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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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Apr 1, 2017 at 10:36 p.m. Jasmin Says...

Hi,

here is a little info first. we will be visiting Disney 5/10 & 5/11, staying off property. 2 adults, one 3yr old, and a 6mo old.

1. if we have the tickets mailed to us, do we need to activate them upon arrival to DW?

2. if we don't decide to have the tickets mailed, can we still sync them to the Disney App upon the purchase?

3. if visiting a park on 5/10, do we make our FP+ reservations 30 prior, including the day of visit? (do we reserve on 4/10 or 4/11)

4. Is the FP+ Tier System in effect at all 4 parks?

thank you very much in advance.

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Apr 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmine,

Here we go...

1) Your tickets will become active upon your first entry to the park.

2) Once you receive the e-mail with the tickets, you may add them to the Disney app.

3) 30 days prior including the day you visit.

4) During your visit, only Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will have the tier system.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 31, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. Mau Says...

Hi, I have a park Hopper Ticket and I´m planning to go to Animal K and Hollywood S the same Day, If I reserve a FastPass for Fantasmic at the and of the day, I will just have 3 fastpasses for all day?

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Mar 31, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mau,

Yes, you would only have 3 FastPass reservations. If you're park hopping, we recommend using FastPass+ at the second park. Consider visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom right as the gates open, then hit all the big attractions. When it's time to hop, you have Toy Story, Star Tours and Tower of Terror Fastpasses ready to go at Hollywood Studios. You'll need to do Standby for Fantasmic!, but you've seen all the big attractions.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 31, 2017 at 3:08 a.m. Tami Says...

If I sign up in advance for fast passes, but our plans change as to what park we will be in each day, can we cancel those fast pass reservations and make new ones with what is still available? Or are we tied into the reservations we made? And if so, how many days in advance can they be revised? Up until the day of the reservation or further in advance?

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Mar 31, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tami,

You can change FastPass+ reservations at any time, even right up until just before it's time to use it.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 30, 2017 at 1:58 p.m. Chris Says...

Purchased a 4-park magic ticket from you all. Have linked it to my Disney account and it shows under my account and has link to reassign ticket, etc. However if I try to look at FastPass reservations it says I don't have tickets.

Is this because the tickets don't become valid till April 30? If that is the case do you know if I will be able to make reservations 30 days before April 30th (30 days before the tickets become valid) as my trip starts April 30th? Or can I not make reservations April 30th?

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Mar 30, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

Customer Service can help with your ticketing question. Please give them a ring at 1-800-846-1302.

Keep Hopping!

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Mar 29, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. Alison Says...

Is the booking start time still at 7 am Eastern? I called Disney and the person I spoke to said 8 am Eastern, but I didn't feel particularly confident in her response. Thanks!!

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Mar 29, 2017 at 11:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allison,

We haven't heard of any changes to the FastPass+ booking window time changing. See you at 7 a.m. Eastern time!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 18, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. ramona d Says...

I have friends that are on my disney experience that are linked to my app. Is there any way to keep them from accidentally editing my fast passes? When they look in their fast passes, they can see my stuff. I don't mind that but I don't want them to accidentally delete anything.

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Mar 20, 2017 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ramona,

Unfortunately, there is not a way to prevent accidental deletion of Fastpass+ reservations.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 18, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Curtis Says...

Can you log into MDE on multiple devices so you and your family members can book FP simultaneously for different parks throughout the week?

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Mar 20, 2017 at 1:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Curtis,

One family member may make Fastpass+ reservations for everyone in the party with linked tickets in MDE. We've found that it's best if one person is in charge of making the reservations.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 16, 2017 at 3:04 p.m. Melissa Says...

I think I already know the answer to this, but thought I'd ask you if you know for sure. Our 60 window opens up tomorrow. We are meeting friends for 1 day whom have annual passes. We are linked thru friends & family. Am I able to book fastpasses for all of us on day 60 or do they have to wait until day 30 and hope we can get times close together? I am assuming the latter, but hoping I can do them all :) Thanks!!

