When planning your Disney Trip, what is the 1st ride you go on in EACH park? - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on

Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Touring the 'World': The Parks at Walt Disney World

Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
Community Rank: Jetsetter
lovewdw2's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,442

Post Thanks / Like
When planning your Disney Trip, what is the 1st ride you go on in EACH park?

So with every Disney Trip you plan, what is the 1st ride you go on in each park? Or the 1st Fast pass you go on?

Magic Kingdom:
Peter Pan- usually my 1st fast pass too.

Spaceship Earth- unless the line is really long, then Soarin as my 1st fast pass.

Toy Story Mania as a 1st fast pass.

Safari- as my 1st fast pass.

What are yours?...Thank you for Participating!
Kate in PA
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them- Walt Disney
My Countdown Counting down to: Disney + Birthday = Can't Wait!
212 days, 1 hours, 56 minutes
My Previous Trips1994 Dixie Landings, 1998 All Star Music, 2000 All Star Movies, 2002 Contemporary, 2003 Caribbean Beach, 2004 Outside WDW, 2005 Caribbean Beach, 2006 All Star Sports, 2007 Coronado Springs, 2008 Beach Club, 2012 Wilderness Lodge, 2013 Port Orleans Riverside, 2014 Caribbean Beach, 2015 Boardwalk Inn, 2015 Pop Century, 2016 Disneyland, 2017 Port Orleans French Quarter, 2018 Boardwalk Inn, 2018 All Star Music!
lovewdw2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
Community Rank: Explorer
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,948

Post Thanks / Like
We usually don't plan what will be the first ride. We mostly plan on which direction we will go first - especially at MK. At AK is the only park we plan a ride first and that is the Safari.
MichaelF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 12:16 PM   #3
PassPorter Message Board Manager
PassPorter Guide Author

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
chezp's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 189,180

Post Thanks / Like
We never plan our first ride - it just depends on what Fastpasses we can get. If I could ride anything I wanted to first thing in each park, it would be:

Magic Kingdom
Winnie the Pooh, so I can get a glimpse of my donkey!

Spaceship Earth - because... well it's just so Epcot!

I struggle with this one, as we can go there and not ride anything, so I'm going to skip this one...

Animal Kingdom
Kilimanjaro Safaris

Relaxing on board the Magic. The trip report for our back-to-back cruises on the Disney Magic has started!
My Countdown Counting down to: Dinner out at a new restaurant...
1 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips21 trips to WDW, 6 to Disneyland in California, 9 to Disneyland Paris, 1 to Hong Kong Disneyland, 1 to Tokyo Disney, 1 to Aulani, 1 to Hilton Head, 2 to Vero Beach and 11 Disney cruises on the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy
chezp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 12:28 PM   #4
BriarRose4's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 2,140

Post Thanks / Like
Magic Kingdom:
Pirates of the Caribbean...always our 1st ride

Spaceship Earth

Hollywood Studios:
Tower of Terror

Animal Kingdom:
Kilimanjaro Safaris
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW Sept 1995 Contemporary - WDW July 1997 Polynesian - WDW July 1998 Polynesian - WDW July 2000 Grand Floridian -WDW July 2003 Grand Floridian
BriarRose4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 07:46 PM   #5
Batman's Gal/Mickey's Pal
PassPorter's Club Passholder

What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
Cam22's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Owensboro, KY USA
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 94,511

Post Thanks / Like
With FastPass+ we have stopped planning our first ride in each park, going instead with what we can get of the headliners first.
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsAKL Jambo April/May 2017--SSR/OKW Sept/Oct 2016 --AKL Kidani May 2016 -- Polynesian Village Resort May 2015 -- OKW/Magic December 2014 -- AKL Jambo House October 2014 -- VWL May 2014--SSR October 2013--AKL/Kidani June 2013--CBR October 2012--BWI June 2012--AKV Jambo House/Kidani Village June 2011 -- November 2010 Beach Club -- June 2010 Beach Club -- October 2009 CBR and Gaylord Palms -- June 2009 AKV/Kidani Village -- June 2008 VWL --June 2007 OKW--June 2006 Disney Wonder/SSR -- June 2005 SSR -- June 2004 VWL -- June 2003 AKL -- August 1997 Off Property -- March 1980 Cocoa Beach
Cam22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:24 AM   #6
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Peterborough, NH
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 11,010

