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Disney FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions

by Leap on February 18, 2020 1196 Orlando

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

FastPass+ FAQs - PinterestAs long-time Walt Disney World Resort experts, ticket-sellers and adventure-loving frogs, we help families plan their vacations 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 — and we're still going! 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+ 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 the end of 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?

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+ FAQ - MagicBand Vacation Box

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?  FastPass+ FAQs - Modifying a 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 Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, 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, 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. For example, while Tad and I ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Mommy Frog and Lily split and use a FastPass+ for Toy Story Mania! 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?

FastPass+ FAQs - Epcot FP+ Kiosks

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, get booked quickly.

How do I use FastPass+ in the park?

FastPass+ FAQ - Carousel

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?

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.

FastPass+ FAQ - MagicBands in France

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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Oct 13, 2017 at midnight anna Says...

1/2 our family is unable to use their tickets for the day (had to head home), if they don't check into the park, can we use their fast passes?

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Oct 13, 2017 at 10:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Unfortunately, Fastpass+ reservations are not transferable. You'd need to use their park tickets - or reassign them - to you in order to use their reservations.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 17, 2017 at 5:52 p.m. Richard D Says...

If your party has a toddler too young for a ticket can they be included along with your fast pass?

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Oct 18, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard,

Yes, your child may go with you into the Fastpass+ line.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 6, 2017 at 11:19 a.m. Jay Says...

I've bought a Christmas party ticket for my first day, as I only arrive at Disney World in the afternoon, and a normal, 2-day ticket for the subsequent days. The system lets me book Fastpasses on all 3 days - would this pose an issue? I don't want my subsequent Fastpasses to be suddenly invalid.

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Oct 10, 2017 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jay,

That's fine. Simply book Magic Kingdom Fastpasses (from 4-6 p.m.) on the party day, then book Fastpasses as normal for your two-day ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2017 at 3:53 a.m. A.K.S. Says...

Thank you all the info. I purchased 3 day tickets w UT some time ago and linked them to my MDE for an upcoming trip. We have an upcoming 4 night stay and I believe the rules are that I can only extend the ticket from 3 days to 4 days at Guest Services after I arrive. My question is this: at the 60 day mark, will I only be allowed to book 3 days worth of Fastpasses instead of 4, even though I intend to extend the ticket to 4 days as soon as I'm allowed to later?

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Oct 4, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes, you will only be allowed to book 3 days. Once you upgrade, you'll have access to that 4th day.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 2, 2017 at 9:11 p.m. Josh Says...

We are going to Magic Kingdom on Saturday 10/7. Is is too late for me to get fastpass reservations??

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Oct 2, 2017 at 9:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josh,

Nope, you may still get Fastpass+ reservations. Connect your ticket to My Disney Experience, select your day and see what's available.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 21, 2017 at 1:01 p.m. Lauren Says...

Hi, If I buy tickets (from UT of course!) and make fast pass reservations but then change my holiday dates will the tickets still be valid if I go a few weeks later? I know the FPs won't be but I'm just concerned about the tickets expiring? I'm new to all this :)

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Sep 21, 2017 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Some of the tickets we offer do have an expiration date. As long as you go before that date, your tickets are fine. Following the expiration date, you simply need to visit guest services and pay the price difference to obtain a current ticket.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 16, 2017 at 5:09 p.m. Jack Says...

I have a reservation at yacht club for 4nights through Disney as part of their free dining promo starting on a monday. I also have a 5 day park hopper. I know I can get fastpass reservations 60days prior to Monday start. I am thinking about going an additional day the Saturday before my Monday checkin. So a couple of questions.

1. When my fast pass window opens up 60 days before my reservation start, can I make fast pass for the Saturday before (that would be then 58 days before) even though I don't have a reservation for that night?

2. The magic bands I get as part of the package, would that be active on Saturday

thanks in advance

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Sep 18, 2017 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jack,

You may not make Fastpass+ reservations for days that occur before your hotel reservation begins.

Your MagicBand is activated once you enter a theme park with valid admission.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 14, 2017 at 7:34 p.m. Angela Says...

My family and I are trying to do Magic Kingdom and Epcot in the same day. It's impossible to get FastPass for the Frozen ride at Epcot since we are traveling there a week from today. So I actually found a slot open and put myself on the FastPass for that ride but now I lost my Magic Kingdom fastpasses and I can't get them on the Frozen ride either. I'm going with my husband and 2 kids. What can I do?

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Sep 14, 2017 at 8:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

You are only allowed to pre-book Fastpasses for one park per day.

Here's what we suggest - Make Fastpass+ reservations for the Magic Kingdom later in that day (perhaps 2:00 or 3:00). Plan to be at Epcot before the gates open. When they do, head right for Frozen. That's your first attraction and your priority. After Frozen, see a few other attractions. Keep an eye on the clock so you're at Magic Kingdom for your first Fastpass at that park. Good luck!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 12, 2017 at 6:34 a.m. Stacytchr Says...

