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What should I FastPass with my toddler at Walt Disney World?

Question: What would you FastPass with a toddler at Walt Disney World?

Answer: With the evolution FastPass+ at Walt Disney World, planning your trip and making sure your little mouseketeer gets to experience his or her favorite rides is so much easier. One thing to note before we get started, mouseketeers under the age of three do not need to use FastPass+, as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a FastPass.





Green will always be my Magic Band color of choice!
Green will always be my Magic Band color of choice!

So you might be wondering, what exactly is FastPass+? FastPass+ is the new version of Disney’s innovative system designed to reduce long waits at attractions. All park guests — including those staying at Disney resorts, passholders AND day guests using Magic Bands or Magic Your Way passes, can use FastPass+ without an additional fee. However, only Disney resort guests who already have purchased and registered their tickets can schedule FastPass+ times using the My Disney Experience (MDE) website or mobile app up to 60 days in advance of their visit to the parks. Offsite guests (day guests) and passholders can schedule FastPass+ times 30 days in advance of their visit, using either MDE or the in-park FastPass+ kiosks. Day guests are NOT issued MagicBands when they purchase a ticket, but they can purchase a MagicBand and link their theme park admission to it if they prefer that over using their RF-enabled theme park admission. MagicBands are available for $12.96 plus tax at Walt Disney World merchandise locations.

Depending on the time of year and crowd level, you may not need to FastPass+ some of these attractions for your mouseketeer. Here is a list of all the attractions that are FastPass+ available. We personally have not had trouble getting a good spot for the parades, so I don’t know if I would burn one of my FastPass+ choices on that, but, if it’s a must do for you and you want a prime location, by all means, go for it!!! I’ve also included any height restrictions that you may encounter at the attractions and some of our family favorites!





Magic Kingdom

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- height minimum is 40 inches.  This is a MUST DO for our family!
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant (I would not FastPass+ this one unless you are going during a very high crowd time. The new play area where you wait is a lot of fun, and a nice, air-conditioned break!!)
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Meet Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- make this selection ASAP!!  It’s a hard FastPass+ to get!
  • Space Mountain- height minimum is 44 inches
  • Splash Mountain- height minimum is 40 inches.  We always FastPass+ this one!
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway- height minimum is 32 inches to ride, 54 inches to drive
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Wishes nighttime spectacular

Epcot

You can select 1 Tier 1 attraction and then 2 Tier 2 attractions when choosing your initial three FP+ for a day.





Tier 1

  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  • Living with the Land
  • Soarin’- height minimum is 40 inches- a MUST DO for us!
  • Test Track- height minimum is 40 inches- also a MUST DO for us!

Tier 2

  • Captain EO
  • Journey Into Imagination (I have never seen a long line for this attraction)
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
  • Mission: SPACE- height minimum is 44 inches
  • Spaceship Earth
(since the ride continuously moves, the line for this ride goes pretty quick)
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You can select 1 Tier 1 attraction and then 2 Tier 2 attractions when choosing your initial three FP+ for a day.

Tier 1

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Fantasmic!
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster- height minimum is 48 inches
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Toy Story Mania- this is a MUST DO for our family!

Tier 2

  • Disney Jr. Live on Stage
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Lights, Motors, Action!
  • MuppetVision 3D
  • Star Tours- height minimum is 40 inches
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- height minimum is 40 inches
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

 Animal Kingdom

  • DINOSAUR- height minimum is 40 inches
  • Expedition Everest – height minimum is 44 inches
  • Festival of the Lion King- this is one of our family’s favorite shows!
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids- height minimum is 38 inches
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris- my preschooler LOVES seeing all the animals!
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Primeval Whirl- height minimum is 48 inches
This is always our first FastPass+ of the day!
This is always our first FastPass+ of the day!

As you can see, there are MANY attractions that would be enjoyed by toddlers.   Does your kiddo have a favorite character or movie?  Those would probably be a good place to start so you can ensure to bring the magic to him or her.

In addition to booking magical vacations for my clients, you can also consider me your planning concierge.  I take great pride in tailoring vacations to fit your family’s needs.  Email me at tricia@worldofmagictravel.com to take advantage of my FREE services and also follow me on Facebook to stay up to date on what’s happening at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and beyond!




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