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Don’t Waste FastPasses on These 8 Things at Magic Kingdom

The FastPass+ service at Disney World is truly a great thing. Some rides you absolutely have to have a FastPass+, if you don’t want to wait in line for hours. But some rides have particularly short wait times and don’t warrant a FastPass+. We have put together a list of 8 rides and attractions you shouldn’t need a FastPass+ for.

8. Pirates of the Caribbean

This is a tricky one. I definitely wouldn’t say this should be the number one choice on your FastPass list, but it wouldn’t be a huge waste either. I’ve seen the wait as low as 10 minutes. But if you do have to wait, the queue is particularly entertaining.

7. Haunted Mansion

This is another hit or miss, depending on what the crowds are like. Again, I’ve seen the wait down to 10 minutes, but I’ve also seen it up to almost an hour. With the new queue in place, it makes the wait a little more bearable.

6. The Barnstormer

Once again, the wait for this ride usually doesn’t get terribly long. It wouldn’t be the worst FastPass+ to make, but you could use your FastPass+ for something with a longer wait.

5. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

This is a fun show to see, especially for the little ones. Luckily the wait times are usually low.

4. Mad Tea Party

The lines move pretty fast for the teacups so a FastPass+ isn’t always necessary.

3. Tomorrowland Speedway

The only bad thing about waiting for this ride is that it’s all outside. If you are visiting during a hot time of the year, the wait can be terrible for that reason. Other than that, wait times are pretty manageable.

2. It’s A Small World

It’s a classic, yes, but for some reason the wait never gets too long. Sometimes, on busy days, it can get up to a half hour wait. If this is a must do for you and you’re visiting during a busy time, then a FastPass+ wouldn’t be a bad idea otherwise save it for a ride that’s in greater demand.

1. Mickey’s Philharmagic

I highly recommend skipping a FastPass+ for this one. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the wait at more than five to ten minutes. Ever. It’s a great show though, definitely worth seeing!

Hopefully this list will help you plan for your big day at Magic Kingdom. Definitely take full advantage of the FastPass system, you won’t regret it! It will save you loads of time and stress. And we could always use more time and less stress! Especially on a Disney vacation.

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About Meghann McFadden

Writing has always been my passion. I have had an interest in writing ever since I was young. Similarly, I have always loved Disney. There is not a day that goes by that I'm not reading or watching something about Disney. I am currently finishing up my bachelor’s degree and working as well. I live right outside of Chicago, but visit Walt Disney World Resort several times a year.