2020 & 2021 Walt Disney World Tickets & Hotels Now Available!

2020 & 2021 Walt Disney World Tickets & Hotels Now Available! 2020 & 2021 Walt Disney World® Tickets & Hotels Now Available! 2020 & 2021 Walt Disney World Tickets & Hotels Now Available!

ORDER NOW to secure your ticket reservation in the parks!
1–7 Day Theme Park Base Tickets only for 2020 arrivals.

SAVE UP TO $70
Book My Hotel >

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!

Keep hopping, Leap!
View Comments
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
101–150 of 160 comments
Nov 28, 2015 at 4:27 a.m. Jen Says...

To piggy back on my previous question: can we get 3 fast passes now, and then split up when we get there and get new different fast passes once those three are used?

Reply
Nov 28, 2015 at 4:26 a.m. Jen Says...

Quick question: we have a large family group heading to Disney. Is there any way that half of us can get fast passes for the bigger rides, and the other half get the little kid rides? Or will ALL the fast passes be linked for the ENTIRE DAY since we bought the tickets together?

Reply
Dec 1, 2015 at 3:52 a.m. DanneyMouse Says...

Jen: you can do what you are asking, but another option is that you could use someone else's Band for a second ride. Probably not feasible logistically in a large split-up group, but rather than the little ones wasting a FP on an attraction that doesn't really require a FP you could double up on BIG rides using their Band.

Reply
Nov 30, 2015 at 7:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

You can all split your FastPasses as you wish. Far as your other question, when you've used your first three, you can all select a new FastPass, and they can all be different.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Nov 10, 2015 at 4:04 a.m. John Says...

Can you get fast passes for both the day that you arrive in your Disney hotel and the day you leave your Disney hotel?

Reply
Nov 18, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

FastPasses are for everyone, not just hotel guests. If you are staying on-site at a Disney hotel, you get to make your reservations earlier than those who are not at 60 days in advance of check-in.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 3:54 p.m. Brad Says...

A couple of other families we know are going to Disney the same time as we are at different places and so we have not decided whether to stay on or off property and currently have reservations at both. We have our park tickets already but it is more than 60 days until our trip.

If we make our Fast Pass + reservations on Day 60 before trip due to the Disney hotel reservation and then end up cancelling the Disney Hotel on, say, Day 15 before the trip (so within 30 days of trip), what will happen? Will our FastPasses stay because we are within 30 days anyway or will they disappear because we are not staying on property and they were made more than 30 days in advance?

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

I believe you will lose your FastPasses under that scenario. Maybe someone else can chime in with a similar experience.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Jul 30, 2015 at 12:27 p.m. Jo Jo Says...

Slightly astounded by a few people's negativity! As others have rightly said this is a holiday so relax and enjoy it. Popular theme parks are busy, if you really want to do a particular ride or attraction you have to queue for it - get over it! If you can't be bothered to queue then just don't take the ride. The fact that there are any kind of possible queue-jumping possibilities at all is a bonus. Why shouldn't Disney reward the loyalty of those staying at their resorts with a little something extra? As someone else has said Universal do it. I think some people are giving a very distorted view on here which isn't fair on those currently planning trips that haven't been before. I've been to Disney several times including over Christmas and New Year - which is their absolute busiest time, especially Magic Kingdom - we weren't staying on site and due to a problem with our reservation numbers (our fault, not Disney's) we weren't able to book FastPasses until we got to the parks. I'd like to make it clear to anyone now panicking from reading a certain few's comments that this in no way spoiled our fun. With the exception of two rides we were able to get on every single ride/attraction/character visit that we wanted plus many more. There were still FastPasses available albeit the times were spread throughout the day (didn't bother us) and they weren't available for everything. But there was still availability for many rides. We booked what we could and slotted these in around everything else. As this website recommends, getting to the park for opening (which we did) meant that many of the rides in the Fanstasyland area (our favourite as I have two young daughters!) didn't have particularly long queues at all to begin with. As for the comments about the kiosks...just find a kiosk without queues! There's enough kiosks! We didn't queue at all (again like this website recommends) find kiosks towards the back of the park early on). I can't stress enough how busy the parks were on our last visit (the day before they closed admission by about 11 AM (Magic Kingdom) because they were full to capacity and it was still fine as long as you have the right attitude. This is a really good website with loads of great advice. Just take advice from the actual website and ignore the negatives. comments from people with very unrealistic expectations. Disney is fab and you will have an awesome time!!

Reply
Aug 2, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. Tavia Hassani Says...

I totally agree with you JoJo...its all in the attitude! Disney is a magical place...even with long lines and lots of sweaty people. ..and if you dont lose sight of all the fun disney offers you will have an awesome time! !