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Mar 16, 2017 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

It's possible that everyone will be able to get their Fastpasses, but we've heard of people in the same situation that have not. Hope for the best tomorrow!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 15, 2017 at 2:28 p.m. Raquel Prym Says...

I'm going to Disney in April and I'm trying to book the fastpass with 30 days in advance, but it looks like the days are not cleared to book. There is only the possibility until March 24 ... after that there is no possibility. Do you know why?

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Mar 20, 2017 at 6:37 a.m. Jette Says...

Hi Raquel.

We have the same problem - have you found out what the solution is?

Jette

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Mar 15, 2017 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raquel,

Hmmm. We're not sure. If you purchased tickets through us, give Customer Service a ring at 1-800-846-1302. Contact Disney ticketing if you purchased through them.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 13, 2017 at 2:56 p.m. Julie Says...

Hi there! We are staying onsite but linked to family members who are staying offsite. We will not be attending parks on the same days and therefore have different fastpass reservations. Am I able to make our fourth fastpass reservation once my immediate family completes the first three? Or would we need for everyone in the friends/family account need to complete all three fastpasses for the day before a fourth can be created? Thank you!!

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Mar 13, 2017 at 10:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

Once your family uses their three Fastpass+ reservations, you'll be able to get your fourth one regardless of how the other party uses their reservations. 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.

Great question. We've added this to the post to help other families!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 22, 2017 at 3:10 p.m. Rachel Davis Says...

We are visiting Disney in April with a four-year-old and five-year-old. they are very excited LOL. I have planned for us to take a break and go back to the Hotel midday to recharge. Do you recommend using all of your fast passes first that way you can get additional ones at the end of the day? For example, maybe do two passes before the break and one after, that would still allow time to do other rides that they have slots available for? Are there any fast passes left when you actually visit the park or all they all booked in advance? Our tree up is towards the end of April to hopefully miss out on the Spring Breakers. We are hoping for some lighter crowd days.

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Mar 11, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. Lisa Thomas Says...

If you use your 3 fastpasses early in the day, you are likely to get additional fastpasses fairly easily but as the day wears on, the fastpasses are for less popular rides that are likely to have shorter wait times. Research which rides your little ones really want to go on and go from there. I would recommend for that age getting fastpasses for Dumbo, Peter Pan, and Winnie the Poo at the Magic Kingdom. Aladdin's Carpet ride is also fun as is Pirates of the Caribbean (but it is dark on that ride, not sure how your kids will respond). At Animal Kingdom, Kilmanjaro Safaris is awesome for all. Have your camera ready. Epcot is not so much for little ones, imo. Hollywood Studios -definitely get a fastpass for ToyStory Mania. Have fun!

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Mar 8, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. Sarah Says...

You can only book fast passes for one park per day. As far as i know.

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Feb 22, 2017 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

That's a very solid strategy. While fast passes for the bigger attractions (Space Mtn., Soarin') will most likely be sold out, there still should be Fastpasses available for some attractions.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 3, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. Ewelina Says...

If I book one night stay (room only) on property, then 5 days off-property, buy discounted tickets and link them to my account, will I be able to select fastpasses for all 5 tickets 60 days in advance or just for one ticket and the rest (off site) dates would have to wait till the 30-day mark?

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Feb 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ewelina,

It's possible that you could get all of your Fastpass tickets for your off/on property stay on that first day. Also, you may not. It's not something our frog family has never tried. Log on for that 60-day window and hope for the best. Perhaps one of our readers has tried this trick and can help!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 15, 2017 at 5:32 p.m. Zachary Perrine Says...

Yes, this works. Let me book fastpasses for my stay off property at the same time. Note if your vacation is between two months, you will need to check back in a few days to a week to finish booking them. Also got free Magic bands.

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Feb 3, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi, i am going to WDW in April, am staying at Universal so will only be able to Fastpass 30 days ahead of time...will there be any slots left available as it is such a busy time or do WDW hold some back for the 30 day people. If not is it worth booking a disney hotel for a couple of nights just to get the 60 day Fastpass?

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Feb 3, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

There will be some Fastpass+ times available but it's hard to know which attractions will have availability. If you can't get your favorite (say... Seven Dwarves Mine Train), then get to the park before it opens and make it your first stop—that way you'll be sure to make it on!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 3, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. Bob Says...

