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Disney FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions

by Leap on March 22, 2018 774 Orlando

For you first-timers or those of you who haven't been in awhile, one of the biggest mysteries surrounding your Disney World vacation may be FastPass+. The service fully launched in 2014 and is intended to provide guests with a more efficient and personalized Disney World vacation through the use of RFID technology. While pre-booking rides and entertainment — in some cases, up to 60 days in advance of your trip — sounds complicated, it doesn't have to be. We created these Disney FastPass+ FAQs to make it as easy as possible. If you already know the basics, hop over to our FastPass+ tips! Let's get hopping!

Disney FastPass plus FAQs - RFID tickets

Disney FastPass+ FAQs

What is FastPass+?

FastPass+ is Disney's reservation system that allows guests to book advance reservations for experiences and attractions in the park. Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay. Guests staying offsite can make reservations up to 30 days in advance of each day of their theme park visit. (Psst! You can now book your Orlando hotel with us at a discount!) FastPass+ replaced the original FASTPASS system in the parks, and physical FASTPASS tickets are no longer distributed. Your FastPass+ selections are stored with your My Disney Experience profile on your tickets or MagicBands.

Is FastPass+ free?

Yes, it is free for everyone visiting the parks.

What are MagicBands?

Disney FastPass plus FAQs - MagicBands

MagicBands are rubber bracelets that contain an embedded RFID (radio frequency identification) chip and function similarly to regular RFID park tickets. They both offer touch-and-go functionality at the park entrances, at FastPass+ attraction queues and with PhotoPass photographers. The bracelets are more practical since you don't have to fumble in your pocket or backpack for tickets every time you enter a park or use FastPass+. Just make sure the Mickey head on the bracelet, which contains the RFID chip, touches the Mickey head RFID reader! The MagicBands offer additional (optional) functionality if you are a resort guest. They serve as your room key. You also can associate a credit card with the band so that you can touch to pay for purchases at the resort after you have entered your pin. Non-resort guests who purchase MagicBands cannot add credit card functionality to their bands.

MagicBands offer additional functionality for all guests who wear them in the parks. First, your ride photos and video are automagically associated with your My Disney Experience account (more on that below). You don't need to do anything at all after your ride to get your pics! (Guests without MagicBands would need to touch their ticket to the RFID readers at the ride photo area to associate their photos to their account.) Second, Disney offers personalization in queues and on rides for those wearing their bands. At Expedition Everest, for example, you might see your name on one of the Himalayan advertisements before you ride. At Haunted Mansion, the Hitchhiking Ghosts now hold up tombstones with your name on them. There is more personalization at it's a small world and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

Do I need a MagicBand?

No, physical tickets offer the same functionality as MagicBands. But you may find that MagicBands are more convenient for entering the parks and FastPass+ queues and having photos taken by PhotoPass photographers since you don't have to fumble in a backpack or pocket for tickets. You also get all of the benefits mentioned above!

How do I get a MagicBand?

FastPass+ MagicBands

If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, all members of your party will be given MagicBands free of charge. Depending on how far in advance you book your resort stay, you will have the option of choosing the colors of your bands and having them shipped to you (not available in all countries). Your MagicBand serves as your room key and can be used to make purchases at the resort during your hotel stay. Guests using Disney's Magical Express transportation will also use them at check-in, so you shouldn't put them in your checked baggage if you are flying to Orlando.

If you are not staying at a resort, you have the option of purchasing the bands starting at $12.95 + tax in the park or online. You no longer have to link your MagicBand in the park now, so you can purchase bands as gifts or to use later.

How far in advance may I make a FastPass+ reservation? 

Disney has two windows of opportunity for guests to book FastPass+ reservations. Guests staying at a Disney resort may book FastPass+ tickets 60 days before their arrival date. Non-resort guests have a 30-day booking window.

To take advantage of these booking opportunities, you need to do some planning. Talk with people in your traveling party to see what days they would like to visit the parks. Get an idea of the attractions that everyone would like to visit. Keep in mind that you may only reserve three FastPass+ attractions per day. You can make additional FastPass+ reservations after you've used your first three (or the return times have passed). It really helps to have your park plans in place before that window hits. Make sure you've already purchased tickets.

Grab your coffee or caffeinated beverage of choice on the day your booking window opens! Let's say you have the 60-day window. On the day your booking window opens, you'll be able to get FastPass+ starting at 7 a.m. EST. So, if you're on the West Coast, be sure you're up and ready at 4 a.m. (Hint: coffee). Of course, that isn't toadally necessary unless your trip is during a very busy time (such as the holidays) and you want to secure reservations for a very in-demand FastPass+ attraction (like Avatar Flight of Passage).

