But how do you know which attractions are FastPass worthy? Do all of the popular rides have long, packed lines?
Wonder no longer, we got this! Today, we are going to list which Disney attractions you should definitely get a FastPass for, along with a few conditions so don't end up wasting those valuable FastPasses and your valuable time.
Space Mountain-A very popular ride whose line tends to move slower than most. Unless you head to this attraction right when the park opens, or visit late in the evening, you are definitely going to need a FastPass.
Splash Mountain-Again, except for early in the morning or late at night, Splash Mountain's line is usually pretty long. However, the line for this ride tends to move pretty quickly and the scenery and upbeat music help to make the wait enjoyable; but unless you have time to spare, a FastPass is a good idea.
Peter Pan's Flight-This classic dark ride has created long waits since opening day back in 1971! This ride is a must-do and one that came from mind of Walt Disney himself. The line is very boring with little to see and is located inside of a bottleneck of crowds. The only time this ride doesn't have a wait is when the park opens. The rest of the time, a Peter Pan's Flight FastPass is at the top of our list.
Other popular rides at the Magic Kingdom, such as the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin do produce long waits; but short waits are common throughout the day too. If there's a long line when you drop by, come back later, especially once the sun goes down!
Test Track-Epcot doesn't have many big ticket attractions, so everyone seems to head for the same popular attractions leading to long, long waits so FastPasses are pretty much a requirement when riding Epcot's best rides. Test Track has always filled up the lines; and now that it has been revamped and updated, we don't expect that to change any time soon! The automotive theme is always popular; and the fact that it's a thrill ride without drops and inversions makes it family friendly.
Soarin'-Of all the rides at WDW, Soarin' is one of the most popular and is infamous for the long, long, but well worth it, wait times. It's probably the closest you will ever get to flying, but is tame enough for everyone, as well as absolutely beautiful. With all of these qualities, no wonder people flock through its gates! The best chance you have of riding Soarin' without waiting about an hour in line to head here first thing when the park opens; and sometimes, you can catch a quick ride near closing. However, a FastPass is still one of your best bets.
Rock n' Roller Coaster-WDW's only coaster that features inversions is every thrill junkie's go-to ride! Plus, the limo style ride vehicle is equipped with an awesome sound system that lets you rock out while riding; and if that wasn't all, the ride begins with a 0 to 60 launch in under three seconds! No wonder this ride is so popular! We recommend heading here when the park first opens, or stopping by before closing.
Toy Story Midway Mania-Next to Soarin', this ride is the most infamous for long waits and it's FastPass machines are known to run out around lunchtime! I've rarely seen the wait under 45 minutes, so be sure not only to go here first after rope drop, but to also get a FastPass as soon as you can! It's well worth it!
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror-This monster of an attraction is one of Disney's best rides of all time and can produce long waits. However, we've noticed that there have been times during the day that the wait time becomes relatively reasonable and, to be honest, wandering through the hotel garden and the lobby itself is really awesome and only adds to the ride experience! So if it's a busy day at Hollywood Studios, go ahead and grab a FastPass. If not, we bet the line will get shorter.
Expedition Everest-This thrill ride takes guests up into Mount Everest, where the legendary Yeti lives, before sending you backwards in the dark and then forwards as you rocket down and around and through the mountain to get away from the yeti! It's awesome! But since this is one of the few thrill rides at this park, and amazing in its own right, the queues fill up quick! So get here early to ride this giant! Although, if don't have time for a FastPass, the line itself is an experience and usually moves at a decent pace.
Kilimanjaro Safaris-One of WDW's most amazing rides ever is Kilimanjaro Safaris, where you board a safari vehicle and actually drive through a preserve where real African wildlife wander free! It's pretty much like being in Africa on a real safari and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Because of this, long waits are common; and this outdoor, rather boring, line is not fun, especially when it's really hot. Therefore, we highly suggest a FastPass ASAP.
Don't use FastPasses for shows! Disney theaters are so big that you really don't need them; and most of the time, the only waiting you will have is waiting for the next show to begin. So save your FastPasses for the rides, not the shows.
The more FastPasses that are distributed, the more time you have to wait for your ride time. Sometimes, you can get a FastPass at 11 a.m., but you won't be able to ride until 9 o'clock at night! Make sure you look at the return time on the sign above the FastPass distribution time if you have plans for later in the day. For example, you don't want to waste a FastPass for a Hollywood Studios ride when you have dining reservations at Epcot at the same time as your return time.
So these are the rides we suggest you save your FastPasses for when at WDW. We hope this FastPass wisdom will help you maximize your valuable vacation time!