On a related note, is FP+ at 60 days pretty much essential for those of us visiting just before Christmas and the week after that?

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Feb 3, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob,

Yes. The holidays are extremely busy, and we recommend getting your Fastpasses when your 60-day window opens.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 2, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. Tina Says...

Hi- I'll be visiting WDW in April and have purchased a 7 day park hopper through an independent ticket seller but I have already linked them onto the Disney Experience web site. Since I'm not staying on property my fast pass + booking opens at the 30 day mark. Does this mean I can book all of my fast passes for my 7 day ticket at the 30 day mark - or because I am not staying in a Disney property would I have to book my fast passes 30 days out for each of the individual 7 days- meaning wake up early 7 times in order to book.

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Feb 2, 2017 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

You've got it. You'll need to wake up early seven times in order to book those attractions. I hope you'll consider buying tour tickets through us next time!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 2, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Jessie Says...

Hi Leap,

Is that the same if staying on property (60 days ahead)? You need to stay up late every day (Australian time)?

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Mar 2, 2017 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie,

Yes, you'd need to sign-on at the Australian equivalent of 7 a.m. Eastern U.S. time on the first day of your 60-day window to get Fastpasses. You are able to get Fastpasses for every day of your ticket. So if you have a 4-day ticket, you can get 4 days worth of Fastpass tickets.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 6, 2017 at 2:32 a.m. Colleen Says...

What time o the 30th day can you start reserving fast passes?

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Feb 6, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colleen,

the FastPass+ selection window opens for guests at 7:00 a.m. EST.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Nov 4, 2016 at 6:09 p.m. Beth Says...

We are going to DW in May and will purchase our tickets a few months before to be able to make our fast pass reservations. For non resort guests is the time still midnight the day of for your FP reservations or has that changes?

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Nov 8, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth,

The time is 7 a.m. EST now for on and off-site guests.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 13, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. Carrie Says...

Hi~ we have a trip coming up with three families (one with kids, 2 sets of grandparents). 6 of those will be utilizing military discount tickets - those are ones where you get a voucher and have to activate when you get there, and the other two will be buying normal price park hoppers. We'll be staying for 2 days at a Disney Resort and then a week at Shades of Green. Are we able to book fast passes for all 8 of us 60 days out? Would the only way to be able to do that if the other 6 also bought regular park tickets? Also, are you limited to making Fast Pass reservations to the # of days you've bought tickets for? Meaning, can we buy a 2 day park hopper, but make Fast Pass for 6 days (utilizing the military the other 4 days)? Sorry - confusing questions! Thank you!! Carrie

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Oct 21, 2016 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

We don't know exactly how the military tickets work, but if you are able to enter the ticket numbers for them in advance, then you could make advance FastPass+ reservations for them. To make reservations at the 60-day mark, you would all need to be connected as friends and family in My Disney Experience, and one of you making reservations needs to have the regular tickets and be on the hotel reservation.

You can only make reservations for the number of days on the ticket you have purchased. So if you have a 2-day ticket, you could only make reservations for 2 days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 3, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. Amy Says...

The military vouchers work just like regular tickets. We scan them and make our fast pass selections 60 days in advance. They just have to be activated before you can use them in the parks. Downtown Disney guest relations is great for this the day of arrival.

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Oct 9, 2016 at 6:34 p.m. David Says...

Hello. We'll be going to WDW in December and staying off site. We plan on purchasing annual passes, can we schedule fast passes 30 days in advance even if we don't activate the tickets until we arrive? We don't want to lose a month of tickets just to schedule fast passes. Thanks---

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Oct 11, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

Unfortunately, I don't think you will be able to make FastPass+ reservations with an annual pass until you actually have the physical pass, which you will pick up when you get to the parks. Here is more info about this on Disney's site: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/passholders/linking-annual-pass/

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 2, 2016 at 11:28 a.m. Maria Says...

fyi you can purchase annual pass vouchers online which you don't actually redeem in park guest services until the time of your visit, but you can use the registration number like a ticket number in my disney. We've done this without issue per cast member on a phone call when we had that question.