We are planning to reserve a WDW hotel for our stay. Do we have to purchase our Park Hopper tickets as part of the package to use the FP+ 60 day reservation or can we purchase tickets separately (from Undercover Tourist) and still get the FP+ 60 day reservation? Do I just link the tickets via My Disney?

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Sep 12, 2017 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

Your tickets may be purchased separately (through us preferably ;) ) and linked with your hotel room through the My Disney Experience app.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 11, 2017 at 12:04 a.m. Jack Says...

I am considering staying in Dolphin hotel for one night. And then go to an offsite hotel for three nights. I am planning to have a five day Disney ticket. From reading through various blogs, seems like once I link the dolphin reservation to the my Disney experience account, I can start making fast pass reservation the day I check in and for day 2 60days ahead. Please confirm. Can I make the fast pass reservation for day 3,4,5?

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jack,

You'll be able to make your off-site Fastpass+ reservations for days 1 and 2 60-days out, but 30-days out for 3-5 (your off site days).

Keep hopping!

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Sep 11, 2017 at 2:19 a.m. jack Says...

Also, thank you for the reply

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Sep 11, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

No problem Jack.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 11, 2017 at 2:18 a.m. Jack Says...

for my previous question, if I cancel the dolphin reservation two weeks before the trip, would my fastpass reservation for day 1 and 2 get cancelled?

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Sep 11, 2017 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jack,

Yes, your Fastpass+ reservations will be canceled when your room is canceled.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 25, 2017 at 2:58 a.m. Kurt Says...

We had family go earlier and someone said something like, "You can bring three additional guests with you on one fast pass, so your family of 3 should select 9 different attractions, then just bring everyone along for each attraction." However, I see that nobody else mentions that anywhere including you guys. Is that correct? Or should we make sure and individually get a fast pass for everyone if we want to fast pass one attraction together at the same time? ie. All three members reserve a separate fast pass for the same attraction at the same time?

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Aug 25, 2017 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kurt,

Each person in your party must have their own individual FASTPASS ticket. They may have been talking about Rider Switch, which is for families with children that don't meet height requirements.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 25, 2017 at 6:08 p.m. Kurt Says...

Okay, I had a feeling that was what they were describing. Must have been lost in translation. Ha!

Thanks for all the tips. Your information has been quite helpful.

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Aug 8, 2017 at 1:03 p.m. Marilyn Says...

I have read you can book that if you are staying onsite you can book 60 days in advance plus ten days when making FP reservations. I only seem to be able to book 60 days out. How would I be able to get a jump on things and use that extra ten days? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Aug 8, 2017 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilyn,

Check to make sure your hotel reservation and multi-day tickets are all connected in My Disney Experience. That should give you the ability to make Fastpass+ reservations every day of your stay.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 5, 2017 at 10:58 a.m. camila Says...

Hi there and thank you for all the information provided. I have a question: The article says: once you have used that FastPass+ selection or the window has passed, you are free to make another selection. But If I book online three fast passes, and one of the attractions is Fantasmic (which is at 8.30pm) when am I going to be able to use the fourth one? Because the show is not going to happen until the end of the day. Does that mean I am not going to be able to use fast pass until the end of the show?

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Aug 6, 2017 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camila,

You are correct. You will not be allowed to get a 4th Fastpass until after Fantasmic!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Aug 3, 2017 at 11:48 a.m. Alexis Vidrine Says...

I am staying offsite. For the 30 day out mark, what time are we able to start making fast passes? I understand 60 days out is at 7am eastern time. Is it still at midnight eastern time for the 30 days?

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Aug 6, 2017 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alexis,

You can start making your FastPass+ selections 30 days before your arrival, starting at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Keep Hopping!

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Jul 24, 2017 at 3:14 p.m. M. Arriaza Says...

I am attending the Disney Institute, they has issues with there ticketing system and were unable to issue my ticket until far too late for FastPass+ options for the really popular rides (Mine Train, Avatar Etc). Do fast pass tickets get released randomly or do they release them all at once and once they are gone, they are gone?

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Jul 21, 2017 at 7:07 p.m. Amanda Says...

I will be in Disney with 8 members of my family in November. Half of us are staying on-property (including myself) and half of us are off-property. If I buy the tickets for all 8 people, will we be able to all make Fast Pass reservations during the 60 day window?

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

You'll only be able to make FastPass+ reservations for those staying on-site during the 60-day window.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 3, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. Gigi Says...

Hello!

This question is non related to this comment.

Is regarding FP+ and kids with special needs.

We will be staying at The Boardwalk Inn the Week of Thanksgiving 2017. We have a 10YO boy with autism and i we would like to know how FB+ works for him. Is it the same rules and instructions?

