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How to Use FastPass+ Kiosks at Disney World - Step By Step

by Leap on September 15, 2019 274

We've written extensively about Walt Disney World's FastPass+ system. If you're not already familiar with FastPass+, we recommend you start with our basic introduction of FastPass+  and then move on to our best FastPass+ tips. This post is all about how to use the in-park kiosks to make or modify FastPass+ reservations. It also includes details on getting additional day-of FastPasses in the park after you've used your first three.

How to Use FastPass+ - MagicBand

While most of you will want to take full advantage of FastPass+, and thus book in advance via the My Disney Experience app or website, there are times when you may want to use the in-park kiosks to make or modify reservations. If the app goes down or you run out of cell phone juice (hey — it happens!) while you're in the parks, you can still make FastPass+ reservations using the kiosks. If, for some reason, you don't want to create a My Disney Experience account at all and just want to make reservations when you arrive, you can also do that using the in-park kiosks. Keep in mind that reservations for the most popular rides go quickly. If you make day-of reservations, your selections will be more limited, but then again, I once scored a day-before Avatar: Flight of Passage FastPass+ reservation, so it can happen.

Before we hop into the how-to, we want to stress that we highly recommend you book your FastPass+ reservations as far in advance as you are allowed — this is one of the top ways to save time in the parks! As a reminder, you are allowed to pre-book up to three reservations per day in one park via the My Disney Experience website or app. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay (up to 10 days), while guests staying off-site can make reservations up to 30 days in advance of each day of their theme park visit.

Using Disney World In-Park FastPass+ Kiosks to Make Reservations

Once you are in the park, you can use the FastPass+ kiosks to help manage your selections. You can also use them to create new selections or manage existing selections. Not everyone in the party must be present at the kiosks, but the person making or changing the reservations does need all of the tickets or MagicBands in order to make changes. These general steps are subject to change at any time.

How to Use FastPass+ - Kiosk

To get started, touch your ticket or MagicBand to the Mickey RFID reader.

If you have set up a profile on My Disney Experience and linked your ticket already, the system will identify you by name. If you have not set up a profile, the system will identify you as guest. If you want to make FastPass+ reservations for your whole party, you can do this by selecting "Add another guest to your travel party" and linking your tickets.

If you are with someone you aren't linked to on My Disney Experience, you can simply tap their Magic Band or ticket as well in order to book FastPass+ selections together.

How to Use FastPass+ Kiosk - Linked Friends and Family

You will then be asked to select an experience from the list of available attractions and entertainment in that park. Multiple times will be listed for each option as availability allows, so pick whichever works best for you!

How to Use FastPass+ - Park Kiosk

If you're hoppy with your selections, then you are ready to hit the rides or explore the park!

If you decide that you would like to book another time for one of your already booked attractions or entertainment choices, or you would like to replace one of your booked attractions for another, you have the option to make changes.

How to Use FastPass+ Kiosk - Modify Reservations

If you choose to change the time, you will be presented with a list of the available time slots for the selected attraction. Keep in mind that you will only be shown times that don't overlap with your other two selections. For example, if you were scheduled for Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid between 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., you would not be presented with an overlapping time for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. You will be asked to confirm your changes — and then off you go!

Obtaining Additional, Day-of FastPass+ Reservations

After you have used your first three FastPass+ selections or your reservation time has passed, you can use the in-park kiosks or mobile app to make an additional fourth reservation. After that one has been used (or the return window has passed), you can make a fifth reservation, and so on, and so on. If guests are park hopping, they can only book Fastpass+ selections at the kiosk for the park they are currently in. So if you were in Disney's Hollywood Studios and had used all three of your FP+ allotments and planned to hop over to Magic Kingdom, you would need to be in Magic Kingdom in order to make additional FastPass+ reservations via a kiosk. If, however, you have park hoppers and are using My Disney Experience, you can make your additional FastPass reservations in another park (though these still need to be booked one by one).

List of FastPass+ experiences and kiosk locations by park:

If you're looking for a list of FastPass+ enabled attractions and entertainment options and the locations of FastPass+ kiosks by park, you can find them here:

We hope you've found this visual guide to using the kiosks helpful as you get ready for your trip!

What questions do you have about FastPass+? Share them with us in comments below! Hop over to our Disney FastPass+ Planning page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline for more tips!

Keep hopping!

Keep hopping, Leap!
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Jul 4, 2019 at 7:49 p.m. Hon Fai Benis Ng Says...

I just bought the Orlando's Disney 6 days tickets for 7 persons and I received the ETickets, I want to know can I make a reservation for FAST PASS now and how, or I need to change to REAL tickets first?

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Jul 8, 2019 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You'll be able to make FastPass+ reservations for Disney World either 60 days prior to arrival if you are staying on Disney property, or 30 days prior to your arrival if you're staying off-site. You can link your e-tickets using My Disney Experience (either the app or the website itself). If you haven't already, you'll want to create an account. Then:

On the My Disney Experience website: After your log in, select My Reservations and Tickets from the MDE dropdown menu. Select Link Tickets under Tickets and Passes and enter your reservation number listed on the E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. A list of your E-tickets will be displayed, and you can then assign the ticket/tickets to yourself, someone in your friends & family list, or a new guest.

