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Disney World FastPass+ Tips and Park Plan Strategies

by Leap on August 18, 2021
361 Orlando

A note from Leap: Starting Oct. 19, 2021, FastPass+ service at Walt Disney World will be replaced with the Disney Genie system. For an additional cost, Guests can bypass the standby line and utilize the reimagined Lightning Lanes. Guests will have the option to make individual attraction selections using the Lightning Lane entrance, or can opt for Disney Genie+ service. With Disney Genie+ service, for $15 per ticket per day at Walt Disney World, guests will be able to choose the next available time to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. You can make one selection at a time, throughout the day. Check out our Disney Genie Frequently Asked Questions for more information!

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


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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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.

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!!!!

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.


Feb 11, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.
Cher Says...

We're staying on-site this summer and I hate the new system already. It is just my young son and I and we have been coming the past few years. I had the old system down and could organize our day fine. How the heck can I plan a day with a child months in advance, maybe that day it may rain and we would rather go to another park, but then will lose our fastpasses, what if we get up and just feel like going to another park, or feel we need the day just to lounge around, we can't! This is ridiculous, as someone else said, the spontaneous part of a 'vacation' is now something that has to planned to the finer detail of what time I can get my child around the park to be at a ride! Really!!! Is that what I'm paying for to stay at Disney. I'm very upset!! A vacation is supposed to be relaxing, not running around to be at a ride, it's crazy... Also, I'd just like to say, that we only like 2 rides in one park, so since they happen to both be a tier 1, we now can only be ensured of getting a fast pass for one of them. What the heck!! And also, I don't plan on staying at the parks till 8pm, so why the heck are people getting stuck with fastpasses at bedtime. Doesn't matter if you're on site or off, this new fast-passing really isn't going to be that great for anyone except someone who runs according to a watch, which I don't normally wear on vacation, since I run by my watch the rest of the year! Also, since we're "ONLY" staying at a moderate resort, we can only pre-plan on 2 passes anyways. I really don't like this new system, but then again, I think with the new bands, the meal plan and this new fast-pass system, Disney basically knows where everyone is at all times, what they eat, rides they prefer and with reservations, they can keep track of all that for each person and soon the deals will go by the wayside too since they'll find a way to exclude or only include certain groups of people. Guess then it'll be time to vacation elsewhere. Such a shame, because it does take the 'magic' out of the magical experience at Disney.

Aug 2, 2015 at 3:43 p.m.
Tavia Hassani Says...

You dont have to do fastpasses just wait in lines for whatever rides you want to do...then you wont be so stressed out trying to get to your fastpasses times. Fastpasses are nice options but people have been waiting in lines for rides for years and it always works out! Also you mentioned vacations are suppose to be relaxing...disney parks are not relaxing, they are high octane fun from the moment you step into the park! However i understand it would be more relaxing for you if you dont have to plan so much beforehand knowing you cant predict weather and a child. Now is the time to just not worry about all the fastpasses and things you cant control and just go and have fun!!!

Feb 13, 2014 at 3:52 p.m.
Freddy Says...

I'm not sure if the fastpss+ is running different now but we stayed at moderate resort in October and used the fastpass+ system and I was planning all the times for me,my wife,a 10 year old and 1 year old and both grandparents. I liked how it worked. I did my research and scheduled the fastpass+ resvervations for later times in the day when the rides waits got longer.Since we stayed on site I could just use the app on our iphone to change the times,even up to 10 mintues before we were scheduled for our current fastpass+ time. Had to use this some as both children got sick after first day we were there. It took some getting use to but it was nice not having to run all over the park to get the paper fastpasses.Like most things there are plusses and draw backs. Changing times on the fly may be a little bit different now that the fasspass+ is open to all guests.Hopefully you can still get to enjoy your time there.I would call the disney help line as a resort guest with any questions and concerns. They are pretty helpful since this is new to most visitors.

Feb 13, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
Chris Says...

I'm not sure why you think you can only book 2 fast pass selections.... We are staying in a moderate resort in April and I have booked 3 fast passes a day for the length of our stay.