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Aug 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gigi,

Yes, Fastpass+ would work the same for him as any other guest.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jul 7, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. T Says...

Just info for those will tickets for longer than 7 days and staying off site, apparently you are only able to make fast pass for the first seven days of the ticket at the 30 window. When it was 30 days out from the 8th day of our tickets, I received an error that the users allowed numbers of fast passes had been used when trying to make the 8th days fast passes. I contacted customer support for Disney and was advised of the 7 day rule for off-site guests. Apparently I will have to wait until after we have used our first day's fast passes before I can make them for the 8th day of the 10 day tickets.

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Jul 18, 2017 at 1:41 p.m. Vanessa Says...

Were you able to connect your credit card to your fastpass since you stayed offsite? I'm reading conflicting things.

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Jul 6, 2017 at 1:02 a.m. WNK Says...

We have a family suite booked at a WDW. Already booked fast passes and dining. We are waiting to hear back from a DVC member, but if we are able to get a 1 or 2 bdrm villa at a WDW, we will be cancelling our current reservation. If we are just switching to another WDW, will we loose our fastpasses? Should we do everything over the phone to make sure?

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Jul 6, 2017 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

If you're just switching resorts, you should be fine. It's best to call to make sure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 4, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. Jenn Says...

Does everyone have to use their fastpass at the same exact time? I'm specifically thinking about Pirates, since I'm afraid it may be a little loud/scary for my 3 yr old, but they don't offer rider swap. If we fastpass it can we take turns without one of us having to wait in standby line?

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Jul 5, 2017 at 7:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

As long as you use your Fastpass+ within the one hour window you're given, your party may take turns. We suggest arriving before your reservation starts, so you can make the switch sooner.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 3, 2017 at 9:38 a.m. Grace Says...

Hi! This post is so helpful! So I’m planning a trip and have been debating between staying on site or off site for awhile now. I know that off site guests can only book FP+ 30 days in advance, but I really want to make use of FP+ on popular attractions. Do you find that by my 30 day mark all the good attractions will be “sold out”? If so, if I keep checking the app up until my trip, what are the chances I'll be able to snag a sold out reservation for the attraction I want? (on the off chance that someone changes their reservation) This will probably be our only visit for awhile and really want to make the most of our time in the parks and book our FP during the afternoon when the parks are most busy. I’m wondering if being able to get a FP for the popular attractions i want is worth paying more to stay on site (along with all the other perks of staying on site) Thanks in advance!

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Jul 3, 2017 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Grace,

While it depends on the season and crowds, we are seeing that popular attractions—Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Avatar Flight of Passage—are not available when the 30-day window opens. We recommend staying on-site to get that 60-day opportunity.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 9, 2018 at 5:01 a.m. JESSIE Says...

Hi,

If i go during the off season (late January), do you think I'll be able to book Fastpasses for popular attractions, like FoP and Frozen, at the 30-day window? or should I just stay on site to make sure i get the fastpasses i want?

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Feb 9, 2018 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie!

Great question. The extra 30 days offered to resort guests is a huge advantage (on top of tons of other benefits of staying on-site...it's a blast!) but there's still a chance for you to get the big rides if you're dedicated to checking frequently.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 28, 2017 at 11:56 p.m. Jerry Says...

Hi there. This is the first time I'm staying off-site while visiting WDW. My party is visiting Animal Kingdom to experience the Pandora and the Avatar attractions. If 30 days comes along and all Tier 1 FP+ reservations are gone, do we have the option of booking three Tier 2? My understanding was that a Tier 1 HAD to be reserved. Thank you! Jerry

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Jun 29, 2017 at 7:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerry,

Disney's Animal Kingdom does not have tiered Fastpass+. You may only make advance reservations for one of the two Pandora attractions. Tiered Fastpass+ is at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 21, 2017 at 4:09 p.m. Will Says...

Hello.

First I feel compelled to thank you for such an informative and helpful resource. You've even answered some inquiries I haven't had the foresight to consider. As a WDW naive parent I am appreciative- Thank you.

I do have a question that perhaps you might have some insight.

We originally booked a room in the resort and have made a few selections (dining and ride opportunities).

Originally it was only our immediate family attending, however we may now have additional family joining our group.

We'll probably have to cancel the room reservations at WDW, and rent a house/condo off site.

We intend to take your advice and purchase the wrist bands anyway.

Will we still have access to the dining reservations and fast pass choices made during the 60 day window that was allotted as a perk of the WDW hotel stay?

Thanks

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Jun 21, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Will,

We're glad that you find our blog helpful!

As we understand it, if your cancel your room you will lose your FastPass+ reservations, but maintain the dining ones. You may want to confirm directly with Disney before canceling.

Keep hopping,

Leap

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Jun 19, 2017 at 10:26 a.m. Jeanne Says...

