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.
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?