Reply
Jul 8, 2015 at 3:31 a.m. Cindy Tjon Says...

Hello! Could you please expand on how Jasmine was able to book 6 FP+ for 2 people, please? What does she mean that she copied and pasted to each other? I would like to do the same if possible and I have never made FP+ selections before so more details would be appreciated. Great site by the way!

Reply
Jul 8, 2015 at 7:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

I just re-read Jasmine's comment, and the first time I think I misunderstood her. If she was indeed able to get 6 FastPasses for each person for one day, that was a glitch. You should not be able to do that, but you can copy over your 3 selections to another person. I am going to respond back and see if all of those reservations ended up sticking for her.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Jul 11, 2015 at 1:52 p.m. Cindy Tjon Says...

Thanks!

Reply
Jul 5, 2015 at 4:58 p.m. Bill Says...

I just purchased 2-day passes for our trip to Florida in mid-July, so I'm only using FP+ about 10 days before our trip. When I was making my selections, there were only 2 attractions we wanted to use the FP passes for, but when Disney presented me with 4 different options, each option included a 3rd attraction that we're not interested in. I can't just remove 1 attraction from our FP+ itinerary, it's all or nothing. Do you know of a way to remove 1 attraction from our FP+ itinerary?

Also, if we simply skip the attraction we don't want to go to, does Disney penalize us for doing this?

Reply
Dec 1, 2015 at 4:01 a.m. DanneyMouse Says...

Those pre-packaged FastPass plans are just a starting point. Once you pick one, you can change literally everything about it, including canceling one of them. There would be no advantage to you to cancel, but it would be polite to make it available to others if you have no intention to use.

Reply
Jul 6, 2015 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bill,

We recommend you go ahead and book a third pass even if you don't need it. That way, if you decide you do want to do something else, then you would have the option to replace it. If you do not book 3 FastPasses and then you decided to add another, you would not be able to without canceling your others. Hope this make sense! There is no penalty for skipping out on a reservation.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
May 24, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. Ida Says...

If someone in the group is not planning to use all 3-fastpasses, can they select one and give it to someone else in the group to ride? Thanks!

Reply
May 26, 2015 at 11:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ida,

Yes, provided that person with their band is in the park. You would just need to switch bands to go on the attractions.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
May 20, 2015 at 6:47 p.m. Mike Says...

Hello there,

well the only opportunity for my family of 5 with teens can go to Disney is in the heart of July. (PEAK TIME) we have a 7 day hopper but am staying off site. After reading all of these entries I am discouraged in that I imagine all the fast passes for anything worth while will be taken by the time my peak time 30 days begins. Is this really the case or am I being a droopy drawrs soggy bottom old man with no plan ?

Reply
May 21, 2015 at 7:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Ha ha! That's what Mommy Frog calls me ;)

But seriously. On rides with high capacity, I think you will be OK. You just may not get the absolute best time slot for your FastPass+ on popular rides with lower capacity, such as Toy Story Mania, and it will be tough to get a reservation to meet Elsa and Anna.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
May 11, 2015 at 11:39 p.m. Jade Says...

I kind of feel like people should just be happy to have ANY fast passes at Disney and not complain so much and enjoy what they can. Everywhere else you would have to pay to go to the front of the line and a lot of people can't even go on vacation let alone to Disney World. It's vacation, relax. I always look at it as if you don't get to do everything you can come back another year and do other things. I told my little sister we couldn't meet Elsa and Anna this trip because the line would be too long and I didn't get fast passes. So I was pleasantly surprised (and she will be too) when FPs came open for them 3 days before the trip. We had to either skip ToyStory or wait in line. Chose to skip it but saw the Frozen Sing along, did pics with characters, road the coaster and Tower of Terror, Star Tours... we did plenty and had a blast! If you're lucky enough to get a perfect day where fast passes work out perfectly, fine. But you can have just as good a time adjusting to the fact that you won't ride everything.

Reply
May 10, 2015 at 4:57 p.m. Jasmine Says...

We were able to book 6 FPs at once for 2 people. All we did was book 3 for one person, 3 for the other, then copy each. Was that a glitch?

Reply
Jul 8, 2015 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmine,

I just re-read your comment, and think I originally misunderstood you. Were you able to make 6 reservations for one person per day? Were you able to use them in the park?

Leap

Reply
May 11, 2015 at 6:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmine,

No glitch! This is the way it works.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
May 6, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. DoreenfromGermany Says...

