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Disney World FastPass+ Tips and Park Plan Strategies

by Leap on March 10, 2020 359 Orlando

A note from Mommy Frog: After a temporary closure due to COVID-19, we’re so hoppy to share that Walt Disney World is beginning its phased theme park reopening July 11! To limit capacity during this initial reopening phase, FastPass+ service has been temporarily suspended and all current FastPass+ reservations have been canceled. For all of the details to know before you go, hop over to our full reopening post!

Disney World FastPass Tips and Strategies - PinterestIf you're planning your first trip to Walt Disney World (or maybe your first trip since FastPass+ launched), these Disney World FastPass tips and strategies are for you! FastPass+ can be a huge time-saver, and is an integral part of a Disney World vacation ... but it does require advance planning to do it right. Have no fear, frog fans! We've got you covered with these Disney World FastPass tips and park plan strategies to help you skip the lines and maximize your time (and who doesn't want more time at The Most Magical Place on Earth?). If you're looking for the basics, we recommend you start with our Guide to FastPass+, which includes frequently asked questions. And don't froget to download our printable guide to FastPass+!

When to Book Your Disney World FastPasses

When can you book FastPasses? It depends on where you're staying! Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay (up to 14 days), while guests staying off-site can make reservations up to 30 days in advance of each day of their theme park visit. The system allows guests to make advance reservations to skip the regular lines at three rides or attractions of their choice inside one park for every day of their visit.

Our Disney World FastPass Park Strategy

The most important thing to know about FastPass+ is that you should use it no matter how empty you think the parks will be when you visit, especially with new lands and attractions (such as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway). Crowds will always be around in the parks, and FastPass+ is a frogtastic tool to help mitigate them. You will see the very lowest waits of the day in the first few hours after the park opens. We recommend riding the highest priority attractions with the lowest durations when crowds are lowest (which you can see on our park plans) and saving FastPass+ until late morning or early afternoon when crowds are at their peak. If you arrive before park opening, you'll be in prime position to ride most of the major attractions before lunch time and maybe have used one of your FastPasses. We'll discuss this more below, but once you've used your three pre-booked selections, you have the option to obtain more FastPass+ reservations from the in-park kiosks or the My Disney Experience app.

For families with younger children, it may make more sense to use all of your FastPass+ reservations in the late morning or early afternoon. This allows you to take a break in the afternoon and go back to the hotel for a nap or a swim. Then, you can hop back to the park recharged and ready for even more fun. You and the tadpoles can then enjoy a few more rides (using the My Disney Experience app or an in-park kiosk to book additional FastPass+ reservations) and watch the evening's fireworks show.

Use FastPass+ as part of your general park planning strategy along with our park plans and Orlando planning app.

Disney World FastPass Tips - FastPass+ Kiosk

Our Top Disney World FastPass Tips

Make sure all of your party members are connected as friends and family, and your tickets are linked in My Disney Experience.

Before you make reservations, make sure all of the members of your party are linked as friends and family, and all of your tickets have been linked. While all adults can make or change reservations, we generally find it's easier if one person makes reservations for the whole group.

Disney World FastPass Tips - Using My Disney Experience

Book FastPass+ reservations early.

Resort guests have the ability to book up to 60 days in advance of their check-in date, while non-resort guests can book up to 30 days in advance. We recommend booking as soon as your window opens, so that you can secure a reservation for the most in-demand attractions. This means you will need to know which park you will be visiting on each day of your trip. On the day your booking window opens, you can start making FastPass+ reservations at 7 a.m. EST. Mommy Frog usually sets an alarm to try to snag FastPass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Flight of Passage and Slinky Dog Dash. If these aren't your priority, you may be able to sleep in without worrying about missing out, but we still recommend making your reservations as soon as possible, as availability is limited.

Choose your FastPass+ selections wisely.

Disney more than doubled the number of attractions that accept FastPass+ over the previous FastPass system. We're all in favor of more choices, but all attractions aren't created equally. You want to make sure you use your FastPass+ selections on your favorite rides and the most popular attractions with the longest wait times. To help you out, we made a list of priority attractions by park below.

Mind the tier system at EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

All parks except for Magic Kingdom have a tiered structure in place for FastPass+ selections. You can make only one selection from the Tier 1 list of attractions and two selections from the Tier 2 list. The Tier 1 attractions include your main headliners, aka those attractions that you do not want to miss. Not surprisingly, these are the same attractions with the longest waits.

Top Three Disney World FastPass Priorities by Park

Magic Kingdom Park

EPCOT

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Want to see the full list? Check out our Park Plans page. It also lists the suggested sequence of lands or areas to visit by park. Each of these is among the most popular attractions within the parks that see the highest wait times. In some of the parks, it's an easier decision because of the abundance of high-priority attractions. At EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s a more difficult decision, which brings me to my next point.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

If you see that there is no more availability at one of your priority rides, such as Slinky Dog Dash or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you should keep trying. Go ahead and book three choices, but periodically leading up to your visit, attempt to modify your reservations with the super in-demand attractions. It's worthwhile to check on the day of your reservation, as well, as cancellations do happen (which means those high-demand FastPasses get released and are up for grabs!).

EPCOT Tier 1 Attractions and Entertainment

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Test Track
  • EPCOT Forever

Disney's Hollywood Studios Tier 1 Attractions and Entertainment 

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway 
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Disney's Animal Kingdom Tier 1 Attractions and Entertainment

  • Na'vi River Journey
  • Avatar Flight of Passage

We've bolded what we think are the best choices from the Tier 1 lists. While Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios, FastPass+ is only available for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is also open, but is currently only accessible by joining a Boarding Group (which you can learn more about here.)

We chose Frozen Ever After because it is by far the most in-demand FastPass+ at EPCOT, so catch a reservation if you can! If we're heading into the park early for breakfast at Akershus and anticipate finishing up with the princesses before (or close to) park opening, we'll often skip a FastPass reservation and hop in line for Frozen Ever After with full tummies instead.