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Oct 2, 2016 at 1:53 p.m. Kathy Says...

We are a family of 4 staying on site planning a trip with a family staying off site, We will be able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days out, will be be able to add the off -site family to those fastpasses? Or will they have to wait the 30 days for all of us to be linked together?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy,

If you are all connected you should be able to make all of them at the 60-day mark.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 18, 2016 at 7:35 p.m. Kristina Says...

We are staying for 4 days at Boardwalk Inn on a room-only reservation and 3 days at Boardwalk Inn on a conference rate reservation. We got 6-day park tickets from Undercover Tourist. They're all linked on MyDisneyExperience, but wondering how we will be able to do FastPass+ bookings next week. Will we be able to do FastPass+ bookings for the entire stay 60 days before we check in?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristina,

Sorry for the delay! How did it work out?

Keep hopping!

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Sep 18, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. Shauna Says...

If we book accommodation through undercover tourist, we get magic bands sent out through Disney, as I understand? However Disney don't ship them internationally so how does this work? Also, if we want a 'special' magic band, do we just pay the difference or is there no option to upgrade?

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Sep 21, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shauna,

If you are an international visitor staying at a Disney World Resort Hotel, you will be given MagicBands free upon check-in. You would need to pay for a premium band in full.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 8, 2016 at 5:51 a.m. Nick p Says...

Hello,

I wanted to know when buying let's say a magic your way base ticket for 5 days "without a hopper"

Does that mean all 5 days have to be lets say I go day one Epcot with the rest of the days be there

Or I can go to magic kingdom and so on?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

Magic Your Way tickets mean you can only visit one park per day. With the 5-Day Magic Your Way ticket, you could visit any of the four theme parks, but only one per day.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 5, 2016 at 3:43 a.m. Carol Says...

Hello, I have a few questions,

1- The magic band or ticket for fast pass where does it tell you what time to come back? or is it a printed ticket like the past or do you have to remember mentally?

2- I'm staying off property but am going to go 3-4 days to Disney parks when making reservations for fast past I have to choose the day I am going to that park but what if my plans change and I go on another day?

3- I am coming from another country and wanted to know if Disney has WIFI ?

Also, If they don't will the APP work if I don't have access to internet to make fast pas changes or reservations?

4- Are Disney gift cards bought at a Disney Store able to make food snack purchases in all Disney theme parks?

Thank you

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Here are the answers to your questions.

1. You need to make FastPass+ reservations at My Disney Experience online or using the app. You can then remember them, write them down or refer back to them on the app. When we are in the parks, we like to take a screenshot on our phone with all of the times!

2. Yes, you have to decide which park you will be visiting in order to make advance FastPass+ reservations. If your days change for that particular park, you will need to make new reservations and your old reservations will be canceled.

3. Yes, Disney has wifi. If you are not able to get on wifi, you can use one of the in-park FastPass+ kiosks to make or change reservations.

4. Most Disney gift cards should be OK for snack purchases in the parks, but I don't know if all of them are, especially those from another country.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 19, 2016 at 3:07 p.m. Paty Says...

We are visiting WDW in September and have already purchased tix and received them in the mail. We will be doing our fastpasses next week (to be within the 30 day window).

My question is: We have magic bands from a few years ago when we had Season Passes. Can we reuse them to put our tix and passes on for our trip next month or are they not reusable? I've held on to them just in case. If not, are they recyclable or do we just discard them?

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paty,

Yes, you can use your MagicBands again. They will be linked once you have added your tickets in My Disney Experience. You can verify that they are active under MagicBands and Cards in MDE.

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Aug 19, 2016 at 12:29 p.m. Nicki Says...

Hello. When we've visited in previous years with young children we were given parent swap tickets at space mountain splash etc. Do they still give these out. Thankyou.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicki,

Yes, they do, and we've written a post about it:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/disney-world-rider-switch/

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Aug 19, 2016 at 11:54 a.m. Nicki Says...