Hi Everybody,

my Husband and I are heading to our first trip to Disney in 4 Weeks and we´re both so excited like kids! As we are staying offsite, tonight at midnigt it´s finally possible to order our Fastpasses (happy that this means it´s already 6 AM here in Europe and we don´t have to stay up late :-) ) . Our favourites are Seven Dwarfs Mine, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. I checked the availability of FP the last few days at midnight for the days that were already available. I noticed that it´s tough but possible to get a FP for 7 Dwarfs if you get online on time. Bad news is, that the possible FP-times were always really bad, like e.g. 10:00-11.00 PM. What would you recommend, getting this FP and hoping for a chance to change to a better time or getting another FP (would be Splash Mountain in our case) with a better time instead an just line up at 7 Dwarfs early in the morning? Hope you can help us.

Many thanks!

Reply
May 8, 2015 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Doreen,

We are so excited for you and your upcoming trip! I would choose something else (Splash Mountain is a great one). You can always check if availability opens up later.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Leap

Reply
May 5, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. Stacie B. Says...

I read somewhere that your fp's have to be separated by an hour. So if you have one for 10, you can't get another one until 11, and the one before it has to be at 9. Is this true?

Reply
May 8, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacie,

Yes, this is true.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 27, 2015 at 5:55 p.m. Judy Conroy Says...

Help, help. I made all my plans, linked my tickets, got fast passes for my May vaca. And today I am not recognized in the system. Says I need to create an account. I was all set up. Don't understand this and can't get through to Disney. Says all circuits are busy. I had set my alarm for midnight on 3 nights to get fast passes!

Reply
Apr 27, 2015 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy,

Don't panic! I've had this happen to me as well, and it appeared to be a glitch. You could also try contacting Disney as well. Keep trying to log in, and let us know what happens.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 19, 2015 at 10:16 a.m. Suzie Says...

We are travelling to and staying in WDW in 2 weeks. In our party we have a total of 4 teens and 4 adults (2 of which are grandparents). I would like to reserve FastPasses thru the MDE app.

Obviously the teens will want different FastPass rides than grandparents. So my question is, does everyone on my family/friends list have to choose the same rides? Or can we customize our FastPasses per individual?

Reply
Apr 20, 2015 at 7:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzie,

You can split your FastPass+ choices, no problem.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 8, 2015 at 6:47 a.m. Nic Says...

Hi

We are travelling to, and staying in WDW, from the UK at the end of May (23rd) so we are in our 60 day window now. Please can you tell me if you know if there are any parades in HS and AK as there don't seem to be any listed in MDE entertainment section and I thought this strange?

Also I only have a Festival of Fantasy parade time of 3pm in MK and the ELP at 9pm? Are those the only ones i.e. is Celebrate It! parade ending?

I have made our Fastpass+ selections but don't want them to clash with parade times but if the parade times aren't being published until 30 days out it makes it a but awkward . . .

Many thanks

Reply
Apr 8, 2015 at 6:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nic,

There are no parades at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Move it! Shake It! Dance & Play It Street Party is held daily, but FastPass+ is not available for this.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 5, 2015 at 11 p.m. Lori Says...

I can't seem to make this fastpass stuff work. My husband dropped one of his fastpasses so he could check for an elsa and anna and snag it if it became available. It hasn't, but for a test I chose something else and when you go to book it, it says it is going to drop the other two fastpasses he already has booked instead of just adding the third. Any work around on this? I hit "next" once just to see what times it would have for the two experiences he has booked and the times it selects are no where near the rest of our group of 15. Why would I have to give up the two fastpasses i already have booked just to add a third?

Reply
Apr 7, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

If you cancel a FastPass for a single day, then you are not able to add a new FastPass without canceling the other existing selections. The best option is to modify your existing reservations for a new experience or time.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 2, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi,

A few questions. First, we will be at DW week of June 14. This is the last Star Wars day. Planning to get my son into the Jedi training. Any tips for this or other SW events? If we have FP for this day at HS and need to change last minute that day we can via the app?

Also, how many FP can we book per park per day if staying at Pop Century, 2 or 3? Is this per person or group? Ex. if my husband and I want to ride Space Mtn while my sis and her hubby take our kids to a ride how do we use FP system for this type of scenario?

And if we park hop we will need to go to on-site kiosk to reserve at the next park once we've used FP from first park, correct?

Thanks a bunch!

Reply
Apr 3, 2015 at 6:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

You should definitely check out the post this week about Jedi Training Academy for tips! Yes, you can make MDE changes on the day of via the app, just know that there may be limited or no availability for the most popular attractions.

You are allowed to book 3 FastPasses per day in one park. This is for every person who has a ticket, and it does not matter whether you stay on-site or not. (Guests staying on-site get to book their FastPasses earlier than those off-site.) If you park hop, yes, you must use the kiosk to make additional FastPass+ reservations.

