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Disney FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions

by Leap on October 15, 2019 1125 Orlando

As long-time Walt Disney World Resort experts, ticket-sellers and adventure-loving frogs, we help families plan their vacation by sharing key information. FastPass+ is one of those key pieces of information! We have been answering many questions about FastPass+ since its debut in 2014. This is a compilation of answers to customers' most frequently asked questions about FastPass+.

To the unfamiliar, FastPass+ may seem overwhelming. This service simply allows guests to pre-book rides and entertainment so that they skip the regular lines. 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. Using FastPass+ is one of the best ways to experience the most in-demand rides with little to no wait! We are answering these Disney FastPass+ FAQs to make it as easy as possible. If you already know the basics, check out our FastPass+ tips! Let's hop to it!

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 can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay. Now through 2020, guests staying at select hotels (including in the Disney Springs area) also get this benefit. These are:

Guests staying off-site 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!)

Is FastPass+ free?

Yes, it is free for everyone visiting the parks who has valid admission.

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! MagicBands offer additional (optional) functionality if you are a resort guest: They serve as your room key (talk about pixie dust!). 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.

FastPass+ FAQs - Expedition Everest Queue Interaction

MagicBands offer additional functionality for all guests who wear them in the parks. First, your ride photos and video are often automagically associated with your My Disney Experience account, such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Tower of Terror. For other attractions, such as Expedition Everest or Splash Mountain, you'll need to touch your MagicBand to the RFID readers at the ride exit's photo area to associate your photos with your 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. There is more personalization at it's a small world and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

FastPass+ FAQs - its a small world Ride Interaction

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 search in a backpack or pocket for tickets. You also get all of the benefits mentioned above!

How do I get a MagicBand?

FastPass+ MagicBands - Kiosk

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). These will be personalized with each party member's name, and you can also choose to upgrade to certain themes for a minimal charge. Your MagicBand serves as your room key and can be used to make purchases at the resort and in the parks 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 $14.99 plus tax in the park or online. You no longer have to link your MagicBand in the park, so you can purchase bands as gifts or to use later.

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

Disney has two windows of opportunity for guests to book FastPass+ reservations. Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can book FastPass+ tickets 60 days before their check-in date and book for the entire length of stay. Non-resort guests have a 30-day booking window.

It really helps to have your park plans in place before that window hits, and you'll need to have already purchased tickets. You'll need to decide which day you will visit each park. It also helps to do a little research so you can book the most popular experiences and rides, or those most important to your family. Keep in mind that you may only reserve three FastPass+ attractions per day in advance. You can make additional FastPass+ reservations in the parks after you've used your first three (or the return times have passed). 

On the day your booking window opens, you'll be able to book FastPass+ reservations starting at 7 a.m. EST. So, if you're on the West Coast and want to book right away, you'll need to be up and ready at 4 a.m. (Hint: Grab your coffee or caffeinated beverage of choice before your booking window opens!) It isn't toadally necessary to book right when your window opens unless your trip is during a very busy time (such as the holidays), you're not staying on-site and/or you want to secure reservations for a very in-demand FastPass+ attraction (such as Avatar Flight of Passage or Slinky Dog Dash). 

If you're staying at a Disney World Resort 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 Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your visit to take advantage of that window!

How do I make FastPass+ reservations?

FastPass+ FAQs - How to Book FastPass+

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. 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 Ariel 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 EpcotDisney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom, 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 using the app or an in-park kioskMagic Kingdom does not have a FastPass+ tiered system, but the most in-demand rides, such as Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, book up quickly.

How do I use FastPass+ in the park?

When you're ready to use your FastPass+ reservation in the park, head to the attraction or entertainment experience during your allotted time. Look for the FastPass+ queue at the attraction and touch your ticket or MagicBand to the Mickey RFID reader for entry. You may be asked to scan your MagicBand or ticket a second time as you move further up the queue.

Just three reservations per day?

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 using the My Disney Experience app. (Just make sure to update to the latest version of the app.) 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 if you have park hoppers or are an annual passholder.

You can also use the in-park kiosks to make reservations. If you do use a kiosk, know that not not everyone in the party must be present to add the FP+ selection as long as you are all connected using My Disney Experience.

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

FastPass+ FAQs - Modifying a Reservation

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. 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 (but it will affect them!).

Which rides and attractions should I use FastPass+ for?

This is a great question! Your "best" choices toadally depend on individual family preferences (and availability, of course). That said, on our FastPass+ Tips post, 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 been hopful! 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

Related: Disney World FastPass+ Tips and Park Strategies

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Dec 2, 2019 at 12:20 a.m. Lee Says...

