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KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ (Fastpass Plus) Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

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Updated 6/24/14

The goal of this Epcot Touring Strategy is to help someone who is planning to spend only ONE day at Epcot and they want to meet all the best characters and ride all the best rides.  It is designed for those who wish to use Regular Operating Hours which begin at 9:00 AM.

If you hope to accomplish this plan in its entirety, you MUST arrive at Epcot by 8:15 am.  Go to an available Mickey Touch Point at the gate and get in the shortest or non-existent line.  If you snooze, you’ll wait in lines, often.  I tested this plan on a busy day and didn’t wait for ANY ride and only short waits for characters to appear.  If you are just a few minutes late, you could wait 30-120 minutes for Soarin’ alone.

Epcot is the largest park in terms of walking area.  The World Showcase is one mile around, so you’ll do a lot of walking.  This plan only involves one small double back from France back to United Kingdom, so it’s really easy on the feet.

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If you follow this Epcot Touring Plan, you’ll be able to do every ride and meet all the characters and still have some time in the evening for a nice meal.  I recommend a quick service lunch, but you could do a Table Service lunch and move the meets and rides in the afternoon down an hour or so.  Just be sure to check the character schedules to make sure you can fit them in.  Arrive EARLY for every Princess meet.  The meets are often filled before the Princess even arrives. Continue reading KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ Enabled Extreme Epcot Touring Plan with Characters and Rides

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Epcot Storyteller Touring Strategy 2013

Update 11/24/2013

The purpose of this plan is to hear every storyteller in Epcot with little back-tracking.  It involves a pretty casual walking pace.  It’s sort of an “ultimate” Storytellers tour and I even allow time to take in some attractions, time for lunch and dinner.  You might even have time to meet Santa Claus in the American pavilion!  You could easily take in the the headliners in Future World and the boat rides in Mexico and Norway rides and several of the films.

Holiday Story Tellers 2013 Touring Strategy 
China (10)   12:10-12:20
12:10 12:45 1:30 2:15
3:20 4:00 4:50 5:50
Germany (8)   1:00-1:08
1:00 2:00 2:55 3:55
5:30 6:05 6:40 7:15
Italy (10)   2:00-2:10
11:55 12:50 1:25 2:00
2:55 3:50 4:45 5:55
America: Kwanzaa (13)   2:30-2:43
11:15 11:45 12:30 1:00
2:00 2:30 3:30 4:00
America: Hanukkah (6)   3:15-3:21
11:30 12:15 1:15 1:45
2:45 3:15 4:15 4:45
Japan (8)   3:45-3:53
12:10 12:50 1:35 2:20
2:55 3:45 4:45 5:55
Morocco (8)   4:35-4:43
2:15 3:00 4:35 5:40
6:20 7:35    
France (6)   5:05-5:11
11:20 11:55 12:30 1:15
2:05 3:30 4:20 5:05
United Kingdom (8)   5:30-5:38
2:45 3:45 4:30 5:30
6:10 6:45 7:30 8:30
Canadian Voyagers (15)   6:00-6:15
12:40 1:40 2:40 3:40
4:40 6:00    
Mexico (7)   7:30-7:37
1:45 2:35 3:20 4:05
4:50 5:40 6:30 7:30
Norway (15)   7:55-8:10
3:10 3:50 4:30 5:10
5:50 6:35 7:15 7:55

EPCOT Extreme Touring Plan

Walt Disney World, Epcot

KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Epcot Extreme Touring Plan

Attractions Characters Entertainment Hours
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ktp iconThis plan isn’t for those who want to enjoy a casual stroll in the park.  If you are fruitful with your Fastpass+ usage, it would be easy to take in every headliner and meet all of the characters.

I recommend that you arrive 45 minutes before this park opening.  Look for a turnstile that doesn’t have a line or a very short line.  Most people tend to line up behind others.

This plan was designed to be able to experience all the best rides, see the fireworks and meet every character in one day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM without too much backtracking or rushing around.

Shouldn’t I go to Soarin first?

No, because you’ll need to travel all the way to Test Track, then come all the way back across the park to the France Pavilion to meet Belle.  Follow this plan and it will work nicely.

Why shouldn’t I ride Spaceship Earth first?  

I realize it’s right in front of you when you enter and you’re tempted to walk right on, but it will take 20-30 minutes of your time and both headliners will have huge waits, meaning you’ll either have to skip one or ride the other one instead of watching Illuminations.