Keep hopping,

Leap

Reply
Apr 1, 2015 at 8:24 p.m. Anna Says...

Hello. I am traveling with 2 kids over the age of 10, they can use rides on their own. Can i book rides using the Fastpass under my name and let my kids use them? So in total they would have 6 passes instead of 3 each.

Reply
Apr 13, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

It's possible but would be tricky to schedule. Whichever child is using your FastPass would need your MagicBand and/or ticket when it was his or her turn. You would only be able to get 4 FastPasses for each child. One child would then have an extra FastPass+.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 16, 2015 at 2:02 p.m. Amanda Says...

I'll be at WDW with three others (4 adults) and staying at a WDW hotel, but two have not confirmed their travel dates so my hotel reservation is only for two guests. Does this mean that only two guests have access to extra magical hour bc the reservation only lists two guests?

Reply
Mar 17, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, that is correct. If your friends end up staying with you at the resort, they would need to be added to the reservation.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 12, 2015 at 12:46 p.m. Melissa Says...

MDE and Fastpass+ are all new since our last trip. I have linked all of my family (all adults) to my MDE account as well as their tickets but for some reason because I have 2 rooms at the Swan in my name I can only link 3 others to our hotel reservation (it only takes 4 names and my name is twice). Will this impact our ability to all get the 60 day window or since they all are associated with my MDE account as family am I over thinking this? I just don't want want 3 of us to have a 60 day window and have Disney think 1 of us is off property and only to have a 30 day window.

Reply
Mar 17, 2015 at 5:32 a.m. Dave Says...

Will be visiting Orlando the week of June 24th and staying at the Hilton. I know I can obtain FastPass+ 30 days in advance but, given this is prime time, I'm starting to wonder if most/all of the fast passes for the most popular rides will be taken 60 days in advance by Disney resort guests. Do you have any sense how difficult it will be to get fast passes for the popular rides 30 days or less ahead for this period in late June? Thanks.

Reply
Mar 17, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

It's likely you won't get the ideal times for attractions, but you should be able to get most attractions. You would possibly have trouble getting FastPass+ to meet Elsa and Anna, for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and for Wishes.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 16, 2015 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

I would contact the hotel directly and get the names corrected so that your whole party can get your FastPasses.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 12, 2015 at 6:51 a.m. Beckie Says...

At Disney land you could use a fast pass anytime after the first published time. You did not have to use it in the one hour time spot given. Does this hold true for Disney world?

Reply
Mar 14, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beckie,

No, Disney World has this whole other system that functions differently. If you haven't, I would suggest you read our Guide to FastPass+.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 11, 2015 at 1:22 a.m. RANDOMiss Says...

Great tips and recommendations! I recently went to Disney World in January 2015 and wrote about my own recommendations for Disney World here: http://www.just-randomlittlethings.blogspot.ca/2015/02/disney-world-adventures-what-you-need.html. Fast Passes are so awesome and should be used to their full potential!

Reply
Mar 9, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. Sandy Says...

Is there a fastpass to see Sleeping Beauty? It is the only princess my daughter wants to see and have her picture taken with.

Reply
Mar 9, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy,

There currently is no FastPass for Aurora, but it shouldn't be too hard to meet her. You can catch her at Epcot in France at various times throughout the day.

Leap

Reply
Nov 19, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. Michelle Says...

Epcot is a great place to catch Aurora, Snow White, Belle, Mulan, and Alice. If you are doing the autograph book thing Belle does not sign autographs at Enchanted Tales with Belle... The only way to get hers is to do it at Epcot or at a princess meal.

Reply
Mar 4, 2015 at 3:57 p.m. Ali B Says...

I have an 8:00 a.m. breakfast reservation at Crystal Palace restaurant before the 9:00 a.m. rope drop (the 2nd week of July 2015). Our girls desperately want to meet Anna and Elsa. Should I use my FastPass option to do so or can I take a chance and head straight to their meet and greet location in Fantasy Land as soon as the rope drops? Thanks for any advice you can offer.

Reply
Mar 6, 2015 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali,

If you've got it, I would definitely use FastPass+ to meet Anna and Elsa. This way you can go on to other priority rides that have low durations when crowds are at their lowest.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 2, 2015 at 10:07 p.m. Nancy Says...

We are a family of 9 using 14 day tickets. 6 of the party are off to the beach for a few days, can I use their tickets to book fast passes even if they are not entering the park?

Reply
Mar 4, 2015 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

No, you would not be able to use their tickets for FastPasses since they would not have used the tickets for entrance on those days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 15, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. Randy Says...

Looking for advice on an odd situation....