Just wondering if we turn up for our fast pass time at our chosen ride but it is closed due to storms etc. or it is down due to a problem what would happen. Thankyou.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicki,

You then get to ride at any other time of day, once it is back up!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 18, 2016 at 2:06 p.m. Alicia Says...

I have a trip coming up in September. I have several days left of a non-expiring ticket, which are linked to my MagicBand. I have also been gifted a 4-day pass which I wish to use in September ( I want to save the non-expiring ticket for future use). Should I link the new 4-day pass to my MagicBand? Will the 4-day pass get "used up" before my non-expiring tickets if I use my MagicBand to enter the park?

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Aug 24, 2016 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia,

We have had this dilemma before ourselves.

You could do one of two things. You could not link the gifted pass and just use it for entry to the parks; not the MagicBand. Your non-expiring ticket would then not be affected. But you would only be able to make FastPass+ reservations for the number of days on that ticket in My Disney Experience.

You could link the gifted pass in MDE, but you would need to go to guest relations before you enter the park and have the cast member helping you prioritize the gifted ticket over the non-expiring ticket. You could then use your MagicBand for entry.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 17, 2016 at 10:40 p.m. Carol Says...

Hello,

I want to buy magicbands from the online Disney store because I plan to stay Off property. My question is can I buy Mickey gift cards and link them to my magic band and/or a credit card so I can make purchases for snacks...etc?

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Aug 18, 2016 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

No. Linking the MagicBands to a credit card is only available for those guests staying on site at one of the resort hotels.

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Aug 12, 2016 at 2:44 p.m. Michelle Says...

I have my tickets purchased and my 30-day window is coming up soon. There are two other people in my group who have not purchased their tickets yet. Can I reserve my family's fast passes and then add them on when they get their tickets or will they just have to hope to get something close to what we get?

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Aug 16, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Once those two people add their tickets, you can connect as friends and try to copy your FastPass+ selections to them. My Disney Experience will attempt to get them matched up, but there is no guarantee.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 10, 2016 at 9:49 p.m. Richel Says...

I was at Walt Disney World last October and went through the Fastpass+ process then. I understand that it has changed in the recent months and I am two weeks out from making my future Fastpass+ reservations (60 days out since we are staying on property). I keep reading to make your selections at 7:00 AM, but thought that time was for ADR's. I could've swore that you could do Fastpass+ reservations could be made at 12:01 AM. Has this changed as well? Help! Thanks!

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richel,

Yes, this time has recently changed! Good luck!

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Aug 26, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Victoria Says...

THANK YOU for this answer, this has been driving me crazy to try to figure out... Okay no more burning the midnight oil to try to get those passes! Often didn't work anyway...The things we do for our kids ;)

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Aug 8, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. Kirstin Says...

Hi! We are thinking about staying one night at Port Orleans Riverside. Then staying at an offsite hotel for 5 nights. Our kids love beignets and want to eat breakfast at French Quarter before enjoying the Fast Pass Plus benefits at Epcot. The adults in our group want to enjoy more space, cook our own food, and save money by moving off site. My question is if we buy our park passes for 4 days and one night at a Disney hotel, will we have access to fast pass plus for the entire stay? thanks.

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Aug 8, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kirstin,

You would have your arrival and departure day at the Disney hotel at 60 days.

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Aug 8, 2016 at 9:24 a.m. Emma S Says...

Hello,

we are staying off-site in September (coming from the UK).

would you recommend the magic bands? just for the memento and ease of access in the parks?

thank you

Emma

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Aug 8, 2016 at 3:08 a.m. Priscilla Says...

Hi! Would you know how additional FastPasses can be booked in the park if I purchased e-tickets instead of physical ones?

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Aug 8, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla,

If you are not staying on site, and thus won't be given MagicBands, you can either purchase them, or you will need to exchange your E-Tickets for physical tickets that can be used to book your FastPasses.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 6, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. Nadine Says...

Hi!

We are staying at wdw in december and have set up our my disney experience account and have done our dining reservations without any issue. I decided to try and test out the fastpass plus system to get a sense of how it works (our 60 day is in october) but it keeps telling me that we have no tickets linked to our account. Is this because we arent at the 60 day window yet or am I doing something wrong? (I was able to see how the restaurant reservations work a few weeks out without actually being able to reserve.)

