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  • On Apr 22, 2017
    Elizabeth from MD Asked

    I'm looking at Fastpass options. How do I figure out what to prioritize based on attraction popularity?

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Selecting your FastPass+ Choices for your Walt Disney World vacation is an important part of planning now. Having the opportunity to select three attractions each day where you don't have to stand in long lines is such a nice privilege.

    Each park will have a list of attractions that offer the FastPass+ option with three parks having tiered systems. This means you will be allowed to choose one attraction for a FastPass from Tier one and two attractions from Tier Two. The most popular attractions will be in Tier One so you have hard choices to make to narrow it down to just once choice for a FastPass.

    I strongly urge guests to pick things that they will enjoy and not just pick due to popularity. Certainly everyone has different interests.

    The Magic Kingdom does not have a tiered system so simply review your options and choose the three that interest you the most. The thrill rides/coasters generally have the longest lines of the day as well as Peter Pan.

    Animal Kingdom will find the longest lines at the Safari, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur so those are great FP choices. In May two new rides will open up in the new Pandora area and those will surely be some not to be missed.

    Epcot has Test Track, Soarin, and Frozen that remain with long lines throughout the day. They are all in Tier 1 so many guests opt for a FastPass to Frozen, arrive early at the park to be in line for Soarin, then do the singles rider line at Test Track. 

    Hollywood Studios is another tough park for choices. The Great Movie Ride, Rock n Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania, and Beauty and the Beast show all are Tier 1. My suggestion is to choose between Rock n Roller Coaster or Toy Story for your FastPass. The shows can seat many guests so I don't use a FP for those.

    So many tough decisions and great choices!

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