If "Let It Go" isn't your jam, Soarin' would be our next pick. We know that if we hit EPCOT at park opening, we can ride Test Track with a short wait and experience the full pre-show. Tad loves to design his own concept car, and for first-timers, it's really part of the full Test Track experience. We usually continue to visit the other Future World attractions in the morning and then schedule Soarin’ for the late morning before heading to World Showcase.

Back in the old days, people lined up outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios before park opening and made the (very fast) walk to Pixar Place to grab a paper FastPass for Toy Story Mania because it was so popular. Thanks to FastPass+ (and adding more ride capacity), you can now make this your Tier 2 selection and select a reasonable time to ride. (That's what we would do!) But we'd still recommend arriving at park opening if you'd like to join a Boarding Group to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Our Tier 1 FastPass+ pick is Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway (or Slinky Dog as a second choice). Once you've arrived in the park (and hopfully gotten your Boarding Group for Rise of the Resistance), you can head to Slinky for the lowest waits of the day. Then, hop over to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. If you didn't manage to get a FastPass+ reservation to pilot the Falcon, we recommend heading to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in the early evening for the lowest crowds (not to mention a gorgeous view of the spires at night!).

Disney World FastPass Tips - Pandora

For this Frog Family, Flight of Passage is the favorite choice at Animal Kingdom. This incredible flight simulator ride can be tough to get a FastPass+ for, so if you're not able to, we recommend heading straight there at park opening. Flight of Passage is so popular, we've written an entire post about getting FastPass+ for it and Na'vi River Journey. If you have a FastPass for a later time, or aren't an "Avatar" fan, rope drop is a prime time to head to Expedition Everest or Kilimanjaro Safaris for low waits.

Choose the rides that are important to YOU and YOUR FAMILY!

If you're traveling with young children who aren’t 40 inches tall, character experiences might be your priority, or some of the family-friendly Disney classics that don't necessarily have the highest wait times. Decide what works best for your family and plan accordingly.

Attention, park hoppers! Pick a park for your advance FastPass+ reservations.

You can only make advance FastPass+ reservations in one park per day in advance. So if you’re planning on starting the day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and hopping over to Magic Kingdom in the afternoon, know that you can only make advance FastPass+ reservations at one park. We recommend you use FastPass+ at the second park you’re headed to since you're more than likely starting at the first one when crowd levels are at their lowest.

Make use of extra FastPass+ reservations after you have used your first three. 

Disney World FastPass Tips - Slinky Dog Dash

All park-goers have the option of obtaining additional FastPasses. Once you've used your first three (or the reservation windows have passed), you can visit an in-park kiosk or use your mobile device and make an additional reservation in My Disney Experience. After you use that reservation, you are free to make another. These additional selections don't have to be in the park that you made your first reservations in, which makes it good for park hoppers, and it doesn't matter if you've already made a FastPass+ reservation for that ride. Once you're into your additional FastPasses, the tier restrictions no longer apply (though keep in mind that these will be subject to availability). While this is still a good way to save time, you will want to make your first three reservations your highest priority attractions.

Use it. Don't lose it. Modify and make changes to your FastPass+ reservations.

Once you've made an additional FastPass+ reservation, you can modify that reservation, including changing the time or replacing the attraction with something else. You can do this using the website, mobile app or at a kiosk. If you use the kiosk, note that your whole party doesn't have to be present to add or change the FP+ selection, but the person making the reservation needs to be connected to everyone as friends and family in My Disney Experience.

Use FastPass+ in combination with Rider Switch.

If you'll have a tadpole with you who isn't tall enough for all of the rides, you can use Rider Switch so that no one has to miss out. The benefit of this is that only your first party riders would need FastPass+. Let's say you're a party of four and three of you want to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Your youngest child can't or doesn't want to ride. You would all go to the FastPass+ entrance and tell the cast member you want to do Rider Switch. Your husband and older child would use their FastPass+ to ride while you waited with your youngest. You would get a Rider Switch pass, and you could wait for your husband and then ride along with your older child again while he waited. Or, you could come back with your pass later and ride. The Rider Switch pass is good for up to three people.

Whew! I know that was a ton of information. We hope that these Disney World FastPass tips will help you on your next trip! Have more questions about FastPass+? Have Disney World FastPass tips to share? Leave them in the comments. Check out our Disney FastPass Planning page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline for even more tips!

Related: FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions

Keep hopping!

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Mar 10, 2020 at 4:35 p.m. Derek Says...

We dutifully got up early this morning to select our fast passes for Disney studios April 9. Sadly, there were NO available tier 1 selections available, and a couple of high demand tiers 2 attractions were unavailable as well. We did get tower of terror and star tours reserved though. So, do we intentionally NOT select a tier 1 attraction and just leave it open hoping a tier 1 opens up or reserve something in tier 2 we really don’t want (like fantastic) and replace it if we get lucky? Thanks!

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Mar 11, 2020 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Derek,

Since you can modify your FastPass+ reservations at any time, either option works. If you're not interested in any of the other available Tier 2 options, feel free to leave the third FastPass+ slot open. But if you'd like to go ahead and make a third FastPass+ reservation just to have one, know that you can drop it if you come across one that you'd like better!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 6, 2020 at 7:28 p.m. TRACY GRAVES Says...

Hi,

We are planning a trip to Disney World. I understand making my three fastpass selections ahead of time but my questions is; if one of most popular rides (mine train) has only a fastpass selection for late in the evening (7:50pm) left, should I choose that as one of my first three? Knowing that I will not get to make anymore fastpass selections until that time has passed? Or should i just make three for in the morning and keep trying throughout the day?

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Mar 10, 2020 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy,

It really depends on what you'd like to prioritize! If you see a FastPass+ pop up for a popular ride like Mine Train (and you must ride it), we'd suggest hopping on that reservation, even though it's later in the day. While it's toadally possible that a FastPass+ could open up on the day you're there, we wouldn't count on it. But if you want to get on as many rides as possible by getting additional FastPasses after you've used up your initial three and you'd be OK with potentially missing the popular ride (or using the standby line), we'd say go with that approach.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3:09 p.m. Melissa Says...