Hi

We are looking at purchasing tickets for disney but not sure whether to get them posted out or print the eticket. Our issue is we want to start booking the Fast passes as soon as possible (we are going this christmas). Would we have to wait for the cards to arrive by post before we could start with the fast pass process?

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Dec 2, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lee!

If you'll be using a MagicBand, we'd suggest opting for the e-ticket so that you can get a jump on your FastPasses! If you do opt for mailed tickets, you can also contact our Customer Service department at 1 (800) 846-1302 to receive the code you'll need to link the tickets to My Disney Experience to start making those reservations ASAP. Hope this helps!

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Nov 18, 2019 at 2:57 a.m. Matt Says...

Hi, we are booking fastpass reservations for this upcoming week. Me and my son both have tickets (He got his ticket from school for a choir trip and I purchased mine separately) and we both have parkhopper passes except mine is for 5 days and his is for 3. We connected both of our accounts together and we began making reservations for fastpass. It shows up above my name as Fastpass + Party of 1. Does that still mean that our accounts are linked together even though it still shows my name? Or does that mean that "Party of One" is for one guest only?

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt!

Generally, as you're making FastPass reservations, "Party of One" will be the default and just show you; you can adjust this, though, and add him to your FastPass party! If you aren't seeing any names to add below you (where it says "Anyone Else Going?), this may mean that you aren't connected. There are a couple of other factors that could play into this, too, such as your reservation period depending on where you'll be staying. If you continue to run into issues, Disney's direct FastPass help line is (407) 939-4357. Hope this helps!

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Nov 16, 2019 at 3:03 a.m. Says...

We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge for 3 days in December (12, 13, 14) and a few weeks ago I made fast pass reservations for our first full day at Disney studios. Today (Nov. 15) I tried to make fp reservations for animal kingdom on the 14th and Epcot on the 15th but when I make the requests the screen is blank. Does that mean that there are no fast passes left for both the 14th and 15th? I guess if that is true it should be said that once that 60 day window pops up you'd better make those reservations if you want them! Another website I queried showed that passes should still be available for those days so I'm confused. Can you help?

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, those days should be showing up for you! While some big ticket items may be gone, you should be seeing something show up. Did you try again? Sometimes the app and site go down briefly. If you continue to run into issues, we'd suggest calling the Disney FastPass help line directly at (407) 939-4357. They can look at your account directly and help get things sorted :)

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Nov 14, 2019 at 10:19 p.m. Bobby Says...

Hi, I am thinking about only reserving one fastpass+, or two that are early and pretty consecutive, so that my party can select fast passes throughout the day. We are Disney vets are know the parks very well but have not been back since the FastPass+ has been introduced. Wondering if you have any thoughts. Thanks!

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Nov 15, 2019 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobby!

We'd suggest booking all 3 advance FastPasses because of the Tier System; once those are used, you can then book additional FastPasses one by one on the day of your visit and Tier 1 rides will be available to book (versus only having Tier 2 available until those first three are used). Let us know if you have any additional questions - have a great trip!

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Nov 12, 2019 at 6:40 p.m. CHRIS Says...

I am 65 years old and i don't have a smart phone to book fastpass.Last time i was in disney parks was in 2003 and i remember putting my ticket in a machine outside of the ride i wanted to do and had my fastpass for a specific hour.Is this system still working for old people like me?

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Nov 12, 2019 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

There sure are! You can always book your initial three on the My Disney Experience website, then use a kiosk once you've used your initial three (or, of course, just use the kiosks!) We have a guide that lists the exact kiosk locations in each park so that you know where to find these :) Have a great time!

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Nov 9, 2019 at 3:58 p.m. Lorna Says...

Hi we are staying off site. I have just linked my tickets to my Disney experience. Can I just clarify do I need to give dates of our visit in order to do the 30 day fast pass? Or 30 days before we visit can I just start to add my fast passes? I can't seem to see where to add my visit dates? Sorry all very new to this. Thanks

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Nov 12, 2019 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorna!

Since Disney World tickets require that you select a start date now, once you've linked your tickets to My Disney Experience, the app will already know when your visit dates are (Disney magic!) :) You'll just need to log in at that 30 day mark (for each day of your visit) when you're ready to book your FastPasses! Have a great trip!

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Nov 4, 2019 at 1:06 p.m. mark Says...

staying off site... can i book 30 days in advance for 4 or 5 consecutive days.. i.e. book 3 fast passes 30 days before 14th dec. then next day book 3 more for 15th dce and so on and so on? therefore having all fast passes sorted for the 5 days on site?