1.) We will be staying at on-site resort June 16-19, but only going into MK on one of those days (weather depending). Can I make three FP+ reservations for two different days but only enter the park on one of those days? (In other words, not get charged an admission for a day where FP+ reservations were made.)

2.) Also, we will be visiting Hollywood Studios on June 5 (11 days PRIOR to our on-site stay). Are we able to make FP+ reservations 60 days in advance?

Reply
Mar 16, 2015 at 6:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randy,

1. Yes, you can make reservations for days that you might not end up using without penalty.

2. No, your 60-day reservation window will not open up until 60 days prior to check-in.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 17, 2015 at 11:03 a.m. Ian Says...

So if I am staying off-site and then the 30 day window opens, I can only make FastPass+ reservations for the first day of my trip, then on the 29th day the second day of my trip etc?

Thanks

Reply
Feb 17, 2015 at 11:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

Yes, if you are staying offsite, your FastPass+ booking window opens up 30 days in advance of each day of your theme park visit. You would need to wait until the next day to book the second day of your trip, the day after that to book the third day of your trip and so forth. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 17, 2015 at 1:50 a.m. Bianca Says...

Hi.

Just wondering if there is any idea/rumour whether the same system will be introduced at Disneyland/California Adventure?

Reply
Feb 17, 2015 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bianca,

It is expected to roll out at all Disney parks, but no time table has been revealed.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 13, 2015 at 4:57 p.m. Casey Says...

We are going to be visiting disney with my 8 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Do we all need to have the same fast passes? Can I sign my daughter up for princess meet and greets with her fast pass and use mine for other attractions? What if we plan to visit magic kingdom two separate days will I be able to get different fast passes for each day?

Reply
Feb 16, 2015 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey,

Yes, you can each book separate FastPasses and separate FastPasses for each day, but you would all need the same FastPasses to all visit the attraction together. Given their ages, I am thinking you would want all of your FastPasses to be the same.

Keep hopping!

:eap

Reply
Jan 28, 2015 at 1:47 a.m. Melissa Says...

Can you use "my disney experience" app to book fast pass selections on the same day you are visiting. For example, I booked my selections 30 days in advance then on the day I visit the park and use my 3 fast passes can I then use the app to book 3 more?

Reply
Feb 2, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

You would need to book the additional Fastpass from an in-park kiosk. Note that you would only be able to get one at a time. Once you have used that additional FP, you would be able to make a reservation for another one.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 3, 2015 at 6:38 a.m. Julie Says...

A friend said he was able to use his iPhone to make/change additional FastPass+ selections the day of. Is that feature only available to resort guests?

Reply
Apr 3, 2015 at 6:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

We haven't heard of anyone being able to make 4th selections from their phone, although we do know that once they are made they can be modified by phone. When was your friend able to do this?

Leap

Reply
Jan 22, 2015 at 10:37 p.m. Randy Says...

Our family of 8 has 3 separate room reservations for an on site lodge but we are all linked together as Friends and Family on My Disney Experience. When booking Fast Passes 60 days in advance can we book the Fast Pass for for everyone in our party together (like we can for dining reservations) or do we have to book the fast passes separately for each room reservation? Also can you book the Fast Pass 60 days in advance of our check in date starting at 12 midnight Eastern?

Reply
Jan 23, 2015 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randy,

You will want to confirm that each of your party members' hotel reservation already shows up in My Disney Experience under My Reservations & Tickets. If not, you will need to add the resort confirmation number by clicking Link Resort Reservation. Once that is confirmed, if you are all linked together at Friends and Family, then one person should be able to make FastPass+ reservations for the entire party.

Yes, you can book those FastPasses for your length of stay (up to 10 days) 60 days in advance of your check-in date starting at midnight Eastern.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Dec 27, 2014 at 4:09 p.m. Mike Says...

I'm wondering if you can get two FPs for the SAME RIDE (if not a tiered selection). Thanks.

Reply
Dec 29, 2014 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Mike,

The only way you can do this is if you have already used your first three selections for the day and get an additional FP at the kiosk in park.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Dec 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. Joe Says...

My only suggestion is get fastpasses all early in the morning like 10, 11, 12 so that way after the 12 o clock fastpasses has finished then they allow you to get more fastpasses to use that day.

Reply
Feb 6, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. Ann Says...