Feb 11, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.
Gavin Says...

Hope it changes soon or I imagine there could be some large queues forming at booking kiosks if off-site guests can not use the mobile app.

Feb 11, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.
Laura Says...

I was at Disney World last week and stayed off site. I was at Magic Kingdom and asked if I could make FastPass+ reservations for another park other than Magic Kingdom that day and the answer I received from a FastPass+ kiosk attendant was "no". She told me that you were only allowed to make reservations for the park you were physically located in. Also, I was at Animal Kingdom one day at about 9:05 and the Fastpasses for Mickey-Minnie Character Greeting were not available. Another day I was at Magic Kingdom around the same time and the Fastpasses for Enchanted Tales with Belle were gone. This leads me to believe for some of the attractions the Fastpasses are already 100% reserved by guests staying on property. I have no desire to go back to Disney unless something changes.

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.
disneymom48 Says...

It doesn't mean you can't do the attraction you are just back to the OLD way we all had before ANY parks did any fastpasses or similar. If you want to do a ride or show you wait in line.

Feb 11, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
Nicka Says...

Hi Leap,

My friend was in Magic Kingdom in January when Fastpass+ began mid-week. She said she tried to get a Fastpass at 9:30 am for Belle's Enchanted Tales and the return time was 8:30 that night. Obviously with her 3 year old, that wouldn't work, so she was able to work it out with the staff to let her in earlier---I guess because it was the first or second day the system was live.

Since Disney is sending emails to resort guests to use Fastpass+, I could see that by the end of March most Fastpass+ tickets will be "sold out" to resort guests. Are they holding any back for off-site guests, or can all Fastpasses be reserved ahead of time? I'm really feeling upset that we are being treated as second-tier guests because we are staying in a timeshare offsite.

May 10, 2014 at 7:53 p.m.
disneymom48 Says...

So fastpasses that have ridiculous returns times ALWAYS happened. With the old system we would go to Epcot and try and get Soarin Fastpasses. If you were not RIGHTthere it would be in the morning and the passes were for late in the evening then they were GONE.

Having the fastpasses gone always happened.

In terms of preference to Disney resort guests WHY NOT!

If you stay at a universal resort you get their version of a fastpass - a "front of the line pass" for ALL their ride except a few like Harry Potter AND get into the Harry Potter area an hour early.

Disney SHOULD give their guests SOME advantage.

Feb 11, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.
Jody Says...

This system is totally awful. My son has a legitimate disability and we are now forced to wait in long lines not only for rides, but now to actually get fast passes so we don't have to wait in line. Again, I have sent many emails to Disney to let them know what a terrible system this was going to be. We have four days left on a Park Hopper Passes. We will be selling them to whomever wants them, as we have no plans on going there now or anytime in the future. Discrimination at its worse!

Jul 23, 2014 at 3:13 a.m.
Kathy Says...

There is someone in our party with a disability too we went last year while the GAC was still around and she said that it was the only time that she was ever happy to be the way she is. I have done some research and people were selling/abusing the cards, some sites say that if you are not able to stay out in the heat (like she is) or can't wait in the lines they have some other option


Feb 17, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.
ginger Says...

Sadly, you can't use another persons ticket b/c of the finger printing

as you enter. Selling tickets was ended many years ago.

Feb 11, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.
Gavin Says...

Can 3 fast passes be booked across two different parks on the same day (ie. 2 in one park and 1 in another)?

For off-site visitors can fast pass be booked via the My Disney Experience app on the day or only at a kiosk?

What about editing bookings on the day via the My Disney Experience app for off-site visitors?

Currently it seems off-site visitors are a bit second class with this new system.

Feb 11, 2014 at 7:17 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gavin,

To answer your questions. 1. No, FastPasses must be booked in the same park. 2. At this time, offsite guests cannot book FastPasses using My Disney Experience app. 3. Same thing, at this time, offsite guests must use the kiosks. It is expected that some of these will change as Disney fully rolls out the system -- it is still officially in testing.