Epcot 2014 map
Epcot Map

Guests are allowed to choose 1 of the following Tier ONE attractions:

  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Illuminations
  • Maelstrom
  • Soarin
  • Test Track

Guests are allowed to choose 2 of the following Tier TWO attractions:

  • Captain EO
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: Space
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Spaceship Earth

Kiosks Locations:

  • Across from the Epcot Character Spot in the breezeway
  • Guest Relations:  It’s on the left just past Spaceship Earth
  • International Gateway Entrance between United Kingdom and France
  • Mission: Space
  • Soarin’
  • The Tip Board in Future World just past Spaceship Earth

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Reserve Fastpass+ for the following:

  • Soarin’ – 10:00  am range
  • Mission: Space – 6:00 pm range
  • Spaceship Earth – 7:00 pm range (you won’t need it)
KennythePirate’s Fastpass+ enabled Epcot Extreme Touring Plan
Location Selection Time
Test Track Test Track.

  • Head straight to Test Track and don’t detour to be among the first to ride.
 
Seas Pavilion Seas with Nemo and Friends.  
Seas Pavilion Turtle Talk with Crush.   
Outside Innoventions West Chip n Dale Meet begins at 9:30 AM
Land Pavilion Living with the Land  
Land Pavilion Soarin’ Use FP+
Imagination Pavilion Journey into Imagination with Figment  
France Belle.

  • Atter meeting Belle, circle back to meet Alice in the UK
11:00 AM
United Kingdom Alice.

  • Have one person hold a spot for Mary Poppins while the others look around or take part in an Agent P mission
11:30 AM
United Kingdom Mary Poppins.

  • After meeting Mary, head back to France to meet Aurora. She’s on the far right next to the water.
12:00 PM
France Aurora.

  • After meeting Aurora, immediately make your way to the Aladdin & Jasmine meet.
12:30 PM
Morocco Aladdin and Jasmine.

  • They are very popular in Morocco and can also be met in the Magic Kingdom.
12:45 PM
  Grab a quick service lunch. Japan and America have some decent Quick Service locations  
Germany Snow White.

  • Arrive by 1:15 pm for the shortest wait. If your family hasn’t finished lunch, you could have one member wait in line or move her meet down the list. She can also be met in the Magic Kingdom in the same dress.
1:30 PM
China Mulan.

  • This is the only meet and greet for Mulan and her next meet isn’t until 3:50 pm, so arrive a few minutes early.
2:00 PM
Mexico Donald.

  • We’re going to meet Donald Duck before Anna and Elsa to insure that we don’t come here during his one hour break. It’s only a few steps from Norway.
12:00 PM – 03:15 PM & 4:10-7:15 PM
Mexico Gran Fiesta Tour.

  • You’re here already and you’d like to get off your feet. Why not take an air-conditioned boat ride with little or no wait?
 
Norway Anna & Elsa.

  • I recommend meeting the ladies this late in the day because the lines are shorter in the afternoon and it allows you to experience the attractions first. You may still wait one hour or more.
 
Norway Maelstrom. If the wait times exceed 20 minutes, why bother? It’s an okay boat ride, but nothing spectacular. Certainly not worth ever using a Tier 1 FP+ on.  
World Showcase Plaza Duffy the Disney Bear Arrive before 6:30 PM
Space Pavilion Mission: Space.

  • You should have little to no wait, but go ahead and reserve the FP+ anyway. Orange is the intense side and Green is the wimpy side.
Use FP+
Innoventions East Sum of All Thrills.

  • If this Kuka arm robotic ride is important to you, you should make sure to be in line by 7:00 PM. Lines are usually low in the late afternoon.
Innoventions closes 7:00 PM
Innoventions West Epcot Character Spot

  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy
 
Entrance Area Spaceship Earth.

  • Avoid the desire to ride this early. It will save you long waits at other attractions. There will be little or no wait later in the day.
 
  Illuminations.

  • Great viewing locations include: World Showcase Plaza, Bridge between UK and France, Italy, Norway. Check the wind direction though. Rose and Crown and La Hacienda offer Table Service views.
Usually 9:00 PM, but varies by season.
     
  Optional:

  • Captain EO
  • Circle of Life
  • Impressions de France
  • Innoventions
  • O’ Canada
  • Reflections of China
  • Tigger and Pooh.  If you really want to meet them, do so after meeting Duffy. These characters can be easily met at Animal Kingdom with little to no wait. They also meet in the Magic Kingdom.

