Disney with Kids

Best Magic Kingdom FastPass for Babies and Toddlers

Going on a trip to Walt Disney World with a baby or a toddler is a wonderful idea. When they are 2 and under they are free to fly. When they are 3 and under they get into the theme parks for free! As you can imagine there are only certain attractions that are appropriate for these little mouseketeers. For a full list of these attractions take a look at this previous post. Out of these attractions you want to nail down the three that you want to pick FastPasses for. For each park day of your vacation you can book 3 FastPasses. At three of the four parks there are two different tiers of FastPasses. Magic Kingdom is not one of those parks. You can choose between any of the attractions, character experiences or parade viewing that’s available. When you’re travelling with a baby or a toddler than these are the FastPasses I would choose between.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

This attraction is one your little can go on but can’t really participate in. On this attraction you are put inside Rex’s video game from the 2nd Toy Story film. The goal is to shoot as many Zs as possible. Tricky for a 2 year old. They can spin your cart around though, which can be fun. This line doesn’t have much that’s interactive, making it a great choice to FastPass. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is located in Tomorrowland.

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise is in Adventureland and has cruisers exploring the Jungle in a boat. The boat carries quite a few passengers but because it’s one of the few attractions in Adventureland it is very popular. This line has nothing to do in it. So keeping your littles entertained while waiting is tough.

Mickey Mouse Meet and Greet

This meet and greet is found in the Town Square Theatre. During Mickey’s birthday celebration you can actually meet him and Minnie here. They’ll actually speak to you during this character experiences. Magic Kingdom is the busiest park, right now we’ll see if this changes when Galaxy’s Edge opens. Making this the most popular place to meet Mickey Mouse. Getting your child’s picture taken with Mickey Mouse may be high on your priority list making this an ideal FastPass choice. By making this a FastPass choice you can save this for later in the day, allowing you to head straight to the Castle upon arrival. The train station is very close to this building, making it very easy to get here from Frontierland and Fantasyland. There is nothing in this line. Just ropes separating the lines and pictures on the wall. Nothing to entertain your kids while waiting. Another pro for choosing this as your FastPass.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Found in Fantasyland, guest will board a pirate ship that will fly up in the sky over London and then to Neverland. This is one of the most popular attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Maybe because it appeals to both boys and girls alike, I don’t know. It’s not anything too impressive. But if you want to ride it during your day then I would either get to it first thing or grab a FastPass. Just like every other attraction on this list, there’s nothing to do in this line. It just winds and winds and winds. Making a very boring hour and a half wait for a super short ride.

Under the Sea- The Journey of the Little Mermaid

This attraction retells the story of Ariel. It’s a must do for any Little Mermaid fan. Found beneath Prince Eric’s castle in Fantasyland. The line for this ride winds through tunnels. There’s nothing on the walls to look at and the only thing to pass time is to look for hidden Mickey’s. The line moves fairly quickly because the attraction is constantly moving.

What puts all five of these attractions on this list is their lines and popularity. If you don’t have a FastPass for these attractions you are going to be waiting, unless you do them first thing, during a parade or during a meal time. And when you’re travelling with a small traveller you may find yourself less flexible with meal times. When we’ve travelled with toddlers and babies in the past, we’ve picked two of our FastPasses for them and used one for ourselves. For example, the Mickey Mouse meet and greet, Peter Pan’s Flight and then Space Mountain. There is lots to see and do with a baby and a toddler. Something else you might not want to miss is Baby’s First Haircut offered at Harmony’s Barber Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. For other ideas for your trip with young ones, check out these previous posts:

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