Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, by far the most popular and guest favorite is the Magic Kingdom. The park opened with the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971 and has been amazing guests ever since. Those who spend time in the Magic Kingdom can enjoy both classic and thrilling attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping throughout several specially themed lands designed to make guests feel as though they are traveling through time, space, and location. With so much to do and see in the Magic Kingdom, guests might be a little overwhelmed trying to do it all in their vacation time. Since the Magic Kingdom is home to several popular attractions, one of the best ways to see them all without losing a ton of time is by using FastPasses. FastPasses act as reservations for attractions that allow guests to report at a specific time to enjoy the experience with little to no wait time. While there are dozens of attractions in the Magic Kingdom, there are several which should definitely be experienced with a FastPass to save time. Here are the top six FastPasses to book when enjoying time in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
1. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
One of the newest attractions in the Magic Kingdom is also one of the most popular. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train can be found nestled in the heart of New Fantasyland and brings the world from the Disney animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life. Guests board the attraction deep inside the mines where the dwarfs dig, dig, dig each day. The attraction vehicles are specially designed mine carts which gently sway from side to side as they make twists and turns along the track. In addition to amazing views of the nearby areas including Fantasyland and Storybook Circus, guests can enjoy a glimpse into the dwarfs’ work place where they are surrounded by millions of shining gems. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train comes to an end with guests getting a glimpse inside the dwarfs’ cottage where they can be found dancing with Snow White. With big thrills and classic characters, guests should definitely plan on booking a FastPass for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to avoid very lengthy lines.
2. Space Mountain
The Magic Kingdom is home to three mountains which each pack some big thrills. Space Mountain can be found in Tomorrowland and invites guests into Starport 75, an intergalactic space port that serves many galaxies. Once guests reach the loading dock, they board rockets which are soon blasting through the near darkness of space accompanied by a rocking soundtrack. Guests absolutely love to enjoy a ride on Space Mountain thanks to its big thrills in the dark and this leads to relatively long wait times. Guests who want to enjoy Space Mountain without losing lots of time should be sure to book FastPasses.
3. Peter Pan’s Flight
One of the most beloved attractions in the Magic Kingdom brings the story of Peter Pan to life. Peter Pan’s Flight can be found in Fantasyland across from It’s A Small World and brings guests on a beautiful tour of the classic Disney animated film. Guests are sprinkled with pixie dust and set sail in the skies in pirate ships, passing over the nighttime streets of London and different places in Neverland. Peter Pan’s Flight ends with a daring faceoff between Peter and Captain Hook which leads to a happy ending for all. While Peter Pan’s Flight is a relatively short attraction, it boasts long wait times on busy days in the Magic Kingdom. Guests who want to enjoy the attraction are smart to book FastPasses in advance.
4. Splash Mountain
The second mountain in the Magic Kingdom can be found in Frontierland and brings guests on an adventure with Br’er Rabbit. Splash Mountain has guests board logs and set sail with Br’er Rabbit who is looking for more adventure while constantly escaping the clutches of Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear. While there are several small drops along the way, the final one comes when Br’er Rabbit is finally caught and Br’er Fox throws him down into the Briar Patch below. Guests can enjoy a thrilling five story plunge that is sure to leave them soaked! Splash Mountain is very popular with guests, especially in the hot summer months. Guests who want to enjoy a ride on Splash Mountain without waiting on very long lines should plan ahead and book FastPasses for the experience.
5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Found right next door to Splash Mountain in Frontierland is the final mountain of the Magic Kingdom. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad invites guests to board runaway mine trains in the wildest ride in the wilderness. Once on board, guests whip through caves and collapsing caverns in the mining town of Tumbleweed. With plenty of thrilling twists and turns and beautiful views of Frontierland, the Rivers of America, and Tom Sawyer Island, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is beloved by guests. The best way to enjoy a ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is by booking a FastPass to avoid lengthy wait times.
6. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The final best choice to use a FastPass for the Magic Kingdom can be found in Fantasyland. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh brings the Hundred Acre Wood to life where Winnie the Pooh and friends are experiencing a very blustery day. Guests board hunny pots and explore Winnie the Pooh’s world including bouncing along with Tigger. With classic characters and wonderful moments, The Many Adventures of Winnie Pooh is a wonderful attraction in the Magic Kingdom that should not be missed. Since the attraction is very popular with guests and tends to board slowly, it is best enjoyed with a FastPass!