EPCOT “Furs” Plan

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Updated 10/3/2013

The purpose of this plan is to meet all the “Fur” or stuffed type characters in Epcot in a single day.  It’s actually pretty easy to meet them all and doesn’t require too much planning beyond the Chip n Dale step.  The trick is to meet the entrance characters, Character Spot and Chip n Dale before others fill the lines.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

EPCOT “Furs” Character Plan

  • Arrive at the entrance to Epcot by 8:15am and look for a turnstile with little or no line. The park advertises that it opens at 9:00 am, but it actually opens at 8:45 am. Make your way at opening to meet Pluto. There will be NO LINE. He will be located on the far right in a alcove before you turn the corner to Spaceship Earth.
Pluto    Entrance (right side)
  • Next we head straight for Mickey, Minnie & Goofy. “But don’t we need Soarin’ Fastpasses?” you ask. Well, trust me, they won’t be gone by the time you wait 3 minutes to see Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. The characters are located in the Character Spot. It is just past the Ice Cream shop on the right. Exact directions are located here.
MickeyMinnieGoofy Character Spot
  • Very few people know when and where Chip and Dale meet. As you pass through the Innoventions breezeway on the right hand side, headed toward Soarin’, you’ll find a little curved out area on your LEFT. Chip n Dale are usually prompt to arrive about 9:30am. I usually just drop into the area about 9:25 to be first in line, otherwise the line is typically about 15-20 minutes.
Chip n Dale Outside Innoventions West
  • Duffy rarely has a long line, except during the busiest times at Epcot. To avoid any line at all, just show up at his location at 11:25am. To find his location head down the middle path from the Epcot Fountain toward World Showcase. When you reach the end of the path, turn left and Duffy’s gazebo is clearly identified on the left. He’s a hugger by the way!
Duffy World Showcase Plaza
  • Next we continue along the same direction toward the Mexico Pavilion, which is the first one to which you’ll arrive. Go just past the pavilion and you’ll see Mexican Donald on the LEFT. He rarely has a very long line, but by arriving early you’ll avoid any wait.
Donald Mexico
  • At your convenience, make your way to meet Tigger and Pooh.
Tigger & Winnie the Pooh UK inside Toy Shoppe

EPCOT Male Character Plan

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Updated 10/3/2013

The purpose of this plan is to meet every MALE character available in Epcot.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

EPCOT Male Character Plan 

  • Arrive at the entrance to Epcot by 8:15am and look for a turnstile with little or no line. The park advertises that it opens at 9:00 am, but it actually opens at 8:45 am. Make your way at opening to meet Pluto. There will be NO LINE. He will be located on the far right in a alcove before you turn the corner to Spaceship Earth.
Pluto    Entrance (right side)
  • Next we head straight for Mickey & Goofy. “But don’t we need Soarin’ Fastpasses?” you ask. Well, trust me, they won’t be gone by the time you wait 3 minutes to see Mickey and Goofy. Minnie is in the room too, but your little pirate can skip her if he desires! Mickey and Goofy are located in the Character Spot. It is just past the Ice Cream shop on the right. Exact directions are located here.
Mickey, Goofy Character Spot
  • Very few people know when and where Chip and Dale meet. As you pass through the Innoventions breezeway on the right hand side, headed toward Soarin’, you’ll find a little curved out area on your LEFT. Chip n Dale are usually prompt to arrive about 9:30am. I usually just drop into the area about 9:25 to be first in line, otherwise the line is typically about 15-20 minutes.
Chip n Dale Outside Innoventions West
  • Duffy rarely has a long line, except during the busiest times at Epcot. To avoid any line at all, just show up at his location at 11:25am. To find his location head down the middle path from the Epcot Fountain toward World Showcase. When you reach the end of the path, turn left and Duffy’s gazebo is clearly identified on the left. He’s a hugger by the way!
Duffy World Showcase Plaza
  • Next we continue along the same direction toward the Mexico Pavilion, which is the first one to which you’ll arrive. Go just past the pavilion and you’ll see Mexican Donald on the LEFT. He rarely has a very long line, but by arriving early you’ll avoid any wait.
Donald Mexico
  • Enjoy some time in Epcot! Tour the World Showcase, play the Agent P game, ride a few rides. We’ll wait until the late afternoon to meet Aladdin. The 4:35 meet would be perfect because you can follow it up with Tigger and Winnie the Pooh shortly after. Arrive about 4:20-4:25. Aladdin meets across from the Morocco pavilion next to the water. If your young pirate doesn’t wish to meet Jasmine, just inform the Cast Member.
Aladdin & Jasmine Morrocco
  • Tigger and Pooh are located INSIDE the Toy Shoppe in the United Kingdom pavilion. Enter the streets of the UK and make your way toward the back. The Toy Shoppe is located on the RIGHT before you get to the back. Be sure to bounce with Tigger, he loves that.
Tigger & Winnie the Pooh UK inside Toy Shoppe

