See More. Wait Less.
We have more than 140 step by step touring plans for Disney World's theme parks and water parks. Each touring plan shows you the best way to tour the parks and see your favorite rides and shows. Our touring plans show you the best strategy to avoid long waits in line, including when to use Disney's FASTPASS ride-reservation system.
If this is your first trip to Disney World, reading our touring plans is the fastest way to understand how to tour the park efficiently. You'll see which areas of the Magic Kingdom get busiest early in the day, and which headliner attractions can be saved for later.
If you're a Disney veteran who already knows which attractions your family wants to visit, use our free Disney World touring plan app to create your own customized touring plans for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Our touring plans are step-by-step guides for seeing Disney World’s best attractions with a minimum of standing in line. If you’re visiting the Magic Kingdom during summer or holidays, our touring plans can save you up to 4 hours in line per day. The plans will even tell you when to best use Disney’s FASTPASS ride reservation system. You can customize any plan to include Extra Magic Hours, meals, mid-day breaks, character greetings and more – whatever your family wants to do.
If you’re not sure where to begin, start here. We’ve created more than 140 touring plans for every kind of family, for every Disney park, from one morning to two full days in length. Each plan contains the most popular attractions for that age group and park, and recommendations for where to eat lunch and dinner. These plans are a great place to start planning your day.
Customize Your Own Plans
Hate waiting in lines? Our cutting-edge computer software will create a customized touring plan just for you, with any attractions you want, by analyzing the predicted crowds for your attractions during your visit. Your custom touring plan will minimize the amount of time you spend walking and waiting in lines.
Get Updates by Cellphone
Once you’re in Walt Disney World, you can follow your touring plan from your mobile phone. If something unexpected happens, such as a ride closing, our software will suggest an alternate touring plan to keep your family having fun. Just like your car’s GPS, our computer software will route you around the park’s “traffic” and get you where you want to go – on rides!
A touring plan is your personalized guide to Disney’s theme parks. The purpose of a touring plan is to get you to ride Disney’s best attractions while avoiding long waits in line.
Touring plans also include lunch and dinner, if you want, as well as any breaks or naps you’d like to include in your visit. If your children want to meet Mickey Mouse or Cinderella, you can also include character “meet-and-greet” steps in your touring plan. And if you’ll be in the parks at night, your touring plans can also include Disney’s fantastic nighttime parades and fireworks. Those are a great way to end your day in the parks.
Finally, all of our touring plans know how to make use of FASTPASS, Disney’s ride reservation system. It’s similar to having a reservation at a popular restaurant, except you have a reservation on a ride instead of at a table. The rules for using FASTPASS can be confusing to first-time visitors, and FASTPASS isn’t offered at every attraction. Also, there are some attractions which offer FASTPASS but have lines that are so low, you don’t really need to use FASTPASS. Our touring plans will tell you when it makes sense to FASTPASS, and where, so you don’t have to worry whether you’re using FASTPASS correctly.
Remember that every plan can be customized to your specific vacation, including the attractions you like, and the meals and breaks you want to take.
Below is our advice for choosing the right touring plan to get started with.
If your party consists of teens or teens and adults, start with the adult touring plans. Teens and adults almost always rate an attraction within one-half a star on our five-star scale, and the touring plans for both groups would be essentially the same.
If all of your children are age 8 or under, start with the touring plans for parents with small children. These plans include all the classic Disney attractions for kids, and almost all plans include a long mid-day break back at your hotel.
If you have both older and younger children, or children and seniors, consider the mixed-generation / whole-family plans. Some of these plans allow the older children and adults to separate briefly to experience thrill rides, while parents with small children are on their own attractions. These plans are great if you want to keep the family together for most of the day (including meals), and are comfortable letting older children off on their own for a bit.
If your group consists only of seniors, or grandparents with small children, try the plans for seniors. Some of these plans are specifically designed for a “grandparents’ day out” in the parks.
By default, the plans schedule meals at the times listed below. Keep in mind that you can change these to whatever best fits your family’s needs:
- Lunch is at 12:00 noon, for 40 minutes
- Dinner is at 6:00 pm, for one hour
Each Magic Kingdom touring plan contains attractions that were chosen specifically for its age group. Our plans for small children, for example, include classic rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Your average wait in line for these plans should be between 4 and 12 minutes per ride.
Ultimate Magic Kingdom Touring Plans (2) – Not intended for families, these plans are for Disney veterans looking for a unique challenge. These plans cover every attraction, show and ride in the Magic Kingdom in one day
Epcot is two theme parks combined into one: Future World is dedicated to exploring man’s relationship with technology and innovation. World Showcase is an elaborate collection of pavilions representing the landmarks and cultures of various countries from around the world.
Epcot is about twice the size of the Magic Kingdom, so touring Epcot requires about twice as much walking. And unlike the Magic Kingdom, Epcot doesn’t really have effective in-park transportation; wherever you want to go, it’s always quicker to walk. Our plans will help you avoid crowds on busy days, and balance the need to walk against too much standing in line.
Because Hollywood Studios offers fewer attractions, touring isn't as complicated as at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. Most Disney's Hollywood Studios rides and shows are oriented to the entire family, eliminating disagreements on how to spend the day. Whereas in the Magic Kingdom Mom and Dad want to see The Hall of Presidents, Big Sis is revved to ride Space Mountain, and the preschool twins are clamoring for Dumbo the Flying Elephant, at Disney's Hollywood Studios the whole family can pretty much tour together.
Touring the Animal Kingdom is not as complicated as touring the other parks because it offers a smaller number of attractions. Also, most Animal Kingdom rides, shows, and zoological exhibits are oriented to the entire family, thus eliminating differences of opinion regarding how to spend the day. At the Animal Kingdom, the whole family can pretty much see and enjoy everything together. Since there are fewer attractions than at the other parks, expect the crowds at the Animal Kingdom to be more concentrated.