5 Best Uses of FastPasses at Magic Kingdom
For those planning a Disney World getaway, no doubt you’ve heard about the advantages of booking your theme park FastPasses 60-days ahead of time for onsite guests or 30-days for those staying further afield. Via the My Disney Experience app guests are able to select in advance three rides or attractions each day where you hop right to the front of the line and avoid all of the waiting around.
When used right, the FastPass service can really cut down on the time you spend waiting in line. That’s why it pays to do a bit of research on attractions at each of Disney’s four theme parks that have the longest lines to maximize those FastPasses. Though you should always make FastPass selections that you think you and your family will enjoy the most, we here at MickeyBlog wanted to share with you our top 5 best uses of a Fastpass at Magic Kingdom!
5. Splash Mountain – A good strategy when it comes to beating the lines at Splash Mountain (and for that matter the neighboring Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) is to either tackle these thrill rides first thing in the morning or use your FastPass allocation. With Splash Mountain in particular lines can typically sit at the 60-minute mark. The queue can also be rather deceiving which can end up using up unexpected time. On a recent trip, I hopped on a Splash Mountain line advertised as being a 20-minute wait only to emerge from the ride over 60 minutes later! Don’t chance it when you can FastPass it.
4. Space Mountain – This indoor coaster is still the big draw in Tomorrowland and packs in the crowds. For that reason, it is not uncommon to see lines consistently at the 60-minute mark. If you are a thrill ride lover than definitely devote one of your FastPasses to avoid the long waits.
3. Jungle Cruise – This classic attraction located in Adventureland still a massive draw for Disney fans of all ages. It can surprise a lot of first-time guests to see waits for this sit at around the 60-minute mark throughout the day. Disney regulars flock to this classic attraction most days to indulge in a big dose of kitschy Disney humor thanks to the amazing Skippers! If you’re looking for a healthy dose of Disney nostalgia definitely FastPass this ride during your Magic Kingdom visit.
2. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – This family coaster has been packing in the crowds since New Fantasyland opened back in 2012 and it’s not uncommon to see lines exceed 90 minutes. However, with the fantastic Imagineering that went into the Mine Train, no Magic Kingdom visit should be complete without hopping on board at least once. This is also a ride where the strategy of heading there first thing in the morning doesn’t really work as that’s where EVERYONE is heading. Save yourself the wait and use a FastPass.
1. Peter Pan’s Flight – This classic Fantasyland attraction tops our list particularly because it is the attraction with wait times the most likely to catch you off guard! The lines for this family-friendly ride are some of the longest you’ll see in all of the Magic Kingdom (in excess of 90 minutes.) If your family are fans of the film then definitely prioritize getting a FastPass for this one!
We hope that this list will give you a bit of guidance when it comes to making your FastPass selections. Remember that lists like this are merely meant to serve as gentle guidance and you should always make selections that you think are going to work well for well for your group!
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