HI! Love your site! We are planning a trip for 5 in May. Our youngest will not make the height for attractions 38in+. I was told by two disney cast members that if I want to do a Child Swap, I will have to make FP for me, husband, and two older girls (not just the first party riders). My husband and girls would go first and then I could ride with the girls....but we all have have FP. This seems to contradict what I've read above and on other sites. Disney said they are making changes.... And in that case I wouldn't be making any FP reservations for my 3 yr old. Will this screw her up later on in the day when we are adding FP after using our 3? Thanks!!

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Thanks so much - we're glad you hopped by! Rider Switch service can be used with or without FastPass; if you would like to combine Rider Switch with FastPass, then you are correct that everyone wishing to ride would need to have a FastPass. If you'd prefer to ride standby, you'd let a ride attendant know that you'd like to use Rider Switch service and the first party would wait in the standby line to ride; the second party would receive a digital pass in My Disney Experience to return (generally the current ride wait time minus ten minutes, with a one-hour return window). This should not impact her ability to get FastPasses later on in the day once the rest of your party's initial three have been used, but she may need to follow the park's tiering system (1 Tier 1 and 2 Tier 2, for example) before she is able to make another Tier 1 reservation. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 23, 2020 at 2:35 p.m. Jordy Binken Says...

Hii, me and my girlfriend are planning to visit disney world in may for 2 days... which parks can i combine to get the most rides and shows out of my stay :) (we are not staying in a resort at disney)

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Feb 26, 2020 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordy!

Since you want to focus on hitting as many rides and shows as possible, we'd suggest a full day at Magic Kingdom and one at Hollywood Studios (if you don’t have park hopper tickets). If you do have park hopper tickets, we'd recommend combining Magic Kingdom with Epcot (using the monorail), and Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom the next day (using the bus) if hitting all parks is important. If not, we'd suggest leaving Epcot out and spending a whole day at Magic Kingdom since there are more attractions available there.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 15, 2020 at 5:28 a.m. Thursday Says...

Hi, we're planning a 7 day park hopper trip from October 20th-26th, as it seemed like the lowest volume time that we personally can attend with job restrictions. I thought we were set, but after reading a lot of different forums, now I'm worried about reservations and fastpasses disappearing before my eyes when I log in at 7am 180/60 days before the trip begins.

As a generally anxious person, this is awful, since now I'm going to be stressing for MONTHS before these opportunities are even open to me. How much should I actually worry about fastpasses being completely booked on the day they become available, for the days we've chosen? And same for reservations for restaurants.

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Jan 15, 2020 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thursday!

We toadally feel you! We know it's easy for us to say, but try not to stress! It is a lot of planning, but believe us when we say you are going to have a fantastic time no matter which dining reservations or FastPasses you're able to nab ahead of time! We've had trips where we've been able to grab all of our must-dos, and some where we've had some less than stellar FastPasses, but still manage to ride our favorites without too much trouble. Prior to our booking window, we like to have our planned park for the day (often based on Extra Magic Hours) determined ahead of time and we make a list of our top two Tier 1 options so that we can try for a backup. If there's something we would rather not wait in line for that we didn't manage to get a FastPass for, we often plan to either rope drop or head to Extra Magic Hours to tackle that ride, where you'll find the shortest waits of the day (often thirty minutes or less). In our experience, the toughest to get will be Slinky, Flight of Passage and Mine Train, so we often rope drop those or try to hop on during Extra Magic Hours if we can't get a FastPass. We DO set an alarm to get up and try to grab FastPasses as soon as our window is open (Leap goes and grabs us a fancy coffee to make it a little more "special" that our eyes are open so early ;) ) Keep in mind that people can and do drop FastPasses (and dining reservations) as their trips approach, so be sure to continue to check back for cancellations, even during your trip! Plus, once your initial three advance reservations are used, you can continue to book more, one at a time. The TL:DR is: don't fret, friend! Let us know if we can help with any other suggestions - have a great time!

Keep hopping!

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Dec 28, 2019 at 12:59 p.m. Chris Says...

Great post!

Were headed to disney May 2020 with a couple babies. With rider swap (say for 7DMT), does each parent need a FP+ for the same time window (e.g. 10am-11am), or could the system be "gamed " where parent 1 has 10-11 while parent 2 does swap and then parent 2 has say 12-1 while parent 1 swaps?

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Dec 30, 2019 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Both parents looking to take advantage of Rider Switch would need a FastPass reservation. So in the example you provided, Parent 1 would go from 10-11 with one kiddo, hop off, and scan back in with kiddo 2; then later, Parent 2 would repeat the process. Both parents would not get to ride at both times, since each adult will need a FastPass reservation to ride each time. Hope this makes sense! Also, keep in mind that you do not have to use FastPass and Rider Switch together!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 26, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. Elena Says...

This has been so helpful! My husband and I are going to Disneyworld in Jan 2020. We’re doing all 4 parks (1 each day). When our window to select fast passes comes, can we select 3 fast passes for each park? Or is it just 3 passes total?

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Dec 27, 2019 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elena!

We are so hoppy to hear it! When your FastPass window opens, you'll be able to book 3 total reservations in advance, per day. Once those initial three are used, you can then continue booking one at a time. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Jeremy Valens Says...

I've been trying to sort out the mechanism for why people are able to get more desirable times for their fastpass by modifying it and refreshing the app. What I want to know is, do people with a fastpass and are modifying it get priority to see new and brief openings for other fastpasses in the system before people without any fastpasses (and who are trying to get one)? Or do modifiers and people without fastpasses see the exact same data and it's just a matter of timing as to what options appear?

I've seen online that if you miss a fastpass return, you still have that fastpass, but why would it matter? What value does retaining a missed fastpass have over not having the fastpass at all?

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Nov 17, 2019 at 9:41 p.m. Bonnie Heck Says...

