Who wants to wait in line? Well, Disney World and lines do go hand in hand, however there are ways to minimize or avoid them all together. Read 9 tips For No Lines At popular Disney World Attractions.
Fastpass+ (Avoid 3 Lines Per Day Per Park)
Yes, Fastpass+ are really worth your time, and worth getting up for them at 7am (ET) on the dot on your booking date. Guests staying on-site may book 60 days out while off-site guests must wait till 30 days from arrival date to book. This gives guests staying on site a huge 30-day advantage. However, do not lose hope it is possible to find Fastpass+ later on as people cancel. Just keep checking (just keep swimming Dory voice). Fastpass+ are a guaranteed way to avoid 3 lines per day per park, and free to use.
Rope Drop (Pick Your Top Choice Attraction)
The early bird gets the worm, as in the early guests get an attraction or 2 to enjoy with little to no line. To ensure little to no wait on your prized attraction, allow at least an hour travel time. Then make rope drop at your park of choice, and head straight to your attraction of choice. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy at least 1 attraction with little to no wait, perhaps a top attraction you were unable to snag a Fastpass+ for, think Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios), Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom), Test Track (Epcot) and more. If you plan on making rope drop, double check there are no Extra Magic Hours at that park that morning.
Short Lines For: Flight Of Passage Or Expedition Everest At Animal Kingdom
Avatar Flight of Passage remains a popular ride at Disney World. It is a flight simulator, guests 44″ or taller can board on the back of a Banshee for a thrilling ride. This attraction does offer Rider Switch. Tip #1, guests age 7 or older may enter the Single Line Rider line. This can save your group a lot of time if you are willing to split up on rides, you may even end up on same ride. Do note, you may not get on the same ride as your party, however if this is a must ride for you, the shorter line is worth the sacrifice. Sometimes, guests even get lucky and will end up on the same ride. Tip #2, have an early breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant, which accepts dining reservations as early as 8am. Guests can eat a quick breakfast, and head to the Flight of Passage line at or slightly before park opening. Tip # 3, get to Animal Kingdom for rope drop and use the Secret Entrance, potentitally putting you ahead of other guests. These tips will also work for Expedition Everest if you prefer this attraction.
Guaranteed Ride For: Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Na’vi River Journey, Dinosaur and VIP seating for Rivers of Light.
This is possible with the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Animal Kingdom. Plus, guests of this tour will stop to enjoy the Satu’li Canteen Sampler at Satu’li Canteen, including specialty drinks (alcohol for those aged 21+). Each guest will also receive Popcorn and a souvenir lanyard, plus other unannounced enhancements. It sounds like an amazing experience, however it comes with a big price tag. The cost of this 4-hour guided tour is $249 per guest (+ taxes). Get a 15% discount if you are a: Disney World Annual Passholder, Disney Chase Visa Cardmember, or a Disney Vacation Club member. At a non-discounted price, this would cost a family of 4 over $1,000 (once taxes are added in).
Guaranteed Ride For: Frozen Ever After
Do you have a Frozen fanatic? The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party includes a guaranteed opportunity to ride Frozen Ever After, without a Fastpass+ or line. After enjoying the nighttime fireworks show and desserts, guests of the Dessert Party will enjoy an exclusive ride on the popular attraction in Epcot’s Norway. Cost is $79 (adults), $47 (children ages 3 to 9) with all taxes and gratuity included.
Short Lines For: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, it’s a small world, Mad Tea Party, Princess Fairytale Hall & More
If you are willing to pay for it, guests can enter Magic Kingdom prior to park opening with Early Morning Magic. In December 2018, the available attractions for guests to enjoy doubled. Cost for 2019 is $79 (adults) and $69 (children). Guests enjoy early access to select attractions from 7:45-9am. Guests will also enjoy a breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in between 8-10am. Foods include: cheese and cured meats, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, pancakes and more.
Short Lines For: Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Mania!
Disney Early Morning Magic is also available at Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios. This added event will allow guests exclusive early morning access to attractions at Toy Story Land from 7:30am-8:45am, with a continental buffet included. Cost is $79+ tax (adult) and $69+tax (child age 3-9). Tickets now on sale. Valid Admission to Hollywood Studios also required. In addition to the attractions, guests can also enjoy Character Greets with Woody, Jessie & Buzz.
Short Lines For: Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest, DINOSAUR & More
Disney After Hours is a separate ticketed event at Disney World parks, allowing guests admission to a park after hours for short lines on favorite attractions and more. Guests attending the event can enter Animal Kingdom as early as 7pm. Cost is $125 (+ tax) for advanced purchase. Day of tickets are $129 (+ tax). DVC members & Annual Passholders can purchase at a discounted price of $95 (+ tax). Learn 2019 Dates. Guests can also enjoy evening shows, Rivers of Light and Tree of Life Awakenings.
Short Lines For: Your Choice With Right Timing
Timing can make a huge difference in your wait times in line. Even just a few days can make a difference, if your dates are flexible do some research before you book your Disney World vacation. In general, weekends are busier than weekdays and new lands, openings and special events will increase attendance. For example, marathon weekends and holidays will increase crowds. In 2019, when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, crowds will surely increase. For low crowd times, learn the best times to visit Disney World in 2019.