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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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Nov 18, 2015 at 8 a.m. Kristy Says...

We are staying onsite on January 18, so today should be our 60-day FP+ day. I have been trying since 12am ET, and it says I must have a ticket. If I try to link my package reservation, it says it is already linked. Could it be because I have paid my $200 deposit but not the full balance?

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Nov 20, 2015 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy,

Your window should have opened up. Did you reach out to Disney directly?

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Nov 17, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. Brenda Says...

does everyone with same reservation numbers have to have the same fast passes or can they be three different fast passes

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Nov 20, 2015 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brenda,

Each member of your party can have separate FastPass+ reservations.

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Nov 17, 2015 at 7:06 p.m. Brenda Says...

does everyone in your room have to have the same fast passes if you are going on line to get them before you arrive

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Nov 17, 2015 at 3:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brenda,

No, you can book separate attractions. If you are planning on having any that are the same, I would book them them all at once. Then go in and modify those attractions that you want to do differently.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 14, 2015 at 3:12 p.m. Chant Says...

Should I copy my FP+ reservations to everyone else's FP+ account? Any advantages or disadvantages?

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Nov 17, 2015 at 4:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chant,

No disadvantages unless there is limited availability of a certain FastPass attraction. If you cannot get the one you want, then try adding them to one person at a time.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 12, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. Melissa Says...

Hi! I don't know if someone has asked this, but can you make a fast pass selection at a kiosk after you have used just one of your preselected fast passes or do you have to use all three preselected fast passes before you can make single selections at the kiosks?

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Nov 19, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

You have to wait until you have used all three (or their time slots have passed) before you can make an additional selection.

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Nov 11, 2015 at 1:44 a.m. Kathy S Says...

I am surprising my family with a trip to Disney. I plan to purchase the tickets and the magic bands so that I can link the accounts and give them for xmas. We will have about 2 weeks to decide on our FP picks before the window opens. My question is....I am a non resident but one of the 4 is a resident. Is it possible for me to get the resident rate on her ticket and keep the surprise?

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Nov 19, 2015 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy,

You would need to have her Florida driver's license, ID card or military ID in order to obtain the discount. Certain bills would also be acceptable proof. We hope you'll consider purchasing from us!

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/walt-disney-world-resort/

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Nov 8, 2015 at 5:07 p.m. James Says...

Can I use the app to book additional FastPasses after my first three are done? OR must I use one of the Kiosks?

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

You must use the kiosk to book those additional passes, but then you can modify it from the app.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 7, 2015 at 5:29 p.m. Nancy Says...

We are booking our 3 fast passes for Tuesday Dec. 8th. But we also have tickets to MVMCP. And you can get 3 extra fast passes. When booking them tonight, how does it work to get the extra 3 fast passes?

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Nov 16, 2015 at 3:54 a.m. Marcio Says...

Nancy, please also note that FastPass+ is NOT available during special ticketed events like MVMCP. You can only get times up to the time the party starts (ie they are distributed with return times up around 6pm only).

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

You won't be able to get extra FastPasses. You will only have your three you can book in advance. If you use all three before the party starts, you can get additional ones using the in-park kiosks.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 4, 2015 at 12:07 a.m. Tatum Poole Says...

Thanks for all the great info within the article and the comments. I have a question I couldn't find the answer to. We have non expiring tickets on our accounts with a few days left, we are visiting in a month and plan to purchase a regular 5 day MYW pass - can we make Fastpass reservations now and then use our newly purchased 5 day tickets to enter the parks each day?

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you can do that, but you'll need to keep in mind that if you have both sets of tickets linked, you will want to go to guest relations outside of the park to prioritize which ticket you want to use first.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 25, 2015 at 10:38 p.m. Anna Says...

Hello

My family and I are staying offsite in May of 2016. Is it possible to customize Magic Bands purchased on site? 4/5 of my party already have customised magic bands with our names on the inside, I would like to be able to purchase one with a name customizatiom for the remaining member of our party as a little something special! Is this possible?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

You will not be able to add your names to the bands if you are not staying on-site. That said, there are lot of MagicBand options on-site in the parks and at Disney Springs for you to choose from!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 25, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. Justine Sanders Says...

I have a group of 16 going to disney and I was wondering if one person uses their fast pass for anything,is the whole group able to join that one person wthout using their own fast pass? or does everyone need to use their fast pass to be able to join?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justine,

Everyone will need to have FastPass+ reservations to ride unless they are under age 3 and/or you are using child swap.