Feb 11, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.
Lisa Says...

I hate this new system. As a family of six, that doesn't like to ride all the same rides , it really messed us up. For instance, we all wanted to Fast Pass Peter Pan but since three of us wanted Space Mountain we couldn't. This new system really messes with the spontaneity of a Disney vacation. Also, if you plan on going to one park and get your FP for that particular park and get there and it is swamped with tour groups (January is famous for its large Brazilian tour groups) you can't leave to go to another park and FP there.

I feel for those staying off-site. The lines at the kiosks were HUGE when we were there. Talked to some people that waited 20-30 minutes for kiosk use. To me it seems like Disney is trying to force people to stay on-site.

Feb 23, 2014 at 6:18 a.m.
William Says...

Agreed, agreed, agreed!!!!!!

Feb 13, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.
Jill Says...

My family went to Disney in November and we used the new Fast Pass system...HATED IT!!! Even though we stayed on property and were able to make our reservations in advance, how was I supposed to know 2 months or even 2 WEEKS in advance which park we would be in on which days, and what the wait times would be for rides? And to complicate matters even worse, we were traveling with other family members and it was extremely difficult for us to coordinate our fast pass times, so we couldn't even ride some of the rides together. I wasted so much time trying to figure out how to coordinate everyone's reservations...that it probably would have been faster to just wait in line for the ride!

Jan 2, 2016 at 3:39 p.m.
Chris Says...

In the era of the Internet , I'm kind of tired of people never once reading about Disney before they go and spend thousands of dollars. Then blaming Disney for ruining their trip. The new fast pass system is great , if used correctly. Plus multiple families can link there fast passes together for easy planning.

Jan 4, 2016 at 6:19 p.m.
Kayley Says...

Amen. Honestly I've never understood people who can't plan ahead for their vacations. They claim that they need some flexibility, but is planning 3 rides really that much of a block to your flexible vacation?

Feb 9, 2016 at 8:26 p.m.
Lisa Says...

Yes it is. My husband and I both have stressful jobs that involve a lot of detail planning. So vacation is go with the flow to unwind. Planning out what park and attraction to go on 4 weeks in advance is stressful and not relaxing. I preferred the old system and any planning was done the day you were there.

Mar 17, 2016 at 12:40 p.m.
Lori Says...

If you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvinating vacation, avoid Disney! Disney is about going crazy entertaining little kids. As soon as my kids are old enough to entertain themselves at the beach, we're heading the an island!

Mar 8, 2016 at 3:15 p.m.
amy Says...

I are supposed to be spontaneous....Disney and with the new fast pass system is DEFINITLY not!

Dec 27, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.
Holger Halfmann Says... has a Page that show you how crouded which Park is on which day, so you can and should plan that ahead!

Feb 11, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.
Kurt Says...

I agree!

Feb 3, 2014 at 8:42 p.m.
Nicka Says...

Do you have any recommendations for using Fastpass+ with little kids to minimize wait times?

We scheduled our trip in March with our 5, 3 and 1 year olds expecting to arrive at park open and utilize fast passes in our touring plan. We are offsite timeshare guests, so I am fairly devastated that we won't be able to utilize the old system--as it seems that the fast passes get "sold out" by resort guests before we'll have a chance to grab them.

Any advice on how to manage this with 3 little kids (maybe utilizing waits at "interactive queue" rides) would be greatly appreciated to avoid as many meltdowns as possible.

Feb 5, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicka,

If you arrive at the park before opening as we suggest in our touring plan, you should be able to see most if not all of your high priority attractions. We'd definitely recommend taking a break in the afternoon and returning to your hotel for naps and then returning in the evening for parades and fireworks.

We haven't read reports of FastPasses being "sold out" by resort guests. Please share if you have more information on this as we would most definitely be interested.


May 12, 2016 at 10:36 p.m.
Tesha Says...