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Nov 4, 2019 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

That's exactly right - you can book 30 days in advance of each day of your visit, so that strategy is spot on.

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Oct 28, 2019 at 12:15 a.m. Melinda Says...

I have a stay reserved, but I have not yet purchased tickets. Can I still book 60 days out from our resort reservation if I don't have park tickets linked? Thanks!

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Oct 28, 2019 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melinda!

Yes, you'll need to link your park tickets to the app prior to making FastPass reservations in My Disney Experience.

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Oct 26, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. shane dayton Says...

We are going to Disneyworld for 6 days in January and have park tickets for 6 days. We are staying at a Disney Property for the last 3 days of the trip and so will have a 60 day window from the day we check in. Will I then be able to book Fast Passes for all 6 days or only the 3 we are on-site?

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Oct 28, 2019 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shane!

The 60-day advance booking window will only apply to those days where you are staying on-site.

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Oct 24, 2019 at 8:48 p.m. Brian Riley Says...

Our 60 days come up this Sunday. My wife is concerned because we can’t see the Fast Pass option in the App. When we pull it up on the MDE online login, we can see them. Will it populate to the app once the 60 day mark hits?

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Oct 25, 2019 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian!

Hmm, how strange! That means you are staying on-site at a Disney World Resort hotel, correct? We'd think it'd auto populate at that 60 day mark, but it may help to have the web app open for booking purposes on Sunday just for peace of mind. If it still isn't populated then, we'd suggest calling the FastPass helpline at (407) 939-4357 so that they can help troubleshoot.

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Oct 21, 2019 at 3:34 p.m. Angela Riley Says...

I bought an annual pass and i'm coming this week last minute and again Nov 1-9 planned. I have all my fast passes already for the nov 1-9 trip but it will not allow me to make any fast passes for this week any ideas why

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Oct 21, 2019 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

As an annual pass holder, you are permitted to have 7 days worth of FastPass reservations in a 30-day period if you are staying off-site. So likely, you're running into the same reservation period overlapping, leaving you ineligible to book more at this time. If you are staying on-site, you're able to book FastPasses for the duration of your trip, and we'd suggest calling the Annual Passholder line at (407) 560-7277 to get them sorted. Hope this helps!

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Oct 13, 2019 at 3:49 a.m. Debo Hysack Says...

Great info, thanks

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Oct 11, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. Sierra Says...

Sorry if this is a repeat question, I really tried to read through everything but couldn’t find an answer. We are staying at a Disney springs hotel and will be able to book our fast passes 60 days before our check in date. We plan on just relaxing the first day (check in day) and then will be in the parks for 5days, our fifth day in the park will also be our check out day. Can we still boom fast passes on check out day? Thank you for the help!

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Oct 11, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sierra!

You sure can! Your FastPasses can be booked in advance for your entire trip, including check-in day and check-out day. Have fun!

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Oct 3, 2019 at noon mommy31976 Says...

Hi, is it possible to get any good fast passes at the 30 day mark, or is it more advantageous to go 60 with a dW resort. We can just save so much more money staying off resort.

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Oct 3, 2019 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We toadally understand - it's a question lots of families (including our own!) have to determine. This will largely depend on the time if year you'll be visiting, but in general, FastPass availability at the 30-day mark will be more limited than at the 60-day mark, and you can expect that the most in-demand rides will run out first. However, that doesn't mean you won't be able to find some that work for your family, especially if you aren't visiting at a peak time! If you do opt to stay off-site, be sure to refresh every day (even as you're in the park), as people do drop their FastPasses. We will say that the other benefit of staying on-site is Extra Magic Hours, as well as free transportation, which makes staying on-site super convenient (and giving you some extra time in the parks). Be sure to keep an eye out for deals (including through your favorite frogs!) in the event that something pops up in your budget. Ultimately, do what works best for your family - you'll have a magical time either way!

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Sep 26, 2019 at 1:54 a.m. Dave Says...

I booked two 2-day park hopper tickets for my wife and I - and we are just 13 days away from going to WDW. Needless to say, most of the FP+ morning & afternoon times are gone. We'd like to use the strategy to book FP+ times as early as possible, so we can use FP+ again later at a different park. We've selected 2 FP+ attractions in the morning & afternoon, with hopes that we can get our third FP+ reservation once we get to the park that may be at a early/better time than what's shown online. Is this a viable option? Are there additional FP+ reservation times once you get to the actual park? I know with the old FP system, you could get your FP once you are in the park. We'd like to jump to another park after lunch. What are some ideas of what we should do? We certainly don't want to book our third FP+ attraction at 6:45pm. Thanks in advance.