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Oct 25, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. Daniela Says...

Hi,

I'm from Brazil, I'm going to Disney in February 2016 with my family. I'm not sure if I need to buy the tickets and ask for an international delivery to be able to book the FastPass+ or if I only buying the tickets and ask for Will Call I'll have the tickets numbers and be able to book the FastPass+ in Advance.

Another thing, we have 2 young kids (under 3) in our family and they don't need tickets...I'll be able to book the FastPass+ form them also?

Thank you!

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela,

You can choose the Disney E-Ticket option. You'll be emailed the ticket numbers and able to make FastPass+ reservations with them. Your children do not need tickets or FastPass+. They will be able to use your reservations.

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/walt-disney-world-resort/

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Oct 12, 2015 at 5:20 p.m. Robin Says...

I am adding a child ticket to my reservations. Can I also add them to my previously selected FP times?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin,

Once you've added the child and linked the ticket, you can try to copy over your selections to them. Providing there is availability, it should not be a problem. Disney will try to match selections and times as best it can.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2015 at 4:08 a.m. Ruth Says...

Hello! Are MagicBands reusable for next Disney trips, can it be use in other Disney locations worldwide?

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Oct 7, 2015 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruth,

Yes, they can be reused but only work at Disney World.

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Oct 7, 2015 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruth,

Yes, they can be reused but only work at Disney World.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 7, 2015 at 3:58 a.m. Ruth Says...

Got the email from UT that our tickets are being mailed today for our late Nov. 2015 WDW trip. Our accomodation is a non Disney hotel, just curious on how mydisneyexp. app determine my Fastpass+ 30 days window? Or will I be asked of the date of our first day at the park when linking our tickets/making fastpass reservation?

Thanks!

Ruth

P.S.

Your blog is a great tool!!!

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Oct 7, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruth,

Unless you have a linked reservation on-site, your default is 30 days out. You will just wait until that time.

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Oct 6, 2015 at 6:27 p.m. Mari Beth Says...

Off property guest - purchasing MBs online, once they arrive, is connecting tickets as simple as using the MDE app? Will a phone call to Disney be necessary?

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Oct 7, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mari Beth,

All you need to do is link them within My Disney Experience!

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Oct 4, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. Tim Says...

I am an annual pass holder and Dvc member and have reservations at the beach club in November will I be able to book fast passes more than the eight days of my hotel stay with the rule of only having 7 days of fast passes at one time even though I am staying on property

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

Unfortunately, annual passholders are limited to seven days of FastPasses at one time even if staying on-site.

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Oct 2, 2015 at 10:04 p.m. Nicola Says...

Hi. We are planning a first Disney trip in March / April 2016 and over the Easter holidays. We really liked an off site resort but are worried about Fast Pass availability during that busy time. Do you think we would have a problem booking FP 30 days in advance or recommend changing to a Disney resort. We liked the luxury off site resort for the Disney Moderate resort price but don't want to compromise fun with long wait times. Thanks for your reply.

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Oct 5, 2015 at 6:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola,

You may have trouble securing wait times for the most popular rides such as meeting Anna and Elsa, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Toy Story Mania, but you might get lucky still if you book right at 30 days. Will you be getting park hoppers? If so, I would consider staying on-site so you can visit the park hosting EMH and hop to a non-EMH park when the crowds pick up. Here's more information about that: https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/extra-magic-hours-when-to-use-when-to-avoid/

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Sep 21, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. Heath Says...

hi! my family and a friend's family are heading down this NOV during Thanksgiving week. we will be a group of 8 (4+4). we are not planning to go to the same parks every day. MDE seems to not allow me to split his family out to secure their 3 FastPasses in a different park than us on any given day. Do you know if this is a constraint with the system? It doesn't seem like this would be such a rare scenario...does Disney have a way to 'work around' this problem? Thank you!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heath,

I would expect you to be able to split your group into separate parks, but it might not be possible. I would reach out to Disney directly.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 19, 2015 at 4:50 a.m. Bailey Says...

I was able to get an Anna and Elsa fastpass for me. I can't get it to copy to anyone else in our party. Is there a way to be able to get my 3 year old daughter in with the fast pass

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bailey,

If copying doesn't work, availability is likely in very short supply. Cast members have discretion to let your daughter in with you, but I can't definitively say that it will happen. I would keep trying everyday until your arrival.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 19, 2015 at 12:16 a.m. Mandy Says...

