Complete Fastpass+ Guide

Each park has rides that are eligible for fastpass+ reservations. But how do you know what rides to pick? Or how to pick them? I'm here to help!

What is Fastpass+?

First things first. If you have never been to Disney, or you haven't been there since around the 1990's you might not be familiar with fastpass+. Fastpass is a perk offered to guests where they can reserve rides ahead of time (60 days out for resort guests, and 30 days out for off-site guests).

On the My Disney Experience app, you log in and pick your ride. Availability for your selected ride is shown, and you pick a one hour window where you can show up and wait in a minimal (or sometimes non-existent) line. You can pick up to 3 fastpass+ selections ahead of time. And when you are in the parks, you can add more (one at a time) after you have used your 3 selections.

Confused? If you need help with the Disney App I can help!

Which rides should I pick for my FastPass?

Not all rides are created equal! Some of the rides are going to be way harder to get, and some are just not worth wasting a fastpass+ selection on because the lines are never long. Here is a list of each park’s fastpass+ eligible rides, and the ones that are going to be higher priority, as they are harder to get.

Magic Kingdom

These are the rides with the longest waits and/or the hardest to get fastpass+ reservations. If you are interested in any of these rides, make these rides your first priority for booking:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Enchanted Tales With Belle
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain

These are the rides that accept fastpass+, but you won’t have as difficult a time grabbing a FastPass or the lines won’t be long:

  • Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Dumbo
  • Enchanted Tales With Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Journey of the Lil Mermaid
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Meet Ariel at her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and Elena
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square
  • Meet Rapunzel and Tiana
  • Meet Tinkerbell
  • Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor
  • Philharmagic
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Winnie the Pooh

Epcot

These are the rides with the longest waits and/or the hardest to get fastpass+ reservations. If you are interested in any of these rides, make these rides your first priority for booking:

  • Frozen Ever After*
  • Test Track*
  • Soarin'

These are the rides that accept fastpass+, but you won’t have as difficult a time grabbing a FastPass or the lines won’t be long:

  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • The Seas With Nemo and Friends
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Mission: Space
  • Living With the Land
  • Illuminations viewing*
  • Character Spot*

Hollywood Studios

These are the rides with the longest waits and/or the hardest to get fastpass+ reservations. If you are interested in any of these rides, make these rides your first priority for booking:

  • Slink Dog Dash*
  • Toy Story Mania*

These are the rides that accept fastpass+, but you won’t have as difficult a time grabbing a FastPass or the lines won’t be long:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers*
  • Tower of Terror
  • Star Tours
  • Frozen Sing-Along
  • Rock ’N’ Rollercoaster
  • Muppetvision 3D
  • Disney Jr Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast

Animal Kingdom

These are the rides with the longest waits and/or the hardest to get fastpass+ reservations. If you are interested in any of these rides, make these rides your first priority for booking:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage*
  • Na’vi River Journey*
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris

These are the rides that accept fastpass+, but you won’t have as difficult a time grabbing a FastPass or the lines won’t be long:

  • Rivers of Light
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Kali River Rapids
  • DINOSAUR
  • Primeval Whirl
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Meet Disney Pals
  • Finding Nemo the Musical

*These rides are Tier 1 rides. You can only reserve 1 of these rides ahead of time in any one day.

What time should I book my FastPass reservations for?

I have created sample touring plans for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. This should help give you an idea of when you might want to reserve your rides.

If you're overwhelmed, I can help plan and even reserve FastPass for you. Get more information here.

Still confused or need help?

I am happy to help! Contact me.

See you at the parks,
-Julie

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