I am starting to wonder about my FP choices. We will be there duing spring break. My 1st day at MK I have my firt 3 FP for 10 thru 1:25 approx. This with the idea of getting more earlier. The 2nd day I have them running from 10ish to 3:30, this because we wanted to see Ana & Elsa and this last time was the earliest available. So because of A & E, things are kinda tied up that second day as far as moving on to our 4th selection. What I am seeing if I go to Disney site and play w/it is this: times for Mine Train for example are only available later in the day!! This is about a month out fr our trip, so I am worried that for Mine Train, for example if we are thinking of getting they pass the day of (on our 2nd day), after seeing A&E it will be non existent. Any thoughts on this would be appreicated. I am starting to think, to heck with getting addtl passes early, I may need to just grab what I can in terms of Mine Train and enjoy the fact that we have an evening MT pass awaiting, despite the fact that it would block us from getting other addtl FPs.Wow, I just wrote this entire thing in the "name slot" above and had to copy paste to comment. Haha! Anyhow, something about non resort guests being able to book early seems to be making this whole FP thing more of a competition! Kinda stressful!

Reply
Feb 12, 2015 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann,

I've done the name slot thing too!!! I am not sure from your post whether you already have a 7DMT FastPass+ or not. It's sounds like you have it for day 1, but want to get it as a 4th selection on day 2. It's possible you could get it as a 4th FastPass, but more than likely you are going to find lesser priority attractions such as Haunted Mansion or "it's a small world" are all that are available day of during spring break. I would make 7DMT a priority, along with A&E and Peter Pan's Flight. You can see our list of priority attractions for Magic Kingdom here. Let me know if I've got this wrong!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Nov 23, 2014 at 9:37 p.m. Pamela Says...

I thought I read somewhere that once you use all 3 fast passes, you can book more. Is this correct? Is it better to book fast pass for Space Mountain in the morning first thing or later in the day?

Reply
Nov 24, 2014 at 6:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela,

Yes, once you have used your first three (or the time has passed), then you can book an additional FP+ reservation via the park kiosks. Once you use that one, you can get another. On Space Mountain, it really depends on when you visit, but generally you are better off booking your first FastPasses late morning/early afternoon. During the morning hours, waits are often low enough that you don't need FP.

Leap

Reply
Nov 13, 2014 at 6:11 a.m. Christine Says...

So if we pre-book our 3 FPs for Magic Kingdom rides in morning, then back to hotel to nap (little kids) but send one grown-up from our big group to Epcot, can that grown-up book Illuminations FastPasses for the whole group, if we're all linked as friends/family on the Disney site, bc that adult is physically in Epcot? Or would the whole group have to be physically in Epcot first? Also, anyone know how likely it is to get the Illuminations FPs day-of, on a fairly crowded day?

Reply
Dec 1, 2015 at 4:29 a.m. DanneyMouse Says...

This may have been the case at the time, but now one person with one Band would be able to play advance scout and book FP for whole group at the next park.

Reply
Nov 13, 2014 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

In theory, one person can obtain FastPasses for the whole group as you suggest, but that one person would need all of your tickets. So either you would all need to be in the park too or that person could book for everyone, and then head back outside of Epcot to meet you and then you all re-enter together. Realistically, it's unlikely that you would be able to obtain IllumiNations FastPasses the day of.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 6, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. Jennifer Says...

So my mom and dad are annual passholders. My husband, myself and my two children plus my father in law will be taking a trip to Disney in January of 2015. My mom has offered to lend us her and my dad's pass to use while we are there to book extra fast passes but I wondered if a fast pass that was reserved in advance would work if you didn't actually use the pass to enter the park that day. Does that make sense? Does anyone know if this is possible? (I know it seems dishonest because it is a way of getting extra fast passes but I was just wondering.)

Reply
Oct 21, 2014 at 3:05 a.m. christine Says...

What time of day can you get a fastpass? Midnight? Anyone know?

Reply
Oct 21, 2014 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

Midnight eastern.

Leap

Reply
Jul 1, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. Jess Says...

My boyfriend and I will be in Disney World for his birthday at the beginning of September. We will be there for 3 days and are staying at a Disney hotel. Does the 60 day "window" start from the day of checkin and so I can make reservations for all the days we're there at one time? Or is it 60 days from the day we want to make FP+ reservations, so I will have to log on three days in a row?

Reply
Jul 14, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

Yes, you can make reservations for all of the days you are there at one time starting at 60 days out.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Jun 15, 2014 at 8:08 p.m. Jessica Says...

This is so confusing! I loved the old FastPass option and now I'm trying to figure out the details. My boyfriend and I will be going to DW in September and staying at the Yacht Club resort. Our plan was to get ParkHopper passes and do AK/EPCOT on one day and MK/EPCOT on the second day. When we make our FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance, are we able to pick times (or approximate times)? We have dinner reservations Thursday at EPCOT, so are we able to pick AK options for the morning or is there a risk of them giving us later FP+ return time and possibly missing our reservation? Also, can we pick passes for different parks? So could we do a FP+ for Expedition Everest in the morning, and then the other two FP+ reservations for something in EPCOT in the afternoon?