Hi! Do you know what time the fast pass reservations opens up when you hit the 60 day mark? Is it right at midnight?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy,

Yes, Eastern time.

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Sep 18, 2015 at 12:39 p.m. Jamie Says...

We are planning a trip in December. My parents may or may not be able to come on this trip. We are going to purchase park tickets for them, and if they cannot come, we will use the tickets on our next trip (they don't expire, right?)

My question is, if we make fast pass selections for them, and they are unable to come, we are still able to use the tickets at a later date if they were never used in the park for entrance, correct?

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Sep 25, 2015 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

Yes, you would be able to use them at a later date.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 18, 2015 at 8:22 a.m. AKMark Says...

We have a party of 8 going to the parks in a few weeks and have chosen our 3 fast passes in advance through the app. I understand we must then use the park kiosk to obtain additional fast passes. If I go to the kiosk alone on behalf of the entire group to obtain a 4th fast pass for all 8 of us do I need everyone's magic band? Or can I just use mine since we are linked? Thanks.

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Sep 18, 2015 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you will need everyone's MagicBands to make those additional reservations.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. Lori Says...

I was able to obtain a fastpass for Meet Anna & Elsa for myself at 6:40-7:40 and my daughter at 7:40-8:40. Obviously, those windows don't overlap but do you think we would be able to get in line and go together at 7:40 or even 7:35? Or, should I attempt to modify the fastpasses so they are in the same hour window? Thank you so much in advance for your response!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

You are close enough that I think you could go in at 7:30-7:35 p.m. The cast members have discretion to let your party in together, and my guess is this won't be a problem.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 9, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. Carrie Says...

We are thinking of staying 3 nights at the swan or dolphin followed by 4 nights at the Grand Floridian. Thinking we will get tickets (6 day pass) from UT. Will we be able to link our magic bands from the GF to both reservations? Will we be able to book our FP+ reservations for the entire visit 60 days before we arrive at the swan or will we have 2 separate 60 day windows? Also, is it 60 days before we arrive or 60 days before we start using the tickets (we won't go to the parks on the day we arrive)? Thank you!

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Sep 9, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

So glad to hear that you're going to be buying your tickets from us! You should be able to book your reservations 60 days in advance of check-in for both stays, but since the Swan/Dolphin are not technically Disney hotels, it's possible that you may end up needing to book these separately at 60 days of both checkins. As far as the MagicBands, they will be linked automatically in your account, and you can use them for both stays (and any future stays as well)!

Hope this helps!

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Sep 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. Dawn Says...

Can you ride a fast passed ride multiple times via the fast pass line within your fast pass time window of time allows?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dawn,

No, you can ride it once with the FastPass, and you cannot pre-select the same attraction via FastPass+.

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Sep 5, 2015 at 5:28 a.m. nurse jackie Says...

Hi, we go every year in December (16 nights from 11th this year) and stay on site. When we tried to book at the.midnight window (5am here in England) we could not access the system until 1am your time (6am here). Do you know why? We were franric as.mine train FP are gone within minutes

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

No, we don't know why. Perhaps it was a system-wide issue. Were you able to get Mine Train reservations?

Keep hopping!

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Sep 2, 2015 at 11:33 p.m. Heather Says...

Am I correct that there is no penalty if I decide not to take advantage of the FastPass+ time that was assigned?

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Sep 3, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Yes, there is no penalty. You just lose one of your FastPass+ reservations.

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Aug 31, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. Janette Says...

great site!

can you tell me if I am doing FP's for the princesses for my daughter, do I make one just for her or do I need to make on for me as well even though I will not be in the pictures, just she will be

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Aug 31, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janette,

You would need a FastPass+ reservation to go with her, which is good, because you might change your mind about hopping into the pictures ;)

Keep hopping!

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Aug 16, 2015 at 4:07 a.m. Karen Says...

Mu apologies if this has been previously answered. the 30-day window for FP+ reservations opens soon for my family for the Halloween party, but I have not yet purchased our tickets for the party as I was waiting for UT to start selling the special event tickets. if I buy the e-tickets from the Disney site, can I make FP+ reservations with them, or do they first have to be exchanged for some other form of ticket, or linked to a Magicband (which I do not have), before I can use them to make FP+ reservations? Thank you!

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Aug 17, 2015 at 6:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, you should be able to make FastPass+ reservations with them. But if it not automatically linked when you purchase, you would need to add it in your My Disney Experience account.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 16, 2015 at 2:41 a.m. Amanda Says...

