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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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May 21, 2016 at 6:07 p.m. Jason Says...

I have a question about tiered (Group A vs. Group B) attractions, such as in Epcot. If I only get 1 advanced reservation (for Soarin' for example), can I get an additional Group 1 reservation (Test Track) in the park after I've been on Soarin'? Or do I need to reserve all 3 advance Fastpasses and ride all 3 before I can reserve an additional Group A ride?

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May 31, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

You would not be able to get another Tier 1 reservation until you have used all three of your first reservations. The likelihood of their being additional times for a Tier 1 reservation during peak season is fairly slim at the moment, but the additional theater being added will certainly help.

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May 20, 2016 at 5:44 p.m. KJ Says...

I booked a package with room, tickets, and dining. I added a few extra days on the tickets because I will be on property in a different resort before my package begins. Can I book fast pass + during those early days as well or will I only be able to book for the package days?

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May 30, 2016 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KJ,

Yes, you can book FastPass+ reservations for both of your stays at 60 days if they are on site.

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Jun 20, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. JOy Says...

We have the same situation, staying at one Disney Hotel (room only) for 3 nights then have a 5 night package with 8 day tickets right after. While the tickets are good for 10 days prior to your check in date...they have to be activated at Guest Services AND you cannot get fast passes for those three dates UNTIL they are activated...in other words...no fast passes in advance of your first day in the park on the first days of your stay.

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May 19, 2016 at 3:07 p.m. Laura Says...

Hi!

I am planning a trip to Disney World Orlando on June 10-11. I realise now that it is probably to late to order tickets online and receive them at our home in Belgium before we leave for the States on May 28th... I see there is also the possibility to have them e-mailed to you. However, you seem to need a MagicBand to put the tickets on and we don't have this... What do we do best? Just buy the tickets at the entrance of the park? How long are the queues normally? Thanks for the advice!

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May 19, 2016 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

You can purchase the E-Tickets and then either exchange them at Will Call for physical tickets or purchase MagicBands when you get there. Both will work!

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May 21, 2016 at 6:05 a.m. Divya Says...

I am planning a trip for June1st. Will I still get the fast pass option or is it too late?

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May 30, 2016 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Divya,

You can definitely get FastPasses, but you will be limited in selections.

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May 16, 2016 at 9:55 p.m. Lucy Says...

I've just received my 14 day park tickets and have linked them to my Disney experience app by scanning the back of each card. The cards now show as active but we're not travelling for another 74 days! Does this mean they will run out in 14 days from now or do the 14 days not begin until we actually visit a park.

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May 17, 2016 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucy,

They are not activated until you visit the parks.

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May 16, 2016 at 4:48 p.m. Whitney Says...

Hello,

I am purchasing last minute tickets for a trip in June. If I select the "Will Call" option, will I still be able to choose fast passes in advance or will I need to wait until once I enter the park?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney,

If you select E-Tickets, you will still be able to link them in My Disney Experience and make advance FastPass+ reservation.

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Jun 7, 2016 at 2:43 a.m. San Says...

When do I select the E-ticket ?

? Before or after to type my credit card information?

At the shipping options Should I select "will call"?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi San,

You would select E-Ticket before entering your credit card information.

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May 13, 2016 at 4:07 p.m. Sam Says...

Couple of questions. Is a fast pass required for each member of a party that wants to ride? Or can multiple people ride in one fast pass?

And

If my 6 year old daughter uses a fast pass for a character visit does an adult need to "waste" a fast pass as well to take her in?

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May 16, 2016 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

Yes, a FastPass is required for each party member who will be riding or participating.

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May 9, 2016 at 1:26 p.m. Hannah Says...

I've been searching everywhere for and answer to this so maybe you can help :). We were just in disney last month and plan on going on a huge family trip next year. We were considering staying offsite for the first time because it makes more sense with the size of our party. Anyway do you know if we use our old magic bands and link them up with our new tickets?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hannah,

Yes, your old MagicBands will still work so long as they are active.

