Disney World theme parks are busiest in the afternoons, about 12-5. This is why it is best to arrive at park opening and stay until park close. If you’re one of the first people in the park, there will be a no wait for the best attractions that will have 2 hour waits just an hour later. If it’s too much to stay all day (very likely-it’s tiring) then its fine to leave the park in the middle of the day and come back later. Wait times for rides could be 90 minutes at 2pm, and only 20 at 10am or 8pm. We want our Fastpasses scheduled in the early afternoon, when the park is busier (so we skip more lines) but early enough that we can make more after they’re used. We want these to be used on the attractions with the longest wait times, so we can save the most time.
General Rules: “must do” attractions will have more than an hour wait, usually 1-2, from 11am to 8pm. Shows never have a wait, so you can always show up right before for a quick indoor break.
Always get a park map and times guide when you enter so you know when and where to be at all times. Or ask someone if you need help!
You want your Fastpasses scheduled in the early afternoon, when the park is busier (so you skip more lines) but early enough that you can make more after they’re used. You want these to be used on the attractions with the longest wait times, so you can save the most time.