We decided to take a last minute trip to Disney next week. Do I need to have physical tickets in order to link them to my account? I know we're late but I was thinking it might still be worth it to book our Fast Pass rides. They won't get here in time so I will have to pick them up when we arrive. Where can you get the physical tickets?

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Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

You do need physical tickets to link them in your account. Follow the instructions that come with your Disney E-Ticket, and you'll be good to go. To exchange for physical tickets, you'll just need to go to Guest Relations in the park.

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Aug 14, 2015 at 12:50 a.m. Mackenzie Says...

Silly question but I wanted to be sure: If I purchased tickets 0not directly from Walt Disney World's website will I still be able to link my tickets to My Disney Experience account ? I'm assuming yes since many people buy tickets elsewhere such as this site but I wanted to be sure. Thanks in advance!

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Aug 14, 2015 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mackenzie,

Yes, you can link tickets purchased from us in My Disney Experience.

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Aug 6, 2015 at 6:33 p.m. Martha Says...

Can you get your name personalized on the inside of your MagicBand if you are not staying at a resort? I have a large party and we will be duplicating a couple of colors and I don't want them to get mixed up :) Thanks!

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Aug 6, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha,

Unfortunately, no, not at this time, although you certainly could personalize them yourselves :)

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Aug 4, 2015 at 4:46 p.m. Sharla Says...

I have a My Disney account all set up -- showing my resort reservation and park hopper passes. I also have all of my family and friends connected. My 60-day window will open on Aug. 31. Right now, when I look at the FastPass section on the site, I only see my info. (but the "select" button is not operable). Is this normal? When my window opens up, will I be able to see the other members of my party and select each one? Or, is there some link I'm missing? Thanks!

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Nov 30, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. Kristy Says...

Hi Sharla! This is the exact question I've been looking for the answer to as well... Did it work like you expected when the 60-day window opened up? Hope you had a fantastic trip! /Kristy

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Aug 5, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharla,

Yes, you should be good to go!

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Jul 28, 2015 at 1:08 a.m. Mike Says...

Great site! I do have a question, and hope you can help.

My mom made a resort reservation with tickets for her and my Dad. I made a resort reservation with tickets for me and my wife. We all have My Disney Experience accounts, and everyone has shared their accounts with me as friends and family. I am eagerly awaiting our FastPass+ window, but I can't see my dad's ticket, so I'm worried I won't be able to make FassPass+ reservations for him. Likewise, my mom can see everyone's tickets on her My Disney Experience account, but not my wife's.

Is there someway to fix this, or is it normal? Thanks!

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Aug 9, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. Kim Says...

Hi Mike, the same type of thing just happened to us, so in case your 60 day window hadn't opened yet, wanted to let you know to get it sorted before it does. My dad has an account with reservations for himself, me & my mom. My sister has an account with reservations for herself, her husband & 2 kids. And we are all listed under each other's MDE, no problems there. But, we could only see tickets for the 3 of us & my sister under "tickets & reservations" in my dad's account, but didn't know if it would make a difference or not since all their tickets were showing up under my sister's account. Then our FP+ 60-day window opened & only the 4 of us were there. On my sister's account, everyone was there, except my Mom. We couldn't find any way to fix it online, so my dad had to call & spend some time with them. It had to do with him manually adding the other 3 (husband & 2 kids) rather than linking them from my sister's account I think? Still not sure it's all sorted out under my sister's account, but at least it is on my dad's so we can make our FP+ now. In any case, if you can't see every individual's ticket listed under MDE in your account, they will not be there on your FP+ selection either because it will say they don't have a valid admission. Make sure you get it taken care of before your 60-day window. I discovered this at midnight (9 pst) last night when our window opened. Now that it's fixed for us, many of the FP+ selections are already not available & this is still on the first day we could even make the FP+ reservations! I saw your post last night when I was frantically trying to see how to fix the problem, if anyone else had experienced it. Hope this helps avoid any problems for you!

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Aug 18, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Kim,

Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

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Jul 31, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

We have not experienced this personally, but if everyone has successfully added tickets, you all should be fine making the reservations. If there is any problem when your reservation window opens, make FastPasses for everyone you can and then copy over your FastPass selections to everyone else. I really don't think you will have trouble if everyone is connected, and if you all have resort reservations and book at 60 days, you should get all of the selections you are hoping to.

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Jul 25, 2015 at 4:03 a.m. Krista Says...

We are going in December and not staying on site, so able to book 30 days in advance. Being such a busy time of year, will we be able to get fast pass times or can they be all gone since there will be so many visitors?