If you're staying at a Disney World hotel, you can make your FastPass+ selections from your first day of check-in for your entire length of stay (up to 14 days) with valid park admission. If your stay is longer than two weeks, then you can make FastPass+ reservations for up to 14 days. Note that the 30-day window does not offer this option. You must book each day. We definitely recommend staying at a Disney Resort during your visit to take advantage of that window!

How do I make FastPass+ reservations?

When you have your tickets, you will need to create an account on Disney World's My Disney Experience website in order to make FastPass+ reservations. To make reservations for friends and family, you will need to add their name (such as for a child) or send an email invitation to connect through a Disney account. Everyone whom you wish to make FastPass+ reservations for must have valid tickets linked to their account. Once you and your party members' accounts are linked, you then need to link your tickets. While the process is fairly straightforward, we have found it is easier to use the app since you can actually scan your ticket number rather than having to key it in manually. (We recommend this process if you have older, non-RFID tickets.) For those of you who are close to your FastPass+ booking window, once your order has been processed, you can contact our customer service to obtain your ticket number to link your tickets in My Disney Experience.

Once your tickets are linked, you will be walked through the process of making FastPass+ reservations. Once online, you can book your three daily reservations one at a time. You also get to see all of the available time slots within the morning, afternoon or evening. This is a big plus that makes it easier for guests to book separate reservations for their party members, like, for example, when Leap and Tad don't want to meet Elsa and Anna with Lily and I. If your family or group plan to make any of the same FastPass+ reservations, we recommend you make these first.

Can I still make advance FastPass+ reservations if I plan to purchase a MagicBand later?

Yes. If you decide to purchase a MagicBand later, you can still make FastPass+ reservations in advance and those selections will be stored with your My Disney Experience profile and linked with your ticket and MagicBand. Your tickets will continue to function even if you use a MagicBand.

How many reservations can I make?

Guests can make three advance reservations for rides and experiences per day via the My Disney Experience website, the app or the in-park kiosks. Those three reservations must be made for use in one park only. Note that at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios a tiered structure is in place for the most in-demand attractions. Guests can make only one selection from the Tier 1 attractions and entertainment and two selections from the Tier 2 list at those parks. You can make additional FastPass+ reservations after you've used your first three (or the return times have passed) in the park. We have more on this below!

Disney's Animal Kingdom does not have a FastPass+ tiered system, but you're only allowed to book one Pandora—The World of Avatar attraction per day. You'll need to choose between Avatar Flight of Passage or Na'vi River Journey.

How do I use FastPass+ in the park?

Disney FastPass plus FAQs - Fastpass+ Kiosk Magic Kingdom

When you're ready to use your FastPass+ reservation in the park, head to the attraction or entertainment experience during your allotted time. You will look for the FastPass+ queue at the attraction, and touch your ticket or MagicBand to the Mickey RFID reader for entry.

Just three reservations per day?

Disney FastPass plus FAQs - FastPass+ kiosk

As mentioned above, after using your first three reservations in the park, you can obtain more. This can be at any park, and it can be at any attraction (even if you've already booked FastPass+ for Tier 1 attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot or Disney's Animal Kingdom). Once you have used that FastPass+ selection or the window has passed, you are free to make another selection. And so on and so on.

Booking additional FastPass+ reservations can be done on the My Disney Experience app.  Just make sure to update to the latest version of the app. Also, one important note is that you no longer need to physically be present in the park you wish to make reservations for. This is a big plus for park hoppers. So you could be in Epcot, but make your reservation for Magic Kingdom.

You can also use the in-park kiosks to make reservations. If you do use a kiosk, know that not everyone in the party must be present to add the FP+ selection; you just need your MagicBand or physical ticket and to be connected to them all as friends and family.

What if I am late/need to modify my reservations?

If you are late by a few minutes on your slotted time for an attraction, you should still be allowed to enter the attraction. If you are going to be more than a few minutes late, you should re-book the experience for a later time, although the cast member at the FastPass+ queue has the discretion to let you in. If you are a no-show for an attraction, it counts against your daily allotment of FastPass+. You can modify reservations using the website, app or in-park kiosks.

Does everyone in our friends/family account need to complete all three FastPass+ reservations for the day before we can reserve a fourth?

The FastPass+ reservations are tied to an individual ticket. If someone in your group only uses one FastPass+, that doesn't affect you from getting your fourth after your other three have been used.

Which rides and attractions should I use FastPass+ for?

This is a great question! Which one you choose depends on availability and individual family preferences. That said, on our FastPass+ Tips page, we outline our top three FastPass+ recommendations in each park. If you hop over to our park plans page, we outline even more priorities for each park.

