Through a series of posts, we’re going to share with you our picks for the best use of your Fastpass+ at each Walt Disney World park. In this post, we’re sharing the best use for FastPass+ at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
And be sure to check out our other “Best Use for FastPass+” posts!
Our picks are based on our own experiences and we’ve tried to include some reasoning behind each pick to help you even more with your decision.Our recommendations for using your Fastpass+ selections at Magic Kingdom Click To Tweet
Gwen’s Recommendations: Best Use for FastPass+ at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
This ride has been a favourite for everyone in my family since our first visit.
There are certain times during the day when the stand-by line is not too bad (we’re talking 45 minutes, which in Disney stand-by time is pretty decent) and those times are right when the park opens and during the parades.
That being said, those times don’t always mesh with our schedule, so we always go with a FastPass+.
I describe this ride as a mix between a lazy river ride with a few waterfall drops throughout, the final drop being the biggest, best, and most fun.
You’ll get a little wet, depending on where you sit and when you finish the ride, you’ll be checking out that standby clock to see if you can do it again right away!
Tip: If you don’t want to get soaked, don’t sit in the first car. Don’t ask me how I know 🙂
This is another favourite of ours and we ride it every trip. It’s a family-friendly roller coaster that doesn’t get too crazy. My advice when people ask whether or not particular rides would be suitable for their kids is to check out some videos of the ride on YouTube.
Every kid is different, and only you can judge whether or not yours will be able to do well on it.
Since it opened in 2014, the lines have always been long (we thought it would even out over the years, but this doesn’t seem to be happening!), which is why this is one best use for FastPass+ at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
One thing we have not managed to do is ride it twice in one trip because the passes get snatched up quickly, so be sure you reserve yours as soon as your FastPass+ reservation window opens up.
This ride is another must-do for my kids each visit, and if we can make it work, we do it multiple times. For me, I’ll admit that it’s not a favourite, I can do it just once per trip and be happy, but there is just something about it that the kids love.
Again, if you’re a little hesitant about it because you think your kids may be too young, watch a video of the ride on YouTube to get an idea of what it’s like.
In my opinion, it’s not scary at all, it’s more fun (lots of silly jokes throughout) and yes, if you take it seriously, it can be a little creepy, but not in the way that will have your kids up at night.
The scariest thing to me about this ride is the length of the stand-by time, which is why a Fastpass+ is essential.
Rebecca’s Recommendations: Best Use for FastPass+ at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Although our now nine year old won’t go back on after her first outing on the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, it’s the favourite ride for the rest of us (and her brother scores double the trips because we do a rider swap).
It’s a fast roller coaster without the scares, flips and really high drops making it the perfect amount of thrilling but accessible. It’s worth your Fastpass+ because the lines for this are notoriously long.
Tip: Book all your FastPass+ for the morning, close enough together, and then head to a Fastpass+ kiosk to try and score more for the afternoon!
This is the definition of a family-friendly ride. It’s a simple ride that has your floating over London and into Neverland as you look down below at various scenes from the movie Peter Pan.
However, don’t let the simplicity fool you – this line is long! We think it’s because it’s a moving ride that is fun but not scary for most kids of any age which means parents are eager to hop on. (Note: The ride is quite dark, just in case your children are spooked by this)
If your child’s favourite princess is Cinderella, you may find wait times to see her are 40+ minutes long, or more, depending on when you travel.
It can be argued that fast passing a meet and greet isn’t worth it (especially if you happen to have great timing and can get in to meet a character within 15 minutes) but if your child has their heart set on meeting someone, it’s worth booking your time.
The year, Frozen was getting bigger and bigger, and a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa was available the wait time was 2 hours long. 2 hours! Our daughter loved them so we used a Fastpass+ and it was beyond worth it.
These were our suggestions for the best use for FastPass+ at Disney’s Magic Kingdom!
What are your favourite ways to use your Fastpass+ at Magic Kingdom?
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