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Aug 3, 2015 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krista,

It really depends on when in December you are going. If it's during the week of Christmas, you really need to book as soon as your window opens up.

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Jul 25, 2015 at 2:14 a.m. Kelly Says...

We have 3 people in our party and have linked our reservations with my sister and her husband. So, do we get 3 FP selections per party or can we individually get 3 FP each? My husband and I want to split up some and he ride rides while my daughter and I see some princesses...

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Aug 3, 2015 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Each person gets 3 FastPass selections per day. You can split up no problem. Is your daughter too young to ride some of the rides? You can take advantage of ride swap, so that no one has to miss out. The benefit of this too is that only one person needs a FastPass+. Let's say your husband has FastPass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but your daughter doesn't want to ride. You all go to the FastPass+ entrance and tell the cast member you want to do a child swap. Your husband gets to proceed immediately and ride. You get a child swap pass, and you could wait for your husband to ride and then hand off your daughter to him and ride right away. Or you could come back with your pass and ride later. It's really a great way to not miss out on anything!

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Jul 23, 2015 at 6:05 p.m. mary Says...

We have annual passes, sometimes my kids just like to stay at the resort. Can I use their bands for the fast passes even though they aren't in the park?

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Aug 3, 2015 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary,

I believe this is currently technically possible, although not exactly the spirit of how it's supposed to work. Keep in mind that when you tap the MagicBand against the Mickey head reader, it is going to display the name on the MagicBand.

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Aug 14, 2015 at 6:39 p.m. Denise Says...

Not possible...When you enter the park you have to put your finger on the scanner as well as tap your band so I don't believe you can just carry in another magic band and use it without the person being there to enter the park with their finger scanned! I may be wrong but I believe they won't work.

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Jul 21, 2015 at 3:44 a.m. Tenee Says...

If we stay on site for 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday) and get a 6 day pass, at 60 days out can we make FP selections for all 6 days? Can we make them for 7 or 8 days, in case we don't know what days will be our off days or will it stop us at 6 days since our pass is only good for 6 days?

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Jul 21, 2015 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tenee,

Yes, you can make selections at 60 days out for all 6 days. You would not be able to book FastPasses for 7 or 8 days unless your ticket was for 7 or 8 days. Hope this helps!

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Jul 20, 2015 at 7:13 p.m. Scott Says...

I have just linked my ticket to MDE and it says my ticket is active even though I don't leave till September does this mean it has started counting down my days even though I haven't used it to step foot in the parks?

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Jul 21, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

No, your ticket isn't actually activated until your date of first use in the parks.

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Jul 13, 2015 at 5:42 a.m. Sam Says...

Hi,

I am new to this, the last time I went to Disney World was in 2008 and it was for two days. I just bought an annual pass and was told that I can get a free magic band. I am not staying on sight as I only live an hour away, so how do I receive my magic bands? I received an e-ticket and linked the ticket to my disney experience, but I can't seem to figure out how to customize my magic band. Or do I get my magic band when I exchange my e-ticket at the gate of the park?Please help!

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Jul 20, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. Kt Says...

I usually go to my Disney experience on an actual computer and then when you go to your main account page, there is a button saying "customize magicbands" or something to that effect. It is a link that has the words in blue. Then the annual pass magicband should show up there and you can get it any time.

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Jul 16, 2015 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

If you are not staying on-site, you do not receive a MagicBand for free. You would need to purchase the band in advance from the Disney Store online or pick it up in the parks.

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Jul 10, 2015 at 12:24 a.m. Candace Says...

We are staying at a disney resort in September, so we should have the 60 day fastpass window. However, the fastpass calendar is showing only a 30 day window. The hotel and ticket reservations appear to be linked. Any idea why we would be limited to choosing 30 days before our stay as opposed to the normal 60? Thank you!

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

Until you actually get to your 60 days, the calendar will not show your ability to book reservations. If your tickets and hotel reservation are linked in MDE, you should be good to go.

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Jul 8, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. Brittany Says...

What time can you begin booking your fastpass+? I've read both 7am and midnight. Our last trip was a last minute trip, booked about 2 weeks before hand, so we were able to reserve our fastpasses right away. This time we booked our trip way ahead of time, so we'll be able to begin our reservations at the 60 day mark. Thanks!

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Jul 9, 2015 at 7:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany,

The booking window opens at midnight!

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Aug 10, 2015 at 1:11 a.m. Megan Says...