Thanks for the help!!

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Aug 8, 2016 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nadine,

Yes, this is because you are not yet at 60 days. It's one of those things that is confusing about the MDE system.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 30, 2016 at 12:21 a.m. Lisa Says...

We will be staying at a Disney Resort for 7 nights but only planning on purchasing a 5 day ticket. Currently we don't know which days we will be at a park. Once our 60 day window hits, can we make fast pass reservations for every day with a hotel reservation just in case we are in the park that day or are we limited to the number of days matching our ticket?

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Aug 3, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

You are limited to the number of days matching your ticket. I would try to firm up the day you plan to go to Magic Kingdom and Epcot, since those two have the most in-demand FastPasses.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 23, 2016 at 5:40 p.m. Beth Says...

So, I have 4 days passes and staying 5 nights at WDW; does this mean that at 60 days I can only reserve FPP for the first 4 days or does it open up for all 5 days but will only allow you to reserve for 4 days? We weren't planning on going to the park the first day

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Aug 24, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth,

It opens up all six days of your visit. If you are staying five nights, that is six days total with your check-in and check-out. However, you would only be able to make reservations for four days in that time period.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 26, 2016 at 2:41 a.m. tara Says...

hi, im planning a trip june 2017. we are probably going to stay at a value resort (all star music). if i book my room with you guys and order my tickets through you guys will you ship the magicbands to us beforehand or do we have to wait to get them at the park??

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Aug 2, 2016 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara,

If you live in the U.S., you would receive your MagicBands ahead of your visit.

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Jul 25, 2016 at 6:03 p.m. Christine Says...

I am planning a trip to Disney in October and we are staying off-site. I was wondering if I should buy our MagicBands online before leaving or if we should wait until we arrive in Disney because there might be different options then wait I'm seeing online? Do the Parks/Disney Springs offer different style MagicBands than what is offered online?

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Jul 25, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

Yes, there are some special/limited-edition MagicBands usually available in the parks.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 17, 2016 at 9:46 a.m. Annette Says...

What time of day does the fastpass+ system switch onto the next day of available tickets?

e.g 30 days from today is 16th August but they're not out on the Fastpass system this morning.

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annette,

The switchover time is 7 a.m. EST.

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Jul 12, 2016 at 3:36 a.m. Christine Says...

We are getting ready to book our fp for our trip in September. I understand the tier system in Epcot and HS, but I am a bit confused with the new rule of not having to book 3 fp initially. I know in the past, if you booked a tier 1 and two tier 2, once those were all used, you could book another tier 1 if it was available.

However, with the new rule, what happens if I really don't want to book two tier 2 fp. Say I just want to pre-book one fp for ex: Soarin (tier 1) but nothing else. When I complete my ride on Soarin, can I then make another tier 1 fp? Or would they need to be from tier 2? Sorry if this is confusing. Thanks!

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Jul 12, 2016 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

This is a good question! I am not sure the answer, but perhaps someone else has had experience with it. I believe with you booking while you are in the park, you would have the option of another Tier 1, but the chances of you getting a Tier 1 selection in Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios the day of would be fairly tough to get, since availability is limited.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 10, 2017 at 9:58 p.m. Meghan Says...

Hi my parents are coming with our family and they are listed under "friends" on my Disney experience. Will I still be able to make fast pass reservations for them?

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Jul 10, 2017 at 9:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan,

Yes, you may make FastPass+ reservations for friends.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 7:26 p.m. Michelle Says...

Onsite guests are able to book their FastPass+ reservations at 60 days, but offsite guests can only reserve at 30 days --- what if families are traveling together, and some are staying on-porperty and others are not? Each family has their MyDisneyExperience accounts linked to each other... so will FastPass+ be able to be made for all linked family members at the 60-day mark? Or only for those staying onsite, and then the others will have to make their selections at 30 days and just hope to get the same attractions?

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Jul 12, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You would need to be staying on-site to be able to make reservations at the 60-day mark.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 8, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. Erin Says...