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May 9, 2016 at 1:16 a.m. Beth Says...

Hi. I'm purchasing tickets tonight for our trip in two weeks to Hollywood Studios. This whole trip is VERY last minute, I'm a planner so I'm stressing; We only have one day for a park visit. All that being said is it too late to add a Fastpass onto our tickets?

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May 8, 2016 at 9:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth,

No, it's not too late. As soon as you get your tickets, link them and make reservations!

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May 5, 2016 at 4:14 p.m. Natalia Says...

Hi,

Thank you for all the info! We are planning a family trip to Orlando and would like to know if fastpass+ will be available for Wishes on Crhistmas Day and for Iluminations on New Year's Eve (the second show, with the countdown).

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May 8, 2016 at 8:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia,

Yes, this is available.

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May 5, 2016 at 2:17 p.m. Jacklyn Says...

Hi! I noticed that it says above that when using the kiosks you need everyone's magic band in your party. We went in late February/early March of this year and we made reservations with just one magic band! I would go to the kiosk for everyone and scan my band and my entire party would show up on the screen and I would select who I wanted to make reservations for. We're Disney veterans but always use this site before we go! We love it and find it so helpful!! Thanks for all the tips!

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May 2, 2016 at 11:54 p.m. Paul Says...

I've read on other sites that 4th Fastpass can be at a different park than the kiosk you use. The article says that isn't correct. Has that changed? THANKS!

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May 12, 2016 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

You are correct, and we've updated the post to reflect this.

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Apr 21, 2016 at 2:40 p.m. Jana Says...

Your touring plans advise to book a fast pass for the first hour while other touring plans say to way until 11 am to book your first pass when crowds hit their peak. Do you have any advice on this?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jana,

Could you tell me where you are reading this? We do not recommend booking FastPass+ for the first hour. We recommend booking for late morning when crowds start pick up.

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Apr 19, 2016 at 2 a.m. Jenny B Says...

Hi! I plan to take my son to Magic Kingdom as a last minute surprise. We are visiting my parents in FL and if the weather is nice, we will go. I was planning to just by tickets online the day before. Is that ok? Just show them a print out? And can I book my fast past choices at the same time?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

That is just fine, but keep in mind that depending on when that is, there may be very limited FastPass+ availability.

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Apr 18, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. Tyson Says...

I have on-site hotel reservations that are linked to the MyDisney Experience account which should get me 60 day advanced fastpass+ availability. However, when I log-in only 30 days from todays date is available. If my date is June 19th when should I expect the 60 days to appear available?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tyson,

This is a quirk of the My Disney Experience site. If your Disney hotel reservation is linked, your window opens up 60 days in advance of check-in, in which case your window should already be open.

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Apr 15, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. Kelly Says...

Do the attractions have a limited number of FastPasses, period? In other words, when the FastPasses sell out in advance, does that mean there will be no FastPasses available the day of, or does Disney open up more FastPasses at the park for guests who couldn't get one in advance? I'm trying to decide if it's worth running like a mad person to get a FastPass at park opening, if I know they're not available online in advance.

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Disney does not reveal this information, but once FastPasses are gone for an attraction, they are no longer available.

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Apr 11, 2016 at 6:13 a.m. Billy Says...

I am starting to plan a Christmas trip and was wondering if I will able to book fastpasses for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? I was not sure how the special event tickets work regarding fastpasses. Thanks

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Billy,

No, FastPass+ is not included in the special events. You've come to the right place for party information! You can read more about it here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-guide/

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Apr 3, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. Katie Says...

Hi, we are going to WDW in 10days time and I'm trying to book fast pass slots but I can't book them for my 22month old as it says I haven't got a ticket linked to her. I didn't think she needed a ticket as she is under 3? How do I book fast passes to include her?

Thanks

Katie

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Apr 4, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

You don't need to book FastPasses for her. She will be able to ride with you.

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Apr 1, 2016 at 8:32 p.m. Alby Says...

