The new FastPass + system at Walt Disney World is a great service that everyone should take advantage of. Being able to choose three FastPasses before you even leave your home is a great benefit, but there are several rides that often don’t require FastPasses.
Here are the top 10 attractions in Magic Kingdom that you shouldn’t waste your FastPass on.
1. It’s A Small World
Of course this ride is a classic, but the wait for this ride is never long enough to by pass. On a busy day at the parks, this ride can hit a 30-minute wait, but that is not long enough to use a FastPass on. This line is typically a 5-10 minute wait on a normal day. What’s more, there is plenty to look at while you wait including several hidden Mickeys. Can you find them? Save your FastPass for something with a longer wait.
2. Mad Tea Party
There is rarely a line for the teacups even on a busy day. This line is always moving and hardly ever builds up.
3. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Just because you shouldn’t FastPass this doesn’t mean it is not a cute show. This is definitely something to do at least once with the little ones because it is one of few that has audience-interaction and participation. Although this is a unique experience, the line rarely builds up, and I have never seen it longer than a 20 minute wait (even on a busy day). Usually the wait is just for the last show to end. While you wait, text your best jokes to the number on the TV screens, and you might hear your joke in the show!
4. Stitch’s Great Escape
Stitch’s Great Escape is also a theater-style attraction that allows many people to ride at once. For that reason, you shouldn’t waste a FastPass on this attraction.
5. Mickey’s Philharmagic
This is one of my favorite attractions at Magic Kingdom, but there is no reason to FastPass it. The line is hardly ever longer than 10-20 minutes for a 10-minute show. Although this is a must do attraction, it is not a must do FastPass. Since this show also takes place in a theater, you’re usually only waiting for the last show to end before you go in.
6. Pirates Of The Caribbean
Yes, another classic ride at Magic Kingdom, but again does not need a FastPass. Although this line can reach a 30-minute wait, just like It’s A Small World, on a normal day, it never really exceeds a 20-minute wait. Besides, if you wait in line you can experience unique scenery and smells.
7. Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid
Although this ride is somewhat new, it never has a long wait. I have never seen this line build up longer than 15 minutes. Also, this ride’s queue has unique experiences that you may want to experience (and if you FastPass it, you won’t be able to see them).
8. Tomorrowland Speedway
The only time I would say to FastPass this ride is during the middle of the day in the summertime because the whole queue is outside. Instead of wasting a FastPass on this ride, try and hit it early in the morning or after the sun goes down when the heat is not so intense.
9. Haunted Mansion
This classic can be a hit or miss. If you try to ride it during the middle of the day, the wait could be up to an hour, but if you go first thing in the morning or later on after dinnertime, the wait is rarely longer than 30 minutes. Plan accordingly, and use your FastPass on something that always has a long wait. Plus, the queue on this ride is fun and entertaining. Can you find the engagement ring?
10. The Barnstormer
The line for this children’s rollercoaster never really builds up. Of course, if you have really little ones who do not have the patience to wait in line, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a FastPass, but you could also save that FastPass for something with a longer wait by planning ways to entertain your little Disney Fans prior to traveling.
What Magic Kingdom attraction do you think doesn’t need a FastPass+ reservation?
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