Disney World FastPass
When you visit the Walt Disney World Theme Parks there is a FREE service called FastPass that is important for you to be familiar with. Certain attractions within each Park are designated as FastPass attractions and have special areas like the one depicted above where you can go to get a special ticket that allows you to return later within a designated time window (one hour long) where you can get into a special line that usually has a 10 minute or less wait for the attraction. A limited number of FastPasses are issued for each time range.
This can dramatically reduce your time spent in line during the day if used properly. Each Park has attractions that you absolutely take advantage of the FastPass system and others where it is optional depending upon the day. Your target should always be to never spend more than 20 minutes in line if you can avoid it. Believe it or not this is possible at Disney World, even during the busy seasons. Proper use of the FastPasses is one important component towards reaching that goal.
Note: Each person may obtain one FastPass at a time using his/her Park Admission Ticket at designated kiosks. At the bottom of the FastPass is a notation of when you may obtain another FastPass.
Epcot FastPass Strategy
As soon as you arrive at Epcot you should proceed directly to the Land Pavilion in Future World and get a FastPass for Soarin'. This incredibly popular attraction for all ages consistently has the longest lines and the FastPasses go quickly for this attraction.