Our family is planning to go next year in Jan. on a Mon. through Wed. We typically visit MK, EPCOT & HS. We usually go to HS on our last day and drive back to Miami early afternoon. We are debating about swapping our days and starting with HS and leaving EPCOT to the last day. It appears that Test Track will be closed when we go and there are way more rides in HS we want to ride. Does that sound better? Tips all say to get FP for your last day first, however, we are concerned that our first day (HS) would run out of FP sooner since there is Slinky and Star Wars, etc. with the whole tier 1 issue. I hope this makes sense. Any advice would be helpful. We are FL residents staying at a DW resort if that helps,

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Nov 19, 2019 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bonnie!

We'd definitely leave Epcot for your last day and try for Hollywood Studios FastPasses first since there's more of them. If you can, we'd suggest rope dropping (and/or EMH) to get the most out of those early morning hours! Have fun!

Keep hopping!

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Nov 5, 2019 at 6:55 p.m. Jake Nelson Says...

I truly hope God blesses you for publishing this article!! You haved saved SOOO many people SOOOO much time for this!!! Especially my family. Thank you so very much for this we are soooo grateful!!! :)

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Oct 27, 2019 at 1:11 p.m. Wendi Says...

Hi! I’m going to DW with my 82 Y/O dad in December. We have a 3 day park hopper & staying off site. Sunday we were going to do Hollywood in the morning, take a break, then MK in the afternoon and the Christmas party that nite. Should we use our 3 FP at HS or wing it in the morning and book the 3 FP for MK in the afternoon.

Dad likes to see the sights and the whole Disney experience. We may do slinky dog and the smugglers run...

Also, any thoughts on motion sickness for Avatar & Soarin?

Thank you!!

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Oct 29, 2019 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendi!

We'd suggest booking your FastPasses for Hollywood Studios, then picking up any you'd like at Magic Kingdom in the afternoon since you'll also be attending the party and can ride quite a few standby at that time. As for motion sickness, FOP and Soarin’ have both made us a little green, but we find them manageable. If those type of simulation rides affect you easily, we highly suggest to be prepared with Dramamine, Seabands, or whatever your go-to is. Have a great trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 16, 2019 at 8:22 p.m. Simon Says...

Thank you these are great. I'm after some specific info if it's out there as I'm struggling to find advice. I've been to WDW a few times before about 10 years ago but my GF has been before and we 1 Day before we cruise off on a Disney Cruise. The day we visit (on a Sunday in mid Dec) Hollywood studios has EMH in the morning (8am-9am). We were thinking we go there first, then Epcot for a couple of hours, then Magic Kingdom for late afternoon. MK shuts at 6pm as there is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party from 7pm, which we are hoping to go (most likely). My question, after that long scene setting, is it better to book your fastpass for the morning at HS (So you are able to use the extra FP's throughout the day with no guarantee of getting any for popular rides later and risk long wait times) or do we book the FP's for the evening at MK before the party (if we don't go to the party)? I know she really wants to do Space Mountain and so we are leaning towards gambling and use at the end of the day. Bearing in mind she has never been to WDW and wants to do the classic rides at MK.

A follow up question would be if we do decide to do Mickey's party in the evening, would it be better to do the FP in morning at HS and hoping MK will be quieter in the evening at the party?

Struggling to find any guidance on this. Hoping this makes sense. Many many thanks in advance!

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Oct 17, 2019 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simon!

You are so welcome - we're just happy you stopped by! If you can go to Disney's Hollywood Studios during Extra Magic Hours, we'd suggest booking the FastPasses for Magic Kingdom, especially considering Space Mountain (and Magic Kingdom in general) is a priority. If you do attend Very Merry, you can always modify and book the Hollywood Studios FastPasses instead, and once your initial three are used, you can then grab last-minute Magic Kingdom FastPasses until the party starts (and may even get to ride some favorites more then once!). Ultimately, we'd suggest booking FastPasses in the park that has the highest priority rides for you and going from there so that you're guaranteed to fit them in :) We hope this was helpful!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 16, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. Erah Says...

Help! We are confused, does Disney World charge a fee for FastPasses+ or not? We are getting a lot of conflicting information online.

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Oct 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erah!

Disney World does NOT charge for FastPass+ access - they are included with your ticket. Disneyland, however, has both a free and a paid FASTPASS service called MaxPass. You can read more Disney World FastPass+ FAQs here!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 16, 2019 at 3:14 a.m. Rebecca Gilleran Says...

Thank you for your helpful articles and tips especially on FastPass Plus in EPCOT. We 5 will be there on Thurs. 11/21/19 a week before Thanksgiving. IS THERE A BETTER FAST PASS ARRANGEMENT that we can make to insure that we see Frozen, Soarin, Mission Space and Fast Track on that day? We would also like to see Living With the Land and then spend most of our time in World Showcase pavilions. We know that Frozen is in demand but can only choose one Tier I at a time, and would rather go from Future World to World Showcase successively since one of us has walking issues. We will get to EPCOT at 8 AM for Extra Hours that day: see Fast Track @ 8:30 on our own, then use FP-Tier 2 - Mission Space @9:35; FP-Tier 1 - Soarin @10:50; FP-Tier 2 Living with Land @11:50 before going to future World. I assume that we must use Tier 1 & 2 FPasses before we can book Frozen at a Kiosk. Thank you for any help! :)

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Oct 17, 2019 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

That plan sounds great for your party! As you mentioned, you'll need to use your three advance FastPass reservations before you can book another Tier 1, such as Frozen. Frozen FastPasses go very quickly, so be aware that you may need to wait standby for that one. You can keep an eye on wait times in the app!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 25, 2019 at 6:37 p.m. cheryl Says...

My husband and I will be at Disney over Columbus Day Weekend and are staying off site. We plan on going to the Parks Saturday and Sunday. Most of the Fast Passes are already taken.

All the Parks except Epcot have Early Access.

Will being at a rope drop for any of the Parks work for us to try to get on The Dwarfs ride or Slinky - or is that fruitless because of the early access?

