’t go under an hour very often. Lines form early in the day.

Test Track

Thrilling Test Track

Adrenaline junkies can agree that it’s the most thrilling ride in all of Epcot with speeds up to 64.9 miles per hour. (This photo was snapped a few tenths of second before maximum speed!) Prepare to wait for around an hour if you can’t get a FastPass.

Second Bests

If you can’t scoop up a FastPass for one of the attractions mentioned above, you can still have fun with passes to Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, or Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash

Ride along with Woody’s best pal on this Toy Story-themed roller coaster. Designed to accommodate smaller tots, this family coaster has wait times of two to three hours on most days.

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania

This interactive 3D ride challenges your aim while you enjoy music and characters from the classic Disney movie. With everyone trying to get a top score, you can expect wait times to be over an hour most days.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

The only coaster in all of Disney World to feature inverts (for now anyway) makes zipping along with Aerosmith a blast. Wait times can be long, so grab a pass or get there early.

Second Bests

Even if you missed out on getting FastPasses from the Hollywood Studios list, you can still have the time of your life on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Tours, or Alien Swirling Saucers.

Animal Kingdom

Avatar Flight of Passage

Avatar Flight of Passage Ride Vehicles

Similar to Soarin’ Around the World, this attraction gives you an experience unlike the typical amusement park ride. If you want to know what it’s like to fly through Pandora on the back of a Banshee without waiting hours in line, you’ll need a Fastpass.

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest

The most expensive roller coaster ever built in the world is also the tallest mountain in all of Disney parks. Be sure to grab a Fastpass, so you can make sure you this ride won’t be the longest wait time you endure.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris Wait Time

With a chance to see animals up close and personal, this wild excursion is popular among Disney World guests. You can cut an hour out of your wait by booking a Fastpass for this attraction.

Second Bests

This set of second bests includes an extra ride because we have such a hard time choosing. You can grab a Fastpass for Na’vi River Journey, DINOSAUR, Primeval Whirl,  or Kali River Rapids. You can also use your Fastpasses for some great entertainment experiences in this park.

Now, remember that these are just our suggestions. Our preferences have been given based on popularity and long wait times. Follow our advice to cut down on your wait times and fit the most attractions into your day. If you’re new to Disney World, you can find more information on setting up your trip with our blogs on the the FastPass + system and how to use the My Disney Experience App.

 

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

10 Replies to “The Ultimate Fastpass Suggestion List”

  1. FastPass only seemed to work well back when you didn’t need a phd to use it. It was much more fair when you got to the parks early and made your way to your ride of choice and got your fast pass for later in the day, not months in advance. My dad vowed to not come back to Disney since they made it near impossible to ride any of the rides that you wanted to ride with this new system. Disney has found a way to suck the fun right out of a vacation. It’s a very confusing system.

  2. A world without (or before) Without FastPass might look like this: attraction lines would again become like sponges holding guests; walkways and pathways would clear out and once again you would be able to enjoy walking and exploring the parks. Less planning and strategy (thus less stress) would be needed in order to enjoy your vacation. Visitors would enjoy a “level playing field,” with the same access to the same attractions. Even though Disney doesn’t charge for FastPass, it still greatly benefits those who can figure it all out out and those who can afford a Disney Resort hotel. Wait times would level out as the “Stand-By” lines would be the only lines and they’d move quickly and steadily without a secondary line of people. Those visitors with limited time and money for a vacation could experience more rides and attractions in a day, thus getting more of their “money’s worth”.

  3. Contrary to what many think, FastPass does not increase the hourly Ride capacity. FastPass does not move one more person through an attraction in a day. Several credible studies have been done concluding that a person could actually ride more attractions in a day if there were no FastPass system. Granted, FastPass will reduce your wait time for the for the 2 or three rides you are allowed per day, but it severely increases wait times for all additional rides. So if your goal is to complete a lot of rides in a day then the FastPass system is not helping.

    Even if you are one of those people who like the idea of just riding a few rides a day with shorter wait times, remember there is a big trade off. Since FastPass allows people to skip the lines, this means they are now out there crowding the walkways, shops and restaurants, making all of these areas even more congested. Remember, the real reason WDW started FastPass was not to make your vacation more enjoyable. It was to get more people out of line and spending money in the shops and restaurants.

  4. Just curious as to how many Allears patrons think that the FassPass program has done more harm then good to WDW? Or if you think it’s has made the experience better?

    Of course, FastPass has been in effect for so long now that even many long time visitors have never experienced WDW without it.

    1. I agree to a point that fast pass doesn’t work well . The real problem with Disney right now is the lack of rides . Attendance is way up and you can spend hours and hours waiting to get on 5 – 6 rides by the end of the day . At a hundred dollars per day , I want to come out of the park with a full day of rides under my belt . Think of it , Animal Kingdom has Avitar , Yeti ride and after that not really that much . Hollywood Studios needs to hit a home run on the new Star Wars world . Love Indiana J , but you would think at this point it would be updated to something new / different . Really feel like the Great Movie ride could have evolved year after year with some new replacement movies . You can go on and on , but most regulars should get my point . I still love the place , but I don’t have that warm fuzzy magic it once had …….

    1. You should mention in the article that those three Epcot attractions are all on the same Tier and you can only get a FastPass for one of those three.

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