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May Newsletter

Guide to Fastpasses and Tiers

Before heading to Disney, it is important for you and your group to decide on your MUST DO rides. Deciding on must do rides prior to your trip will help you choose the best fastpasses for your group.  What is a fastpass you ask?  I like to call it a “go to the head of the line ticket” – it gets you off the seemingly never-ending stand by line and on to the ride much quicker. Three fastpasses per day are included with your ticket price so make sure to take full advantage of them!

Below you’ll find a park by park list of the rides where your fastpasses can be utilized.

Magic Kingdom


The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Jungle Cruise
Pirates of the Caribbean
Splash Mountain
Haunted Mansion
Mickey’s Philharmagic
Peter Pan’s Flight*
It’s a Small World
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Under the Sea
Big Thunder Mountain
Town Square Theater (Mickey or Tinkerbell)
Mad Tea Party
Many Adventures of Pooh
Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train*
Princess Fairytale Hall (2 sets of Princess Fastpasses)
Monsters, Inc
Tomorrowland Speedway
Space Mountain
Buzz Lightyear
Meet Ariel in her Grotto


**The first ones to go tend to be Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight



Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom ALL have a tiering system for fastpasses.

Disney’s tiering system separates rides into two tiers and this is where picking your fastpasses becomes REALLY important! For your three initial fastpasses you can pick one ride from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2 (or all three from Tier 3).

Knowing which rides are in which tier makes all the difference in choosing your fastpasses.






Tier 1:
Test Track*
Tier 2:
Mission Space
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Epcot Character Spot
Living with the Land
Journey into the Imagination with Figment
Disney & Pixar Shorts


*The first ones to go tend to be Test Track and Frozen Ride.
Hollywood Studios


Tier 1:
Toy Story Mania*
Slinky Dog Roller Coaster
Spinning Aliens
Tier 2:
Rock N Roller Coaster*
Tower of Terror
Beauty & the Beast Show
Star Tours
Frozen Sing Along
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Muppet 3D Vision
Disney Junior
Indiana Jones Show


*The first ones to go tend to be Toy Story Mania and Rock N Roller Coaster. With the opening of Toy Story Land, it will be difficult to get fastpasses for the three Toy Story rides, especially the two new ones, Slinky Dog Roller Coaster and Spinning Aliens.

Starting June 30th, 2018, Hollywood Studios will be implementing new tiers with the opening of Toy Story Land. Until June 30th, Rock N Roller Coaster, Beauty & the Beast Show, and Fantasmic are considered Tier 1.



Animal Kingdom


Tier 1:
Avatar Flight of Passage*
Na’vi River Ride*
Tier 2:
It’s Tough to be a Bug
Adventures Outpost
Festival of the Lion King
Primeval Whirl
Kilimanjaro Safari
Kali River Rapids
Expedition Everest
River of Lights
Finding Nemo – The Musical


*In Animal Kingdom, fastpasses for Avatar Flight of Passage go VERY quickly, along with the Na’vi River Ride.



Remember to take advantage of the three fastpasses that are part of your daily ticket. Be sure to use them for the MUST DO rides. You can sign up for fastpasses on your computer, your phone or the Fastpass* kiosks in the park.

Here’s hoping you get the three fastpasses you want for your magical trip to Disney. Until next month, enjoy!!



I am a Disney park veteran, and I’ve made it my passion and my career to help other people and their families experience the magic of Disney at its full potential. This is just one of the many topics that I can help you with when it comes to making your trip to Disney the great vacation you always hoped for. I take care of most aspects of planning your Disney trip, from making your dinner reservations and organizing FastPasses to comprehensive Disney App training and planning your entire park days, plus much more.

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Have a great day!!

Until next month,


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