Hi

Were just wondering where do I change my 4 day magic ticket E-ticket to an RFID, when I visit Hollywood Studios first :-)

Jeanne

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Jun 19, 2017 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanne,

You'll exchange them at the Guest Relations booth. It's to the left of the main turnstiles.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jun 13, 2017 at 5:19 p.m. expatsandbegats Says...

We will be visiting early in November and will be mixing our stay with on and off property accommodations. Our first day in WDW will be on a day where we are off property but all remaining days will be when we are on property. Am I correct that we will only have the 60 day window for the days on our check in day and after and that for that first day in the park we will only have a 30 day window? We will likely be visiting Animal Kingdom that day and would assume that getting good fast pass times for the new Avatar attractions will be slim if only the 30 day booking window.

Any thoughts on options if this is indeed the case.

Also, will My Disney Experience let you know which day is your 60 days out or do I just need to count it on a calendar? And do you count your check in day as number 1 when counting or they day before check in when counting. (seems so silly to be so specific, but we already missed out on dining options because we were day 176 when we booked them)

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Jun 13, 2017 at 12:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

My Disney Experience doesn't remind you. You need to track it, and it's 60 days from your check in date. Check in date is Day 1.

As for the Pandora attractions, you'll likely have a better chance at Na'Vi River Journey FastPass+ than Flight of Passage at 30 days. We recommend you use standby for your first experience on FOP. The line will be long, but worth it.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 13, 2017 at 7:26 p.m. expatsandbegats Says...

If we were to be at the park at rope drop, can we expect a shorter wait time if we were to head right to Flight of Passage? Any thoughts wait time(s). It will be Friday 11/10 (Veterans' Day)

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Jun 13, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

If you're there for rope drop and head right for Flight of Passage, that is when you'll have your shortest wait. It's hard to predict wait times since it depends on how many theaters the attraction is running.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 12, 2017 at 5:03 a.m. jacky saravia Says...

hi! :) im going to disneyworld in 10 days and i will NOT be staying at a resort but i have already made dining reservations and fastpasses. i dont have a magicband so what do i do? can i just show them my reservations on my phone or do i need to print them some how??

thanks!!

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Jun 12, 2017 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacky,

As long as you have a confirmation on your phone, or it's in your My Disney Experience app, then you'll be fine.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 10, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. Leticia Says...

Does it matter where I buy Disney tickets? For example at the military base. Will I be able to get fast pass+

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Jun 11, 2017 at 6:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leticia,

No matter where you buy tickets (preferably from us, but hey, no judgement) you will be able to access FastPass+ reservations.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:25 p.m. Vicky Says...

Hi,

I have bought my park tickets and disney accommodation through UT and I have linked them to my disney experience. It is currently showing on my fast pass booking calendar that I can make fast pass selection up to 30 days in advance. It will be 60 days before arrival for our party next week - will my fast pass calendar open up to 60 days pre booking at this point? I am just concerned that my account doesn't show this will be possible yet?

Thanks!

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicky,

As long as your hotel and tickets are linked into MDE, your reservation window will open 60 days out at 7 a.m. Eastern Time.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 4, 2017 at 2:11 a.m. Kim B. Says...

Thank you for all of your Disney knowledge! We will be visiting again in October but first time since the new fast pass "in advance" pre registering system. With that being said and after skimming through some of these posts...is there a huge difference between the availability of good rides 30 days in advance vs. 60?? I would assume pretty big difference and if so, any examples?? Ex: 60 day typically gets 3 morning fast passes and usually have enough time left to get even more at park that day??? OR 30 day typically gets only 2 fast passes in afternoon or evening??? Any thoughts? With that being said..,obviously can stay non-Disney for MUCH less $. And places MUCH nicer than the Disney value resorts....soooo....Is it possible to stay first night at Disney resort and then transfer to out non-Disney for the rest of trip...by doing so allow us to register for fast pass 60 days prior...and able to do so for all FOUR days at parks (even though only at Disney resort first night???) seems like from what I'm understanding this is definitely feasible because of the 10 day time period from the first day at Disney resort. ?? But I am surprised as they were not better regulate this process and find a way to not allow it ....? Just don't want to plan this and then none of it work out. Thanks!!

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

While popular attractions go fast at the 60-day mark, there are still good options available throughout the day at 30-days.

As we understand it, you can begin at a Disney hotel, move to another one, and use that 10-day window.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 7:28 a.m. Steven Says...

Hypothetically, say I do a split stay for a 7 day Mon-Sun vacation. Alternating park days throughout. I stay Mon-Wed at Disney Resort, then Thurs-Sun at Non-Disney Resort. Can I plan FP 60 days in advance for the entire week or only Mon-Wed? Would the Magic Band just deactivate once I check out of my Disney Resort and stay at the Non-Disney Resort? Help would be much appreciated and links to answers from the official WDW site would help! :)

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Aug 17, 2017 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steven,

Hypothetically, you would only be able to book Fastpass+ 60-days out for the days where you are booked at the Disney hotel. The off-site days would need to be booked 30-days out. The Magic Bands can still be used for admission, PhotoPass and Fastpass+.