Hi. I selected a FastPass just for one of the members of my family. How I can include the rest of us? Or Can we all go to the attraction even if the FastPass is just for one person? Thank you

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alby,

The process for copying FastPass+ reservations has changed now with the latest version of My Disney Experience. Once one party member has a FastPass+ reservation, you would simply click into the reservation you wish to copy and select Change Party. You would then be able to add additional guests, provided there is availability.

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Mar 31, 2016 at 12:35 a.m. Caroline Says...

If your fast pass reservations are at a later time at one park, can you go to a different park earlier in the day with your hopper pass and make fast pass reservations at the kiosk in that park?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline,

No, you cannot.

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Mar 31, 2016 at 12:24 a.m. CP Says...

Is there a way to see what availabiliities there are in the morning? They keep giving me late afternoon and evening options which I'm not sure if they make sense to book since we can't book addition FP until we use our booked FP. I don't like there is a table or something that shows all openings for all rides like booking a table on opentable

Ps we decided to come on really short notice so probably not many options open

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CP,

Yes, after you make your initial reservations, you can go in and select different times for each attraction. It will then display all available time slots (except if you have another FastPass at that same time).

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Mar 29, 2016 at 4:03 a.m. Karen Says...

Hi, we are not going to Disney for a few months yet, but I was trying to decide on the fast pass choices. I did a quick trial with the fast pass website since our tickets are linked (but didn't confirm it so I don't have any yet) Anyway, they only gave you four options for times. What if the time I want is not there? Is there anyway to choose a more specific time?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, you can do this. Select the best fit among the initial choices. After those are confirmed, you can go in and modify each selection for times that work better for you.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:49 p.m. Hannah Says...

We are staying at a disney hotel for the first 5 days of our 14 day ticket. What happens when we check out of the hotel after 5 days? Do we keep using our magic bands for the whole 14 days or do we get a ticket for the last part? Am I right in thinking we can only book 60 days ahead for the first 5 days and then we will have to wait until 30 days ahead for the last 9 days?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hannah,

Yes, you are right about booking FastPass+. You will only be able to book the five days at 60 days. The rest will need to be booked at 30 days. As far as your MagicBands go, you will be able to use them from now on as long as your tickets are linked in My Disney Experience. You just won't be able to use your MagicBands for purchases after your stay at the Disney hotel.

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Mar 22, 2016 at 5:59 p.m. andrea_upnorth Says...

Does signing in with purchased card passes so we can make FastPass reservations lock you into that date for admission? What if something came up and we need to change it?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

No, it does not lock you in. You are free to change those dates any time before the ticket is first used.

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Mar 22, 2016 at 2:14 a.m. Randi Says...

I can start making fast pass reservations in about 15 days. The Frozen Ever After ride should be open when we go in June to Disney. Can I fast pass that ride early sine it is not open yet?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randi,

We would think so, but we don't yet know since there is no official open day.

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Mar 18, 2016 at 5:57 p.m. Lucy Says...

Hi

I haven't been to Disney for 7 years and it seems like a lot has changed since then.

As far as I was aware, you could pay extra money and have however many FastPass tickets as you so wished.

Now, is there no way of purchasing more FastPass plus tickets? We are not likely to know our itinerary 30 days before going!

If we do not book in advance, are we likely to get on any rides? Also, are we likely to get onto rides that we do not have fast passes for?

Especially because we are going at the beginning of August - which I am sure is peak time!

Side question: Are Disney still conscious of making sure that people with disabilities do not have to wait for hours in line? I remember they used to be very helpful with this.

Thank you in advance

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Mar 28, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucy,

Unfortunately, that is not an option. You cannot purchase more FastPass+ reservations. You can book three per day in advance, and then obtain additional ones in the parks when you have used those three. I would plan on making reservations as soon as your window opens, and modify later if need be. Depending on how long you wait, you would likely not get the most popular rides and most convenient times.

There is a new disability program in place in the parks. You can read more about it here.