Post Thanks / Like
MK: Either Peter Pan or Haunted Mansion
EP: Spaceship Earth for me Soarin for DH
DHS: Toy Story Mania
AK: I usually skip this park, but when I go it's usually the Safari

Rico: He's not a mutt, he's a "Designer Breed."
My Countdown Counting down to: Its all about the Food and Wine
Tasting it All
My Previous TripsWDW Nov 1987, offsite WDW-April 2007, AS-Movies WDW-Dec. 2007, Contemporary WDW-Jan. 2009, Caribbean Beach WDW-April 2009, AS-Music Family Suites WDW-Dec. 2009, Port Orleans French Quarter WDW-May 2010, Boardwalk Inn WDW-Nov. 2010, Animal Kingdom Lodge WDW-Jan. 2011, Port Orleans Riverside/Polynesian WDW-Oct. 2011, Pop Century WDW - Jan. 2012, Wilderness Lodge WDW - Jan. 2013, Art of Animation and Yacht Club WDW - Oct. 2013, Coronado Springs WDW- Jan. 2014, All Star Sports WDW - Jan. 2015, Grand Floridian WDW - Dec. 2015, Beach Club Resort
JoanneS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 09:29 PM   #7
Community Rank: Trailblazer
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,280

Post Thanks / Like
Magic Kingdom - something in Fantasyland, lately usually Enchanted Tales with Belle, so Joel can be the suit of armor...chosen every single time we’ve visited.

Epcot - most of the time, Soarin’

DHS - usually Star Tours

AK - no particular first attraction...these days, something in Pandora, if we can get it
My Countdown Counting down to: Dreaming of a Disney Christmas 2019
407 days, 19 hours, 56 minutes
My Previous TripsDL off-site June 1979, WDW off-site Sept 1985, All-Star Movies May 2002, All-Star Music June 2007, All-Star Sports May 2009, Pop Century June 2010, Coronado Springs October 2011, All-Star Sports May/June 2012, Pop Century May/June 2013, All-Star Movies October 2013, Tropicana Inn at Disneyland Resort June 2014, All-Star Music May 2015, All-Star Sports June 2016, All-Star Movies October 2016, Pop Century May/June 2017, All-Star Sports March 2018
joelsmom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 11:30 AM   #8
Community Rank: Legend
CinderAbby's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 19,409

Post Thanks / Like
We don't usually have a first ride when we get in the parks because for the past couple of years, the first thing we do is have breakfast - and before the park opens if we can manage it. After that, it all depends upon what time it is and what we might have for an early FP for.
Disney 2018 TR UPDATED 10-15-18 POSTS 255 - 257
Looking for my previous TR's? Here they are
My Previous TripsAll WDW - July 1980 off property - July 1981 FW - July 1983 FW - July 1985 FW - August 1987 FW - July 1988 Treehouse Villas - July 1990 Treehouse Villas - July 1997 FW - August 2006 AS Sports, 1st time with DH and DD - August 2008 AS Sports - August 2009 AS Sports - August 2010 AS Sports - July 2011 AS Sports - August 2013 AS Music - August 2014 AS Music - August 2015 AS Music - August 2016 AS Music - August 2018 AS Music, Kate (lovewdw2) joined us for the weekend
CinderAbby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 05:09 AM   #9
Community Rank: Globetrotter
Kynna's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 3,173

Post Thanks / Like
With Fastpass we may not get on them first but the vacation becomes real when we get on Big Thunder Mountain!! I can't ever imagine going and not riding the wildest ride in the wilderness!