Keep Hopping!

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May 28, 2017 at 2:48 a.m. Karen Says...

4 of us from our party of 7 will be staying at a resort. The 3 not staying want me to purchase all the tickets and make all the reservations since I'll be at the resort. Will I be able to book FP for the other 3 if they are linked to to my Family/Friends list? Any way to add them to my room so they can get the benefits I do? Thanks

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May 28, 2017 at 8:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

As long as everyone is connected on your Friends/Family list, you should be able to obtain Fastpass+ reservations for them, even if they are not listed on the room.

Keep Hopping!

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Jan 22, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martin,

If you are referring to Walt Disney World, you can book your FastPass+ reservations through the MyDisneyExperience app!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Megan Says...

We are only staying onsite at Disney hotel for 2 days and then we are going offsite with family. We were not planning on going to the parks the first two days. Are we able to still book fast passes 60 days in advance since we are beginning our trip at a Disney resort?

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May 22, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

Yes, you can book Faspass+ reservations at the 60-day mark.

Keep Hopping!

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May 29, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. John Says...

Can I stay at a Disney Resort for the first night only, then stay off site, but still use the 60 day window?

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Sep 9, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. Melisssa Says...

If i book a WDW hotel for say one night on a friday night, Can i get the Fast Pass+ 60 days out for that friday and for that saturday (the day i check out)? or how does it work, am i only able to do passes for that friday of check in day?

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Sep 11, 2017 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

You may book FP+ for your arrival date and the day after.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 29, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

You are allowed to book Fastpass+ for the entire length of your stay. If you're only staying one night, then you would be allowed to make reservations 60 days out for your check-in date and check-out date.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 19, 2017 at 4:50 a.m. Gayle Says...

Hi

Great Blog. Thank you.

I'm flying in from the west coast and am planning to go to a park that first evening. Airlines being what they are I wondered: If I have 3 FP+ reservations and my flight is late and I miss my allotted time for FP#1, does it still count as one of the three required FP's in that park even if I haven't even gotten through the turnstiles? And when I miss #1 but make it to FP#2 and FP#3 will I be able to book a different #4 or will I be required to book the same ride I missed? Thanks in advance for any help.

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May 19, 2017 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gayle,

If your reserved time window closes and you have not used that Fastpass+, it still counts as "using" a Fastpass. Booking your fourth FastPass+ depends on availability. Your missed attraction may be sold out.

Keep Hopping!

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May 18, 2017 at 12:42 p.m. Vicky Says...

Hi,

We have booked a villa for our vacation but we are considering booking 1 night disney hotel at the beginning of our stay for my daughters birthday. Am I correct in assuming that if we book 1 night disney hotel and link to our disney experience with our park tickets we would be able to book fast passes at 60 days for the 10 days after our disney hotel stay?

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May 18, 2017 at 3:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicky,

Yes, you would be able to book those reservations.

Hoppy Planning!

Leap

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Jun 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Vicky Says...

Hi,

I managed to book FP at 60 days for my check in and out days but unfortunately i have not been allowed a 10 day window to book my other park passes. I have emailed disney and they confirmed I will need to book the rest of my FP at 30 days.

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Aug 15, 2017 at 4:04 p.m. Jana Says...

I know this is too late to help you, but I figured I'd answer in case others look at these questions or to let "Leap" know. I am finding that I can book at 60 days before my check in date, through my check out date, at 60 days in advance. For parks days where I stay off-site after my Disney Resort stay, I can book those 60 days in advance of that specific day. So we don't get the 10 day grace period to book all at once, but we do still get to book at 60 days before the park day, rather than 30. Regarding if some of the party is on-site and some are off, I have been able to book my entire party at the 60 days as long as an on-site guest is part of the Fast Past party for that ride.

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May 30, 2017 at 12:23 a.m. John Geraci Says...

Are you certain of this? There are mixed messages on the internet about this.

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May 29, 2017 at 8:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

They should be able to connect everyone. We've heard of this working, as well as heard of this not working, and the off-site people would need to wait until the 30-day mark. Have you had a successful attempt at this?

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 17, 2017 at 2:31 a.m. Clarissa Says...

This will be the whole family's first time at Disney. My 4 year old daughter has food allergies. I heard that most kids meals are served with carrots. This is one of the things she is allergic to. Will they substitute an other side? Also is there coconut in the Dole Whip? We will have her epi pen readily available but that would ruin her whole trip if we have to use it. Thanks!

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May 17, 2017 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Clarissa,

Switching out substitutions varies by location. Many will have an option that can be swapped.