If we use our 3 Fast Passes at Magic Kindom, then are we stil restricted by the Tier System if we go to another park?

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Sep 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl!

We would definitely rope drop! Plan to be there at least a half an hour before rope drop (an hour would be the sweet spot, and you can grab some coffee while you wait), as you'll likely be able to head in a little early. While there will be more people in for early access, things have still been pretty accessible! Like you mentioned, head to the big ticket rides first. If you use your three advance FastPass reservations, you are no longer restricted by the Tier system if you were to park hop. Have a great time!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 18, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. Helene Says...

Hi! We are booking for a trip in a few days and there are few fastpass available. I would like to know if we book fastpass for late afternoon, do we have to wait that the 3 of them are used to be able to book others?

If yes, does that mean that we should book less interesting rides early morning and then book interesting rides after, or we keep or late afternoon nice passes?

Thank you for your great website!

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Aug 20, 2019 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helene!

That's correct; you need to use up all three of your advance FastPasses before you can book more day-of, one at a time. If you're heading into the parks early, our best advice is to group your three advance for the morning that way you can continue booking throughout the afternoon if you'd like.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 8, 2019 at 11:35 a.m. Stephanie Schaefer Says...

Hello! When you go in to book your fast passes via the my disney exp app and are booking for mulitple people (6 in my group all adults) do they offer a number of fast passes for the specific ride? Or would I have to try and get 6 individual fast passes? If I have to book individually any tips on how to do this so we are able to secure all 6 fast passes for the same time? Thanks so much!

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

When you log in to My Disney Experience and go to add a FastPass reservation, you'll be prompted to select who in your party will be joining you - so you'll select all six members of the party. Each member of the party will need a FastPass at each experience. If you're having trouble, sometimes splitting your party up and trying for two overlapping windows in smaller parties works (i.e. - 3 FastPasses from 10-11 and 3 FastPasses from 11-12, where everyone can arrive at 11 and ride as an entire party). We'd definitely start by searching for the six together and adjust from there.

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Jun 2, 2020 at 5:36 p.m. Saskia Says...

Just to make sure I understand this correctly: There are four of us and we don’t have exactly the same interests. Can two of us have different fastpasses from the other two? Even when we are linked in one account?

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Jun 2, 2020 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Saskia!

That's correct - even if you're all connected as "My Friends and Family," you can still hand-select your party, which means you can split off in any way you'd like! While every person is allotted 3 advance FastPasses each day, not everyone has to use them on the same ride(s).

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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:18 p.m. Tiffany Says...

Question about fast pass tiers: Once I use up all three fast passes for the day, am I Limited to which additional fast passes I can make? For example can I continually make fast passes for slinky dog dash once I've used up the initial three?

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Jul 29, 2019 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany!

Once you've used your initial three, there are no limitations! The tricky part is that often some of the more high-demand rides such as Slinky have less availability, as there are a limited number of FastPasses each day. We've had a lot of luck when we refresh, as silly as it sounds!

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Jul 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Kim Mertens Says...

When we booked our fast passes 60 days prior, it only let us book 1 at a time. Wondering if you have heard of this before. We went 4th of July weekend.

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Jul 8, 2019 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

Hmm, we haven't heard of this! When you're staying on-site, you should be able to book up to 3 FastPass+ reservations per day in advance for the whole of your visit. Did you receive an error message of any kind? Are you an Annual Passholder by chance?

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Jul 5, 2019 at 2:49 p.m. Vip Says...

Hi, I understand we can use rider switch if little one can't or doesn't want to go and can get away with only using two fast passes for the other three to ride. Can this be done the other way round, ie older one (10yr old) doesn't want to go because he thinks its not thrilling or is too babyish for him, can we use two fast passes and rider switch so each adult can go with the younger one? Can't leave 10yr old on his own! This would be the ideal way to use the fastpass.

Better still, if the younger one doesnt want to go on anything... could we use the two passes on something else but the older one go instead?

Thanks

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Jul 8, 2019 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vip,

Yep, this can be used both ways! Just let the ride attendant know who will and won't be riding, and they'll distribute the pass accordingly. You can see the full list of attractions offering Rider Switch here.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 28, 2019 at 5:27 p.m. Vip Says...

Hi, we have a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids. One is tall and the other is short so if we use 2 fastpasses with rider switch, 3 of us could ride (alternating) with 2 fast passes if the short one is not riding. With the other two passes which will be for one adult and the shorter one, whats the best way to use them to try and maximize everybody's experience?

Thanks

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Jun 28, 2019 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vip!

Since your littlest froggy won't be able to take part in a couple of the rides, we'd suggest asking them what they'd most like to ride and going from there. If there's one that's particularly in-demand or generally has a longer wait time (Peter Pan's Flight, for example), we'd suggest using the remaining two FastPasses on those attractions. Enjoy!

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Jun 28, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. Kate Says...

Hello,

Love reading this such great information. I had a quick question because I have heard varying information. We have a family of 6 and two are little. Could my husband and 2 oldest get a fast pass for slinky and than I get fast pass for littles and me on toy story mania so they don’t have to wait. Would i be able to get rider swap for slinky dog without a fast Pass? Thanks

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Jun 28, 2019 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

Thanks so much - hoppy you dropped by! Yes, you are able to split your party for FastPasses using the My Disney Experience app. You'll be able to select which members of your party you'd like to ride (over the age of 3; any guests under 3 don't need a ticket, and therefore don't need a FastPass reservation). Rider Switch does not require a FastPass, either, so you'd be able to enjoy Slinky, as well. However, your whole party will need to let the attendant know that you'd like to utilize Rider Switch at the queue. Your husband and older kiddos will then redeem their FastPasses (the attendant will be able to instruct you further), while you and the other kiddos will be assigned a return time since you don't have FastPasses, leaving you to head to Toy Story Mania in the meantime. Enjoy!

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May 26, 2019 at 1:22 p.m. Megan Says...