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Sep 26, 2019 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

There won't be additional FastPass availability once you're in the park, but there are same-day cancellations that will pop up, so we always suggest refreshing the app and continuing to check back in! (One morning, we snagged a Flight of Passage FastPass about an hour before the actual window to show up.) Your initial three FastPass reservations need to all be made at the same park, so make sure that you make (and use) all three before hopping to another park. Once you've used all three of your advance FastPasses, you can continue to book one at a time (in any park, if you have Park Hoppers). Like you mentioned, we'd suggest booking the best that you can now and adjusting as time goes on if you find earlier or better availability. Have a great time!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 22, 2019 at 7:06 p.m. Jimmy Says...

Our family has bought 2 day passes for Disneyworld from the Uk and I have linked our tickets. I have a confirmation number with the email so can I book fastpasses with just that number? If so, can I only book those fastpasses on the exact time 30 days out? We are staying offsite.

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Sep 23, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jimmy!

If you've linked your tickets in My Disney Experience, you are all set to book FastPass reservations! As you noted, that will be open to you 30 days prior to your vacation (you'll need to book these day by day; i.e., day 1 30 days out, day 2 29 days out, etc.). Have a great time!

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Sep 19, 2019 at 1:48 p.m. Karla Says...

Hi! We are traveling in November and staying at a Disney hotel and our fastpass booking window is opening soon. We may have to modify our reservation and cancel a few nights off of our package. If we do this, will we lose the fastpasses we made for the days we are still staying?

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Sep 19, 2019 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla!

Your FastPasses should only be adjusted for the days that you are no longer staying on-site; if you run into any issues, Cast Members are super hopful. There's a dedicated line to reach them at (407) 939-4357.

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Sep 17, 2019 at 4:37 p.m. Sara Says...

We are planning a Disney trip for January but aren't settled on where we will stay. I have an on-site resort room booked, but may cancel it. If I sign-up for fast passes at the 60 day mark and then end up cancelling my on-site room, will my Fast passes also be cancelled? With a trip in January, none of the deals / sales have extended that far yet, so I'm kind of waiting to see if any discounts come out before we make our final decision. I want to be prepared / plan for what to do with FastPasses if I do cancel the on site room. Thank you!

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Sep 17, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara!

Yes, unfortunately your FastPass booking window is attached to your on-site hotel reservation, so if you cancel your stay, your early FastPass selections will also be cancelled. There's still hope for January deals, though - be sure to keep an eye out so you can get them applied when they are released!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 5:22 p.m. Suzanne Says...

Great blog! We're doing a 4-day trip and have a 3-day ticket plus a 1 night ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I booked my 3 FP/day for the days we're going to the parks on the regular ticket. Now I can go in and add FP's for the Christmas party day from 4-7. I was surprised that it's letting me do that. Any experience with this?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzanne!

As a party guest, you'll be able to book FastPasses from the time you're able to enter the park until the park closes to non-party guests, at which point FastPass won't be necessary any longer :) We'd recommend aiming for any rides you want to hit that won't be open during party time. Have fun!

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Sep 10, 2019 at 8:49 p.m. Elizabeth Jeffery Says...

Just to clarify, should we book all our first a fast passes for the morning so we can book more for the afternoon and evening? The only option left for one ride was late in the afternoon, does that mean we can't book anymore until we do it?

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Sep 11, 2019 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

That's generally our recommendation so that you're able to keep picking up more throughout the day rather than having to wait on that last FastPass :) You won't be able to book more until that last pass is used up.

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Aug 30, 2019 at 3:25 a.m. LUIS FELIPE OLIVARES POGGI Says...

I ve heard that if you go on your birthday to disney world parks the ticket is free? But what happens if you buy the tickets in advance? Because we are going for 6 days.

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Aug 30, 2019 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis!

Unfortunately, Disney does not grant free tickets on your birthday. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Be sure to grab a birthday pin while you're there :)

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Aug 21, 2019 at 4:07 p.m. Melissa Says...

I think I know the answer but let’s say we only really want one tier 1 at EPCOt and 1 Tier 2. Do we have to really book 2 tier 2 advanced on order to get new FastPass options or can we just do 1 and 1 and once both times have passed book another tier 1 or 2. Not sure if this makes sense.

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Aug 21, 2019 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

You'll need to use your 1 Tier 1 and 2 Tier 2s before you can book another Tier 1 (so think of it as fulfilling your initial three, whether they are advance or not, in compliance with the 1/1 2/2 rule). If you were to book 1 Tier 1 and 1 Tier 2 in advance, you'd have to book another Tier 2 before you can book another Tier 1. Whew! Hopefully that makes sense!

