In our ebook, you can read all about FastPass+. This is a free service from Disney World, which you can use to skip the regular queues at selected rides and attractions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the system, in this article we take another look at it and we show you a list of all the rides at Magic Kingdom park that offer this service. Also, we share some personal recommendations! –
How does FastPass+ work?
Every Disney park visitor will be able to use FastPass+. This is a free service. It basically comes down to this: you can make 3 reservations for selected rides and attractions that offer FastPass+. You have a time window of one hour for every reservation. You visit the ride you made the reservation for and you can use the special FatPass+ queue instead of the regular queue. You can imagine this can save you a lot of precious time during the day!
There some things you need to be aware of:
- You can make the first 3 reservations for one and the same park only. You can not switch parks (even though you might have a park hopper ticket).
- After the first 3 reservations, you can keep making new reservations, but one at a time. Here, you are allowed to switch to another park and make one for there.
- When you stay at a Disney Resort, you can start making your FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance. Non-Resort guest can start making them 30 days in advance.
- The easiest way to make and adjust your reservations is by using the My Disney Experience App on your phone. Another option is by visiting one of the FastPass+ Kiosk locations throughout the park.
- The reservations will be automatically linked to your MagicBand, if you have one.
- You can not overlap reservations in the one-hour time window. This means for three reservations, you would need at least three hours of time.
Magic Kingdom FastPass+ rides list
Let’s see what rides in Magic Kingdom have special FastPass+ queues. This park is the biggest park, so it obviously has the most options for making FastPass+ reservations. The list counts 25 rides and attractions at the moment. Please notice that character meetings also offer FastPass+.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Haunted Mansion
- It’s a small world
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- Meet Anna and Elsa and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Ariel at her Grotto
- Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Mickey Mouse – Town Square Theater
- Meet Rapunzel and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- The Barnstormer
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Tomorrowland Speedway
You can find FastPass+ Kiosk location in Magic Kingdom at:
- The Diamond Horseshoe
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Jungle Cruise
FastPass+ suggestions for Magic Kingdom
Okay, so let’s bring you some suggestions on how to use your FastPass+ reservations the best way you can. There are so many different stories going on on the net, telling you how to make your reservations the best way and at what time you should set them. It’s driving us bananas! What’s most important is that you use the reservations for YOUR priorities. Perhaps you’re with small kids and you want to use all 3 reservations on Disney princess meetings only. Or you are with a group of friends and want to ride the biggest thrill rides only. You know you will not be able to see everything on one day anyway so: Spend the 3 first reservations for the rides that matters to you most.
We visited Magic Kingdom twice on a Monday. It was so crowded! You better visit this park on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday instead. Our own experience was that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had a pretty long waiting time, I think it was 1,5 hour. Also, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train took quite a while waiting, even though we took this ride at night. So we would suggest these two rides for sure. With Space Mountain, we could walk through mostly. The maximum waiting time maybe took 20 minutes. Splash Mountain was closed for refurbishment, so we can’t tell how much waiting time it will take. Overall we read this is a great ride suggestion to use FastPass+ on as well. Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan’s Flight can also get pretty crowded.
In our opinion, the smallest kids rides such as The Magic Carpets of Aladdin or Dumbo the Flying Elephant do not necessarily need a reservation. These rides don’t have huge queues, at least when we were there they did not.
We hope you enjoyed reading our this very quick and easy FastPass+ guide for Magic Kingdom! Please let us know in the comments below if you have a nice suggestion yourself.