Hi! We are traveling in November. We usually offsite, but we were going to stay a night or two at a Disney resort to get the fast passes 60 days in advance. We plan on going to the park on the 18th and 19th. If we only stay one night do we only get the reservations for the day we check in or both the day we check in/checkout? Thanks!

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May 28, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Yes, check-out day is included!

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May 21, 2019 at 4:28 a.m. Sam Says...

This site has been so helpful. We are taking a last minute trip after finding out my husband's work conference is in DIsney. I have less than 3 weeks to plan, will spend the majority of the days with 3 kids by myself (ages 5, 6, and 7). Any advice for me? Can I just wing it or will that be a fail? (this is a first time for all of us)

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May 21, 2019 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

How FUN for you and the tadpoles! Don't stress too much over it - we have done the exact same thing and been toadally fine. The biggest challenge you'll find is that Disney World has an age requirement for kiddos to ride alone (14 - and we've been asked about it on vacations before!) Because of this, aim for rides like the carousel, Jungle Cruise, it's a small world, Pirates of the Caribbean and meet and greets when it's just the four of you. When your husband is able to join, take advantage of Rider Switch where you can. We highly recommend doing some planning, if only when it comes to FastPasses, so that you don't have to worry about waiting in long lines with the kiddos. You're within your booking window, so you can start planning now if you have your tickets! You can book 3 advance FastPasses for each day; once those are used up, your can start booking additional passes one by one. There are also a ton of fun experiences and shows at the parks (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom; scavenger hunts; parades; the aquarium at Epcot; dance parties; Festival of the Lion King; I could go on and on!) that will be great for your group, so be sure to check the schedule for each park. I'd also have a Plan B if the little ones (or you!) need a break. This can include things like heading back for a nap, a dip in the pool, or lunch at one of the resorts or Disney Springs (nothing formal; just know what your quick escape is if you need it!). An awesome resource right now is My Disney Experience; that's where you'll book FastPasses, but also, you can see the schedule of events and add things like parades, fireworks, etc. to your schedule. Let us know if you have any other questions! You can do it :) Have a frogtastic time!

Keep hopping!

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May 10, 2019 at 1:22 a.m. Sherri Says...

We have a 1yo & 3yo so not able to get on all rides as a family. If my husband wanted to take my 3yo daughter on 3 rides using his fast passes and I wanted to take her on 3 different rides using my fast passes, does my 3 year old then technically require 6 fast passes to accompany us?

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May 13, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sherri!

Yes, your three year old would need her own FastPass+ reservations to accompany you in the FastPass+ line. However, you can take advantage of Rider Switch so that either you or your husband can wait with the baby, then take turns riding with your other tadpole. You can find more information on this service here.

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Apr 30, 2019 at 6:24 p.m. Shell Says...

Ok, so if we have a little, could I not do my fast pass, while my husband did and still be able to rider swap?

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Mar 27, 2019 at 3:35 p.m. Julia Says...

Hello! I'm a Disney-veteran, but I've never tried booking one Fastpass and then linking it to the others. How exactly does that work?

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Mar 27, 2019 at 1:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia!

It all comes together through My Disney Experience. If look under your main options when hovering over "My Disney Experience" when on desktop, you'll see the option "My Family and Friends." Click there, then click on the blue plus sign to "Add a Guest." It will then walk you through getting in touch with the others in your party (the easiest way is through their reservation number or ticket). Once they're connected, you can then manage FastPasses for the group within the app.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 21, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. Lisa Harrison Says...

Question about Child Swap..Say there is a ride my husband and two kids want to ride, but I don't. Can we use child swap in that scenario? My husband and oldest ride the ride using Fast Pass, I am in line with a child swap pass with my youngest. When the ride is done, my oldest gets off and my youngest gets on with my husband?

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Mar 25, 2019 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Yep! That will be no problem.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 11, 2019 at 7:36 p.m. Marcy Says...

We are planning a trip to DW in 2020. One person will be purchasing all the Disney tickets and we will link them all together. Since everyone may not be staying on Disney property, can our family member that is staying on Disney property obtain fast passes for the whole group, 60 days prior to check in?

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Mar 11, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcy!

Unfortunately, those members staying off-site will be limited to a 30-day window for their FastPasses. The organizer can still book for the group, but the windows for on- and off-site guests will still apply since you'll need to link your hotel reservations.

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Mar 5, 2019 at 1:56 p.m. kim Says...

We are going in June. The first day we will do rope drop at MK. We want to get a fastpass for Slinkydog but won't be going to that park until the next day. How do we get a fastpass? Can we order them during our 30 day window?

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Mar 5, 2019 at 8:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

That's correct; if you're wanting to head to ride Slinky (and who doesn't?!) you'll need to grab a FastPass during your booking window. If you're staying offsite, that window is 30 days prior to your arrival; if you're staying on Disney property, that's 60 days prior to your arrival.

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Mar 5, 2019 at 12:07 p.m. Simon Says...

Forgive me if this was on your site and I didn't see it, but could you tell us which rides we do NOT need a Fastpass for? I.E. rides where the lines move quickly and there is likely to be under half hour wait.

Many thanks.

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Mar 5, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simon!

This can vary depending on the day, of course, but the Barnstormer, Magic Carpets (we like to eat our Dole Whips in line while we wait), Mad Tea Party, The Little Mermaid, its a small world and Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor tend to have shorter lines and may not be worth an advance FastPass. Keep in mind that weather plays a big part (folks will be looking to hop inside on the warmest part of summer days and/or rainy days, and on cold days, water rides will have little to no wait). Another one that may not be worth the advance FastPass is Dumbo, which has an air conditioned play area to wait your turn to ride in. A good amount of rides will have same-day FastPasses (provided they aren't in high-demand, like Slinky Dog Dash or the Pandora rides), so we like to try to use our initial three on our "must" rides that tend to have longer waits, then check in to see if we can't get our other favorites on a FastPass once those are used up. Muppet Vision and Finding Nemo tend to have lower wait times, as well.

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Mar 4, 2019 at 10:22 p.m. Leanne Says...