As for the Dole Whip, we believe it's made with coconut oil. Check with the Cast Members before purchasing one.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 15, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. Dani Says...

Hi. I'm not in the US and would liketo buy E-tickets. Can I immediately link those PDF e-tickets to MDE app or do I need a physical ticket? Thanks

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May 15, 2017 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

Once you receive the PDF e-tickets, you may link them into MDE.

Keep Hopping!

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May 14, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. Weerin Says...

I tried to link my ticket through MDE app but the app won't scan the bar code in PDF. I tried to manually key the reservation # instead, still won't work. What should I do?

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May 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Weerin,

Give Customer Service a call at 1-800-846-1302 for help linking your tickets.

Keep Hopping!

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May 5, 2017 at 6:12 p.m. chris Says...

Hi, I am thinking about buying park hoppers here, link them to my disney experience, making fastpass reservation, but then upgrading to an annual pass when I get to DW. Do you know if I will lose the fastpass reservations when I upgrade to annual passes?

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May 5, 2017 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

That's a great question. We're not too familiar with Annual Passes for Disney World. Perhaps one of our readers has experienced this and can chime in.

Keep Hopping!

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May 4, 2017 at 4:34 a.m. Carl Says...

I just purchased an annual pass for the first time. I plan on picking up and activating my annual pass on my next trip in July. Can I make fast pass + selections days in advance? Or do I have to wait until my annual pass is activated?

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May 4, 2017 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carl,

That's a good question. We don't know how Fastpass+ works with annual passes, but we'd guess that it needs to be activated. Perhaps someone here can fill in the blanks?

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 12, 2017 at 1:40 a.m. Maren Shaw Says...

I am getting an annual pass this July. I send disney an email and they told me you will get an exchange certificate. You can use this ticket to make your fastpass reservation in advance with the my disney app. Also your anniversary date for the pass starts on the 1st day you enter a park NOT the day you purchase the pass. Hope that helps.

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May 2, 2017 at 4:47 p.m. Vickie Says...

I have a question about Magic Bands. If I only get one Magic Band and link it to MDE for me and I have all the Fastpasses for my party linked on MDE, can the one Magic Band get the whole party into the attraction at Fastpass time or will they need their own ticket/Magic Band?

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May 2, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vickie,

Everyone in the party will need their own individual ticket or Magic Band.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 29, 2017 at 8:11 p.m. Nicole Rodriguez Says...

Hello. I was looking for some help with planning my trip to Disney World. I am planning on taking my 7 year old niece for her first trip, and basically my first trip as I have not been there since I was 9. We are going to be flying in on July 4th and leaving on July 15th so it is an 11 day vacation with 10 park days as we will being the adventure on July 5th to avoid the holiday crowd on July 4th. The flight is already booked and we will be staying offsite to save money, at a hotel that provides shuttle service to Epcot where we can then take another shuttle to the other parks of our choice. I plan to purchase the 7 day park hopper plus tickets, which include water parks and mini golf. To my understanding, the 7 plus tickets can be used on any day, and do not affect the 7 park hopper days. I came up with a tentative plan, which I will post below and am wondering if anyone can give me advice on the plan, such as if anything seems like too much for a day, or too little, or if any parks should receive more time than others compared to my tentative plan. Also, any advice on the weather at this time of year because I honestly hate the heat and sweating :(

Here is the tentative plan with the 7 day park hopper plus tickets (any advice would be so helpful as I am planning this on my lonesome):

TUESDAY - July 4th: ARRIVAL - at hotel by 2/3 PM

WEDNESDAY - July 5th: DAY 1 AT PARKS - Magic Kingdom only - Bippity Boppity Botique (reserved for 2:25PM)

THURSDAY - July 6th: Blizzard Beach Water Park AND Winter Summerland Miniature Golf (2 plus tickets used)

FRIDAY - July 7th: DAY 2 AT PARKS - Epcot only

SATURDAY - July 8th: DAY 3 AT PARKS - Animal Kingdom only

SUNDAY - July 9th: DAY 4 AT PARKS - Hollywood studios AND Fantasia Garden's Miniature Golf (1 plus ticket used)

MONDAY - July 10th: Typhoon Lagoon Water Park only (1 plus ticket used)

TUESDAY - July 11th: DAY 5 AT PARKS - Magic Kingdom only (repeat day)

WEDNESDAY - July 12th: DAY 6 AT PARKS - Epcot only (repeat day)

THURSDAY - July 13th: Typhoon Lagoon Water Park AND Blizzard Beach Water Park (2 plus tickets used)

FRIDAY - July 14th: DAY 7 AT PARKS - go to whichever we want to repeat or finish

SATURDAY - July 15th: FLIGHT BACK HOME

*1 plus ticket to be used somewhere*

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Apr 29, 2017 at 5:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

This looks like a great plan. As for weather, it will be hot in July, so bring hats, sunglasses, lots of sunscreen lotion and drink plenty of water.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 24, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. asia Says...

