• On Oct 20, 2018
    Aanda from ND Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    New to Disney and want to get in all we can at Magic Kingdom in our 1 day there. Do any of you have a tried-and-true order or plan to get through the park and do that? And, do you have any recommendations on what to book with FastPass+?

    Hi Amanda,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! One day - we have to make it magical!

    First, let me start with some basics. I am thrilled to hear that you plan to use Fast Pass+. Know that Fast Pass+ selections can be limited, especially for popular rides. Purchase your theme park tickets at least 30 days in advance, link them to your My Disney Experience Account, and then make your Fast Pass+ selections 30 days prior to your visit. 

    When we plan for a visit to Magic Kingdom, we always make a Fast Pass+ selection for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain. Since you can only do three initial Fast Pass+ selections, I would choose Splash Mountain and then do the standby line for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Use the My Disney Experience Mobile App to check wait times while you are in the park. Whatever you do, make your Fast Pass+ selections in geographic order. We do ours in this order - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then Space Mountain. While in Tomorrowland, we also ride Tomorrowland Speedway. Then we head over to Frontierland for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain.

    Amanda, once you do your first three Fast Pass+ selections, then you can make a fourth, "rolling" Fast Pass+. When adding Fast Pass+ selections, try adding Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin as you go through the rest of your day. While you are in Magic Kingdom, I also suggest that you do at least one special dining experience. Try Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella's Royal Table or The Crystal Palace. We love them all!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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