The four theme parks in Walt Disney World are filled with amazing attractions that bring guests on all sorts of journeys and adventures. While many of these attractions are popular, there are some that tend to have shorter wait times or fast moving queues. Those attractions are definitely worth visiting, but it is the other ones that require a little more work. The attractions that are super popular and have long wait times are great options for guests to choose for FastPasses. FastPasses allow guests to reserve a time to enjoy the attraction with little to no wait time, thus saving them tons of time that would have otherwise been spent waiting in line. From thrilling adventures to classic experiences, these attractions are best enjoyed with FastPasses. Keep in mind that Disney World as Tier Systems at Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot. This means you can’t book all of these FastPasses per day, so you’ll have to sift through and select your absolute must-dos from each park. Here are the top twelve attractions that guests must FastPass in Walt Disney World if at all possible!
1. Slinky Dog Dash
Who’s up for a ride on the new Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios? Toy Story Land has crowds flocking to it for all the right reasons. This fun, new land makes guests feel as if they’ve shrunk down to the size of toy and are exploring Andy’s backyard with his beloved toys. Slinky Dog has joined in the fun with smooth dips and turns on his roller coaster! This is a great family-friendly coaster that is sure to be a favorite after just one ride. Have a blast with the breeze in your hair… just don’t forget to look around at all the awesome sights you’ll see across Andy’s toy-filled backyard. Finally, pull in for a stop to hear the sweet audio-animatronic Wheezy the Penguin singing for all the Slinky Dog Dash guests to enjoy.
2. Splash Mountain
The Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland is home to an attraction that is sure to leave guests soaked! Splash Mountain brings guests on a journey alongside Br’er Rabbit who is in search of more adventure. While searching, he constantly evades capture by Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear and gets into all sorts of situations. The whole experience culminates with a thrilling drop into the Briar Patch below. Since Splash Mountain is so popular, guests love to enjoy it especially in the summer months. The best way to enjoy the experience without the long line is by booking a FastPass!
3. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Found right next door to Splash Mountain is a second mountain which brings guests into the Wild West. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad bring guests on the wildest ride in the wilderness aboard a runaway mine train. Guests explore caverns, caves, and the town of Tumbleweed while whipping around the mountain on this popular attraction.
4. Peter Pan’s Flight
One of the most beloved and classic experiences in Walt Disney World can be found in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Peter Pan’s Flight brings guests into the classic Disney animated film and invites guests to be sprinkled with pixie dust and take to the skies alongside Peter and friends. Guests soar high above the streets of London and Neverland in pirate ships and love to see the scenery and familiar characters pass by below.
5. Space Mountain
Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom also is home to a mountain that brings guests into the final frontier of space. Space Mountain invites guests to visit Starport 75, an intergalactic space hub where they can blast off to all corners of the galaxy. Guests love rocketing through the near darkness of space with thrilling twists and turns around each corner!
6. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
The final popular attraction in the Magic Kingdom that guests should book FastPasses for can be found in the heart of New Fantasyland. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has guests board swinging trains and set off deep into the mines where the dwarfs work each day. Guests can check out a million diamonds shining while singing along to the classic “Heigh Ho” on this wonderful experience that can’t be missed.
7. Avatar Flight of Passage
Avatar Flight of Passage is one of the two attractions located in the new Pandora – The World of Avatar area within Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Prepare to straddle what feels somewhat like one of those motorcycles at an arcade, be secured in, and then using 3D screen technology, awesome 4D effects, and motion simulation – feel like you are literally flying on the back of a mountain banshee in the most exhilarating way. Your banshee (somewhat like a flying dragon) will soar through the sky as it takes you on the ride of a lifetime through Pandora – The World of Avatar. This ride also boasts VERY long standby lines… a must-do FastPass for sure!
8. Na’vi River Journey
If you aren’t able to snag an Avatar Flight of Passage FastPass, try to get a Na’vi River Journey which is the second attraction now open in the new Pandora – The World of Avatar area. Climb aboard a small boat and feel the slow river push you along. The space around you glows as if bioluminescent lighting has struck the rainforest with beauty! The sights and sounds appeal to the senses as you drift down river. Pass caves, exotic plants, and interesting animals to reach a very important member of the Na’vi tribe. This is one family friendly journey down river not to miss!
9. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Epcot is home to plenty of attractions including several which should definitely be enjoyed with a FastPass. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is incredibly popular with guests as it invites them to step into the design studio and create their own Sim car which they then can test on the track. With a series of thrilling and interesting tests and a final high speed loop along an outdoor portion of track, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet should not be missed!
10. Soarin’ Around the World
Another popular attraction in Epcot’s Future World is located on the lower level of The Land Pavilion. Soarin’ Around the World invites guests to embark on a hang gliding adventure over some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Guests can swing their feet and soar high over locations like the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, Mount Kilimanjaro, Monument Valley, and Sydney Harbor.
11. Frozen Ever After
The Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to a super popular attraction based upon a recent Disney animated film. Frozen Ever After brings guests into the kingdom of Arendelle where Anna and Elsa are hosting a summer celebration. Guests can check out some of their favorite characters from the film as well as see Elsa belt out her classic hit “Let It Go.”
12. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Disney’s Hollywood Studios gives guests the opportunity to star in their very own big Hollywood adventure. One of the most popular attractions found there looms over the end of Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Tower Hotel. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror brings guests into the abandoned hotel where five guests mysteriously disappeared years ago. Guests soon find themselves in for a similar fate as they plummet several stories on a rickety service elevator.