Epcot Fastpass Tiers & Strategy

FastPass+ is Walt Disney World’s ride and show reservation system. On this page, you will find FastPass+ tips and strategies, how and where to make FastPass+ reservations in Epcot, and FastPass+ rules and restrictions.

When selecting your initial 3 FastPass+ choices at Epcot, you may pick one attraction from the FastPass+ Tier 1 category and then 2 from the FastPass+ Tier 2 group. Below is the current list of tiered attractions and entertainment options.

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This accompanies our FastPass+ Overview for Walt Disney World Resort.

What are the Epcot rides that take Fast Pass?

Epcot Fastpass Tier 1 Attractions

When selecting your 3 advance reservations for Epcot, you can only pick 1 of Tier 1 attraction.

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Test Track
  • Soarin’
  • Illuminations: Reflection of Earth
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot (this used to be Tier 2. Changed to Tier 1 in June 2018)

Epcot Fastpass Tier 2 Attractions

  • Mission: Space
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Living with the Land
  • Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Best Rides to Book a FastPass for in Hollywood Studios

#1 Choice for Tier 1

Frozen Ever After is among the most popular Fastpass reservations in Walt Disney World, and the line is consistently long. If you can’t get Fastpass tickets for this attraction, then you need to run for it during Rope Drop or the line will take ages to get through.

From here, you will want to Rope Drop Test Track then head to Soarin’. Soarin’ lines are too long to do this ride first – the queues for everything else will get too long by the time you have completed this attraction. Do Test Track at rope drop, single rider if you can swing it, then go to Soarin’ standby line.

For those with little ones, Character Spot is a great second choice for Fastpass tier 1. The lines can be fairly long during the day, however, they do tend to get lower during the evening.

#1 Choice for Tier 2

With lines averaging 10 minutes, up to 30 minutes during peak times, I wouldn’t suggest getting FP+ tickets for Spaceship Earth. Mission Space, on the other hand, can get a little wild in the afternoons so those should be a high priority for anyone tall enough to ride (or rider swap when the little ones are sleeping).

General FastPass+ Information

What Does FastPass+ Cost?

There is no fee to use FP+ — it’s available to everyone and free with park admission.

When Can I Book FastPasses?

Guests staying at  Disney resort – otherwise known as ‘on-site’ – are able to make their Fastpass reservations up to 60 days in advance of their check-in date. Off-site guests, those staying at an outside hotel, are able to make their reservations at 30 days before check-in.

How Many FP+ Reservations May I Make?

Before heading to Walt Disney World, guests are able to make an initial 3 reservations. Once you have used these 3 pre-selected FastPasses, you can then make additional FastPass+ reservations, one at a time, while you are at Walt Disney World, through your smartphone app or at an available Kiosk.

How Does a FastPass Work, When I’m in the Theme Parks?

Most FP+ ride reservations specify a one-hour window during which you may enter the attraction.

When you arrive at an attraction with your FP+, you’ll be directed to a separate, shorter “FastPass+ Return” line. To enter the line, you must validate your reservation by touching your MagicBand or RFID ticket to a reader at the FP+ Return entrance.

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