Thanks!

Jessica

Reply
Jul 14, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Sorry for the delay, but your comment went into spam :( You will be able to pick times for your FastPass+ reservations. Currently you will have to make your first three selections in one park, and then once you have used those first three, you can select another and use it, then another and use it, and so far from any park you want using the in-park kiosks.

Best, Leap

Reply
May 8, 2014 at 1:59 a.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!

do I have this correct? You book up to 60 days ahead, get into the park and then have to wait in line to get the fast passes + active? Confused about this. Also, is the beauty and beast live a reserved feature which you have to pay or is it a free story?

Thanks,

Amanda

Reply
May 8, 2014 at 11:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

You can book up to 60 days in advance if you are staying at a Disney World resort; otherwise, it is 30 days. Once you've booked your reservations, you don't need to wait in line to get FastPasses -- you are all set! The only exception to this is if you have used your first three FP+ in the park and want to book more, you will need to do that via the in-park kiosks.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Mar 17, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. Jamie Says...

Will I be able to use MyDisneyExperience (MDX) app in the park on the day of my visit to schedule my fastpasses instead of queing for a kiosk? I don't want to waste time standing in line if I can do it on my phone while I'm waiting in another line already. I thought that was one of the purposes of MDX?

Reply
Mar 18, 2014 at 1:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

If you are staying at a Disney resort, you can make the reservations up to 60 days in advance. Currently during this part of the test, if you are not staying at a Disney resort, you are limited to day-of reservations at the kiosk and not the app.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Mar 15, 2014 at 7:56 a.m. Kyra Says...

I have 9 people in my party, one of which is 2. Can we split into 2 groups of 4 (excluding the 2 yr old) and for the rides that he cannot enjoy, the first half of my party (4 people) get fast passes and the second half of my party go through the fast pass line on a rider switch? Or will they make the second half also require fast passes for that ride. If we could use the rider switch to our benefit it could possibly benefit us with additional fast passes, or is my way of thinking incorrect?

Reply
Mar 17, 2014 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kyra,

This is a good question. Currently Disney allows only 2 guests per Rider Switch Pass, so you would need to have 6 people get FP+ and two (in addition to the child) would not need it. Anyone else have recent experience with this?

Best,

Leap

Reply
Feb 20, 2014 at 6:10 p.m. Vern Woodruff Says...

Since making reservations for parades and shows at the MK is something new with FP+, is there a website or article that gives the details on where the reserved viewing areas would be?

Reply
Feb 20, 2014 at 6:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vern,

That's a great question? Look for an upcoming post about it!

Leap

Reply
Feb 18, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. Joseph Says...

my family and I were there during the first roll out in January. We knew that we had to make our selections in advance which made it easier for us to plan out our day. Granite I understand were some people are coming from in regards to getting rid of the spontaneousness overall I believe Disney will get it figured out in the long run. It is unfortunate that many people have had bad experiences with it.

Reply
Feb 17, 2014 at 3:37 a.m. Donna Says...

We just returned from a trip to Florida where we stayed off-site and visited Disney 2 days (Magic Kingdom and EPCOT). Like many people, we don't get to visit Disney very often, so the fact that our visit coincided with testing of the new FastPass+ system was unfortunate. We didn't have too much trouble in the Magic Kingdom -- we were able to get Fastpasses for 3 rides that day. But, we were lucky that wait times weren't too bad for most rides anyway. EPCOT was a different story. The tiered system is awful, and there are only a few permanent kiosks actually listed on the map. The lines were so long we joked we needed a Fastpass for the Fastpass kiosk. Yes, we came across cast members with iPads, but you don't know where you will find them or when. By the time we could access the Fastpass+ system, the rides we wanted were unavailable. I am anxious for the full roll-out of the system, because I want to see how this will all work out for everyone. Disney says it's better...that wasn't our experience, and I don't want to go back until it really is better.

Reply
Feb 13, 2014 at 2:34 p.m. Nick Says...

I don't know that I see what the problem was with the old system - other than having to run across the parks first thing in the morning for the rides that fill out Fastpass early (Soarin', Toy Story Mania, etc). Why not use the FP+ for those Tier 1 rides, but keep the old system in place for the others? With 3 kids, we were able to do so much in a day utilizing the old FP system as we went around the park and really limited much line-waiting (which can be aweful with 3 young kids). I feel that if we were to go now we'd spend 4 times as much of our day waiting in lines or trucking across the MK to get to our next fastpass because a nap, or other unexpected kid request didnt' put us where we estimated we'd be. Sorry - for a family of 5 (6 if you include my mother who comes with us), it is infinitely more expensive to stay on site, so that's not an option. With over a dozen trips to Disney in my lifetime - this is the first time I have been un-excited about going back.

