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Fastpass+ pixie dust in the Magic Kingdom

Katie Nix

Disney World's Fastpass+ program, which allows parkgoers the opportunity to schedule their line-jumping up to 60 days in advance, can be a dream come true. If you know the best way to do it!

At the Magic Kingdom, there are no tiers to Fastpasses, meaning you can schedule any combination of attractions. The only limit is that there are three available and you have to use them all at the Magic Kingdom because you can't mix and match between parks.

When traveling with a party of adults (or big kids and adults), you're definitely going to want to use your Fastpasses on some of the bigger attractions like the mountains (Space, Splash, Big Thunder) and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

In our experience, we like to Fastpass Mine Train and Space because the queues can get backed up VERY early and then stay that way for the rest of the day, but Splash and Big Thunder can fluctuate anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes - not necessarily the worst line times in the world. These are good backups to have though just in case.

When it comes to your third Fastpass, you can't go wrong with slower rides, like Peter Pan's Flight or Haunted Mansion. The Fantasyland mainstay is perfect for a Fastpass because the line is usually around 60 or 90 minutes BUT the interactive queue for Peter Pan's Flight is way more fun than Haunted Mansion's and it's inside. If you're hoping to get a Fastpass for PPF know they go fast so if that's your choice, you better log in and scoop them up the second you're able to.

If traveling in a party with little kiddos, the must Fastpass attraction is Peter Pan's Flight as discussed above. Enchanted Tales with Belle is also a great interactive show for kids of all ages and getting out of the queue is great.

The third Fastpass you'd want to get is either Buzz Lightyear or Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid because neither has an interactive queue like Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant has a great queue where families are able to wait in line for a little bit and then are given a buzzer, allowing for kids to play on an indoor playground for the duration of your wait. The buzzer goes off, like a table's ready for you at a restaurant, and you get to grab your spot in line. Kids can run off a little energy and you get to put your feet up.

A word of warning, though: this is NOT an opportunity for cast members to babysit your kids. They're not going to want to remind you of that anymore than you're going to.

Honorable mentions:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

What are you MUST Fastpass+ attractions? Let us know in the comments!


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