I purchased a 4 day ticket, but have decided to go to the parks for 5 days. I was planning on upgrading my ticket after first use. Will I be able to make fastpass reservations for all 5 days?

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Apr 25, 2017 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Asia,

You may make Fastpass+ reservations for the 5th day after you upgrade your ticket.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 22, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Nick Says...

Have a question related to when Fastpass reservations can be made if part of purchase with resort stay. We're staying at Disney resort 8/11 for one night and have our 2-single day tickets as part of that stay. But going to use those tickets on 8/15 and 8/17. Would we be able to use 60 day window for Fastpass based on 10 grace period mentioned?

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Apr 26, 2017 at 12:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

Wow. You've stumped us. Perhaps one of our readers have tried something similar and can help!

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 22, 2017 at 3:09 a.m. Laura Says...

We are visiting in June. I have a couple questions.

1) If I am not interesting in riding a tier 1 attraction in Epcot, can I reserve 3 tier 2 attractions instead?

2) If we are only interested in tier 1 attractiosn at Hollywood Studios do we need to get passes for tier 2 attractions and let them expire in order to get additional tier 1 passes?

Thank you!

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Apr 22, 2017 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

1) You would not be able to reserve 3 tier 2 attractions.

2) Yes, you would need to get two tickets that expire in order to get additional tier 1 passes.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 23, 2017 at 8:52 p.m. Diana Says...

You can get one fast pass then when it has been used or expired, you can get other passes in another park.

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Apr 19, 2017 at 12:55 a.m. Jillian Says...

Complicated question. I am going to the parks and staying on site for 8 days in June. My husband used to be a cast member but has since been laid off. We had some complementary passes saved up and were given some from other friends but there is a limit to how many can be used on MDE (5 tickets per person). We are planning on going to the parks for 6 days and have the paper tickets but can't link them. Would we still be able to make fast passes for the 6th day? Or only the 5? I spoke with Disney and the additional passes will work, they just can't be linked until the first one is used, and then we can link the last pass. Sorry for the complicated question! Awesome site!!! Thank you!

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Apr 18, 2017 at 10:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jillian,

We're not familiar with Disney Comp ticket, and the restrictions placed on them. Go with Disney's answer.

Thanks for reading our site!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 16, 2017 at 8:28 p.m. CJ Says...

First, this is a really nice blog...thanks for sharing your expertise.

My wife and I are going to WDW in December, and the way I understand it, we will each have 3 FP+ each day. My question is, if we are both going on the same attraction at the same time, (for example, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) do we each have to use a FP+ or will one of our FP+ get both of us on the ride?

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Apr 17, 2017 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CJ,

First, THANK YOU for the kind words about our blog. We appreciate it!

For Fastpass+, everyone in your party needs their own individual Fastpass+ ticket.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 24, 2017 at 1:19 a.m. Cathryn Says...

What about kids under two? Do they get to ride with other Fasttpass family members if they meet the height requirements?

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Apr 25, 2017 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathryn,

Yes, they will be able to ride with you.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 2, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. Sue Adams Says...

Do you need to make a fastpass reservation for the child under 3 who doesn't have an admission ticket?

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

No, the child without a ticket will not need a Fastpass+ reservation.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 14, 2017 at 5:40 p.m. Ali Says...

Hi. Thank you so much for all this information. I have a silly question. If I link my Disney tickets(14 day hopper pass) to my Disney account now wil they become activated so I can't use them when I travel in August..... daft question but want to make sure. Xx

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Apr 14, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali,

You may connect your tickets at any time. They do not become active until the first day you use them to enter a Disney park.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 15, 2017 at 9:59 a.m. Ali Says...

Brilliant. Thank you. X

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Apr 15, 2017 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Ali,

Glad we could help!

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 13, 2017 at 8:38 a.m. Karen Says...

Hello!

We will be visiting Disney World in May. We will be going to Disney World May 5-13 and have already reserved all of our fast passes for these days. We are staying offsite May 5-7&12-13 but staying onsite May 8-11. We've customized our MagicBands online and since we live in Canada can only pick it up from the hotel.

We were wondering if we could just get the plastic cards for our first few days and then use our MagicBands after we check into our hotel or would we have to go before our first day at the parks and pick the bands up at the hotel? We don't want to waste any time and we're on a tight schedule, especially with all the hotel jumping! Also we won't have a rental car which makes it harder as well, as we will be relying on the park shuttles from other hotels.

One last question, I see previous posts say that we can link a payment card to our MagicBand, so would this only be available on the days we are staying at the hotel?

Thank you!

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Apr 13, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Your cards work the same way as the Magic Bands, so there is no need to go back for them. Once you get them, you may add the payment option to them during your hotel stay.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 12, 2017 at 7:46 p.m. Nicki Says...

