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Fast Pass Tips: Epcot

It’s no secret that Epcot is not Disney World’s busiest park but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to make your Fast Pass reservations. In this series, I am going to talk about how Fast Passes work and what rides to get them for and which ride you shouldn’t waste them on. 

Tier System

All of Epcot’s rides and attractions that you are able to get a Fast Pass for are on a tier system. So if you remember the E-Tickets that the Magic Kingdom used to use, it is very similar to that. Basically, you can choose from one of the top tier attractions and two of the second tier attractions. Then once you use your three fast passes for the day you can go back and get a 4th fast pass but normally you won’t need it. To be completely honest you really don’t need 3 Fast Passes for a normal day at Epcot, it’s just really not that crowded. 

Top Tier Rides & Shows

When I go to Epcot I normally only get one Top Tier Fast Pass for the day and that is it. All the second tier rides and attractions you really don’t need a Fast Pass for on average. The Top Tier rides include Frozen Ever After, Test Track, Soarin’, and Illuminations. Now if you know anything about Epcot then you know that frankly, these rides are the only rides at Epcot worth doing. They are also the only rides that have a typical wait time that can reach above an hour on any given day. 

Check out the podcast above for more information and what rides you should get fast passes for depending on who is in your party. 

The Future of Epcot Fastpasses 

In the coming years Epcot is going to be getting several new rides and hopefully, we can say goodbye to the tier system. The entire reason that system was put in place is due to the lack of rides at Epcot and the incredible popularity of Soarin’, Test Track, Frozen Ever After, and Illuminations. However, with the new Guardians of the Galaxy Rollercoaster, the Ratatouille ride coming to France, and so much more I think the tiered Fast Passes have their days numbered.