My Top Short/No Wait Attractions at the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World is home to an enormous amount of attractions that people sometimes miss out on some good “walk-on” attractions. Some of these may help you pass the time while you’re waiting for your next Fastpass. Some are just enjoyable to hop onto. These are my top short/no wait attractions in the park!

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

This attraction is so iconic! For those of you who may not know, this Carousel of Progress is a copy of the actual one Walt Disney created for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. There is a lot Walt history into this attraction. It is one of my absolute favorites and a “must-do” for me whenever I’m in the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a revolving theater that takes you through time. It displays how much the world has evolved technology wise with an animatronic family living in different decades. The animatronics are out-dated and so is the “future” they experience, but it’s still an enjoyable attraction. It’s nice and air-conditioned in there. So, if you’re ever waiting around in Tomorrowland, this attraction is definitely one you won’t want to miss. It also has an extremely catchy tune. “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of everyday..”

People Mover

If you know me, you knew this was going to be on this list. I wrote an article about how much I adore this attraction a little while back, you should definitely go check it out! People usually think this attraction has a long line because of how close its’ line is to the Astro Orbiter. Trust me, you will never wait more than five minutes for this attraction. Now, on extremely busy days, this line could be up to 20 minutes long. I’ve only seen this happen once, so it’s rare. This attraction gives you an elevated tour of Tomorrowland and gives you a sneak peek of some of Tomorrowland’s attractions. It’s a little over 10 minutes long, but a great time to rest your feet while feeling a breeze. This is good attraction to ride after you’ve eaten. You definitely don’t want to hop on Space Mountain after eating a burger and fries at Cosmic Ray’s.

Walt Disney World Railroad 

I really feel like this attraction is so underrated! Some people don’t even know there’s a Walt Disney World Railroad. I know, it shocks me too. This unique attraction takes you all around the Magic Kingdom. The train has three stops: Main Street U.S.A., Frontierland, and Fantasyland. You are able to hop on at any of these stops. Wait times are different here because it depends on the day. If it’s a busy day at the Magic Kingdom, you probably won’t wait much to get on because they have more trains running on busier days. If it’s a “slow” day you may wait a bit longer. The train takes you all around the outskirts of the park giving you some unique views. The narration on the train is one of my favorite aspects of the attraction. It really makes you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. You can either use this as a transportation method or just to relax while taking a trip around the Kingdom. It’s an incredibly unique and fun experience.

Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel 

I’m ending this list with a classic ride in all theme parks and New York’s Central Park, the carousel. Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel is a little different though. You get to ride this adorable carousel while listening to classical Disney tunes. It’s a fun attraction that will make you feel like you’re five years old again. This one usually never has a wait over 20 minutes. It’s honestly great for all ages. It’s especially fun going with friends and a great photo opportunity!


Hope you all enjoyed my little article! Let me know what your favorite short/no wait attractions are. Have a magical day! 🙂

All Photos By: Bismarie Plasencia, Elizabeth Padilla, and Walt Disney World

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