Selecting Your FastPass+ Choices at Walt Disney World

FastPass+ Entrance at Jungle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom.

Selecting Your FastPass+ Choices at Walt Disney World

FastPass+, an attraction reservation system, is an integral part of itinerary planning for families headed to Walt Disney World. Be ready to select the options that are most important to your family and get the most out of your valuable vacation time.

FastPass Plus Options for your Family when touring WDW.

I recommend narrowing down your FastPass+ choices before your booking window opens.

FastPass Plus experiences should be booked early.
Select your FastPass Plus experiences early.

FastPass+ has changed the way my family tours. If we find ourselves needing to sleep in one morning, we know that we can reserve FastPass+ attractions for later in the day. We no longer have to be at rope drop, although quiet mornings (and late evenings) are still our favorite times to tour the Disney theme parks.

The attractions that your family deems FastPass+ worthy, will certainly be different from other visitors. When you consider that some families are touring with multi-generations, thrill seekers, babies, toddlers, teens, timid riders, and others, you’ll immediately see that not all FastPass+ choices are of equal value to everyone.

Get a FastPass Plus for Enchanted Tales with Belle.
Enchanted Tales with Belle is a popular attraction in the Magic Kingdom.

If you have character obsessed people in your crew, you may want to focus on the experiences that focus on Disney friends. Thrill seekers may want to visit the roller coasters. WDW veterans may be interested in the newest attractions (AVATAR Flight of Passage, perhaps) or an old favorite like Peter Pan’s Flight.

Let’s look at the FastPass+ attractions available to you. And then we’ll help narrow down your choices. Don’t forget to pay attention to height restrictions!

Choose Three FastPass+ Attractions at Magic Kingdom

FastPass+ Entrance at Jungle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom.
FastPass+ Entrance at Jungle Cruise.

The Barnstormer (35 inches or taller)
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40 inches or taller)
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Dumbo
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Haunted Mansion
it’s a small world
Jungle Cruise
Mad Tea Party
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Meet Anna and Elsa and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
Meet Ariel at her Grotto
Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
Meet Mickey Mouse – Town Square Theater
Meet Rapunzel and a Visiting Princess – Princess Fairytale Hall
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38 inches or taller)
Space Mountain
Splash Mountain (40 inches or taller)
Tomorrowland Speedway (32 inches or taller)
Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid

At the remaining theme parks, you’ll need to select from the following tiers:

Choose One FastPass+ Attraction from Epcot Group A

Get a FastPass+ for Soarin' in Epcot.
You may want a FastPass+ for Soarin’ in Epcot.

Frozen Ever After
IllumiNations
Soarin’ (40 inches or taller)
Test Track (40 inches or taller)

Choose Two FastPass+ Attractions from Epcot Group B

Character Spot
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Journey Into Imagination
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE (44 inches or taller)
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Spaceship Earth
Turtle Talk with Crush

Choose One FastPass+ Attraction from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Group A

Toy Story Midway Mania FastPass and Standby Entrances in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Toy Story Midway Mania FastPass and Standby Entrances.

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Fantasmic!
The Great Movie Ride
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (48 inches or taller)
Toy Story Midway Mania!

Choose Two FastPass+ Attractions from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Group B

Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Star Tours (40 inches or taller)
Muppet*Vision 3D
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (40 inches or taller)
Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Choose One FastPass+ Attraction from Animal Kingdom Group A

Avatar Flight of Passage
Na’vi River Journey

Choose Two FastPass+ Attractions from Animal Kingdom Group B

DINOSAUR (40 inches or taller)
Expedition Everest (44 inches or taller)
Finding Nemo – The Musical
Flights of Wonder
It’s Tough to be a Bug
Kali River Rapids (38 inches or taller)
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Primeval Whirl (48 inches or taller)

FastPass+ Probably Not Necessary

Magic Kingdom

Ariel’s Grotto
The Barnstormer (35 inches or taller)
Dumbo
it’s a small world
Mad Tea Party
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Mickey Mouse meet & greet
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Tomorrowland Speedway (32 inches or taller)
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Epcot
Disney/Pixar Short Film Festival
Journey into Imagination
Living with the Land
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Mission: SPACE – Green version (44 inches or taller)

Hollywood Studios
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Muppet*Vision 3D
Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Animal Kingdom
DINOSAUR (40 inches or taller)
Festival of the Lion King
Finding Nemo
Flights of Wonder
It’s Tough to be a Bug
Kali River Rapids (38 inches or taller)
Primeval Whirl (48 inches or taller)

FastPass+ Time-Savers

Are you looking to save time? Want to avoid the longest of lines? Opt for any of the following FastPass+ options.

Magic Kingdom

Avoid long stand-by lines when reserving FastPass Plus attractions, including the popular Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Avoid long stand-by lines when reserving FastPass Plus attractions.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40 inches or taller)
Buzz Lightyear
Enchanted Tales with Belle
The Haunted Mansion
Jungle Cruise
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38 inches or taller)
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Space Mountain
Splash Mountain (40 inches or taller)

Epcot

Tier 1:
Frozen Ever After
IllumiNations
Soarin’ (40 inches or taller)
Test Track (40 inches or taller)

Tier 2:
Mission: Space – Orange version
Spaceship Earth

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Tier 1:
Fantasmic!
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (48 inches or taller)
Toy Story Midway Mania

Tier 2:
Star Tours (40 inches or taller)
Tower of Terror (40 inches or taller)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tier 1:
Avatar Flight of Passage
Na’vi River Journey

Tier 2:
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Expedition Everest (44 inches or taller)

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Kimberly LaPaglia

Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for nearly 8 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel, parenting, celebrations, and the road to empty nesting.

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