Fun at Jambo House
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsDLR '82, WDW '89, '91, '95. POR'97,DLH'03, DLH'06, OKW Jan. & SSR June '08 VWL March 09, BWV Jan 10, VWL March '11, Branson MO June 2011, DLR Sept 2011, CBR/Tree House Adventure & Harry Potter Birthday Bash June 2012! Haunted Mansion holiday DLR Oct 2012, ASM & AKL June 2013, POP/BWV Spring Break 2014, Treehouse Christmas 2014, CSR/Wilderness Lodge Reunion June 2015, November 2015 Disneyland Diamond Anniversary, SSR Food & Wine 2016, BLT-Disney Cruise-CSR 2016, AKL Thanksgiving 2017, BCV Food & Wine 2018,
Kynna is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 10:46 AM   #10
Community Rank: Explorer
SuperDave's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southwestern Connecticut
Concierge Level: 4
Posts: 11,283

Post Thanks / Like
It's different now with FP+ as I book my three always. But before it was something like this:

MK-Space Mountain

AK: Expedition Everest

DHS: Tower of Terror

Epcot: Test Track. I prefer Soarin' but TT easier as a walk on with the Single Rider line.

October 6, 2017-Enjoying an amazing dinner at Victoria & Albert's with PP's Dot and Drew

My TR from my most recent trip is now underway. Includes: Universal Studios Florida, Disney World and Sea World
Orlando Trifecta TR
-Updated October 14th!

My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips1995-2000, 2006-Various in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Lichtenstein, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Morocco; 1998-U.S. National Parks (California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada) 1999-Las Vegas, 2001-Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, 2005-Memphis, 2011-Austin, TX: ACL Festival and Orlando: Bay Hill Lodge; 2013-Paris and Eastern France's Wine Country, 2015-Memphis for 7 WDW: 2002-WL, 2003-CSR, 2004-AKL, 2005-BWI, 2007-POR, BC, 2008-Offsite Championsgate Omni & CBR, 2009-Poly, POR (Decade of Dreams), 2010-POFQ, GF, 2011-POFQ, 2012-CSR,WL, 2014-POR, 2015-DCL Magic in Western Caribbean, 2016-B Resort in DS, 2017-USF: Royal Pacific /WDW: Dolphin
SuperDave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 06:15 PM   #11
Community Rank: Traveler
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North East PA
Posts: 408

Post Thanks / Like
Small world
Sharing Disney with my daughters
My Previous Tripsoff site 85,87,93,off site Night of Joy 9/97,AS Movies 2/03,AS Movies 12/03,PORS&DAKL 6/04,DAKL & WL 5/05,All Star Music/Poly 12/05,Contemporary 5/07, WL 11/08,CB 5/09,ASM 6/09, Kidani 1/10,DAKL 8/11,11/14, AoA 11/15,GF/WL 6/16, ASM/AoA 3/17,SSRS 11/18, AS Music 11/19
catey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 09:58 AM   #12
Community Rank: Passenger
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 25

Post Thanks / Like
TMK: Big Thunder Mountain immediately followed by Splash Mountain. We do these a couple of times before the lines get huge

Epcot: Soarin

HS: Rockin' Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror

AK: Expedition Everest
BMartin77 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feature Article: Top 5 Tips for Planning A Disney Trip with Teens - A Walt Disney World Planning Article PassPorter News PassPorter News 0 06-09-2017 09:00 AM
Which Park would be best for a 1 day [trip with non-thrill ride/Harry Potter fans?] liambriellemom Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure 5 07-19-2016 05:46 AM
Planning a 3 full day trip - question about late park entry? evenstar84 Planning Your Adventure: Your Plans for Walt Disney World 6 06-07-2012 04:52 PM
Feature Article: Tips From a Disneyland Veteran - Planning Your First Trip to a New Park PassPorter News PassPorter News 0 10-14-2010 04:34 PM
Our June 2010 Disney Trip: Secrets of the OCD Disney Trip planning mom poegirl30 Sharing the Adventure: Disney World Trip Reports 107 07-15-2010 04:50 PM

Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger