Disney World Fastpass tiers are the breakdown of what rides you can book fastpass reservations for at Disney World. Read on to learn about Disney World Fastpass tiers and 7 Disney Fastpass tips to help you plan your Disney World vacation.
If this is your first visit to Disney World this information may seem a bit overwhelming. I promise once you go through the steps it is easy and will save you so much time at the parks. Most of the set-up is done before you get to the parks. Doing some research and set-up before your arrival will ensure less waiting in lines at the parks and maximize your family time.
So let’s jump right in to the Disney World Fastpass Tiers!
Magic Kingdom is currently the only park that does not have FastPass tiers. Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom give you tiers that you must pick attractions from. Basically this means you cannot pick the top 3 attractions at Hollywood Studios. You pick one from group A and two from group B.
Disney World FastPass Tiers at Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom does not have Fastpass+ Tiers. You can pick from any of the attractions that offer Fastpass+ reservations. The following attractions offer Fastpass+ at Magic Kingdom:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
- Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
- Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Learn More About the Best Choices and Our Magic Kingdom Itinerary: Your Guide to Planning FastPass Reservations at Magic Kingdom
Disney World FastPass Tiers at Epcot
Choose 1 from Tier 1:
- Test Track
- Frozen Ever After
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Choose 2 from Tier 2:
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Journey Into Imagination with Figment
- Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
- Living with the Land
- Mission: SPACE
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
- Spaceship Earth
To help you decide what FastPass to make I suggest reading Epcot FastPass Recommendations + Itinerary for Families.
Disney World Fastpass Tiers at Hollywood Studios
Choose 1 from Tier 1:
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Starts March 4, 2020)
Choose 2 from Tier 2:
- Alien Swirling Saucer
- Toy Story Mania
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Disney Jr. Live on Stage
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- MuppetVision 3D
- Star Tours
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
For a more in-depth guide read Hollywood Studios FastPass Recommendations + Itinerary for Families.
Disney World Fastpass Tiers at Animal Kingdom
Choose 1 from Tier 1:
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Na’vi River Journey
Choose 2 from Tier 2:
- Kali River Rapids
- Finding Nemo – The Musical
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
- Festival of the Lion King
- Primeval Whirl
- Rivers of Light
- Expedition Everest
- It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Read Our Animal Kingdom FastPass Tips and Animal Kingdom Itinerary: How to Make FastPass Reservations at Animal Kingdom
Disney World FastPass Secrets
FastPass reservations are FREE to all guests with ticket to a Walt Disney World Park!
If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort you can book your FastPass 60 days from check-in for your entire vacation. If you are staying off-site you can book 30 days from your each park day.
Reservations begin at 7:00am EST and can be made by logging into your My Disney Experience account.
The time reservation is an hour window. For example, a 4:00pm-5:00pm time means you can arrive any time within that time.
FastPass are hourly. You can’t reserve two in the same time period. So for example you could get a 9:00am-10:00am window and a 10:00am-11:00am window, but you couldn’t get a 9:00am-10:00am and a 9:30am-10:30am.
Disney FastPass can be made for 3 attractions at the same park. After the 3 are used you may make a 4th FastPass+ at another park or the same park using the My Disney Experience App. You can continue making Fastpass reservations until the end of the day or until Fastpass are out.
You can make FastPass reservations from the My Disney Experience App or sign-in from your computer. I suggest using a desktop for making your first reservations.
There is limited availability as the day goes on. Some FastPass will be gone or sold out.
FastPass are connected to your MagicBands. As you enter the Fastpass line you will scan your magic band. You can also use your ticket if you do not have a magic band.
You may arrive at a ride that you have a FastPass for and find a short wait. If the wait is 20 minutes or under, ride in the regular line and change your Fastpass while you wait.
Steps to Use Disney FastPass
This may seem like a lot of steps but once you are set-up it is an easy process!
Create an Account at My Disney Experience
- Start on a desktop, not your mobile device. It is easier to set everything up. After set up you can use your mobile device to make changes. (Follow along on the screenshots below.)
- Go to the Walt Disney World website.
- In the right corner click on My Disney Experience -> Sign in (or Create an Account)
- You will start at the Welcome screen. From here you can do a few things:
- Add friends or family
- Link reservations to on-site resort
- Link theme park tickets- You must do this before you can make FastPass+ reservations. I highly recommend doing it as soon as you purchase tickets.
- Make dining reservations
- Make FastPass+ reservations
- Personalize Your MagicBands
- First you need to add all guests you will be making FastPass+ reservations for. Go to My Disney Experience -> My Family & Friends List
- Add a Guest -> Import through Resort Reservation
- Add all the guests that will be joining you. On our last visit it was my family and my parents. I was able to plan all 7 of our FastPass+ Reservations, Dining Reservations, and order MagicBands. This is really helpful when traveling in a large group.
- To customize your MagicBands: My Disney Experience -> MagicBands
- Now that you have your Friends and Family added you can move on to creating your FastPass+ reservations.
- You do not need to customize your MagicBand before you make your FastPass+ reservation. MagicBands should be ordered within 30 days of arrival and will be shipped to your home.
Understanding the FastPass+ Tiers
- Once you have everything set up review the Fastpass+ Tiers and decide what attractions you would like to reserve.
- I suggest doing your research before your reservation window opens. Popular attractions will run out of FastPass tickets and it can go fast.
- Do your research and make a list of your top 5 attractions.
This is where I will tell you to stop and take a breath. It is a lot to take in and before you can actually start making reservations you need to learn a little more about the rides and attractions.
Do Your Research
- Go to the Walt Disney World website and start reading about the rides. Think about the ages of your kids and anyone else traveling with you and spend some time thinking about what would make everyone happy.
- If you are unsure what a ride might be like, search it on YouTube. You can watch most rides to get a feel for what to expect. Is is a dark ride? Wet ride? Is it scary? What are the height requirements?
- Some helpful resources:
Create a Flexible Itinerary
- Once you know what you want to ride. You need to think about the parks.
- What parks do you want to visit?
- How many days will you go to the parks?
- Do you need a park hopper?
- With your list of parks you want to go back to the Walt Disney World website and look at the calendar for the days of your vacation.
- Make a flexible itinerary of the days you will go to the parks. (Need an easy worksheet? Download my vacation planning guide.)
- You are looking for hours the parks are open and if any park has Extra Magic Hours(Early Entry for On-site guests)
- Write your park into your vacation planner and you are ready to book your FastPass+!
Make Your Disney FastPass Reservations
- Sign in using My Disney Experience.
- Click on FastPass+ Reservations
- Choose the day you would like to make your reservations.
- Choose the park you would like to make your reservations.
- You will not be able to make FastPass+ reservations if you do not have a linked ticket. Make sure you do this before your 60 or 30 day window.
- Here is an example of making a FastPass+ at Hollywood Studios
- Select all the guests that will need the FastPass. Everyone needs a FastPass that will go in line with you. That includes young children and seniors, even if they do not plan on riding.
- Click -> Next
- Choose the day and park you would like to make FastPass reservations for.
- Choose the attraction and the time for your FastPass+ reservations.
- If the given choices don’t work click View Detail and More Times.
- Remember to consider your dining reservations and time it takes to walk to each attraction when making your reservations.
- Once your reservations are made they will appear under your reservations page.
- You can also modify, change party, or cancel your reservation.
- If you decide to change parks or times you can usually change your FastPass+ reservations but keep in mind the most popular attractions do run out or sell out very quickly.
FastPass+ Attractions that Typically Go Fast:
- Pandora Attractions at Animal Kingdom
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom
- Frozen Ever After at Epcot
- Toy Story Land Attractions at Hollywood Studios
Now that you have researched the Disney World Faspass Tiers and booked your FastPass+ reservations you are ready to sit back and enjoy.
It can feel like a lot of work, but having a plan will save you so much time during your vacation at the parks. If you are planning your first visit read The Best Tips for First Time Visitors to Walt Disney World.
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