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Disney World Fast Pass Tiers and Ride Heights

by Jamie Rumph

Before diving into Fast Pass options and ride heights you first need to understand a few things about how Fast Pass+ works and options available for families with smaller children, who don’t meet the height requirements of some rides.

Fast Pass+

Fast Pass day often causes stress for many guests. Don’t let it! It’s simply a tool to maximize your time in the park.

It does NOT mean you won’t get to ride the attractions you don’t have Fast Passes for!

In fact, if you aren’t able to get a Fast Pass for one of the suggested attractions, just plan to ride that attraction early in the day and then use your Fast Passes. You can use my park touring plans to help guide your day.

Fast Pass is not available at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach water parks.

How it Works

More on how to set up and use Fast Pass at Disney World here.

Note: Fast Passes can be selected at 7 am EST 60 days prior to arrival for all guests staying on property (at a Disney Resort) and 30 days prior to arrival for guests staying off property.

Rider Swap

Rider Swap gives parents and other members of the traveling party the opportunity to ride any attraction their child can not, or does not want to ride.

How it Works

All guests will approach the ride entrance and let the Cast Member know they would like to use rider swap.

Group one will get in line for the attraction and group twos Magic Bands will be scanned by the Cast Member to add a rider swap pass to their account.

Rider swap passes work for up to four people, (works like a Fast Pass) and is used for re-entry into the Fast Pass line, after group one returns. You can see the addition of the rider swap in your My Disney Experience account.

Group two is free to do something else in the area until group one returns.

After group one has completed the ride, group two can scan their Magic Bands at the Fast Pass entry touch point to ride the attraction. Group two has up to one hour to use their pass. You can arrive up to 10 minutes late just like a Fast Pass.

Attractions with a ride height requirement have the rider swap option.

There are a couple of things I really love about this!

One, both parents get to experience the attraction with their children.

Two, this eliminates parents missing some really great attractions when traveling with younger children. Disney is for adults too!

So, if you’re considering skipping the big kid rides because your kids are small, I’d reconsider and use rider swap to help make this your Disney Vacation too!

Touring Plans

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Hollywood Studios – Coming soon

Animal Kingdom – Coming soon

Ride Heights and Fast Pass Tiers by park

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom touring plan

Magic Kingdom does not have any Fast Pass tiers, meaning you can choose your three preferred Fast Passes.

Main Street, U.S.A

Meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Town Square Theater – through September 30, 2019

Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater

Tomorrowland

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Space Mountain – 44″

Tomorrowland Speedway – 32″

Fantasyland

Mad Tea Party

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38″

Mickeys PhilharMagic

Peter Pan’s Flight

it’s a small world

The Barnstormer – 35″

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall

Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall

Liberty Square

Haunted Mansion

Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountian Railroad – 40″

Splash Mountain – 40″

Adventureland

Pirates of the Caribbean

Jungle Cruise

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Suggested Fast Passes:

Ride Lovers:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountian
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountian

If the above are not available:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion

Families with Small Children:

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (great first coaster)
  • Goofy’s Barnstormer (great first coaster)
  • Meet Mickey Mouse if children are not tall enough for the roller coasters above.

Epcot

Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot

Tier One

*Guests are only able to choose one Fast Pass from the tier one category. Fast Pass selections two and three must be chosen from tier two.

Frozen Ever After

IllumiNations Reflections of Earth reserved seating – through August 29, 2019.

Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot

Soarin’ Around the World – 40″

Test Track – 40″

Tier Two

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Living with the Land

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Spaceship Earth

Turtle Talk With Crush

Mission Space – 44″

Suggested Fast Passes:

Ride Lovers:

Tier One:

  • Test Track
  • Soarin’

Tier Two:

  • Spaceship Earth
  • Mission Space
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Living with the Land

Families with Small Children:

Tier One:

  • Frozen Ever After

Tier Two:

  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Living with the Land

Hollywood Studios

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

*Guests are only able to choose one Fast Pass from the tier one category. Fast Pass selections two and three must be chosen from tier two.

Fast Pass is not currently available for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (opening August 29, 2019) or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (opening December 5, 2019).

Tier One

Alien Swirling Saucers

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 48″

Slinky Dog Dash – 38″

Toy Story Mania!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40″

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues – 40″

Tier Two

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Disney Junior Dance Party!

Fantasmic!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Muppet*Vision 3D

Voyage of The Little Mermaid

Suggested Fast Passes:

Ride Lovers:

Tier One

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 48″
  • Slinky Dog Dash – 38″
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40″

Tier Two

  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Families with Small Children:

Tier One

  • Slinky Dog Dash – 38″
  • Toy Story Mania!

Tier Two

  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Families who are only interested in meeting characters:

Animal Kingdom

Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

*Guests are only able to choose one Fast Pass from the tier one category. Fast Pass selections two and three must be chosen from tier two.

Tier One

Avatar Flight of Passage – 44″

Na’vi River Journey

Tier Two

Dinosaur – 40″

Primeval Whirl – 48″

Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountian – 44″

Festival of the Lion King

Finding Nemo – The Musical

It’s Tough to be a Bug!

Kali River Rapids

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventures Outpost

Rivers of Light: We Are One – preferred seating

Up! A Great Bird Adventure

The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

Suggested Fast Passes:

Ride Lovers:

Tier One

  • Avatar Flight of Passage – 44″

Tier Two

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountian – 44″
  • Dinosaur
  • Kali River Rapids

Families with Small Children:

Tier One

  • Na’vi River Journey

Tier Two

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

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