Hi

Could you tell me if the magic bands now allow you to link a pre paid card/ credit card to prevent us bringing a lot of cash please? If not as we're not staying off site this time is it worth purchasing them other than convenience & souvenir?

Also as we booked through an agent and they don't give us the tickets until 14 days before how can we link our cards to fast track 30 days before?

Many thanks

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Apr 12, 2017 at 3:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicki,

The Magic Bands do not link to pre-paid cards. Consider purchasing a Disney Gift Card and using that as your cash alternative.

You will not be able to make Fastpass+ reservations until you have your tickets. Check with your agent to see if you can get them sooner.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 11, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. Luis S. Says...

Hello!

We have a trip coming up in December of 2017. I am trying to get a better understanding of how the FastPass+ option works.

When I go to the FAQ's at the WDW site, it has 2 different explanations for making additional FastPass...One is for single park per day and the other is for the park-hopper option. We will be doing the single park per day option and if I am understanding this right, the only way to make additional FastPass selections is through the kiosk and not through mobile app? The park-hopper option states kiosk and mobile app to make selections. Any clarification would be helpful. Thank you and hopefully it is not confusing.

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Apr 11, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis,

You may use a kiosk or your mobile device to book additional FastPass+ selections. Here's the selection from the Disney World site.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 8, 2017 at 11:36 p.m. josie Says...

If I purchase WDW park hopper passes, make my fastpass selections within the 60days and ready to go, on vacation; then emergency comes up within a few days leaving. Is there a "refund" policy on tickets or can those park tickets be save, to be used within a year or limited time? Thank you

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Apr 9, 2017 at 6:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josie,

Currently, the Disney World Park Hoppers we sell must be activated by December 31, 2018.

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 6, 2017 at 4:19 p.m. Gene Says...

Your Blog is so helpful!!! Thank you!!!!

Question on FP+: I am visiting and staying on site in May and am planning ahead. We made 3 FP+ reservations at the Magic Kingdom at the 60-day mark. When we get there, we can have 1 more reservation at a kiosk. Come May. am I correct to say that after we use our first FP+ selection, we can reuse it immediately? Meaning, if I reserved the Mine Train for 10-11 with 3 other reservations, and get on the ride, I can immediately go on the MDE App and look for another ride to reserve?

Thanks,

Gene

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Apr 6, 2017 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gene,

No, THANK YOU for reading our blog.

You are only allowed to pre-book up to three FastPass+ reservations (either via MDE app or at a kiosk) per day. After using those first three FP+ attractions, you may book your fourth FP+ (via MDE app or kiosk).

Keep Hopping!

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Apr 4, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. Lisa Says...

Hello,

My whole family is going to Disney but one group is arriving one day and another family is arriving the next day. Our reservations and tickets are all linked, so I am wondering if we will all be able to sign up for fast passes on the first day of the first group's stay?

Thanks for any info you can give!

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Apr 4, 2017 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

You should be able to reserve FastPass+ reservations on the first day that the first party arrives/checks-in to Disney.

Keep Hopping!

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May 6, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. Tanya Bolton Says...

Hello! Quick question about fast passes. I have 2 children who are making their list for 3 attractions to fast pass. Do I have to make the same reservation or can they ride with their fast pass with another person without a fast pass? Basically does one fast pass = one person or dntirevriding party? Thank you!

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May 7, 2017 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

Each individual person needs their own FastPass+ ticket.

Hoppy Planning,

Leap

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Apr 7, 2017 at 1:12 a.m. Holly Says...

Thanks for all of the great info. I have a few questions that I am hoping you can answer-

1-Is it possible to cancel one of your tier 2 attraction fastpass reservations the day of your visit to get a tier 1 attraction fp?

2- The My Disney Experience app that I used a year ago allowed me to view fastpass times for all of the themeparks. This was very helpful bc I had a parkhopper ticket and was able to change the order I visited the parks based on fp availabiity. Now if I try to modify my fp reservations, it only allows me to see fp times for rides at the park that i made my original reservations for. Any way I can see other parks' fp availabilty without canceling my original reservation.

3-How early do you need to arrive at Rivers of Light if you don't have a fp?

4-Is it true that parkhoppers can make fp reservations for 1 park while at a different park on My Disney Experience?

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Apr 7, 2017 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

1) You are only allowed to make an advance reservation for one Tier 1 attraction. After all three of your advance FastPass+ attractions (1 Tier 1 and 2 Tier 2) have passed, you can then try to get another Tier 1.

2) We're not familiar with a way to do that. Perhaps one of our readers would?

3) We recommend arriving at Rivers of Light 45 to 60 min before showtime to line up for seating.

4) After your initial 3 FastPass+ reservations have passed, you can make a FastPass+ reservation for another park on MDE or kiosk.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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