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My Fastpass+ Picks: Magic Kingdom

When planning a trip to Walt Disney World there is a level of strategy involved, especially in the past few years! Back in the good old days we could plan as we went while visiting the parks when it came to food and Fastpass choices, but things have changed. To help ease the stress of Disney vacation planning, I’ve put together my list of top picks for Fastpass+ Reservations for Magic Kingdom!

 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Ask anyone planning a Disney Trip, this Fastpass+ is a must! With a wait time averaging at 90 minutes or more, you’re going to want to plan ahead and make this Fastpass+ happen. Besides being one of the newest attractions in the park, this is an attraction that everyone in the family can enjoy! Pay attention to your Disney vacation countdown because Disney will allow you to book your Fastpass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance. This is one attraction that won’t have reservation times available for long, so you’ll want to book it on the very first day you can!

Pro Tip: If you know you’ll be in Magic Kingdom for rope drop, I would suggest heading straight to this attraction and saving your Fastpass+ reservation for something else! You will have the shortest line of the day and still have your three Fastpass+ reservations left over.

 

Space Mountain

This ride is one of my personal favorites! It’s the biggest thrill ride in Magic Kingdom and will also tend to have a long line, especially as the day goes on and more guests enter the park. The average wait time for Space Mountain varies but is usually somewhere between 70-90 minutes! Why wait when you can plan ahead? All guests that are 44″ or more should take advantage of this Fastpass+ reservation on their Disney vacation because this attraction is out of this world!

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Pro Tip: This attraction is another great pick for rope drop! If you’ve got your Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Fastpass+ confirmed and would still like to make the most of your Magic Kingdom day, head over to Space Mountain. Lines usually remain under 30 minutes for the first few hours the park is open, so you may be able to ride it more than once in a short amount of time!

 

Peter Pan’s Flight

As short as this ride is in length, it sure does bring the crowds! And can you blame them? I mean, it’s a classic! You’re really not going to find this attraction with a wait time lower than 70 minutes, so be sure to book this Fastpass+ reservation. For Walt Disney World first timers, it’s a must! Not only is it an attraction for a classic Disney movie, but it’s also a Magic Kingdom classic in its right. Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the original attractions at Magic Kingdom, opening up only two days after Magic Kingdom‘s opening day on October 3, 1971 instead of October 1, 1971!

Pro Tip: Take advantage of parades and firework shows to get a shorter standby time for this ride! Other than rope drop and early hours into Magic Kingdom‘s park opening, parades and firework shows will be your only chance at a shorter wait time.

 

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Magic Kingdom mountains are a must and this attraction is no exception! This here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness! Continuing with the theme of avoiding long lines, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is another that tends to have a long wait time. While some attractions like Space Mountain have their waiting area indoors, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad does not. So when it’s hot in Orlando (pretty much 90% of the year) the last thing you’ll want to do is wait 60+ minutes in the heat to ride this attraction! Like most rollercoasters at Walt Disney World there is a height requirement, but if you’re 40″ or taller you’re good to go!

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Pro Tip: This attraction tends to have a longer line during the day, but lightens up once it’s dark! Keep an eye on the wait times on your My Disney Experience app and head over to this attraction if you see a wait time of 25 minutes or less. Since they are loading two trains at a time, you’ll probably end up waiting less time than you think!

In Magic Kingdom guests are allowed to choose three attractions without any restrictions, a luxury that is not available in all of the parks on the Walt Disney World property! As long as you plan ahead you’re sure to get all three of the attractions you’d like to ride! As I’ve mentioned a few times throughout this post, I believe that rope drop is a must for Magic Kingdom! If you’d like to learn more about my tips and tricks for rope drop, visit this post. I hope this list helps you to make the most of your time in Magic Kingdom because there really is so much to do!

Which attractions are your Fastpass+ go to’s for Magic Kingdom?

  • My favorites are definitely Space Mountain and the Mountain Railroad! I haven’t been to Magic Kingdom in forever!

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

  • When we went in January we mostly used our fast passes to meet Mickey and other toddler-friendly activities. Without a three-year-old I would totally use it for Space Mountain! I used to do that at Disneyland when we went.

  • I love all your Disney posts! I totally agree with the Mine Train!! That line is alwayyyys long.

  • It looks like you had an awesome time! I haven’t been to Disney in like 10 years

  • is mine train new? or is the old snow white ride? why can’t i think of it for the life of me lol

  • Peter Pan’s Flight is one of my favorite things to do during extra magic hours at night. There’s hardly ever a line for it so late because it’s thought of as more of a little kid ride!

  • I am obsessed with Disney but since I live in California I’ve only ever been to Disneyland but these are my favorite attractions as well. It’s SO surprising how packed Peter Pans Flight gets for being a “kid” ride – but so much fun! Love your picks!

  • Ugh, I have not been to Disney enough! I can’t wait to take my future children one day!

  • Nichole

    I love Disney world! I went back in middle school but we only went to animal kingdom then spent most of our time at Universal. I’m a kid at heart so I definitely want to go back to Disney world.

  • I’ve already started planning out my FP’s for my trip in february and I can’t wait to actually have them booked. Mine Train and Pandora are super high on my list but also meet and greets!

  • I love Disney its always so fun! I always do a couple fast passes.

  • I definitely need to pin this for my next trip to Disney! Thanks for sharing!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Magic Kingdom is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Def need to save this for our next Disney trip!

  • Space Mountain scared the heck out of me when I was a little kid! I still have trouble with it now. But I love Big Thunder Mountain! I could ride it a hundred times.

  • These are so on point! FastPass was my salvation during our family trip this past Spring. We loved how easy the App was and how we could sync our passes up together. So awesome!

  • These are great picks! You definitely picked the best ones for your Fastpass. 🙂

  • Tori Dunlap

    Fastpasses are such a lifesaver. How much are they charging for ones at Disney World?
    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

  • Daynna Hartjes

    Everyone keeps telling me about Space Mountain and I really want to try it out! I’ve never been to Disney but it’s on my to do list!