I keep getting mixed information about the child swap. We are a family of 4(2 adults 1child 1infant)

Say we want to ride splash mountain do both adults require a FastPass?

Technically if we get fast passes for all rides that ur children cannot ride could we have 6 in one day. 3 for my husband and 3 for me but child swap??

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Mar 5, 2019 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leanne!

I don't blame you one bit - Rider Switch can be a little confusing! If you are utilizing FastPass with your Rider Switch pass, then yes, both adults will need a FastPass reservation. However, you don't need FastPass reservations to utilize Rider Switch (though when you make your Rider Switch reservation, this will show up with your FastPasses in My Disney Experience, and you'll usually enter using the FastPass queue). You can find a little more information about Rider Switch here.

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Feb 15, 2019 at 2:32 p.m. Lacy G Says...

Hi! Reading everyone's question/answers has been so helpful! So we are booked to visit in October 22-29th. My question is am I able to book fastpass' for our whole trip starting 60 days out or do I need to do it day by day? I hope that makes sense! Thank you!

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Feb 15, 2019 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacy!

If you are staying on Disney property, you'll be able to book your FastPass reservations for your entire trip starting at the 60 day mark.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 6, 2019 at 1:49 p.m. Eric Says...

We are going to WDW three weekends in a row and we all have guest passes, how far in advanced can we make fastpasses

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Jan 28, 2019 at 3:27 a.m. Liz Says...

Hi! We will be going to Animal Kingdom Ferb 11,2019. The regular park hours are 9-8. I got a FP for Rivers of Light at 8:15 after regular park hours. I am not staying at a Dianey property, so do not have use of EMH. Will I not be able to use there fast passes? Thanks!

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Jan 28, 2019 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

In looking at the park hours for that day, it looks like EMH is in the morning from 8-9 a.m. If your FastPass is for 8:15 a.m., it would be good for an hour, which means if you can hop to Rivers of Light after rope drop at 9 a.m., you'd be able to take advantage! The park does close at 8 p.m., so if your FastPass is indeed showing for 8:15 p.m., I'd ask a Cast Member what's going on to see if they can't help out :)

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Jan 23, 2019 at 9:23 p.m. Tamaya Says...

Hi. We're staying on property for three nights (first) and with friends for another two. If we have five days of park tickets can we make FP for all of those days at 60 days out, or just for the days that we are on property?

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Jan 25, 2019 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tamaya!

If you are starting your trip on Disney property, you'll be able to book your FastPass+ Reservations for the whole trip at 60 days out. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 21, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. Cam Says...

Hi! We are booking our honeymoon for early August. The first few days we’ll be staying on property before moving to an off-property condo. Do you know if any of the benefits of staying on-property carry over once we’ve moved locations? (Ex- can we book fast passes 60 days out for the whole trip?). Also, any recommendations for resorts, which days of the week to visit which parks, etc? Planning probably an 8 day trip with one day at Universal. Thanks!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cam,

Congratulations! Yes, since you are starting your honeymoon on Disney property, you'll be able to book FastPass+ reservations at the 60 day mark for your entire trip. Our Crowd Calendar has a lot of hopful information about park hours, crowd levels and recommended parks for each day of your trip. We also have a lot of great planning tools to help you strategize while in the parks. We have lots of hotel information available so that you can take a peek at the options available to you at Disney -- we're sure the Frog Pond has lots of valuable recommendations to make your trip extra magical (and romantic) too!

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May 23, 2019 at 10:16 p.m. Nick Says...

Hi. Just reading this. Can I clarify - you don't have to stay in a Disney property for the whole trip to take advantage of the 60 day window? A theory - 1st night in a Disney hotel then 13 nights somewhere else - this still allows you to book 60 days for the whole two weeks? Thanks.

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May 24, 2019 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick!

No, unfortunately the 60 day window will only apply to the days that you are staying on-site; so in the theory presented, you'd be able to book FastPasses for the one night on Disney property at 60 days out, and the off-site days at 30 days out. The FastPasses connect to your hotel reservation number to verify through My Disney Experience. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 17, 2019 at 7:02 p.m. First time Visitor WDW Says...

I will be visiting WDW in the spring of 2020 with my wife 2 kids and brother. My youngest is only 2 and there are a few rides we'd like to utilize the Child swap program on. My question is sense we have 4 riders able to use the fastpass plus system. Could I make a fast pass reservation on a tier 1 ride for one using only two fast pass reservations then use a child swap to get the other two people on the ride and use the other two peoples tier one reservation on another ride and child swap again. This way we can ride two tier 1 rides with out having to rush to one first thing in the morning? Does the question make sense at all haha?

Thanks for your help,

First time visitor

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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:29 p.m. Katy Says...

Hi!

I have a question I can't seem to find an answer to. If I have a 5 day pass (one park per day) and reserve all 3 Fastpasses for a certain park, can I later decide to go to a different park and just delete these Fastpass reservations? I'm not sure if we want to go to Animal Kingdom on a Sunday or Saturday and I'd like to reserve Fastpasses for Animal Kingdom park on both days. We could then choose which day we go and still have the fastpasses.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katy,

Yes, you can do this. Just keep in mind that if you have a 5-day ticket, you will only be able to make FastPass+ reservations for five days.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 2, 2018 at 4:21 p.m. Lora Says...

We are a group of 14. Four will be checking in the day after the first 10. What is the best strategy for getting fastpasses together?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lora!

We recommend waiting to book all FastPasses+ together once the second party's booking window opens up ... this will make it easiest to match up all of your plans!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:09 p.m. Lynne Says...

I'll be using a wheelchair. Will we be able to fit through all the waiting lines? Can we still use a FastPass with a wheelchair?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynne!

