When I was planning our first trip to Disney World I knew nothing about fastpasses! But I a ton of research and quickly found out how awesome they are and tricks on how to utilize them! So this post contains things I had to look up, and still have to look up to this day about Disney World’s Fastpass+ system plus my tips and tops picks!
When you can book
With the purchase of a Disney World park ticket you can reserve your fastpass selections up to 30 days in advance at 7:00 AM Eastern time.
If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can book these 60 days in advance at 7:00 AM Eastern.
Make sure to link your tickets to your mydisneyexperience account before hand. I also like to plan out what fastpasses I want and what time I would like them. Typically if you are staying at a Disney Resort and get on right when your timeslot opens, you have free pick of everything, even those hard to get ones! For this reason I always get on right at 7:00 AM!
You get 3 fastpass picks per day and they must be at the same park. Once you use these however, you can then make additional selections one at a time at any park for any attraction. I love using the My Disney Experience App for this! We always make our fastpasses for the morning or afternoon, that way in the evening we can try to catch some more for whatever park we are at!
Something I always have to look up when planning are fastpass tiers. This means you can only pick certain fastpasses. For example you can’t choose both the new Pandora rides for fastpasses in advance.
When booking your 3 fastpasses you can choose one from Tier 1 and 2 from Tier 2. Keep in mind these all have to be at the same park. Once you use these that same day you can then choose any fastpass you want from any tier or any park.
Frozen Ever After
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Journey Into Imagination with Figment
Living with the Land
Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
RELAUNCHED! Mission: SPACE
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Updated!)
Alien Swirling Saucers
Slinky Dog Dash
Toy Story Mania!
Beauty and the Beast
Rock n Roller Coaster
Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Avatar Flight of Passage
Na’vi River Journey.
DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Festival of the Lion King
Finding Nemo – The Musical
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Kali River Rapids
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Primeval Whirl and Rivers of Light
Magic Kingdom does not currently have tiers.
My suggestions for each park
These are the fastpasses we typically book. These are ones that are usually hard to get or have the longest lines. Now if you have kids they may differ for you. But these are what we go for and my suggestions!
Tier 1: Frozen Ever After (hard to get and will have long lines!)
Tier 2: Mission Space and Spaceship Earth
(After using these up we will go in and get a fastpass for soarin!)
Hollywood Studios (Updated!)
Tier 1: Slinky Dog Dash
I have heard this one will be the most popular out of the two new Toy Story rides. No doubt all the Toy Story rides will have a long line so try to get a fastpass for at least one!
Tier 2: Tower of Terror and Rock n Roller Coaster
The good thing is that now you can choose both of these rides together, which you usually had to only choose one so we are excited about this!
(I typically don’t recommend fastpasses for any shows.)
Tier 1: Flight of Passage (typically has loner wait times than Navi River Journey. Also do not expect to get right on this ride at park opening because everyone has this idea and there will be a long line!)
Tier 2: Kilimanjaro Safari and Expedition Everest
(Tip: Try booking the safari when it is dark for a different experience)
As you noticed they do not have any Tiers.
Top pick is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This is newer still and always has a long line.
We usually go for Space Mountion and Peter Pans Flight. These typically have longer lines as well, especially Peter Pans Flight. I don’t suggest riding this unless you have a fastpass! You can usually get some pretty good fastpasses here after you use up all of yours!
If you are having trouble getting a fastpass for a certain ride or at a certain time you want, don’t give up. Don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t get those. We booked a trip a week before and I was able to get 2 Flight of passage fastpasses and 1 Frozen Ever After! The key: persistence! You just have to keep checking. Same day last minute fastpasses are not uncommon either. We got a same day flight of passage fastpass on our last trip. So always check the app because you never know what fastpasses might come up! Don’t waste your trip in a 3 hour flight of passage line!!
I have linked here the step-by-step guide to booking fastpasses on Disneyworld.com but if you have any further questions or any tips of your own please let me know!