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Mar 14, 2016 at 9 p.m. Kathleen Says...

I have my room reservations and magic bands. But I cannot get my park tickets till I get there because they are military salute tickets. Am I going to be able to get fast passes or will they be gone?

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May 28, 2016 at 6:46 p.m. Nicole Says...

you can purchase military salute tickets in advance from a base ticket office. Some offer mail or over he phone services. They can be linked to my Disney experience in advance so you can make your fast pass reservations

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May 22, 2016 at 9:16 p.m. Cindy Says...

Go to the shades of green website. You can purchase from them and have them sent fed ex for a 10 fee. We just got ours a few days ago.

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathleen,

When are you going? If it's during a peak time, you're not going to have the best rides or best times for rides at Magic Kingdom. At the other parks, there may be more limited options.

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Mar 12, 2016 at 4:16 p.m. joe Says...

I bought a few tickets previously, but I plan to use them for a group of my friends some time in the future (though we haven't confirmed who exactly). Can I link them all to my MDE account right now, or do I need to make sure each ticket is linked to each person's account?

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joe,

It would be better for you to not link any of your tickets until you know exactly who is going. You really only need those in place at 60 days if you're staying on-site or 30 days if you're staying off-site. That said, tickets that have not been used can be reassigned in My Disney Experience.

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Mar 9, 2016 at 9:26 p.m. nicol Says...

I am constantly trying to book Anna and Elsa Fastpass (have been from the moment our 30 days in advance started). Whenever I try for all 3 of our group it says its not available but I read about doing just 1 member and copying the others onto it. on 2 occasions it has allowed me to do just 1 fastpass for me and then I immediately tried to copy my husband and daughter onto mine but every time it says its not available again. So now I have 2 fast passes on 2 different days booked for Anna and Elsa and they don't! I don't want to meet them, I am just desperate for my daughter to! is it just a case of keep trying to copy them onto it and hope for the best or will it never be available to copy them in?

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Mar 9, 2016 at 4:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicol,

Sorry this has been such a frustrating experience. Based on what you've described, it seems like there just isn't any more availability. You could keep trying to add your husband and daughter to those two reservations and see if something shakes out, but it looks less likely. Another option might be to approach the cast member at the FastPass+ entrance and explain the situation, that you have another reservation tomorrow for one, and see if they might let you all in. The cast members have the discretion to do this.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 29, 2016 at 3:46 p.m. joanne Says...

HI,

My son is going the week of Easter with his school band. He will be traveling with 3 others. They have created one online account and have added all 4 ticket numbers to that online account. My son logged on last night and chose their times for Epocts fast pass. How to we know if all the tickets are enabled with the same fastpass times. We really find the Disney Experience website not as user friendly as it is made out to be!!

Thanks

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Feb 29, 2016 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

It sounds like you son added each of his friends and opted to manage their plans for them. If this is the case, and they each did not create a separate account, then your son would exclusively manage the FastPasses for all of them. When he goes to make the reservations, he will be able to select which people he wishes to make the reservations for. If any of his friends would like to manage their own accounts or manage the accounts for the group, they should create their own accounts in My Disney Experience. Keep in mind if they do that, your son would need to add them as friends and family (again).

Keep hopping!

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Feb 27, 2016 at 4:41 p.m. Tanya whitehead Says...

When using fast pass does everyone in my party need to book for the same time or can one person book and us all go at that time and then use the others on different rides? Or do we need to use them at the same time on same rides? Thanks

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Mar 5, 2016 at 9:18 p.m. Kathy Says...

Oops like you are asking if one person has a fast pass admission ... can the whole family use it and not wait regular line....

No everyone wishing to skip the regular line must have fast pass for that attraction.

What your asking makes no sence the other way. If whole family could jump in ... a family of 4 would have 12 fastpass prebooked. A group of 10 would have 30..... really.... and how could they plan if they did not know how many people were planning on cutting the line with every registered person...