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Aug 23, 2019 at 6:02 p.m. Michelle Says...

If you have park hopper, can you make only one FastPass in one park and then make three more in another park AFTER the one is used or do you have to make three and use three in the first park

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Aug 23, 2019 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

With a Park Hopper, your first three selections will need to be in the same park. Once those initial three are used up, you can book FastPasses at any park (even while you're in another!) one at a time.

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Aug 20, 2019 at 11:44 a.m. Nick Wright Says...

Hi, is it possible for someone, not in your group, to donate a Fast Pass to you that they no longer want?

Thanks

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Aug 20, 2019 at 7:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick!

No, unfortunately, FastPass transfers are not possible.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 5:07 p.m. Lana Says...

HI! I've been having a hard time choosing a park for one of the days in our vacation. I was going to go to HS and grab a morning Tier-1 fast pass and then head to another park, but don't want to waste my other two fast passes. My questions are: If we reserved 1 fast pass at HS at 9:45, after we use that FP, will we be able to then reserved one for a different park the same day? ALSO....What if we use the Tier 1 fast pass at 9:45 and then try to reserve another Tier 1 fast pass at the same park after the 1st one is used? That's confusing to type out. I hope you followed it :)

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Aug 20, 2019 at 10:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lana!

All three of your advance reservations need to be in the same park - but after that, if you have a park hopper, you can absolutely book another FastPass in a different park! Likewise, you won't be able to book another Tier 1 FastPass until all three of your advance FastPasses are used. Then, you can book additional Tier 1s available to you!

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Aug 19, 2019 at 4:32 p.m. Dave Says...

Quick question - so say I have a three night stay, arriving on the 2nd, checking out on the 5th. Which days can I book FastPass+ for;

2nd/3rd/4th? or

3rd/4th/5th? or

2nd/3rd/4th/5th?

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Aug 20, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

Are you saying on-site? If so, you can book FastPass+ reservations for the entirety of your stay 60 days from check-in. If you aren't staying on-site, you could make FastPass+ reservations 30 days from each day of your trip - so 30 days in advance of check-in, you could reserve for the first day; 30 days from the second day, you could reserve for day 2; and so on and so forth.

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Aug 23, 2019 at 7:22 a.m. Dave Says...

Yes, I am on-site - so all four days from 60 days before check in...cool!

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Aug 19, 2019 at 2 a.m. Alba Nory Says...

If I purchase a stay in a Walt Disney Resort, but buy the park tickets in Undercover, do I still benefit from the 60 days in advance planning Fast Pass? Thanks

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Aug 19, 2019 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alba,

You sure do! The 60-day benefit is tied to where you're staying, so as long as you're staying on-site, you'll have that early window :)

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Aug 14, 2019 at 1:12 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi. My family is going to Disney in November, but my inlaws are arriving a couple days after us (all staying in a Disney park hotel). Is there a way to ensure we can book fastpasses for everyone when my window opens? I have them linked in my Disney account and am curious if when my fast pass booking window opens, will I be able to successfully book their passes too so we can a ride together? Or will I only be able to book my direct family and will have to try to get them tickets a few days later when they hit the 60 days prior to arrival window? Thanks in advance!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. Laura Says...

Amanda, I have the same question. Were you able to book your fast passes all together at the same time?

TIA

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Aug 14, 2019 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

These bookings are tied directly to resort hotel reservations, so this largely depends on whether or not you are booked to stay in the same room (which it does not sound like is the case.) Once their resort hotel confirmation number is linked, the app will then pull from the direct reservation dates to determine everyone's booking windows - all of this to say, you can give it a shot, but you will likely need to book theirs separately once their window officially opens :)

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Aug 13, 2019 at 7:08 p.m. Jessie Says...

Hi, I just purchased my one day disney world tickets for the end of august. If I want to link my ticket to my disney account it says 'The app is not able to link Will call ticket orders'. What should I do?

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Aug 13, 2019 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie!

Are these Undercover Tourist tickets? If so, please give us a call at 1 (800) 846-1302 so that we can help you out.

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Aug 13, 2019 at 5:47 p.m. Ronald B Says...

Once you use the initial 3 fast passes at a park with tiers, can you book a second tier 1 fastpass?

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Aug 13, 2019 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ronald!

You sure can!

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Aug 13, 2019 at 11:49 a.m. Megan Says...

I purchased tickets from you and linked it to my Disney experience app, but when I try to start a FastPass selection it is telling me I don’t have tickets. It is showing them under my profile at the top of the page though. What am I doing wrong??

