FastPass+ At Walt Disney World – Top Attractions – Part 4

FastPass+ At Walt Disney World

Top Attractions

Part 4

FastPass+ is a system that allows you to reserve a place in a shorter line for up to three rides or attractions each day of your Walt Disney World vacation. All three choices must be in the same park. If you are staying at a Disney resort you can make your selections up to 60 days in advance, everyone else can make the reservations 30 days beforehand (provided you have purchased tickets). Some of the attractions on this list will fill up at the 60 day mark. With FastPass+ you will be given the time frame of an hour in which to ride. After you have used all three, you can make a fourth selection using the My Disney Experience app, or at a FastPass+ kiosk in the park. Here are the top attractions that you will be glad that you have a FastPass+ for. A word of warning — because of the way that the system is set up you will not be able to snag all your selections, unless you plan to visit some of the parks more than once.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Magic Kingdom

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened to long lines in 2014, and it is still one of the most popular rides at the Magic Kingdom. This roller coaster for most of the family (there’s a 38 inch height requirement) takes riders into the mine to see all seven dwarfs at work. There are two minor hills and the car does sway quite a bit, making it a good ride for those who aren’t so sure about larger coasters. One of the really neat features of this attraction is there is a short video taken of all riders in the car you are in during the ride.  The video is available for purchase after your ride.  The FastPass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the hardest one (try to get a Fast Pass+ as soon as possible) to get at the Magic Kingdom, so if you see it, grab it.  An awesome ride — I was able to get in on the stand by line while attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  

Frozen Ever After


When Frozen Ever After opened in June, 2016, it was met with long lines. While they have calmed down a little bit, the Wait Times will still quickly rise during peak park hours. If you don’t want to wait an hour or more with your Frozen-crazy kids, you might want to use this as your Tier One attraction. The Norway Pavilion opens two hours before most of World Showcase, keep that in mind if you were not able to make this reservation.

Avatar Flight of Passage

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The second ride at Pandora – The World of Avatar is unlike anything else that Walt Disney World has to offer. Using 3D glasses, you will climb aboard a banshee and fly through the Valley of Mo’ara. The ride was an instant hit and Disney knew that they had something special on hand. That is why the queue line was designed to hold guests for up to six hours. While the waits are not usually that long, the standby line does grow quickly as soon as the park opens. If you can get a FastPass+ for this Tier One attraction, do it. You will not be disappointed. Recently, wait times have been over two hours for the stand by line.  Fast Pass+ have been difficult (but not impossible) to obtain.  I have not been able to go on this attraction as of yet. After speaking to other guests, reports are that World of Avatar is worth the wait.

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