Reply
Feb 12, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. Alyssa Says...

My sister and I are sitting at Orlando airport as I type. Just finished a 7 day park-hopper pass staying on property. Do not like new FastPass system!!! While I could make my FastPass reservations in advance and I did for some of the days, I decided to wait and see where we wanted to go on the last few days and then book the fast passes. On Sunday of this week I tried to get fast passes for toy story mania on Tuesday. None were left. Tried for today, Wednesday, none left. Two-three days in advance those fp were not available. :(.

Also, the day we went to Animal Kingdom the FastPass line for Safari was longer than the standby line. We noticed it at other attractions as well.

Just seems like there are many kinks to work out. Really loved the old system. Only perk I see in the new way is not walking all the way to the attraction to get the fast passes. But that never really bothered me anyway.

Reply
Feb 12, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. Marisa Says...

I am staying onsite for 5 days, and offsite for 4. I noticed my window of booking is 14 days. I don't mean to cheat the system, but I was able to book FastPasses for the MK on my offsite day. I wasn't able to do this even last week, but they must have updated the system, and I was able to do it this morning.

Reply
May 19, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. motherofsix Says...

Interesting... your comment made me think of this idea, which is probably "playing the system." My family is planning a trip for the fall, and we'll be staying off-site in a 4 bedroom condo. We would love to stay onsite, but due to our large family size (8), it's not an option for us. I wonder if a family could pay for 1 night at the Disney Campsites (only costs about $50 a night), and have access to making fastpass+ reservations 60 days in advance, as well as getting magic bands. You wouldn't even have to stay at the campsite. Would this work? Could you make fastpass reservations for muliple days? To me, paying $50 would be worth it for these benefits...

Reply
May 19, 2014 at 6:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes, this is technically possible although obviously frowned upon.

Leap

Reply
Jan 16, 2016 at 6:52 p.m. Jenn Says...

We are staying 2 nights on resort and 7 nights off resort... can we make fastpass+ reservations 60 days in advance for all 9 days of tickets? Or will the system restrict us to just the days we are staying onsite?

Reply
Jan 19, 2016 at 11:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

You would only be able to book FastPasses 60 days in advance for the days you are staying on site, including check-in and check-out days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 12, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. Laurie Says...

One caveat I'd add … if there's an attraction you MUST DO, make that FP+ first - I was surprised to follow the common wisdom to ride a few first rides at rope drop at the beginning of Feb, only to find that ETWB was GONE by 9:30 … bottom line, know your priorities and plan ahead!

Reply
Feb 12, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yikes! Great advice, Laurie. This will be something we'll be watching very closely as we head into the busier crowd season.

Leap

Reply
Feb 11, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. Jessica Says...

So let me get this right, after you wait in line to get in, and wait in line to get your bag checked, then you wait in line to sign up for a ride (assuming the on site guests didn't book them all 2 months ago), and then you take a picture to know when to come back, then you go wait in line at the first ride, which by the time you've done all this waiting, will probably have a really long line? Definitely the feeling of a second class citizen if you stay off site. This "plus" feels more like a minus.

Reply
Aug 2, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. Tavia Hassani Says...

Well waiting in line at Disney is nothing new...fastpasses or no fastpasses! Everybody wants to be at Disney so we all have to wait in line just like we always have! We've gone when the lines have been small (yes!!) and the lines have been so long that i want to lean on the stranger in front of me and take a nap (i don't,lol!) ...but no matter what i love Disney and I cant imagine not going there!!! Just remember when your hot and sweaty and waiting in a huge line. ...that Disney is the happiest place on earth!!!!

Reply
Feb 12, 2014 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

To be fair, the system is not fully launched and is still considered in test mode. Disney is expected to roll out the ability for park guests not staying at the resort to book in advance as well using My Disney Experience.

Leap

Reply
Leave a comment
Name is required. Email is required. Please input a comment.
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address
footer grass

Contact:  1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)  |  1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)

Sign up for Our Newsletter Let's Plan a Better Family Vacation

monthly news, planning tips and special deals

Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Contact Us

Send Feedback

Or call 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)

1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)


©2000–2020 Undercover Tourist. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
lilypad
Newsletter logo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

monthly news, planning tips and special deals from the Frog Family

Please enter your Name Please enter your Email address
×

Thank you for joining our email list!

Joined email list logo

You should be receiving your first email soon!
Thanks for being a part of the family.

×
Create an account

Create An Account

In order to save your favorite items, you'll need to create an account. Already have one? Sign in.

An Undercover Tourist account allows you to:

Join The Frog Family
No, thanks. ×