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Mar 23, 2016 at 2:14 p.m. jaime Says...

this, in my opinion, is I highly rude response to a valid park question, especially if it is someone's first time visiting and using magicbands/fastpass. I had the same question. learn manners before answering.

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Mar 4, 2016 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

You do not all need to book the same FastPass+ reservations. If you plan to have any of the same FastPass+ reservations, then we recommend you book all of them for the same times all at once, and then go modify the experiences for those who want to do something different.

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May 2, 2016 at 2:59 a.m. Jenn Says...

Hi. I just want to make sure I understand this before my time comes to book FastPass+ reservations. My husband and I would like to ride Rockin' Rollercoaster and my oldest daughter take our younger kids to see Beauty and the Beast. We can book separate fastpass+ for these two attractions for different members of our party? I.e. 2 for RR @ 11 and 4 for BB @ 11. And then have our whole party of 6 book 2 more fastpass+ attractions @ HS for sometime later in the day?

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May 2, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

Yes, you can. We recommend you have updated to the latest version of My Disney Experience. You can then walk through the process of selecting passes for your party members. I would recommend you start by booking any FastPasses that your whole group wants to do together. Then add then individual ones.

Keep hopping!

Lepa

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Feb 25, 2016 at 7:58 p.m. Jordan Says...

Hi there! I have a question I was hoping you could answer for me.

My mom and I are going to WDW in June. We've recently booked our Hotel (Off-site) and plane tickets. I made reservations to a few different restaurants. My question is- Will I be able to make my fast past selections from the dates of my restaurant choices, or from when I buy my park tickets (I have not done so yet.) Thanks in advance!

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Mar 4, 2016 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordan,

You would not be able to book your FastPass+ selections until you have purchased and linked your park tickets.

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Feb 22, 2016 at 6:34 p.m. Heather Says...

Are you able to transfer a FastPass+ reservation to another family member when at the park? I will be traveling with an infant and may not be able to use FastPass when the rest of my party is ready to ride. Can I let another family member ride in my place without them having a FastPass?

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Feb 25, 2016 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Yes, but whomever takes your FastPass would need to have your MagicBand or ticket to enter the queue.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 13, 2016 at 2:20 a.m. Tiffany Says...

I tried to go to fast pass on my app to make choices. It asks me if I have paper tickets or tickets with a room. Mine are with a room. But when I put the confirmation number in to link the fast pass, it says that number is already linked to a reservation and to try another ID . I was able to add my reservations to the app just fine and my tickets and my children's tickets linked automatically. We are going in just over 30 days!

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Feb 19, 2016 at 12:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany,

I would contact Disney directly.

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Feb 8, 2016 at 11:28 p.m. Alison Says...

Hi, myself and my soon to b 6 year old daughter will be staying for 2 weeks from Easter Sunday 2016. I dont really want to have our holiday with an itinery and would like to be able to book our FP once we get there. Is this going to be possible or will everything be booked up by then ? Is it still possible to book things a few days or a week in advance ? Thanks for your advice.

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Feb 24, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alison,

I would not recommend waiting during this time—it's very busy. You would still be able to get some reservations, but FastPasses for the most popular rides and ride times would likely be gone.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 28, 2016 at 1:40 a.m. Ashley Says...

I booked FPs for a group of 8, but now want to modify those reservations, so not all of the group goes on all the rides. When I cancelled Space Mountain for two members of our party who decided they don't want to ride, I couldn't figure out how to book a different attraction for just those two people, while keeping them in our party for the other rides. Help!

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Jan 28, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

If you have already canceled the FastPasses for those two party members, you may not be able to add another one without deleting all of their selections and starting from scratch. If this is the case and you need to create new selections for them entirely, copy one of your group members' selections to them both. Then go in and modify the selection, substituting Space Mountain for what they would like to do. I find the app is a little easier to do what you are hoping to do, but you should be able to do this with both.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 24, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. Trish Crowley Says...

Hello! I am travelling with an infant. There is no ticket. Do I need to do anything for him when making reservations for the rest of the family? Thank you!