We hope these Disney FastPass+ FAQs have answered your burning question. If you still have questions, share them in comments below. Just starting to plan your vacation and want to know more about Disney FastPass+? Hop over to our Disney FastPass+ Planning page, part of our Orlando Vacation Planning Timeline

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Apr 19, 2018 at 12:10 p.m. Susan Says...

Is a magicband more convenient for everyone in your party? For a 2 year old?

Thanks!

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Apr 19, 2018 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

We're huge fans of MagicBands, as they're much more convenient than digging around in your purse for card passes whenever needed. When Lily was too little to wear her own, I simply wore hers on my wrist as well! That would be my recommendation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Stephanie Says...

We will be going to Hollywood Studios. We have only booked two Fast Passes for that day, they are Aerosmith and Tower of Terror. Because we have only booked two Fast passes, can we book another Tier 1 Fast Pass as soon as Aerosmith is finished?

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Unfortunately not. You must both make AND use all three of your FastPass+ reservations (1 Tier One, 2 Tier Two) before booking another Tier One.

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Apr 15, 2018 at 8:02 p.m. Chad Says...

We will be making our Fastpass choices in May for our June trip...one question I have though...for the higher demand rides like Flight of Passage...would it be better to try to get Fastpassses for two members of our party instead of all Four of us at once? I'm just wondering if those would be easier to actually snag?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chad!

We typically don't recommend doing this, as splitting the group can complicate things. What if only 2 of you are able to get a FastPass+, or what if they're at completely different times? It can't hurt to try, but we'd recommend going for all 4 at once, if possible.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 30, 2018 at 4:50 p.m. Jamie Says...

I always go to Disney in Sept to try and beat some of the crowds. This year I am checking in my Disney hotel on a Monday & going to AK Thursday. Do you think flight of passage fp will be out Monday at 7 am ET since a lot if people check in in a weekend??

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Hop on making FastPass+ reservations as soon as your booking window opens for your best shot at a Flight of Passage FastPass+. Be sure to check for every day of your trip before looking into less-demanded experiences.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 28, 2018 at 2:57 p.m. Tony Orefice Says...

I purchased a two day pass and was told it is good until sometime in May. How do I find out the exact date?

FYI- the pass reads, Disney Fastpass+, Select, Reserve, Go!

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Apr 5, 2018 at 12:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

We would advise calling where you purchased the ticket from to verify the date!

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Mar 24, 2018 at 10:44 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hello!

We are looking at returning to Orlando for 2 weeks in August 2019 however, the first week we will be staying on international drive but are booking AOA resort at Disney though Disney direct. My question is...we are booking a combined 14 day ticket deal for Disney and Universal but may want to go across to Disney during the first week of our trip (while on international drive) would I be able to link my paper Disney tickets to the accommodation booking in the 2nd week but still be able to enter the park during the first week if we wanted to without causing any issues to the My Disney Experience app?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 3:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You should still be able to link the tickets and go during the first week, but you won't be able to book FastPass+ reservations 60 days out until your actual stay at Art of Animation. You can still book FastPass+ 30 days out, though. Does this make sense?

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:21 p.m. Randy Says...

I’ll do my best to explain my scenario! Have offsite resort for a week starting 23 June. Have the 5 day military park hopper passes good until December. Plans changed and arriving 22 June. If we decide to stay in WDW resort for the one night (22 June) and then check in our offsite resort will we be able to book all of our 5 day hopper fast passes 60 days out no matter when we go to the parks? Or can we only book 60 days out for days in the resort?

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Mar 16, 2018 at 6:51 a.m. Mike Says...

Hello!

I am going to Epcot in 59 days. Yesterday, I booked a Soarin' fastpass for 9:05 a.m. on my Disney experience app, but that was it for that particular park. My question is.....when I get to Epcot and use the fastpass will I be able to get another fastpass for tier 1? I only like the rides soarin' and test track, so for most of the day I just visit the pavilions. Thanks in advance!

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Unfortunately, that is not the case. You must use all three of your FastPass+ reservations (1 tier one, 2 tier two) in order to book another tier one the day of. You can always do a couple quick and easy tier two rides like Journey into Imagination or Spaceship Earth in order to make room for Test Track!

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Mar 30, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. Michelle Says...

Or just get in the single rider line for Test Track.

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Mar 16, 2018 at 2:26 a.m. Jodi Says...

There is an error in this post that you might want to correct. When you mention FP+ reservations begin at 7am EST and you said that means 3am on the west coast, it would actually be 4am for the west coast. Not to confuse anyone or they’d potentially be up an hour too early.

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodi,

Great catch! Thanks for the heads up.

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Leap

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Mar 13, 2018 at 4:23 p.m. Dhonna Says...

