Hollywood Studios Fastpass Tiers and Strategy

Optimize your day at Disney's Hollywood Studios with this strategy for using Fast Pass Plus!

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 Disney’s Hollywood Studios 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.

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

What are the Hollywood Studio rides that take Fast Pass?

First, you have to keep in mind the list of rides/shows that take a fast pass

Hollywood Studios Fastpass Tier 1 Attractions

The new three Hollywood Studios Fastpass Tier 1 attractions are:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!

Hollywood Studios Fastpass Tier 2 Attractions

When making your advance reservations, you can reserve two of these (or three if you don’t reserve a Tier 1 attraction).

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Disney Junior Live on Stage
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Muppet Vision
  • Fantasmic!
  • Beauty and the Beast

Best Rides to Book a FastPass for in Hollywood Studios

#1 Choice for Tier 1

Slinky Dog Dash is the more popular of the two new Toy Story Land rides. Slinky Dog Dash also has the highest height requirement of the Toy Story Land rides. Rumour has it that Alien Swirling Saucers is not seeing the record-breaking lines like Slinky Dog Dash or Toy Story Mania, so we would suggest waiting in line for this one and giving it a good coin-toss between the two primary attractions.

Top Choices for Tier 2

For thrill seekers, there are only three rides you really need consider for your Tier 2 Hollywood Studios Fastpass+ reservations: Tower of TerrorRock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and Star Tours. Personally, as the resident wimp, I would select Fantasmic and Star Wars. The others are shows in large stadiums and can fit a lot of people; arrive early enough and you are set for terrific seats. Fantasmic, on the other hand, can have queues of 2 hours, and that doesn’t even guarantee you a seat in the stadium (been there, done that).

If there is nothing else in the parks that you NEED to see, Fastpass Fantasmic and have yourself an amazing view of the evening show.

Rides/Shows to Avoid

As I just mentioned, Indiana Jones, Frozen Show, Playhouse Disney, and the Beauty and the Beast Show are all large theaters that can sit a large number of people. There is no need to select Fastpasses for these.

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 FP+ 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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Optimize your day at Disney's Hollywood Studios with this strategy for using Fast Pass Plus!