We have six day tickets and have already booked our fast pass selections. We are thinking about skipping a day in the parks or not going until later in the evening so we can visit another place near Orlando. What happens if we don't use our fast passes that day? Does it have any effect on the next day's fast passes?

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Jul 8, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin,

So long as you don't enter the park, those FastPasses will just disappear.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 26, 2016 at 9:41 p.m. Nani Says...

Hi!

We're planning a trip in late October and it looks like we're going to be staying offsite. Can we still link a credit card to Magicbands?

Thanks! °o°

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nani,

No, you cannot do that.

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Jun 22, 2016 at 1:24 a.m. Briena Says...

Hi, If I am staying on site and will be booking my fastpasses 60 days out, what is the earliest time of day I can log on to MDE and start booking? I know it was 6am for dining but I'm not sure about fastpasses...

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Jul 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Briena,

It's 7 a.m. EST.

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Jun 13, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. Cristina Says...

Hello! We are staying on-site and attending a different park each day (we have 4day tickets) can we reserve fast passes for each day in advance?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

Yes, you can—up to 60 days in advance if you are staying on-site.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 11, 2016 at 8:27 p.m. Het Thakkar Says...

If I buy park tickets onsite on the day of visit, can I book Fastpass+ using the app or do I have to go to the kiosks

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Jul 5, 2016 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Het,

If you have a My Disney Experience account, yes, you can purchase a ticket the day of and use the app.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 5:59 p.m. Brian Says...

I know that with onsite hotel, we can book 180 days +10 for food. Is the +10 available for rides also, or do we need to wake up every day at 4am(PST) to make the reservations?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

It's for rides too :)

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Jun 6, 2016 at 2:17 a.m. Brad Says...

My family went two Disney about two years ago, can put same fast pass be used again and just have the new tickets placed on them? Basically, are they reusable for a new visit?

Thanks

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

Do you mean MagicBands? If so, yes, they are reusable.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 3, 2016 at 5:13 p.m. Van Man Says...

We are surprising our two teen-aged children with a trip to Disney this Christmas. They both have MDE accounts that are linked with mine and my wife's. Is there any way to get FP+ for all of us without them being able to see them on their MDE apps?

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Van Man,

If they open the app and looked at their FastPass+, they would see it.

Keep hopping!

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May 29, 2016 at 3:12 a.m. peter Says...

We are going to disney orlando in late june. we have 6 day passes, and are not sure where we will go on day. maybe magic kingdom or maybe Hollywood studios. can we get fastpasses for one park and then change our mind while we are in orlando, or cancel our fastpasses and get new ones at a different park? (does getting a fast pass xommit us to going to that park?)

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Jun 4, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. Sandra Says...

I am flying on he 8th of August. ..I have my hotel reservation number on the my disney app. I booked the restaurant...however it does not let book the fast pass. It says start and then ask me not so fast and to link my tickets...when I do so it said the tickets are already attributed to me. Is that a glitch ?

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Jul 23, 2016 at 7:28 p.m. Brandi Says...

Sandra- did you get an answer about fast passes showing your tickets as attributted already? I'm having the same issue. Please let me know how it was resolved.

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May 29, 2016 at 8:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter,

Getting FastPasses does not commit you to that park. You can change your mind. But it is better to have a good idea where you are going each day and then booking FastPasses in advance accordingly, especially in summer. If you change your mind last minute, you can change your FastPass selections, but just know there will be limited availability and times.

Keep hopping!

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May 26, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. Natasha Says...

Hi, I've linked my tickets to mde but don't travel till December. I was looking at the fast passes as they were already available and would've let me book them which is very early. Is this going to cause a problem and are my tickets going to run out? Thank you.

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Jun 2, 2016 at 1:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natasha,

No, this won't be a problem. Your tickets are not activated until you first enter the park.

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May 21, 2016 at 8:16 p.m. Jamie Says...

We are staying off site and purchased a 4 day ticket that we have linked to our Disney accounts. We just received the Magic bands we ordered. Can I link the Magic bands now, or do I have to wait until we start our stay? We don't arrive until june8. Thanks

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May 31, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

You can link the MagicBands now!

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