Hi! My husband and I have separate but linked My Disney Experience accounts. In reserving our Fast Passes, we are thinking of logging in to our separate accounts at the day of our 60-day mark. So basically, he will make reservations for AK and EPCOT while I will make the FP reservations at MK and Hollywood Studios. Is it possible to book FP this way??? Or ONLY ONE from the same party can book FP at the same time? Thanks!

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Mar 16, 2018 at 1:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dhonna!

You can both book FastPass+ experiences at the same time, as long as they are on separate days. And remember, you can only book FastPass+ reservations in advance at one park per day!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 12, 2018 at 2:53 a.m. Rachel Jordan Says...

My husband and I are arriving on a sunday with our youngest and grandma. Our teenager and friend will be arriving on monday night. We are booked in a family suite that will fit all of us but we went ahead and booked a separate room for the teens starting tuesday. Can I book their fast passes when I book mine at 60 days or do I have to wait for their first day in the park (and separate room reservation) at 60 +2? I want us to have at least a couple of the same reservations since they are only doing 2 disney days with us (Tuesday and wednesday) and then 2 universal/ HP days (Thursday and Friday) by themselves. Should I see if I can add them to our family suite room starting sunday even if they will not be there yet?

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

If they are on the reservation for the family suite, then you can definitely go ahead and reserve FastPass+ for them 60 days out. We would do this so that you can make sure you get the FastPass+ reservations you want with them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 11, 2018 at 12:16 a.m. Malika Says...

Hi, I have a question. My family and I recently bought tickets to Disney, we are not staying in a resort so to access the disney parks we have cards to get in. I just wanted to know if I can reserve my fastpass + 30 days before the date I will be going to disney or do I need to get the fastpasses+ when I arrive at disney?

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Mar 15, 2018 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Malika!

You will absolutely be able to make FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance. You should have received a ticket code in your confirmation e-mail that you can link to your MyDisneyExperience app to make reservations. You will then receive a linked physical card upon arrival.

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Mar 8, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. Sarah Says...

Hi, what is the last fast pass slot for the Flight of passage ride in Pandora? I would like to take advantage of our fast pass and try and do a ride on the day we arrive but I'm wondering if our flight will arrive too late. Thanks :)

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Mar 9, 2018 at 2:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

This depends on Animal Kingdom's hours. If the park closes at 9 p.m., the last FastPass+ slot will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 4, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. Ali Says...

Hello! I live in Virginia and will be purchasing discounted tickets through my work for my husband and I as well as Florida resident passes for my parents (who own a condo in Florida). Three questions: 1. Once I have an electronic version of the non Florida resident tickets, can I scan that into the fast pass app to make fast pass reservations or do I need a physical ticket or a ticket sold directly from WDW to make fast pass reservations? 2. My parents will be getting their Florida resident passes sent to their condo but will have to provide proof that they own their condo since they don’t primarily live in Florida, but can fast passes still be reserved with these tickets before we go to the Orlando ticket center to confirm their tickets or do we have to wait to get confirmation from the ticket center when we go to WDW before we can make fastpasses? 3. For my parents, I am buying two tickets under my moms name (her name is on the florida condo electric bill) and she is showing that bill to the ticket office to show she is a Florida resident, will my dad who lives at the same address also have to show a separate bill to show he also owns the condo in Florida? (Sorry just don’t want to buy tickets and have them be wasted from not bringing the right paperwork) Thank you so much!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali!

No worries! You will receive a code for both your tickets and passes that can be linked via your MyDisneyExperience app to make FastPass+ reservations prior to hitting the parks.

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Leap

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Feb 27, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. Nicole Says...

I thought I read somewhere that I can bring up to 3 people to my fastpass check in? My son is traveling with the school and I don't have his ticket information yet. Can I bring him with me to fastpass times?

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Feb 27, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Everyone in the party must have a FastPass+ reservation for that specific ride to experience the attraction together!

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Leap

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Feb 27, 2018 at 11:41 a.m. Crystal Says...

Can my husband and I reserve a fastpass for a ride to do with our oldest (rider swap)? Then I would take my other two little ones on a ride that I don't have a fastpass for?

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Feb 27, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal,

Yes, you can utilize FastPass+ and Rider Swap together for that. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 26, 2018 at 5:06 a.m. Michael Says...

According to my email receipt, my ticket is the barcode within the email. My question is will I be able to use that same email barcode as my Fastpass+, or do I need to print my ticket? Thanks.

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Mar 6, 2018 at 12:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Upon arrival, you'll be given a physical ticket card that you'll scan for your FastPass+ experiences.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 25, 2018 at 12:51 a.m. Nancy Says...

Hi- we are taking a last minute trip to Disney and were just planning to buy our tickets at the gate. How does fast pass work in that case?

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Feb 25, 2018 at 12:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy!

