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Guests Can Book More FastPass+ Reservations Per Day, Across Parks

by Leap on April 2, 2014

Update: These new FastPass+ and MyMagic+ changes took effect Monday, April 28. Have you booked a fourth, fifth or sixth FastPass+ reservation? Let us know about your experience in comments below!

Big news today from Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts about FastPass+ and MyMagic+. Disney is working on FastPass+ enhancements that will allow guests to have more than three FastPass+ reservations in a day AND give them the ability to make FastPass+ reservations in more than one park per day.

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These are major updates that should continue to improve the park experience. As they were explained by Staggs, once guests have used the three FastPass+ reservations they've booked either via the My Disney Experience app or website, or in-park kiosk, they would be able to make another FastPass+ reservation via the kiosks in the parks.

"Once they’ve used the three they’ve booked, we’ll enable them to select another at kiosks in the parks. And once they’ve used the fourth, they can select another, and so on."

By far, the single-biggest complaint we've read from guests who have used FastPass+ is that three reservations per day were not enough, and this goes a long way toward addressing this issue. Because those guests would already have to be in the park and have used their three reservations, it offers a fair way to make visiting the parks an even better experience. Of course, adding the extra FastPass+ reservations will be subject to availability, and we expect especially during busier times and later in the day, there will be limited availability if any.  Still, this is a positive step in addition to the FastPass+ news reported last week.

As we mentioned, park guests not staying at a Disney resort now have the ability to make FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days in advance of their visit. Those guests also now have the option of purchasing MagicBands when they get to the parks if they choose for $12.95 plus tax. Resort guests continue to be able to book FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance and receive MagicBands free with their resort reservation. MagicBands are optional, and just to remind everyone, our Disney tickets are 100% RFID and offer the SAME functionality as MagicBands, including the ability to book advance FastPass+ reservations.

What do you all think about the changes?

Hoppy planning!

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Karen Apr 2, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.

Yeah! I knew Disney would listen. Adding it for park hopping is great! And, the 1 at time after the first 3, great idea!

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Michelle Apr 2, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

One big problem with this is that the kiosk lines have been as long as 2-4 hours I've heard. There is no way I'm waiting in a kiosk line for that long. Might as well wait in the ride line!

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FrogBlog Apr 2, 2014 at 8:09 p.m.

Hi Michelle,

We've seen long kiosk lines in the parks in the mornings, but that was before off-site guests could make reservations using My Disney Experience. My guess is that once Disney roles this out the use of the kiosks would be spread throughout the day enough that lines wouldn't be as bad.

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Dave Apr 2, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

How about this scenario: three FP+'s are reserved for MK and are used at MK. After they are all used, we park hop to EP. Could new FP+'s be made at the EP kiosks, or are we bound to MK still?

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Tony Apr 3, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

People who stay on Disney property get 60 days advance fast pass selection. Annual pass holders and regular pass holders get 30 days. Shouldn't annual pass holder be treated to 45 instead of the 30 like a standard ticket holder?! Being an annual pass holder has less and less benefits every year.

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Michael Apr 9, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.

I plan to go to WDW soon and use the remaining days I have on 10-day no expire tickets bought several years ago. Is there no way I can book FastPass+ attractions online in advance using these old tickets? It sounds like I'll have to wait until I arrive at the park and then get the tickets changed out for the new functional tickets? We're staying off-site.

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FrogBlog Apr 9, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

Hi Michael,

You should be able to book your advance FastPass+ reservations with that ticket. We suggest using the My Disney Experience app and the feature that allows you to scan your ticket. Let us know how it goes!

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Matt Apr 19, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.

Yes, you can make fastpass+ reservations using the disney experience app with your current tickets. Just follow the instructions on the app to scan your tickets in. Just make sure that you scan all of the tickets in your party. We had a big group and found out the hard way that they need to scan EVERYONE'S ticket at the same time to make a reservation at one of the kiosks.

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Rich Nov 13, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

Can you make additional FP+ reservations after using only one or two out of the 3? Or do you have to use up all 3 before you can make reservations 4-6?

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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.

Hi Rich,

You have to use all three or have them expire before you can make a 4th. Then you have to use the 4th before making a 5th and so on.

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Rich Nov 14, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.

Thanks...so I guess when I make our reservations in advance, I don't want them for too late in the day...That way I can get #4, etc.

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