This is a great article- thank you! We are going for the first time in the last week of July (I know it will be HOT, but it is a family trip and I didn't pick the week). I just want to point out that it has come to my attention through my research that Disney no longer offers Fast Pass+ for parades/fireworks. Is this true?

May 17, 2016 at 2:42 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tesha,

It appears that way ... for now. I would keep checking daily for now.

Keep hopping!


Apr 3, 2015 at 8:33 p.m.
sandle7849 Says...

I am heading in May and have been checking on line and sure enough all the days the best fast pass selections are sold out for the day- especially the safari @ AK and Seven Dwarf Mine Train @ MK as we are not staying in the park we only have the 30 days, it such a shame that the new system is clearly meant to penalize families with multiple aged children who can not afford a suite or 2 hotel rooms. My family with children ages 23,19 and 8 are not allowed to stay in the room at ANY disney hotel so we stay offsite- but now there will be less time spent @ disney and more time spent elsewhere

May 15, 2016 at 1:17 p.m.
Michelle Says...

Have you considerd tent camping at Fort wilderness disney campgroung? The space is up to 10 adults. It is the cheapest way to experience disney resorts at an affordable cost. They have restrooms and showers available for you and if you book through them they are apart of Disney Resorts so you will get to have the free magic band personalized, extra morning hours and transfortation. If you are flying in they will pick you up and take you from and back to your hotel/airport free. We are visiting Walt Disney world and we are a family of 7. My husband and myself and our 5 kids ranging from 1-15. We have ab RV and have decided after making other aragnments outside the resort at another rv park to change it to Disneys Fort Wilderness Campgrounds because of the added perks and most of all Transpertaion/free parking ... There are ways to save on your vacation you just have to find them. If we didnt have our RV we would have gladly pitched a tent because how cool would it be to camp at the most happiest place on Earth. :)

Mar 29, 2016 at 4:08 p.m.
Lisa Vesper Says...

My family stays onsite at the All Star Family suite. It is reasonable, clean, each of three kids has own bed and parents have their own room, plus there are two bathrooms.

May 9, 2015 at 10:23 p.m.
Walt Says...

We were thinking about a day at Disney before we go on Disney cruise, but I don't want to buy tickets if best rides are already out of fast passes. Can you tell if soarin is out on may 21? Thanks.

May 10, 2015 at 8:27 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Walt,

As of now, Soarin' has availability for this date.

Keep hopping!


Jan 31, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
Jake Says...

"You can make FastPass+ selections for any park from any of the kiosks."

Are you sure about that? A cast member specifically told me otherwise on my recent visit. (I was staying offsite.)

Dec 1, 2015 at 3:42 a.m.
DanneyMouse Says...

This is not true -- and appears to have been corrected in the story above. The kiosks only allow you to make a FP for the park you are at.

Jan 31, 2014 at 7:57 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jake,

We are sure and have tested it ourselves in the park!



Jan 30, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
CommonSenseMom Says...

At many of the kiosks, they have workers there to do the fastpass stuff for you. One of the cast members was very adept and speeded up the process for me, but most of them slowed me down. Also, there were lines at nearly every kiosk for most of the day. You have to take a photo of the screen so you can remember the times. (You can always go back to a kiosk to check, but that involves waiting in line again.)

Mar 16, 2015 at 2:13 a.m.
JayStemple Says...

I noticed this too. I kept thinking "Those people are waiting in line so they don't have to wait in line... " What?

Dec 1, 2015 at 3:45 a.m.
DanneyMouse Says...

Do the math. One person waits 5 minutes to save 4 people from waiting 60.

Oct 24, 2015 at 3:57 p.m.
Belcaro Says...

Lol. Sad, but true ;) Once we've used our original 3 FP+s, wish we could use the APP instead of the kiosks to make an extra selection.

Jan 31, 2014 at 12:39 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Great tips, CommonSenseMom!

That's a good point about remembering your FastPass+ selections. You have the option to email it as well, but taking a picture on your phone would be faster. You can also view it in the My Disney Experience app. Even folks who are not resort guests and can't make reservations via the app yet can view their reservations.



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