Unfortunately, you will not be able to book FastPass+ experiences until you have your tickets. We recommend purchasing discounted tickets through us so you can plan ahead!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 24, 2018 at 7:50 a.m. Suzanne Says...

Hi. We have a split stay booked in August, one week on site followed by one week off site. We have a 14 day ticket and intend on visiting the parks every day at some point. How many days of FP selections will we be able to make at the 60 day mark? Thanks!

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Feb 25, 2018 at 1:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzanne!

We've not been in your shoes before, but we're pretty sure you'll be able to book all 14 days of FastPass+ experiences at the 60 day mark ahead of your on-site stay.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 23, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Georg Says...

Hi,

I was wondering if it makes sense to book only 1 FP in advance and after using it, start booking new FPs online.

If you book all 3 FPs in advance, you have to consider the 1 hour reservation-window. With instant FPs you can avoid this latency.

From my experience you can get same-day FPs in MK for nearly all attractions except 7Dwarfes.

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Feb 25, 2018 at 12:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We totally understand where you're coming from - but still definitely recommend booking all three of your FastPass+ experiences in advance. In support of your point, you CAN try moving up your next FastPass+ once you've used the first one. But we find it best to have them all booked just in case.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 25, 2018 at 12:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We totally understand where you're coming from - but still definitely recommend booking all three of your FastPass+ experiences in advance. In support of your point, you CAN try moving up your next FastPass+ once you've used the first one. But we find it best to have them all booked just in case.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 22, 2018 at 3:10 p.m. Lauren Says...

I am buying the 2 day hopper ticket and will be in 2 parks for one day, am i still only allowed 3 fast pass reservations or is it 3 per park?

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Feb 22, 2018 at 10:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

You're still only allowed the initial 3 FastPass+ reservations. After you've used your first 3, you can make another and so on!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 20, 2018 at 9:51 p.m. Tammy Says...

I am going to Orlando for 10 days. I have 4 day WDW tickets. If I guess as to what days we will be at what park, but we change our minds once, can we change the reservations on the app? Ex if I have MK booked on a Friday but decide to go to Epcot instead, can I cancel 3 fast passes to MK and add 3 to Epcot (without "using 3 first")????

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Feb 21, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy!

Absolutely! Your FastPass+ experiences are never set in stone. If you decide the day of to go to Epcot instead of Magic Kingdom, you can go ahead and switch your FastPass+ reservations. Just note that you can only make reservations for one park at a time, so you can't book one experience at MK and two at Epcot. Make sense?

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 19, 2018 at 3:37 p.m. Kaushal Says...

Out of the total number of tickets that I hold, I have some Complimentary tickets under employee entitlements and some tickets are purchased. I shall be eligible to book Fast Pass how many days in advance for either of Epcot or Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom?

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Feb 20, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaushal,

Are you staying on-site? If so, you can book FastPass+ 60 days in advance. If you are not staying on-site, then you can reserve FastPass+ 30 days in advance.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 17, 2018 at 1:59 a.m. karen Says...

How much time between fast passes do you recommend? Is it possible to get in early and use all 3 before lunch?

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Feb 20, 2018 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

It definitely is possible to get in early and use all 3 before lunch. Our recommendations depends on what parks you're visiting, the day and if you're park hopping. Usually, wait times are at a minimum right when the park opens, so we suggest hitting up as many rides as you can and saving FastPass+ for peak times. Check out our Disney World park plans!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 16, 2018 at 2:38 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hello. If I book a FP+ for a nighttime experience such as Rivers of Light does that mean I can not book another FP+ until that FP+ has been redeemed or are shows classified differently?

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Shows are the same as rides when it comes to the rules of FastPass+. That is the one downside to using it for a nighttime experience - you can't reload until that one has been used!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 14, 2018 at 4:59 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hi! I feel like this may have already been answered in the comments, but I want to make sure my situation is the same. I will be checking into the Polynesian on the 8th and checking out on the 9th. On the 9th, after I have checked out, I will be headed to the parks for that day and another 3 days after (while no longer staying at a Disney resort). I will also be purchasing the military tickets, however I’m also not sure when you’re allowed to purchase them or when you can activate them since they’re military. So, when can I start adding my FastPasses? 60 days before I check in at Poly? Or will I have to wait til 30? Does the military ticket have any effect on when I can do anything? Thanks. Hope this made sense.

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Feb 15, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

As long as you are staying at a Disney resort, you will be able to book FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance - simply link the tickets to your hotel reservation in the MyDisneyExperience app. Military tickets can be purchased on base and activated at Disney World! Hope we answered your questions - feel free to reach back out if not! Thank you for your service :)

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Feb 12, 2018 at 7:31 p.m. kevin smith Says...

