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Get reserved times to meet Star Wars characters on Disney Cruise Line Star Wars Day at Sea

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Disney World’s PhotoPass Day is back in August 2017!

On August 19, 2017, guests will be able to participate in a one-day event to celebrate Disney’s PhotoPass. Continue reading Disney World’s PhotoPass Day is back in August 2017!

Maui from Moana makes his first appearance in a Disney Park

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Epcot Chase Disney Visa character meet NEW location!

Chase Disney Visa currently offers it’s cardholders 2 different special meet and greet areas in Walt Disney World.  One is located in Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Launch Bay and features a “dark side” character and the other is located in Epcot. Continue reading Epcot Chase Disney Visa character meet NEW location!

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
Menus Touring Plans    

Updated:  3/17/2015

A great touring plan is important at the Magic Kingdom because the Magic Kingdom is HUGE and has a lot of attractions to do.  I recommend that you plan to schedule your touring at least two days to take it all in and not feel stressed.

I recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes before this park opening.  Make your way all the way to the LEFT.  You’ll see a bunch of people at the rope, but they don’t realize that the little rope on the side opens too.  You’ll be able to walk right up.

ktp iconThis plan was designed to be able to ride every ride and meet every character and allow time to see the parades, shows and fireworks in two days without much backtracking or rushing around.  If the park closes at 11:00 PM or later, you won’t have any problem riding most rides after 9:00 PM with little or no waits.  The four attractions for which you’ll find a wait all day will be Meet Anna and Elsa, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain, so we’ll use FASTPASS+ for those.

What should I do about Anna and Elsa?

Option ONE – USE Fastpass+.  I highly recommend that you find a FP+ for these ladies!  Find a time, any time, and then insert the meet into this schedule as it fits your day.  If you have difficulty locating a FP+ during your trip, you may want to try this trick on How to Get Difficult to Find Fastpasses 

Option TWO – WAIT!  If you choose to be among the people pulling hamstrings running the 1/4 mile from the Train Station to the Castle Rope, you better stay the LEFT at the rope.  They are now forcing EVERYONE to turn left around the Prince Charming Carousel.  People are waiting 2 or 3 hours to meet these ladies.  The rope drop procedure can take 7-10 minutes to get to the Castle.

Option THREE – Go straight there at park opening or right before closing. If you are among the first to enter, you’ll get a short wait time. If you are willing to wait until the last 30 minutes of the day, you can end your day with a meet with these Princesses

Shouldn’t I run to Space Mountain first?

Nope, if you want to see the characters, especially the princesses, you’ll need to take on Fairytale Hall one day and meet Merida first the other day.  You’ll see that the plan has been proven with times beside each item.

Shouldn’t I run to Peter Pan’s Flight first?  

Peter Pan’s Flight is a very short, it’s a 3 minute long, ride in the dark.  For some reason people are willing to wait in line 1 to 2 hours just to experience this attraction.  If you are planning to meet the Princesses at Fairytale Hall, you’ll only find a short wait afterward on the slowest of days.  I recommend that you schedule a Fastpass+, so you won’t have to wait in line or run to get there.

Magic Kingdom Character Location Map KennythePirate

 

Guests are allowed to choose any 3 of the following attractions:

Ranked by order of Priority:

  • Meet Anna & Elsa with Aurora (60 days out!)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (At least 30 days out)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle – only use FP+ if you plan to skip something in the plan.  Waits for this attraction late at night are really low.
  • Meet Rapunzel and Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • it’s a small world
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic

These events could be ranked higher if they are a priority to you, but they won’t help you with this plan

  • Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Wishes

Kiosks Locations:

Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  1. Day ONE
  • Meet Anna and Elsa
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 1:00 PM
  • Space Mountain 2:00 PM
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Tomorrowland Speedway or Enchanted Tales with Belle (Visit a FP+ kiosk and choose the next available slot or one in the evening when you return.