EPCOT Female Character Plan

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Updated 5/29/2012

The purpose of this plan is to meet every FEMALE character in EPCOT with little or no wait.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

EPCOT Female Character Plan

Arrive at the entrance to Epcot by 8:15am and look for a turnstile with little or no line. The park advertises that it opens at 9:00 am, but it actually opens at 8:45 am. Make your way at opening to meet Daisy. There will be NO LINE. He will be located on the far right in a alcove before you turn the corner to Spaceship Earth.
Daisy Entrance
(right side)
8:45 -12:45 1:15-3:55
Next we head straight for Minnie. “But don’t we need Soarin’ Fastpasses?” you ask. Well, trust me, they won’t be gone by the time you wait 3 minutes to see Minnie Mouse, and hey you get Mickey and Pluto too! Minnie is located in the NEW Temporary Character Spot. It is just past the Ice Cream shop on the right. Exact directions are located here.
Minnie Character Spot
8:52 AM- Close
Enjoy your time in Future World, but be at the International Gateway rope just before the bridge to France before 11:00am! The rope drops at 11:00am and Belle should be waiting on you. Her meet is located on your left near the water.
Belle France
11:00-11:35 12:00-12:40 1:00-1:40 2:50-3:20
3:50-4:30 4:50-5:30
Make your way from France back to the United Kingdom. Alice and Mary Poppins each meet along the main path between the Tea Shoppe and the Yorkshire County Fish Shop next to the small garden. Look for the sign.
Alice United Kingdom
11:30-12:05 12:30-1:10 1:30-2:10 3:20-4:00
4:20-5:00 5:20-5:55
Mary Poppins United Kingdom
12:00-12:35 1:00-1:40 2:00-2:40 3:50-4:30
4:50-5:30 5:50-6:30
Make your way back across the bridge to France. Aurora will be located in the Gazebo on the far right after you cross the bridge.
Aurora France
12:30-1:05 1:30-2:10 2:30-3:10 4:20-5:00
5:20-6:00 6:20-7:00
Continue counter-clockwise around the World Showcase only a short distance to Morocco. Aladdin and Jasmine meet on the left next to the water. Look for the sign.
Aladdin & Jasmine Morrocco
11:45-12:20 12:45-1:25 1:45-2:25 3:35-4:15
4:35-5:15 5:35-6:15
If you desire, you may continue onward to Germany. I designed this plan to allow you time to enjoy the World Showcase at your pleasure before moving on to see Snow White. Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the meet of your choice. Snow White is located on the right just past the Germany pavillion in an alcove with a wishing well.
Snow White Germany
12:30-1:05 1:30-2:10 2:30-3:10 3:30-4:10
5:20-6:00 6:20-7:00
Mulan will have two remaining meets. You may choose the one you desire, but arrive at least 10 minutes prior to her next meet time for the shortest wait. Mulan will be located just beside the Temple of Heaven under the awning. If you’re looking at the building it is to the left of the main entrance.
Mulan China
11:00-11:35 12:00-12:40 1:00-1:40 2:00-2:40
3:50-4:30 4:50-5:30

EPCOT Princess Touring Plan

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Updated 10/3/2013

This touring plan is designed to help you meet all the Princesses in EPCOT in one day with as little backtracking and waiting as possible.  In order to use this plan, be sure that you’re at the rope near the International Gateway before 11:00 am.

EPCOT Princess Touring Plan

  • Be at the International Gateway rope just before the bridge to France before 11:00am. The rope drops at 11:00am and Belle should be waiting on you. Her meet is located on your left near the water.
Belle France
  • Make your way from France back to the United Kingdom. Alice and Mary Poppins each meet along the main path between the Tea Shoppe and the Yorkshire County Fish Shop next to the small garden. Look for the sign.
Alice United Kingdom
Mary Poppins United Kingdom
  • Make your way back across the bridge to France. Aurora will be located in the Gazebo on the far right after you cross the bridge.
Aurora France
  • Continue counter-clockwise around the World Showcase only a short distance to Morocco. Aladdin and Jasmine meet on the left next to the water. Look for the sign.
Aladdin & Jasmine Morrocco
  • If you desire, you may continue onward to Germany. I designed this plan to allow you time to enjoy the World Showcase at your pleasure before moving on to see Snow White. Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the meet of your choice. Snow White is located on the right just past the Germany pavillion in an alcove with a wishing well.
Snow White Germany
  • Mulan will have two remaining meets. You may choose the one you desire, but arrive at least 10 minutes prior to her next meet time for the shortest wait. Mulan will be located just beside the Temple of Heaven under the awning. If you’re looking at the building it is to the left of the main entrance.
Mulan China