We have a group of 6 coming in may but 2 of us are on property and 4 of us will be off property. the group off property has tickets and magic bands already. can we get FastPass + for all 6, 60 days out or do the 4 guests have to wait until the 30 day window? thank you

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

Unfortunately, those of you staying off property will have to wait until the 30-day window.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 11, 2018 at 6:37 a.m. Melissa Says...

We are staying at a WDW resort but purchased our park tickets through my work discount program. They are linked through the app so will we be able to get fast passes at 60 days vs 30?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

As long as you are staying on-site at a Disney resort, you will be able to book your FastPass+ experiences at 60 days.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. Melissa Says...

Thank you so much for the reply! We look forward to our 4th WDW vacation!

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Feb 10, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. camille Says...

Hi! My family already had our magic bands from last year's 2017 Disneyworld trip. We plan to go to Disneyworld again and stay in a Disney hotel but a different one. Can we re-use our last year's magic bands or do we need to buy new ones again for this 2018 trip? If we can use our old magic bands, please advise how we can load up for our new trip using our past year's magic bands. thank you

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camille!

You can absolutely re-use your Magic Bands from last years trip. Simply link them to your MyDisneyExperience accounts using the code on the back of the band. However, Magic Bands are included in Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages, so you should receive new ones!

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Feb 9, 2018 at 2:43 a.m. Pattie Says...

We have purchased 10d tickets, but will actually be staying 14 days at a WDW resort. There will be 4 days that we won't be going into the parks, (will probably be at the water parks), We have already chosen the 10 days we will be in the pakrs. My question is can I make fast pass + reservations for any of the 14 days, or only for the first 10? Thanks

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pattie!

You can make FastPass+ reservations for any 10 of your 14 days.

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Feb 8, 2018 at 6:11 p.m. Chris Says...

Hi,

We are visiting Disney in April and have 14 day parks passes, can I pre book 3 Fast Pass rides per day in advance (for every day we plan to visit) or do I need to book 3 FP+ for the first day, and after they have been used then book 3 FP+ for the next day and so on?

Thanks,

Chris.

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Feb 8, 2018 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

You can book 3 FastPass+ experiences per day in advance for every day you plan to visit. Beyond that - on the day of using your FP+ experiences, once all three are used, you can reload one at a time. :)

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Feb 7, 2018 at 7:03 p.m. jeana halstead Says...

hi i purchased disney 3 day tickets. and would like to know if we have to purchase fass pass tickets and if it will it change anything? i know its better. but what happens if we dont get them? i am staying offsite so how do i do fasspass and where?

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Feb 7, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeana!

You're in for a real delight - FastPass+ is already included in the tickets you purchased! Simply link the tickets to your MyDisneyExperience app and start making reservations within 30 days of your trip. You can make 3 selections per day, and re-load one at a time beyond that.

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Feb 6, 2018 at 11:47 p.m. Sam Says...

Hi there, we will be travelling to Florida from the UK in October, we are not staying at a Disney resort. We have purchased our Disney Tickets through our travel agent and currently only have E tickets until we arrive at a Disney Park to receive our Disney Tickets, there is only a booking reference number on our E ticket, I was just wondering how we can go about booking fast passes. Thanks.

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Feb 7, 2018 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

We would recommend calling your travel agency to get ahold of the ticket number (unless you already have it on your E-ticket.) All you need to do is link this to your MyDisneyExperience account in order to make FastPass+ reservations! You'll be able to do so 30 days in advance.

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Feb 5, 2018 at 4:39 p.m. David Says...

We are going to visit a week from now and haven't bought any tickets yet. We were just wondering if we can still book fastpass+ even if it's about a week from now?

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Feb 5, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

Of course! You can book FastPass+ experiences up to 30 days in advance (60 days with a resort reservation.)

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Feb 4, 2018 at 7:18 p.m. Rachel Says...

I have booked my stay at a Disney Resort Hotel (TTC) via another website using points. Will I be able to link my ticket and my reservation and take advantage of the 60 day fast pass reservation?

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Feb 5, 2018 at 4:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

Yes! As long as you are staying at a Disney resort hotel, you are able to book your FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance.

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Feb 3, 2018 at 9:19 a.m. Dave Says...

We will.be arriving in Disney in June, This will be our 3rd trip in as many years, My wife would love to live at Disney!

Is it possible for non USA residents to buy an annual pass and is it cost effective if we are only going to use it maybe twice a year?

Thanks

Dave

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Feb 5, 2018 at 4:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

Annual passes can be purchased by non-U.S. residents. Passes are around $800 per person, so its cost effectiveness depends on how many days you plan on visiting for each trip. We would recommend it if you and your wife plan on spending more than a few weeks at Disney each year. Plus, parking and Photo Pass are included, as well as discounts at select shops and restaurants!

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Jan 31, 2018 at 5:02 a.m. Aaron Says...