2.  Day TWO

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 10:30 AM
  • Splash Mountain 11:30 AM
  • Peter Pan’s Flight 1:45 PM
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Magic Kingdom TWO Day Touring Strategy for Characters and Rides

This plan has been tested on some of the busiest days and proven to work at a walking pace!

Day ONE: Fantasyland & Tomorrowland
MEET: Rapunzel and Cinderella
RIDE: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
MEET: Ariel
RIDE: Under the Sea: The Voyage of the Little Mermaid
MEET: Gaston
RIDE: Barnstormer
RIDE: Dumbo
MEET: Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse
MEET: Goofy and Donald Duck
MEET: Alice and or White Rabbit
MEET: Tremaine Family
RIDE: Mickey’s Philharmagic
MEET: Tigger and Pooh
MEET: Fairy Godmother
Lunch Break at Cosmic Ray’s or Pinocchio’s Village Haus.  If you choose to visit Be Our Guest for lunch, you may wish to move your FP+ times down a bit more.
RIDE: Mad Tea Party
RIDE: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 1:00 FP+
RIDE: Carousel of Progress
MEET: Buzz Lightyear (Line closes 2:00)
RIDE: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin 2:00 FP+
Break Time
RIDE: Tomorrowland Transit Authority – Peoplemover
RIDE: Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
RIDE: Space Mountain 3:00 FP+
MEET:  Anna and Elsa – fit this element into the plan as you can acquire Fastpass+
Evening Attractions
WATCH: Incredibles Super Dance Party
WATCH: Celebrate the Magic
WATCH: Main St Electrical Parade
WATCH: Wishes
 Optional afternoon or evening attractions 
 RIDE:  Tomorrowland Speedway
RIDE: Astro Orbiter – best to ride late at night
RIDE: Stitch’s Great Escape
MEET: Mickey Mouse – late at night or right after parade or fireworks
MEET: Mary Poppins (Easier to meet at Epcot)
MEET: Pluto and Marie (arrive just before afternoon set begins)
MEET: Stitch
WATCH: Dream Along with Mickey
WATCH: Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it
WATCH: Royal Majesty Makers
Day TWO: Adventureland and Frontierland
MEET: Merida
MEET: Aladdin and Jasmine
RIDE: Jungle Cruise
RIDE: Magic Carpets of Aladdin
RIDE: Pirates of the Caribbean
MEET: Woody & Jessie
RIDE: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 10:30 FP+
RIDE: Walt Disney World Railroad
LUNCH: Pecos Bills or visit Tom Sawyer Island
RIDE: Splash Mountain  11:30 FP+
MEET: Chip n Dale
RIDE: it’s a small world (could be ridden at night or use FP+ if wait time exceeds 20 minutes)
RIDE: Peter Pan’s Flight 1:45 FP+Book 4th Fastpass+ for Haunted Mansion after 3:00pm
RIDE: Prince Charming Carousel
WATCH: Festival of Fantasy Parade (The new parade is very popular.  Try to find a shady spot at least 30-45 minutes early!)
MEET: Peter Pan
RIDE: Haunted Mansion (Use 4th FP+ or Ride at night if wait exceeds 20 minutes)
Optional afternoon or evening attractions
RIDE: Country Bear Jamboree
RIDE: Enchanted Tiki Room
RIDE: Hall of Presidents
RIDE: Liberty Square Riverboat
RIDE: Tom Sawyer Island
SHOW: Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial
SHOW: Frontierland Hoedown
SHOW: Notorious Banjo Brothers and Bob
 
Evening Attractions
MEET: Tinker Bell & Friend – great time to go is right after evening parade or fireworks.
MEET: Tiana with Naveen begins meeting with Naveen around 4:45 PM.  Arrive a little before a set for the shortest wait.
WATCH: Enchanted Tales with Belle – the later you go, the shorter the wait.  You could substitute for  Tomorrowland Speedway at 1:00 PM and ride that late.