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Aug 13, 2019 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

How strange! We've noticed a little wonkiness with the app ourselves in trying to book things this week. Just to be sure, are you within your booking window (30 days prior if you're staying off-site and 60 if you're staying on Disney property?)? If so, we'd suggest calling the FastPass line directly to have them sort it out for you since it seems to be an issue with the app itself. That number is (407) 939-4357.

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Aug 10, 2019 at 6:38 p.m. Carol Says...

We are staying off property on our trip for Aug 23. We have already booked our FP. We have magic bands from a previous on property trip 2 yrs ago. Can we use those bands and how do we link them to My Disney Experience? Thx!

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Aug 12, 2019 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol!

These should still work! If you flip them over, on the disc should be a 12-digit ID number. In My Disney Experience on desktop, click on "My MagicBands and Cards." Scroll all the way to the bottom of a page, and you'll see a section that says "Link a MagicBand." Click the "Link" button and you'll then enter the ID number, and voila!

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Aug 7, 2019 at 10:20 p.m. Alana Says...

hi there

coming next year for a day- do you still get fastpass with a one day ticket

thanks in advance

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alana!

Yes, you can still book FastPass+ reservations with a one-day ticket. Have fun!

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Aug 6, 2019 at 1:33 a.m. Andy Says...

Hi

Our reservation is for November 13 this year but it says our window for booking starts September 14 . Have Season Pass. So does countdown start from first full day.

Thanks

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Jul 30, 2019 at 3:01 a.m. Felicia Says...

We are going to the Disney Christmas Party in December. I heard we can access the park at 4:00 p.m. with the event tickets. Do we get fast passes with those tickets. Can we make dining reservations with those tickets?

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Jul 30, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Felicia!

You are correct that party guests can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. While FastPasses aren't available during official party time, you may be able to nab some between 4 and 7 while you're in the park. You can also make dining reservations! Have a great time!

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Jul 31, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Rachael Says...

We are attending MNSSHP on 9/24 and staying at Shades of Green for one night after the party. We were able to make Fastpasses in the 4-7 window with our hotel reservation. However, what do we use to scan for Fastpasses at the park since we will not have MagicBands through SoG? Can't find the exact information I'm seeking and hoping you can help! Thanks!

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Aug 1, 2019 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachael!

As long as you have the plastic RFID ticket for Mickey's Not-So-Scary, you should be able to scan it as you would a MagicBand for FastPasses. Let us know if this won't be the case and we can do some more digging for you!

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Jul 25, 2019 at 4:26 p.m. Christopher Says...

Dang, wish I would have read this before I planned my Disney vaca, because I went this route too. I understand why Disney would do this, but geez. As expenses are ballooning with Disney in general, us middle income families need to get creative regarding how to enjoy a Disney vaca without raiding our kids college savings somehow!

Not the answer I was hoping for but thanks to the poster for posting and UT for answering.

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Jul 22, 2019 at 2:03 p.m. Mama Dyer Says...

Hi! I haven't been to Disney in +20 years, and my husband has never been, so we are super lost about all these changes. We plan to take our toddler for her first trip next month. My husband and I will be purchasing the Silver Annual Passes. Since my daughter is 18 months, she won't need a pass yet.

How do fast passes work with Annual Passes?

Can I make a fast pass reservation 30 days before we plan on visiting for the entirety of our annual pass window?

If I make a fast pass reservation, can I bring my husband and toddler with me if he doesn't also have a reservation for that time, and she doesn't have a pass at all? In other words, can I reserve rides a, b, and c while he reserves rides d, e, and f and then we as a group can ride 6 different rides with our fast passes?

Thanks for the help!

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Jul 22, 2019 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mama Dyer!

With your Annual Pass, you can have 3 FastPass selections per day for up to 7 days at a time, up to 30 days in advance. These are rolling, so once you've used a day, you can add on another day's worth of FastPass selections, and so on; you just can't have more than 7 days' worth of FastPass reservations in the system at one time. Much like you do with regular park tickets, once your 3 for the day have been used up, you can continue to book more selections in-park, same-day, one at a time. Really, it just impacts your ability to book in advance :) However, if you're staying on-site, you could make FastPass+ selections as early as 60 days prior to the check-in date―and can secure FastPass+ selections for the length of stay or up to 7 days.Hope this helps!

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Jul 18, 2019 at 7:53 p.m. Penny Says...