While we will stay 4 nights at a Disney resort and go the parks during that we also plan to go the parks 2 days before our reservation starts. I know the 60 day Fastpass cannot be used until 60 day from our hotel reservation but what about the days before our hotel booking? Is there any option to book those days even at 30 days out? Or can we only try the day we are at the park?

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Jan 31, 2018 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron!

You will definitely have the option to book your FastPass+ experience at least 30 days before, at the latest. You can do this through MyDisneyExperience. We would recommend trying at 60 days for your pre-resort visits ... we have a feeling you might be able to book then, since you'll be staying at a resort shortly thereafter. :)

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Jan 21, 2018 at 4:21 p.m. Martin Says...

We're a party of 7 people and 2 of us aren't staying on the resort. We have paid and reserved fastpasses for the whole. While the 5 who stay on the resort will pickup magicband at the hotel, where would the others pickup their fastpasses cards?

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Jan 22, 2018 at 4:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martin,

Great question! Your two non-resort guests will be provided a card upon entry to use for FastPass+ and PhotoPass. You also have the option of purchasing a Magic Band.

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Jan 18, 2018 at 12:49 p.m. pandabear Says...

Hi! Thank you for your post and for answering everyone's questions. My husband and I are going to Disney in March and I will be four months pregnant by then. From what I read, I probably should not be riding FoP. I got fast passes this morning for the both of us for FoP, would it be possible for him to ride it twice once with his band and once with mine?

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Jan 23, 2018 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We frogs don't believe in bending the rules! You aren't technically supposed to do that...but yes, it is a possibility.

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Jan 18, 2018 at 7:13 a.m. Cece Says...

I purchased Southern California Citypasses from Costco but Disney will not accept my numbers on my tickets for reserving Fastpasses. Do these not work the same way?

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Jan 18, 2018 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cece,

In order to book FASTPASS reservations from your mobile device, you'll need to purchase a Disney MaxPass and physically be inside a Disneyland Park. Disneyland FASTPASSes are different from Disney World's FastPass+ in that you can't reserve them ahead of time without being in the park. If you decide not to purchase a MaxPass, then you'll have to hop over to one of the park's kiosk to grab a FASTPASS. Hope this helps!

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Jan 17, 2018 at 11:24 p.m. Rick Says...

We are planning to purchase the premium annual passes as part of our vacation so we can use them at Disneyland as well. We will stay on-site, but how can we use the fast pass system in our case? Is it better to buy tickets and turn them into passes later?

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Jan 17, 2018 at 6:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rick,

No worries! Go ahead and purchase your Premier Passport. Once you link your passes to your resort reservation, you will be able to make FastPass+ selections two months in advance, just like standard resort guests with ticket packages. I hope this answers your question! Let us know if not...we're always hoppy to help.

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Jan 23, 2018 at 9:54 p.m. Rick Says...

How far ahead can you purchase the pass before you want it activated? We don't want the clock to start on the pass we use it at DW. We would have to purchase it at least 60 days before that.

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Jan 23, 2018 at 8:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rick,

Are you referring to an Annual Pass? From our experience, they are activated on the day of purchase. FastPass+, however, is included with any and all tickets and can be purchased as far in advance as you want (up to a year or more!) You can book your FastPass+ experiences 60 days in advance with a resort reservation, and 30 days in advance without one.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 13, 2018 at 2:34 p.m. Ashlee Says...

Hi!

Thank you for all of this information! If I am not staying at the park, how can I get my fast passes? Will they print them upon arrival? Or are they saved to the app? I do not have a magic band so how will I get the printed version?

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Jan 16, 2018 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashlee,

You are able to book your FastPass+ reservations 30 days ahead of your trip (if you're staying off-site; those staying on-site can reserve 60 days ahead) through creating a My Disney Experience profile. You'll link your tickets to your account and select your FastPass+ reservations! Once you arrive at the park and ready to use your FastPass+, your ticket will be scanned at the attractions that you have a FastPass+ reservation for. Hope this helps!

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Jan 12, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. Cathy Says...

I have a question. I am traveling to Disneyworld 2-9to2-12 for the UCA Highschool Competition. This year we are staying offsite and my other daughter is staying with the team at the Allstars. We are purchasing tickets through UCA and won't be picking them up until we get down there. 2 Questions. Anyway we can fast pass any rides without the actual tickets in our hands (they are paid for) and 2. we have magic bands from the previous years we have been down there can we reuse them and how do we do that? My older daughter is actually there now for the UCA College Nationals and keeps asking me questions and since this is the first time we are staying off property I am so confused. We are staying sty the Melia Orlando Suite Hotel. Any help would be great.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy,

First things first, of course you can re-use your Magic Bands! As long they are in working condition, simply link them to your MyDisneyExperience app in conjunction with your current tickets.

