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Magic Kingdom Day 1 Disney World FastPass+ Higher Crowd Itinerary

By Dave Shute

(Note: this is from the FastPass+ Higher Crowd Itinerary. The itinerary works only for certain weeks. See this to see if it works for your dates.)


Today you start your visit to the Magic Kingdom, seeing Tomorrowland and then touring some lower-wait attractions in Adventureland and Frontierland. You have brunch at Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort near the Magic Kingdom, and end your day at Fort Wilderness’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue.

You should have FastPass+ for Space Mountain, the Tomorrowland Speedway, and the Jungle Cruise. The other fixed points in your schedule are Chef Mickey’s and Hoop-Dee-Doo.


Be at the park by 45 minutes before open.


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  • At open, head to Tomorrowland and see Buzz Lightyear
  • See Space Mountain (FP+)
  • Ride Astro-Orbiter
  • Ride the Tomorrowland PeopleMover
  • Ride the Tomorrowland Speedway (FP+)
  • Exit the park about 10.30 and either walk or take the resort monorail to the Contemporary Resort. Eat at Chef Mickey’s
  • Return to the park, head into Tomorrowland, and see the Carousel of Progress, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, and Stitch’s Great Escape
  • Go to Adventureland and fit the Swiss Family Treehouse and the Enchanted Tiki Room around your FastPass+ for the Jungle Cruise
  • Find the passage into Frontierland and see the Country Bears
  • If you have time, find the rafts near Big Thunder Mountain and see Tom Sawyer Island
  • Around 5p head for the main entrance and look for the boat docks right in front
  • Take the boat to Fort Wilderness (not the Wilderness Lodge), and follow the crowds to the Hoop Dee Doo area, and check in for the 6.15p show.
  • See Hoop-Dee-Doo
  • Ask cast members outside for the best way to get back to your hotel.  Most likely you will return by boat to the Magic Kingdom, and catch a bus or monorail there.


Tomorrow you have the morning off, then complete your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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1 Julie { 05.19.16 at 12:51 pm }

Is it possible to get a fastpass to rides the day of your arrival? Trying to come up with some kind of game plan for our trip June 13-17 (we only have 5 days) so I want to have some kind of plan. All the info on the web offers a lot of information if you are staying inside Disneyland (we are not) and setting reservations and FP up to 60 days in advance! My daughter is a cast member at Disneyland and our family are annual pass holders. My daughter will be walking us in to WDW using her cast member ID. It will be me and my 2 daughters (in honor of my younger daughters graduation from high school). So, we don’t have kids with us, so no need to take a lot of breaks and visit princesses since we could do that at Disneyland. Could you offer any advise? The only thing that is a must do is the jungle cruise ( my daughter is a skipper) and Fantasmic (our favorite and currently shut down at Disneyland) besides that we want to see the best WDW has to offer….any help will be greatly appreaciated!

2 Dave { 05.20.16 at 8:04 am }

Julie, you can, but availability, especially for the most popular rides, will be limited. Arrive well before open, and as soon as your tix are active book your FP+.

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