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KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ (Fastpass Plus) Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

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Updated 6/24/14

The goal of this Epcot Touring Strategy is to help someone who is planning to spend only ONE day at Epcot and they want to meet all the best characters and ride all the best rides.  It is designed for those who wish to use Regular Operating Hours which begin at 9:00 AM.

If you hope to accomplish this plan in its entirety, you MUST arrive at Epcot by 8:15 am.  Go to an available Mickey Touch Point at the gate and get in the shortest or non-existent line.  If you snooze, you’ll wait in lines, often.  I tested this plan on a busy day and didn’t wait for ANY ride and only short waits for characters to appear.  If you are just a few minutes late, you could wait 30-120 minutes for Soarin’ alone.

Epcot is the largest park in terms of walking area.  The World Showcase is one mile around, so you’ll do a lot of walking.  This plan only involves one small double back from France back to United Kingdom, so it’s really easy on the feet.

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If you follow this Epcot Touring Plan, you’ll be able to do every ride and meet all the characters and still have some time in the evening for a nice meal.  I recommend a quick service lunch, but you could do a Table Service lunch and move the meets and rides in the afternoon down an hour or so.  Just be sure to check the character schedules to make sure you can fit them in.  Arrive EARLY for every Princess meet.  The meets are often filled before the Princess even arrives.

Shouldn’t I run to Test Track first?

No, we’ll use an afternoon Fastpass+ (FP+) to do this attraction and combo it with a Mission: Space FP+.

Why do I head quickly to Soarin’ first?  

Soarin’ is extremely popular and builds a long line quickly.  I’ve observed 45-90 minute waits within 15 minutes of park opening.  We’ll make our way when the park opens to avoid the wait.  Additionally, you’ll be on the correct side of the park to do the remainder of morning attractions.

What are Fastpass+ tiers?

Epcot and Hollywood Studios divide up their FP+ options into two separate Tiers.  At Epcot you may choose ONE Tier 1 FP+ and TWO Tier 2 FP+ per person per day.

Tier ONE (ranked by priority):

  • Soarin’
  • Test Track
  • Illuminations
  • Living with the Land

Tier TWO (ranked by priority):

  • Mission: Space
  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Maelstrom
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Captain EO

Kiosks Locations:

  • Future World  East breezeway
  • Future World West breezeway
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’
  • Future World Tip Board behind Spaceship Earth
  • International Gateway in between United Kingdom and France Pavilions
  • Guest Relations – left side just past Spaceship Earth

 

Reserve Fasptass+ for the Following:

  • Test Track  3:00-4:00 PM range
  • Mission Space  4:00-5:00 PM range
  • Spaceship Earth  5:00-6:00 PM range

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Be sure to check the current character schedules under Characters above or use my www.characterlocator.com app.

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Heath

Tuesday 28th of April 2015

How early do Fp+ run out for rides like Soarin? Would it be feasible to grab that FP+ when our first group of three is done around noon? It's just going to be tough to be at that ride first.

kennythepirate

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

Soarin is usually there a week or less before.

Karis

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Great! I hope it's there by our May 9th visit :)

Paige

Saturday 18th of April 2015

I'm staying on-site and not planning on driving myself, is it possible to still get to at 8:15am and ride soarin at park opening?

kennythepirate

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Sure, take the Epcot bus

Karis

Friday 17th of April 2015

Kenny, I'm trying to print the tour plan and it comes out with border cut off. What am i doing wrong? do you have this in word format so I can edit my actual FP+ times? Thanks again for all your hard work, Our vacation would be boot camp without you :)

kennythepirate

Sunday 19th of April 2015

It will be included in www.characterlocator.com very soon. I don't have this original format because I deleted it by accident. It's an image, so save and then print from the save? Maelstrom is closed btw.

Leila

Saturday 28th of March 2015

Never kind, it just appeared!

kennythepirate

Saturday 28th of March 2015

The plan hasn't been updated lately, but it still works. Just drop Maelstrom.

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