Regardless of whether or not you are staying on site, you must have your ticket numbers in order to make FastPass+ selections. Perhaps try contacting UCA to get these ahead of time to set up in your MyDisneyExperience app.

Please let us know if you have any more questions, and have a hoppy trip!

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Jan 12, 2018 at 6:07 a.m. Anastasia Says...

Hi, we are getting close to the 30 day window and will be ordering tickets from UT. Will we be able to make our fastpass+ selections before the tickets arrive in the mail?

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Jan 12, 2018 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anastasia,

Yes, please contact our customer service team at either info@undercovertourist.com or our worldwide phone line, 1 (800) 846-1302. Our agents can walk you through this process, which includes an option to receive your ticket IDs in advance for linking to your MyDisneyExperience account (for FastPass+ selections, dining, etc.). Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Jan 1, 2018 at 11:05 p.m. Dana Says...

I am renting points for the first time, and buying tickets here. How do I link my tickets from here to my magic bands Disney sends me? Thank you!

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Jan 2, 2018 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dana,

You'll enter the ticket confirmation number (the one we send you) onto your My Disney Experience account. This links the tickets!

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Jan 1, 2018 at 9:35 p.m. David Says...

I have family in Orlando but want to get the 60 day FP+ window. We are thinking of booking one night on property, but then staying a couple of nights with family (we'll only be there a few days). Does the 10-day FP+ window apply to my mutli-day tickets, even if they are just for three or four days total, as long as I am staying my first night on property? Thanks!

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Jan 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

You'll only be able to make FastPass+ reservations for the amount of days your ticket is valid for (starting 60 days prior to your check-in date at the Disney hotel).

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Jan 1, 2018 at 5:48 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi there! We are staying at the Polynesian for two days - Sunday night and Monday night and we were thinking of going to the park (only) Tuesday to take advantage of the early hours and smaller crowds. Since we are checking out on the same day we will be purchasing park tickets, will we still get access to the 60 day window? Thanks!

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Jan 4, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

Yes, you'll still get access to the 60-day window. Have a great trip!

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Dec 30, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hi Frog Family! Thanks for all your helpful tips and advice! We have a 4-night onsite resort reservation, and have 3 day park hoppers (from UT). Our flight home leaves really late so we want to upgrade our tickets to add an additional day once we get in the parks that first day. Question is about FP reservations. Are they tied to resort reservation or tickets? Meaning, are we only going to be able to make three days of FP bc we only have 3-day hoppers currently (won't have that 4th day until we are in the park), or are we able to make FP for all 4 days in the parks bc our resort reservation is for 4 days? The day we are adding we are going to AK, and would love to be able to snag some elusive Pandora FP, and not have to wait in standby for hours! Thanks in advance!

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Jan 2, 2018 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

The FastPass+ reservations are tied to the amount of days your tickets are valid for. So, if you have 3-Day Park Hopper tickets, then you can only make reservations for those 3 days. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

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Dec 30, 2017 at 1:51 a.m. Juan Says...

Hi! First of all, this is a great website and a great thread. However I’ve got just one question.

I’ll be travelling with my family (we are seven) and we will get fastpasses in advance for different rides (my window is open, so I’ll do it in a few days). Since we don’t want to go to the same rides, should I add them to my party through the app or link their tickets? Should each family member download the app or can they make their own reservations through my “My Disney Experince” account without making reservations for the entire party?

Looking forward to any answer!

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Jan 2, 2018 at 10:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Juan,

You'll need to either add their names (like for a child who doesn't have an account) or send an email invitation to connect their Disney accounts to yours. Once your accounts are linked, you'll link your tickets. When making the FastPass+ reservations, you can select who wants to be included on those specific reservations. They'll still be able to use their own accounts to make FastPass+ reservations for themselves. Hope this helps!

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Dec 24, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. Maria Says...

Hi there! My family will be staying on site for our upcoming trip but my uncle will be staying at Disney Springs. He has will call tickets for his stay. I was able to book my fastpass already but can’t book his because he’s a will call? Is this correct-If so when or can he book his? Thanks so much!

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Dec 28, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

You should still be able to add his ticket in My Disney Experience. If he bought his ticket from us, he definitely can. We offer instructions in our FAQs:

On the My Disney Experience website: After your log in, select My Reservations and Tickets from the MDE dropdown menu. Select Link Tickets under Tickets and Passes and enter your reservation number listed on the E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. A list of your E-tickets will be displayed, and you can then assign the ticket/tickets to yourself, someone in your friends & family list, or a new guest.

From the My Disney Experience app: You can scan the bar code on your E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready emai. From the app, select My Reservations and follow the instructions listed under Link a Ticket or Pass.

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