Hi Leap! We visited Disney in February of this year but stayed off site so I had to get onto the My Disney Experience app each day from 30 days before our trip to try and get our Fastpass+ bookings. As you can imagine, we struggled to get them for some of the bigger rides. We are planning another trip and I had spotted a tip online saying to stay at a Disney hotel for the first night or two and that would enable me to book the Fastpass+ for the entire length of our stay (which will be 14 days). I've been told by someone today that Disney have closed this loophole and that I will only be able to book Fastpass+ for the days we would stay in Disney. Do you know if this is correct? If so, it may change how we book the accommodation for our next visit. We're travelling from the UK with a 14 day Ultimate ticket if that makes any difference. Thanks!

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Jul 18, 2019 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Penny!

The 60-day FastPass benefit will only be valid for the nights that you're staying at a Disney Resort, not the entire length of stay if you're doing a split stay. Hope this helps!

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Jul 18, 2019 at 8:18 p.m. Penny Says...

Ah, that's a shame. Thanks for confirming. I think we'll still book the 2 nights in Disney and see if we can get the big rides booked in for the first two days!

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Jul 18, 2019 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Penny! Always hoppy to help :) Have a wonderful trip!

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:36 a.m. Rob Says...

Hi, we are really excited about our first visit in August! I have made some great reservations using FP - the app as crashed a few times and I lost it all temporarily- but all back to normal now. I really don’t want to lose (or risk losing) it all again, so can I ask if staying off property and linking magic bands now will I risk losing any FP bookings or will it automatically transfer? Really worried about losing my avatar FP!!!! Love the site BTW. Thanks in advance.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 2:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob!

Think of My Disney Experience as the main hub that connects everything, so linking your MagicBand should not impact your FastPass reservations in any way. These should remain in your My Disney Experience account. If it's still acting glitchy for you, we'd suggest taking a screenshot of your reservations (as insurance of sorts) and calling (407) 939-4357 if you find that anything is off once you've linked your MagicBands to your account.

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Jul 12, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Steuart Says...

We still have fast passes for one member of our group but it is saying we have used them up

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Jul 15, 2019 at 4:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steuart!

If you are in the parks, be sure to drop by City Hall or Guest Services to see if they can help you get to the bottom of it! You can also call (407) 939-4357. Hoping this gets resolved for you!

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Jul 10, 2019 at 1:19 p.m. Lisa Mundy Says...

Hi, I’m travelling to WDW on 29th July 2019 with 4 other family members. I have purchased 7 day ultimate passes giving me access to parks for 14 days. My first visit to a park is MK on 30th July and we’ve chosen fast passes. I have chosen fast passes for 7 days ( not consecutive) but when I’ve tried to book more for 11th Aug it won’t allow me, saying I’ve reached my limit? I don’t understand why. Help please ????

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Jul 10, 2019 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

The 7 Day Ultimate Pass allows you seven days in the main theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios), and then seven individual visits (rather than days) to the water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney’s Miniature Golf and ESPN Wide World of Sports. While you could spread this out over 14 days with the water parks and extras visits, the ticket will only allow for seven days of main park visits, which is where the error message is coming in. So sorry to be the bearer of bad news - hope this helps!

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Jul 11, 2019 at 5:58 a.m. Lisa Mundy Says...

Ah yes, this is what I feared.. can’t believe I made such an error. Thanks for replying.

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Jul 5, 2019 at 3:54 p.m. Bob Says...

If I have ordered fast pass cards for my family will the cards come pre assigned to a person. For example can I pick who gets what picture on the card since my son who is 11 is not going to want minnie

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Jul 12, 2019 at 7:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob,

We're not sure what you mean by FastPass cards. Disney tickets are FastPass+ enabled. If you link them in My Disney Experience, you can assign them to whichever member of your party you'd like to.

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Jul 2, 2019 at 12:43 a.m. Kate Says...

Hi! I am heading to WDW in a couple of months time - and am making sure I know how the fastpass system works before the 30 days advance! I was just wondering, if I link the other three members of my group 1) will they all need a Disney account, or can i just add them off their ticket, and 2) when i am booking the three per day, if one of my group doesn't want to go on one of the rides, will leaving them off that FP (so only on two for that day) stop me from getting more for them once the rest of us have used all 3? (I hope that question makes sense!)

Thank you for all your helpful advice!!

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Jul 2, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

You can add everyone to your My Disney Experience account as long as you have their ticket numbers! As far as booking FastPass reservations goes, the only downside to not including your whole party is that until all three of your advance reservations are used, you cannot book another Tier 1 ride. You'll still be able to book one at a time for all parties involved; the options offered to you may not include Tier 1 rides until everyone has gone through their initial three reservations. Hope this helps!

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Jun 29, 2019 at 11:48 p.m. Ali Mitchell Says...