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Jan 26, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trish,

No, you do not.

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Jan 15, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. Megan Says...

Hi! Our annual trip is different this year b/c we will be traveling with a total of 15 people (3 families) with one of those being a child under 3. I have been the trip planner and am wondering how I will handle our fastpasses?? Will I be able to make FP for everyone on the days we are touring together or will it be hard to get them? Should I split us up into families and try that way??? Thanks!

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Jan 19, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

You could make the same FastPass+ selections for everyone, but it's possible that some of your group would have other priorities. I would start by trying to book everyone's selections and see if you can get all of the rides/attractions you have selected. If you have a very popular ride/attraction and aren't able to get it, then you might want to start by just booking a few people's selections and then try copying them over one by one.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 7, 2016 at 3:42 p.m. Megan Harney Says...

We are staying onsite, but are planning to use a cast member's complementary tickets for at least part of our stay. Can we book Fast Passes for our length of stay if we don't have tickets for every day of our trip? (So, if we purchase tickets for 3 days and use the cast member's tickets at the gate for the other two days, could we book Fast Passes for all 5 days or do you have to have a ticket for each day you book Fast Passes?)

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Jan 15, 2016 at 2:26 a.m. Erin Says...

The ability to make reservations depends on how long your resort reservation is, not how many days your tickets are for. Once you hit your 60 day mark, you should be able to make FP+ reservations for any of the days you are there, regardless of ticket type. The 60 day window is a benefit for resort guests, not for holders of a particular type of ticket.

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Jan 7, 2016 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

I am not sure if you will be able to book Fastpasses with the cast member tickets, although you could definitely book for the regular 3 day tickets.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 4, 2016 at 4:03 p.m. Megan Says...

Hello There--

I apologize if this has been asked and answered-- its difficult to weed through all the comments, but I so appreciate your constant updating!

Anyways, I am wondering what happens if we need to book FP+ for someone who is NOT on our hotel reservation? My family will be staying at AKV (using rental points) and my boy friend will join us (for only part of the trip) and stay off-site. All of our tickets will be purchased together as a group (Through UT), but independently from our reservation Will I be able to book FP+'s for him as well, or not since he will not be on our reservation? Thanks so much! -M.

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Jan 5, 2016 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

You will not be able to book FastPasses for your boyfriend until 30 days out. What you should do is go ahead and book your family's Fastpasses at 60 days. When your boyfriend's window opens up, copy your selections over to him. My Disney Experience will attempt to match those selections or as close to them as possible.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 23, 2016 at 12:14 p.m. Mike Says...

This isn't exactly true. My in laws are season pass holders. We call and tell disney we are staying on property but 2 others are not they are passholders. Disney always adds them on to my itinerary. I hope this helps.

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing this tip!

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Jan 3, 2016 at 8:03 a.m. Nina Says...

Hello,

So I have a question. I'm planning a trip to disney with my brother in march and I've paid the deposit and a couple of hundreds. When the 60 day period opens up will I be able to make fast pass+ reservations without paying the full amount?

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Jan 22, 2016 at 5:27 p.m. Sadness Says...

Hi Nina! I am in the same situation, I have paid deposit ans some extra but I am not sure if I will be able to book FP+ on the 60 days mark or until I pay off. Where you able to do it?

I'd appreciate your comments!

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Jan 4, 2016 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nina,

You must have valid tickets that you've linked in My Disney Experience in order to make FastPass+ reservations. If you do, then you'll be able to book at 60 days out even if you have not paid in full.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 31, 2015 at 2:02 a.m. Diana Says...

Hello! My family and I are going in February... We have out tickets.. We are going for three days. Can I only book fast passes for 1 of my three days 30 days in advance or can I do all three in that one night..

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Dec 31, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

You can only book one day at a time if you're staying off-site and it's 30 days in advance.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 29, 2015 at 3:44 a.m. Ingrid Says...

