Magic Kingdom Fastpass+ Guide

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train FastPass Sign
Is it time?? Always check out those FastPass+ signs.

Few things feel better  than skipping long lines with the right combination of FastPass+ selections. With more FastPass+ options than any other Walt Disney World Park, Magic Kingdom has tons of opportunity for you to get that good feeling! The sheer number of options also makes it difficult to answer the infamous question “Which FastPasses should I get?” although this Magic Kingdom FastPass guide gives it a shot!

If you need a primer on what a FastPass is, you can also check out Disney FastPass+ : Skip the Lines! for a breakdown of this Walt Disney World service.

Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Options

Thankfully, Magic Kingdom does not prescribe to the group or tier system like the other parks.  You have 25 options for FastPass+ in Magic Kingdom, with most in Fantasyland:

  1. Fantasyland
    1. The Barnstormer – 35″ height requirement
    2. Dumbo
    3. Enchanted Tales with Belle
    4. it’s a small world
    5. Mad Tea Party
    6. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    7. Meet Ariel at her Grotto
    8. Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess FairyTale Hall
    9. Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess FairyTale Hall
    10. Mickey’s Phillharmagic
    11. Peter Pan’s Flight
    12. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38″ height requirement
    13. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  2. Frontierland
    1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40″ height Requirement
    2. Splash Mountain – 40″ height requirement
  3. Tomorrowland
    1. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
    2. Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
    3. Space Mountain – 44″ height requirement
    4. Tomorrowland Speedway – 32″ height requirement
  4. Liberty Square
    1. The Haunted Mansion
  5. Adventureland
    1. Jungle Cruise
    2. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean
  6. Main Street U.S.A
    1. Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre
    2. Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theatre

      Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Screen Shot

      With FastPass+ selections across the park, take a look at the map to help you figure out your route.

Types of Attractions

If it’s the first time you are visiting, it’s important to know a little about each one of these attractions and whether it will fit your preferences.  Walt Disney World’s website has a full description of each attraction here, but I put them in a few different categories:

  • Fast Rides / Motion Rides

    • The Barnstormer – Entry-level Roller Coaster. Mainly for young children, but still fun!
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Recently Refurbished Roller Coaster and a good mid-level Thrill ride
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Newest Roller Coaster. Smooth Ride with lots of cool animatronics
    • Space Mountain – Indoor Roller Coaster. Biggest “Thrill” Ride in  Magic Kingdom
  • Experiences / Non-Ride

    • Enchanted Tales with Belle – Act out the story of Beauty and the Beast with Belle
    • Meet Ariel at her Grotto – Character Experience. Only place to meet Ariel as a mermaid!
    • Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess FairyTale Hall – Character Experience
    • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre – Character Experience
    • Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess FairyTale Hall – Character Experience.
    • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theatre – Character Experience. Only place to meet Tinker Bell
    • Mickey’s Phillharmagic – Auditorium-style seating as you listen to classic Disney songs and movie clips
    • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor – Interactive Comedy Show with the Monster’s Inc Characters
  • Slow Moving Rides

    • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin –
    • Dumbo – Classic Ride. Ride in Dumbo up in the air.
    • Mad Tea Party – Spinning Ride in Tea Cups. You control how fast you spin.
    • The Haunted Mansion – Clamshell ride through a Haunted Mansion.
    • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin – Similar to Dumbo. Ride in a Magic Carpet, circling in the air.
    • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Ride in a honey pot through Winnie the Pooh’s storybook.
    • Peter Pan’s Flight – Board a galleon and fly from London to Neverland and back
    • Tomorrowland Speedway – “Drive” gas-powered go-karts around a track at slow speeds
    • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid – Clamshell ride through the story of the Little Mermaid

      Peter Pan Flight Sign

      Peter Pan’s Flight is a Classic and ALWAYS needs a FastPass+

  • Boat Rides

    • its a small world – Slow Boat Ride through different countries with animatronics
    • Jungle Cruise – Large Boat Ride through a jungle with animatronic animals
    • Pirates of the Caribbean – Chance of splash in small boats as you sail through the Old World. See Jack Sparrow at the end.
    • Splash Mountain – Ride in a log through Brer Rabbit’s story with a big splash at the end!

      Splash Mountain with Brer Rabbit

      Visit Brer Rabbit for a ride down Splash Mountain!

Recommendations

Your Magic Kingdom FastPass+ selections really do depend on your preferences. I’ve put together a few different recommendations based on different types of trips and ages.Thoughts behind these recommendations:

First Trip Classic Kids under 3 Years Princess Obsessed Thrills/Adults Only
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Pirates of the Caribbean Peter Pan’s Flight Enchanted Tales with Belle Space Mountain
Peter Pan’s Flight Jungle Cruise Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess FairyTale Hall Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Space Mountain The Haunted Mansion The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess FairyTale Hall Splash Mountain

The most competitive FastPass+ of all is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Make sure to get your FastPass+ if you want to enjoy this ride without a huge wait!

“Wasted” Magic Kingdom FastPass+

There are some rides or experiences that rarely experience a wait. If you do see a wait over 10-15 minutes, you can be sure to return at a different time to almost no wait at all.  That said, if one of these is your family’s all-time favorite, use a FastPass+. You are never going to regret riding your favorite ride!

Never Need a FastPass+ Rarely need a FastPass+
Ariel’s Grotto it’s a small world
The Barnstormer The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Dumbo Tomorrowland Speedway
Mad Tea Party Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre
Magic Carpets of Aladdin Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
Mickey’s PhilharMagic  
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor  

Fun without a FastPass+

Magic Kingdom has a lot of fun experiences that you don’t require a Magic Kingdom FastPass+.

  • Free:
    • Scavenger Hunts : Our all-time favorite is the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game. It’s a scavenger hunt through the Magic Kingdom and you get to walk away with a bunch of free souvenir cards. For more information, you can check out Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – Free Disney Fun. Adventureland also has a scavenger hunt, A Pirate’s Adventure, that takes you on missions.
    • Parades – We LOVE the Festival of Fantasy parade. We have opted for special experiences around the Parade, like Tiana’s Riverboat Party and Ice Cream Social Review, but we love just watching it too!
    • Fireworks
  • Additional Cost:

Summary

Like all parks, your Magic Kingdom FastPass+ selections are really dependent on what you or your family prefer. Even if some are listed as a “waste,” they might be perfect for your family if it’s your favorite ride.  Make sure you do watch for height restrictions, but otherwise it’s really up to you! Magic Kingdom is really about the classic Disney experience more so than the other parks. Just strolling around the castle and enjoying the parades can be a wonderful day. It also has the most opportunity for booking a FastPass+ later on due to the sheer number of options.

Want more Info?

If you want to use an interactive map to explore the Magic Kingdom FastPass+ options, head over to the Disney World website and following these instructions:

  • Select Things To Do > Attractions
  • Filter to Magic Kingdom
  • Filter to Interests > Fastpass+
  • Select Map

You can explore each attraction and see where they are on the map if you want to plan your route!

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