Hi, it’s proving difficult to play our 3-week-trip 60 days in advance. On the days I’m planning to go to Universal or Busch Gardens, is it worth booking fast passes at Disney parks too, in case we don’t stick to plan of US/BG? What happens if we book them and just don’t show up? Can we cancel them on the morning if our plan of NOT using them goes ahead?

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Jul 1, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali!

How exciting to be able to enjoy a three week trip! If your plans are up in the air, you can certainly book some FastPass reservations in advance just in case those plans change. There is no cancellation penalty if you don't show up, though as you noted, releasing these as soon as you know one way or another allows other families to nab them. :)

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Jun 23, 2019 at 12:24 a.m. Alecia Kurek Says...

Are fast passes based on how many nights you stay or how many days on your ticket. I have a 3 night stay booked but have a 7 day ticket because I'm staying off site part of the time

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Jun 24, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alecia,

Your FastPass reservations are based on the length of your ticket!

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Jun 17, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. Tina Says...

Hi, FROGBLOG,

We have MagicBands, and we plan to book the FastPass+ of Epcot. I know that we cannot book Test Track, Soarin Around the World, and Frozen Ever After at the same time. So, I am thinking that have we to book all three FastPasses +? Or, can we just choose one and book the other two FastPasses + in Disneyland on that day? If so, should we finish the first one then book the others, or can we book them when we enter Epcot in the beginning?

Thanks

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Jun 19, 2019 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

You do not have to book all three FastPass+ reservations at Epcot. But if you choose to book one at Epcot, you must use that FastPass+ before booking any more reservations at the other Disney World parks on the same day.

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Jun 9, 2019 at 1:27 p.m. Mark Jackson Says...

Hi there, I'm thinking of booking a Disney Hotel and tickets from websites that are not Disney or Airline based. I was just wondering if I would still get the perks of the 60 day window or not?

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Jun 10, 2019 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

Those benefits are related to staying at a Disney Resort hotel, regardless of how you booked it. As long as you're at a Disney Resort hotel that offers these benefits, those benefits will be extended to you. Hope this helps!

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Jun 3, 2019 at 11:36 a.m. Jennifer Brown Says...

Once you have booked the three FPs allowed, how do you check availability for other FPs without first dropping one of the FPs? It won't let me view available FPs as it says I have the max of three already

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Jun 3, 2019 at 4:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

The easiest way to do this is to look at a FastPass you already have in the park you're looking to hit. Select "Modify" and you'll then select your party. From there, it'll give you additional times for the FastPass you already have, but below that, it also lets you preview the other experiences available for a FastPass. From there, you can choose the new experience (at which point the app will ask if you're sure you'd like to cancel your other reservation), or you can exit the app without making any changes. Voila!

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May 31, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. Richelle Harris Says...

We are going to Disney on early Oct. My husband booked Hilton Buena Vista Palace using his points. Disney part tickets here are cheaper. If we buy the tickets from undercover tourist, can we still get 60 day advance Fastpass+?

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May 31, 2019 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richelle!

The 60-day FastPass benefit is connected to your hotel stay (generally, this benefit is extended a Disney Resort hotel and Disney Springs Hotels). Hilton Buena Vista Palace DOES offer this benefit according to their website, so you should be set to go! You'll need to link your reservation number to the My Disney Experience app, which can take up to 72 hours to process. Since the benefit is in relation to your hotel stay, you're free to purchase valid tickets from wherever you'd like :) Hope this helps!

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May 30, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. Nicola McErlaine Says...

I can not link my tickets to the app at all to book fast pass x

Any help?

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May 30, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola!

Are you getting any kind of error message? Any details you have can help us point you in the right direction! Are these Undercover Tourist tickets? If so, please give our Customer Service line a ring at 1 (800) 846-1302. If these are tickets purchased through Disney World, there is a special FastPass+ line that may be able to help. They can be reached at (407) 939-4357.

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May 26, 2019 at 4:12 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi!

Just to clarify, if you're staying in the disney resort you can book fastpasses 60 days in advance, 3 passes per day. Can I make all of my 3 fastpass selections for each day in advance? (so 9 reservations 60 days in advance) Or am I only allowed to reserve three rides on the first day, and then once those fastpasses are used, I can make the reservations for the following day. Hope thats clear.

Thanks!

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May 28, 2019 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

You can book 3 advance FastPass reservations per day 60 days in advance for your entire length of stay (up to 14 days). So if you were heading into the parks for 3 days, that'd be 9 advance FastPass reservations, spanning 3 days, that you could book at the 60-day mark on Disney property. Once you're in the park and have used that day's advance 3 FastPass reservations, you can then start booking for same-day FastPass reservations, one at a time, using either the in-park kiosk or the My Disney Experience app. Hope this helps!

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