Please excuse me if this is a daft question, but it seems as though I am Disney illiterate. My husband and I just purchased FL resident annual passes and received an Ecertificate in our email. I called the 407 number to Disney and the representative said we cannot receive Magic Bands until we have physically gone to the park and activated it. My friend bought their passes a few months ago, and received Magic Bands in the mail within 10 days. Has there been a recent policy change? Thank you in advance!

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Dec 29, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ingrid,

It appears that you should receive them via My Disney Experience. Here is more information:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/passholders/park-magic-band-pick-up/

Keep hopping!

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Dec 23, 2015 at 3:27 p.m. Stacey Says...

I just purchased our Disney tickets and will not receive them in the mail until January 5th. I can start scheduling my fastness selections on December 31st. Is there a way that I can still schedule our selections before our tickets arrive if I have a confirmation number that they have been purchased, or do I have to have the actual tickets in my hand? Thanks so much!

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Dec 28, 2015 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

Yes. Call our customer service at 1-800-846-1302 and we should be able to help you out.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 17, 2015 at 1:19 a.m. Drew Says...

Thanks for all the amazing help you provide here! Do I need to create an account for My Disney Experience before I purchase my passes or should I purchase the passes THEN create an account to coordinate FP+'s? Thanks for all the help!

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Dec 24, 2015 at 2:26 a.m. Fatima Says...

Hi! Do I have to Make an My Disney Experience account for each person in my family to get Fastpasses for all of them? Or can I make just one? Thank you!

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Dec 17, 2015 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Drew,

You can create the account when you are ready to link your tickets.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 10, 2015 at 2 a.m. Jenna Says...

The Doubletree Suites in Disney Springs states that it is an "Official Walt Disney World Hotel" and states guests can make advance dining reservations. It doesn't mention FastPass+. Does this hotel qualify for the 60 day advance FastPass+ reservations? Thanks!

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Dec 15, 2015 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenna,

No, it does not.

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Dec 6, 2015 at 7:26 p.m. Lynda Says...

I'm staying offsite. Will I still be able to make purchases with my magic bands? And if I order them online before my visit, can I customize them. Thanks a bunch xx

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Dec 7, 2015 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynda,

If you are staying off-site, you will not be able to make purchases with your MagicBands. Customization is not available, but there are a variety of bands and accessories to choose from on the Disney Store online.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 4, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. Sudhir Kumar Says...

If I book 2 days on-site hotel at disney world and buy ticket for 4 days, can i book fast pass for entire 4 days in 60 days advance?

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Dec 4, 2015 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

No, you will only be able to book FastPasses at 60 days for the length of your stay. For those others, you can make them at 30 days in advance.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 9, 2016 at 5:32 p.m. Abby Says...

Does one night stay equal one day at the park? For example: If we check in on lets say a Tuesday, and then check out the next day Wednesday, buy tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday, would both those days be 60 days or one 60 and one 30. Thank you!

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Jan 11, 2016 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abby,

The 60 days applies to your full length of stay, so it would include check in and check out.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 1, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. amy Says...

we are coming to disney in december....it will be my husband, myself, and our 4 year old daughter. Would we all have to have to same fast passes to take her on a ride?? For example, could she have a fast pass that I don't have, but I can still go with her on the ride since she is 4?? Or could I have a fast pass that she doesn't have but have to take her with me bc i can't leave her alone??

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Dec 1, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Yes, you would all need the same FastPasses to ride together.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 30, 2015 at 7:09 p.m. Scott Says...

If I make a FastPass+ reservation but decide not to to the park that day will my 5 day pass loose a day?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

No, it will not.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 25, 2015 at 12:27 a.m. jackie Says...

I am not staying on property, can i purchase tickets in advance so I can pick fast passes 30 days in advance. ? Can i also use old magic bands with current tickets?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie,

Yes! We highly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance and you can use your old MagicBands. Here is the link to our discounted Disney World tickets (we are an authorized Disney ticket seller).

Keep hopping!

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