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Magic Kingdom Fast Pass Rides

Planning a trip to Disney World can be very overwhelming. Fear not, I will give you some tips, tricks, and hacks to make it just a little bit easier. I am planning on writing a series of post dedicated to planning a Disney World vacation.

Today’s post is all about what rides to Fastpass at Magic Kingdom. With over 30 rides and attractions to choose from (25 having fastpass), Magic Kingdom by far has the most to offer in Disney World.

Below you will find a list of all Fastpass + rides with Height requirements. I also put together a few list of good options depending on what type of group you are with (Family, thrill seekers, One and done).

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The Barnstormer– 35 inch or taller

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad– 40 inch or taller

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin– Any Height

Dumbo the Flying Elephant– Any Height

Enchanted Tales with Belle – Any Height (interactive show)

The Haunted Mansion– Any Height

It’s a small world– Any Height

Jungle Cruise– Any Height

Mad Tea Party– Any Height

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin– Any Height

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh– Any Height

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto – Meet and Greet

Meet Cinderella & Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall– Meet and Greet

Character Meet & Greet with Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall– Meet and Greet

Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater– Meet and Greet

Mickey’s PhilharMagic– Any Height

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor– Show

Peter Pan’s Flight– Any Height

Pirates of the Caribbean– Any Height

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train– 38 inch

Space Mountain– 44 inch

Splash Mountain– 40 inch

Tomorrowland Speedway– 32 Inch

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid– Any Height

Main Street USA- September 2015

Rides that do not offer Fastpass + are: Astro Orbiter, County Bear Jamboree (show), The Hall of Presidents, Liberty Square Riverboat, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Swiss Family Tree House, People Mover, Tom Sawyer Island, Disney World Railroad and the Tiki Room.

As you can see there are many rides to choose from when picking your Fastpass +. So what do you pick? Are there ones you should always pick and ones you should never pick.

It really all comes down to taste. If this is your first time going than it will really depend on what you like and want to do.

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What is it?

The FastPass + is Disney’s way of securing attraction times at select Walt Disney World Theme Parks. You can choose up to 3 rides to select ride times (1 hour blocks) for a shorter wait time. Look for the line that says FastPass + Entrance.

Once you use your 3 FP up you may select additional reservations one at a time. For more information about the FastPass + system click here.

First I am going to tell you the ones I would not pick. The wait on these ones are usually no longer than 15 minutes sometimes they creep up to 30. I have been down both in the middle of summer and during Easter Break and never seen a ride time longer than 25 minutes.

Those rides include The Barnstormer, Monster Inc. Laugh Floor, Aladdin’s Magic Carpets, and the tea cups. Journey of the Little Mermaid can be iffy. I usually see wait times under 30 minutes but have also seen them up around an hour. So the choice is yours. Now for the list.

Thrill Seekers

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Slash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train should be the first thing you Fastpass. The wait times can get upwards to 2 hours or longer depending on the time of year. After you secure your Mine Train Fastpass go for two of the three mountains. Which ever one you don’t get use your fourth pass on that one.

Side Note: You can only book three Fastpass at first. Once you use up all three you can secure another one. Once you use that one you can do it again and again. I try to get all my Fastpass times in by 2 pm. This way I can keep using a Fastpass to ride rides till the end of the night using the My Disney Experience app.

Download the my Disney Experience app on to your phone. You can see wait times, secure FastPass, even order food with mobile order.

You can also try to ride Big Thunder Mountain in the afternoon. It appears to me, that most people tend to just ride Splash Mountain in the afternoon to cool down because of the summer Florida heat. It might also help that the line is outdoors with little to no shade while waiting to get on Big Thunder Mountain.

The Family List #1

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Journey of the Little Mermaid

The Family List #2

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan’s Flight is a very popular ride with long wait times even during non-peak times of year. You could also put Dumbo on your Fastpass list. The reason I didn’t is because while you wait there is a playground for your kids to run around in.

The Fastpass side does not have this. Not to mention the the line for Dumbo is usually not longer than 30 minutes and you can wait inside the big top and cool off a little.

The One and Done List

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Splash Mountain
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Jungle Cruise

You are probably saying we are only going once and never going back again. Statistic show…. that’s not the case. But Hey maybe you’re the exception, not the rule.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is again the first one to Fastpass. Than pick up splash Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight. Once you use them up go for Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and than Big Thunder Mountain.

You might even want to try and get the Meet and Greet at Town Square Theater with Mickey Mouse. He talks here which gives you a much different experience. One that I am sure you and your kids will remember for a life time.

Anything you decide will be a good choice. HEY it’s Magic Kingdom. Who doesn’t have fun there? This park is built for both young and old. New to the parks and seasoned veterans.

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Hopefully you found this useful. Check out my Fastpass + choices for Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios for more list. Is there certain rides that you always use a Fastpass for? Let us know in the comments below.

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