Is it midnight eastern time or midnight in the time zone I live in?

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Aug 18, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

Midnight Eastern.

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Jul 5, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. Graeme Says...

Hi

Coming over from the UK for a 3 week stay starting 5th December, I already have my park tickets. We are staying on Disney for first 3 days then off site for remaining stay. So if I link my park tickets, can I book fast pass for the whole of my trip 60days in advance or just the first 3 days then the remaining days (off site) 30 days later?

Thanks

Graeme

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Graeme,

You will only be able to book FastPasses 60 days in advance for the days you are staying on-site.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 2:05 a.m. Andrea Says...

Hi. If my sister is staying on Disney property and I am not can we still book all of our fp+ tickets together 60 days out since our accounts are linked? We are hoping to schedule our fp tix together since the dates of stay/tickets are the same. Thank you!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

Unfortunately, you cannot. Those of you staying off-site would only be able to do this at the 30 day mark.

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Jun 27, 2015 at 8:11 a.m. Melina Says...

It seems a little late. We are going in December and booking our hotel room at the end of July. I want to know if we can have the wristbands delivered to us before the day we check into the hotel.

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Jun 29, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melina,

If you are staying on-site and live in the U.S., your wristbands should be shipped to you well in advance of your visit.

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Jun 25, 2015 at 5:23 a.m. Jaclyn Says...

If I purchase a ticket at the park the day I go, will I still have the ability to use the "Fast Pass"? Being that it's summer and a busy time is it likely that all the Fast Passes will be full and I probably won't even be able to utilize it?

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jaclyn,

Yes, you will still be able to use it. Keep in mind, though, that depending on the park, there may be limited to no availability for the most popular rides and attractions. I wouldn't let it stop you from using FastPass+ as any ability to skip the lines is a bonus, and of course, it's always a treat to visit Disney World.

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Jun 7, 2015 at 11:03 p.m. Patricia Says...

Hi, I am booking my fast passes for July 2015. My first day will be the 7th July 2015, and I have booked my three rides for that date for animal kingdom. Do I have to book on the 8th etc for fast passes into another theme park or once i have made one booking is there a link to allow me to book my fast passes for the duration of my ticket . ie 7 days.

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Jun 12, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patricia,

If you are staying off-site and your entire trip is within the 30-day booking window, you would be able to book them all at once. If you book the first day in the parks 30 days out, you would then have to wait until the next day to book that next set of FastPasess and so forth. Hope this helps!

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Jun 4, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. Kevin Says...

I live in the UK, and when I go to Disney next year I want to have as much fun time in the parks, and not spend time getting my disney tickets put onto a wristband. If I buy one of the Magic+ wristbands now, can I register our tickets to the bands before we even leave for the USA? If so, how do you do this without something to "read" the wristbands? Do the wristbands come with a code or something similar that you type in?

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Jun 5, 2015 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

Yes, they have a code that you use to link them in My Disney Experience. I am not sure that the Disney Store will ship them to the UK, so that is something you should look into. Keep in mind that depending when you arrive, you could purchase the bands at Downtown Disney and link them there.

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Jun 2, 2015 at 8:51 p.m. Tania Says...

Hello! We are in the process of booking fast pass plus times for our large group of 14! All tickets are scanned and we are using the app. The problem we are facing is that some people in our group want a fast pass for ie: tower of terror and others want Star Tours. Is there a way to select different rides for different people or do we all have to go on the same rides ?

Thanks!

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Jun 3, 2015 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tania,

You can schedule different rides for different people. The best way to do this might be to start out by making the same reservations for everyone, and then making the changes to those who want to go on different rides. You have the option to select which party members you wish to include in those reservations.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 2, 2015 at 4:18 p.m. Sydney Says...

I am an annual pass holder and have a Disney Experience account. 4 of my friends are using park hopper passes won through the Dreamer and Doer Award and will be picking them up at will call the day we go to the park later this week. If I make fast pass reservations now, will I be able to link them to the reservation the day we're at the park once we have the tickets?

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Jun 3, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sydney,

I think you are asking if you will be able to make your reservations now and then copy those over to your friends on the day of. If not, please clarify ;) Your friends should go ahead and create their accounts before the trip and then make sure you are all linked up. Once connected and once they have their tickets linked, you could then try to copy your reservations to them. This will be subject to availability, so that may be an issue since your friends are not able to book sooner than the day of. Could your friends reach out and try to obtain their ticket numbers in advance? They may be able to do that.

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