Stuck on what three Magic Kingdom attractions to book for your first three FastPass+ selections? We have broken down recommendations into four separate lists as we know that everyone is a little different.

The last list is what we here at Theme Park Trader would tend to book in a typical day in the park so you can see we aren’t being that biased in our other recommendations!

Remember – We are not rating the attractions here so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your favourite attraction mentioned. Those interested in our ratings of each attraction can view them here.

Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Recommendations for Families

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Here are our top three recommendations for families:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle

Let’s explore the reasons for our choices…

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

While we know that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train does have a minimum height requirement of 38in (97cm) it is one of the busiest attractions at Magic Kingdom and is a fantastic introduction to coasters for the entire family.

The ride isn’t quite as intense at Big Thunder Mountain and includes characters that the kids are going to recognise. The ride also includes some of the best animatronics you are going to see of classic Disney characters.

Peter Pan’s Flight

We have never been to Magic Kingdom and not seen Peter Pan’s Flight busy. We don’t particularly rate the attraction (giving it a 2.5/5 in our attractions guide) but it is incredibly popular among families and trust us when we say that even with the interactive queue, you are going to want a FastPass.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

The last choice, Enchanted Tales with Belle, we have included in the list not just because the attraction is nearly always very busy but also because its something a bit different outside of a ride or simple character meet and greet.

Not only do you get to act out the storyline to Beauty and the Beast with Belle but you get the added luxury of a unique photo opportunity with Belle and Lumière at the end!

Family FastPass Alternatives for Magic Kingdom

Though these are our recommended three, here are a few others we would recommend selecting from if you can’t get one or more of the above with the kids:

  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Jungle Cruise (can be very hot to queue for)

Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Recommendations for Adults

Space Mountain

Here are our top three recommendations for adults or families with teens:

  • Space Mountain
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Let’s explore the reasons for our choices…

Space Mountain

It is safe to say that Space Mountain is still probably the best thrill ride at Magic Kingdom, despite being open since 1975. The combination of it being a coaster, in darkness and chances of getting whiplash all come together for a unique theme park experience. It is one of the best in the park and can get pretty busy so is worth getting a FastPass for.

The Haunted Mansion

This is still one of the best pieces of storytelling in any theme park we have visited and a trip to the park wouldn’t be the same without The Haunted Mansion. The attraction is such a fan favourite among adults that we couldn’t not include it in the list.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

But what about Splash? Yeah, we see you furiously typing away in the comments! Big Thunder has the edge over Splash Mountain when it comes to FastPass for one simple reason, the queue!

Queuing for Big Thunder during the hot weather is horrible so we are doing you a favour by recommending this one over Splash, trust us.

Adult FastPass Alternatives for Magic Kingdom

Though these are our recommended three for adults, here are a few others we would recommend selecting from if you can’t get one or more of the above:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Recommendations for the Busiest Attractions

 

We aren’t going to go into too much detail on this one, our three main recommendations are based purely on the attractions with the highest average wait times at Magic Kingdom.

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Busy Attraction FastPass Alternatives for Magic Kingdom

If all of the above are booked out for the day then here are the next three in order of highest average wait times:

  • Splash Mountain
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Theme Park Trader Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Recommendations

The Haunted Mansion exterior

If you don’t fit into any of the above groups or are just interested in what FastPasses we tend to book at the parks then this is the list for you!

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

And the breakdown on the reasoning behind each of the choices:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

While we love the interactive queue, its still relatively new when comparing to the rest of the Magic Kingdom and is therefore always busy. It’s a fantastic entry coaster for kids that is even more enjoyable at night when lit up against the backdrop of Fantasyland and we are big fans of fancy animatronics here at Theme Park Trader.

The Haunted Mansion

Okay so this was a tough call between Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean but ultimately Haunted gets our FastPass as a lot of the queue is outside. Despite having a better queue than Pirates, you can’t beat an indoor queue on a hot day at the parks so we would recommend grabbing a Haunted FastPass to beat the heat!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Similar story for Big Thunder and why it wins our FastPass above both Space and Splash. On a hot day Big Thunder is one of the worst queues to stand in at all of Walt Disney World. A must have FastPass if you are planning to be visiting Florida in the warmer months of the year.

If you have any of your own FastPass recommendations or want us to suggest a plan to suit your individual needs then just hit us with a comment below!