All lines are wheelchair accessible (and if not, there's always a wheelchair accessible alternative!) so you don't need to worry. Of course you can still use FastPass+ with a wheelchair!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 7:23 p.m. Tina Says...

my question is a general question, but mainly with rope drop and fast pass lines. We will be coming in January. A family of 6, one of our family members will be in a wheel chair. how does this affect the hustle and bustle of rope drop? The fast pass lines and regular lines? She has bad arthritis but can walk for a while with out complications. But a full day of walking and standing in lines is way too much. Is it even possible to navigate rope drop with a member in a wheel chair. I really want to include her in everything but not hold back the group. Sounds like that rush to get to FOP or Slinky could be a huge swing on waiting times. (If you are in the front of the pack or at the back) Also do all rides have a handicap line? So many have stairs and non-friendly wheelchair paths to the ride. She can easily navigate from the line to the ride with out the chair. But in line and from ride to ride the chair is needed. Thanks ahead for any help or suggestions.

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Oct 24, 2018 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina!

We recommend visiting guest services upon arrival to see if any accommodations can be made for you. Not being in the "front of the pack" does make a huge difference. All rides are handicap accessible.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2018 at 12:52 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

“Sharing” FastPass question— our family of 5 is staying on property but we know that not all of us will go to the WDW parks on some days (some of us will be going off property.) Can we use those family members’ magic bands and fast pass selections or do those people have to physically be in the park to use their ticket for the day to use their fast passes?

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Oct 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

No - those family members would have to enter the park with their ticket or MagicBand and finger print in order for their FastPass+ selections to be available for us.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 7, 2018 at 3:46 a.m. Jade Says...

Hi,

Is it still correct that you don't need to get FP for all members of our group if using child swap? I keep seeing mixed responses? We are family of 4; one 3yo who cannot ride several rides. Can we just get 2 FP for my son and I and then my husband rides using child swap through FP line even though he wouldn't have a FP? Is that how it would work or do we need to get 3 FP?

Thanks!

If you'll have a little one with you who isn't tall enough for all the rides, you can do a child swap so that no one has to miss out. The benefit of this is that only your first party riders would need FastPass+. Let's say you're a party of four and three of you want to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Your youngest child can't or doesn't want to ride. You would all go to the FastPass+ entrance and tell the cast member you want to do a child swap. Your husband and older child would use their FastPass+ to ride while you waited with your youngest. You would get a child swap pass, and you could wait for your husband and then ride along with your older child again while he waited. Or you could come back with your pass later and ride. The child swap pass is good for up to three people.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jade!

Yes, that is still correct as far as we know. We'll update this post if anything changes. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2018 at 12:51 a.m. jenny Says...

is there a list somewhere that shows which rides have the double tap for fast passes?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

Most rides have two touch points, but the use of the second one depends on how busy the park is and if they feel it's necessary. Always plan to tap twice!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 10:44 p.m. Ernest Long Says...

You need to update your downloadable Frog Family Guide to FastPass+. It does not list the current Tier 1 attractions in Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios (your web page does). Also I believe that you can get additional FastPass+ reservations on Disneys app (after you use the 3 that you reserved in advance) mow and do not need to go to a park kiosk.

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Sep 20, 2018 at 7:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ernest!

Thanks so much for letting us know - we'll update that ASAP!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2018 at 3:25 a.m. rubster6 Says...

I am trying to figure out our fast passes and having a lot of trouble. How do you know where you will be in the park so that you can book a time slot for certain rides? Not sure if this makes sense, but when I usually go to a park I just walk through it and if I see a ride I want to go on, I wait in line and get on. I'm thinking with disney I better not do this. How do you suggest I decide what time slots I should choose? What if I choose a 2pm time slot for a certain ride and I'm all the way at the end of the park and this park is super far away. Hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help.

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Sep 4, 2018 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We recommend looking at a map when scheduling your FastPass+ reservations. For example, we recommend booking back-to-back FastPasses+ for rides that are close together like Peter Pan's Flight and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. However, consider putting an hour or more between FastPasses+ for attractions across the park from one another, like Flight of Passage and Exhibition Everest ... especially if you're unfamiliar with the parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 23, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Zachary Zimmern Says...

Hi!

I am staying at Pop Century starting October 25, 2018. I have linked my resort reservation and park tickets to my Disney account.

For some reason, though, when I look to book my fastpasses, I am only allowed to skip 30 days ahead. I thought I can book 60 days in advance.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks!

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Aug 25, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. Marie Says...

Hi I just asked this question today when I called for help to WDW in setting up my account and getting ready to book for a November visit. The answer was that your account will list access 30 days in advance until the actual first day you can book for 60 days in advance based on your resort arrival date. (The WDW system will read in your resort start date and feed that into your Fast Pass data.) On that morning at 7a your Fast Pass account will go "active" for a 60 day advance booking. Since my resort stay starts later than yours this fall I won't be able to say if that's correct or not, but it seems to make sense.

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Zachary!

Weird! We recommend calling Walt Disney World guest services for assistance at 1 (407) 939-5277.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 6:01 p.m. Michelle Says...

We have tickets for Mickey's NSSHP in October. I've read conflicting opinions on several different sources about the ability to reserve FastPasses for the 4:00pm to 7:00pm time period with only a Party ticket. Is that allowed, or is a park ticket needed for that day? Thank you!

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Aug 25, 2018 at 3:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

We're still trying to get to the bottom of this ... we've heard of conflicting experiences as well! Keep an eye on this post and hopefully we'll have an update soon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2018 at 3:46 p.m. CarolinaGirl Says...

We did this Dec'17. We only had a party ticket, but were able to cram in the fast passes before the times shut down for party only times.

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Aug 10, 2018 at 3 a.m. Allie Says...

Hello!

I read where they are now doing "digital" rider switch passes. We are traveling with 7 people, but one is a toddler. We were hoping to divide fast passes and utilize the rider switch (3 get Test Track and 3 get Soarin) and then the people who don't have to corresponding FP+ can use the rider switch. Will all of that still work with the "digital" rider switch? We just dont want to divide our FP+ and then get turned away since the others dont have FP+ for certain attractions. Hope that makes sense!! Thank you!

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Aug 28, 2018 at 4:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allie!

We're not quite sure about the answer to your question, but invite the Frog Pond to chime in with their expertise! We're going to continue looking for an answer in the parks. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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