From the My Disney Experience app: You can scan the bar code on your E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. From the app, select My Reservations and follow the instructions listed under Link a Ticket or Pass.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 17, 2019 at 3:02 p.m. Kelly Says...

I have booked all of my fast passes. We have a group of 5. I have tried every way possible to get a FastPass for all five of my group for the seven dwarfs ride. I ended up with 4 out of 5 getting a fast pass for it. I have been told that if 80% of your group has a fast pass then the rest of your group will be allowed to ride with your FastPass is this true?

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Jun 22, 2019 at 12:13 a.m. Niecy Says...

The best thing to do is make sure one phone is fully charged and used for your FastPass action. Depending on the time that you are scheduled for your ride, you can keep checking throughout the day for the 1 missing member and may luck up on someone releasing that 1 ticket that matches your ride time or very close to it. REMEMBER, you have a 1 hour window to get to your ride before you miss it. Another trick, plan all your passes EARLY in the day and once you use them all, constantly check the lines and Fast Passes available while you watch shows, wait in line, and sight see. You might luck up on available slots while walking by the ride. My son and I did this all day through the park. We were able to schedule a ride (15 minutes later) while waiting to ride something else because you have an arrival window.

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Jun 19, 2019 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Each member of your party needs a FastPass+ reservation in order to enter the special queue. Keep checking, though! Sometimes a FastPass+ will pop up unexpectedly, even on the day of!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 16, 2019 at 1:16 p.m. Stacy Says...

We’ve booked our 3 fast passes ahead for each day. What we are confused on is do we have to use all 3 to then add more at the kiosk in the park or as we use 1 of the pre-booked we can add one more? Thank you

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May 16, 2019 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy!

You'll need to use up all three of you advance FastPass+ reservations before you can book another in the park same-day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 22, 2019 at 2 a.m. Heidi Says...

Hi. I have 2 active Disney tickets in my online account, and I just got 3 fast passes. How do I know which ticket they are tied to?

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Feb 22, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi!

When you first begin to select a FastPass, the app will ask you who the guest in question is; you can also see who the FastPass is for by clicking "View My Plans," where it'll show you what you have reserved, and below it should be the names of the guests who have the FastPasses. There's also a special FastPass+ helpline at (407) 939-4357!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 4, 2019 at 9:20 a.m. Y.O. Says...

Can I make Fastpass+ booking before redeeming a ticket ? I mean I’m planning to buy a ticket online in advance, can I then book Fastpass before redeeming a ticket at the park ?

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Feb 4, 2019 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Correct -- if you've purchased a ticket, whether online or in person, you can book your FastPass reservations prior to entering the park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 3, 2018 at 3:09 p.m. April Says...

How do I reserve my fast pass with my magic card I linked my card to my account on my Disney app but it isn’t letting me get a fast pass

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Jul 5, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

Is it within your window to book (30/60 days)? If you purchased from us, please reach out to our customer service. If not, please contact Disney directly.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 1, 2018 at 9:11 p.m. Jean Says...

We are bringing a child under 2 that was free. Can he go on any of the fast pass+ rides with us?

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jean!

Yes! As long as he meets the height requirements (if any are posted) for each ride, he will be allowed to ride with you with child swap.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 5, 2017 at 3:26 a.m. Cerise Says...

Hi!

Thank you for your summary. My family and I are going to Disneyworld soon, and FastPass is still a problem. We reserved FastPasses online, so how do we "prove" our slots? Do we it emailed to us? We don't know how to get MagicBands either. Thanks :)

~ Cerise

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Aug 7, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cerise,

Thanks for enjoying the blog post.If you booked a room at Disney, Magic Bands will be mailed to you. If not, you may purchase them in the park, Disney Springs or online. Your Fastpass+ reservations are attached to your physical tickets or your Magic Bands.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jul 20, 2017 at 8:51 a.m. Sammie Says...

Hi!

We will be staying on site st Disney World in September for one week, and then will be switching hotels (off site) for the second week. We have paid for 14 day Disney tickets, will we be able to make fastpass reservations for all 14 days 60 days in advance due to our on site reservation for the first week, or will we only be able to make reservations for the first week when we are actually staying on site?

I hope this makes sense!

Thanks

Sammie

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Jul 20, 2017 at 11:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sammie,

You'll be able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance for however long your stay is on-site. After that (when you're no longer staying on-site), you can make reservations 30 days in advance for each day you'll be at the park, if that makes sense.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 18, 2017 at 8:04 a.m. Morten Says...

Dear UCT, We are staying outside WDW and planned a 1 day trip in April. I am wondering were do we pick up the magic card for fastpass+? Can it be sent like the magic band? We just want to save the time for this queue.

Thanks and regards

Morten

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Mar 20, 2017 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morten,

If you purchase Disney World tickets through us, you have the option to have tickets that are ready to use for Fastpass+ mailed to you, or you may pick them up in Orlando.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 6, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Lauren Brady Says...

We are traveling to Disney the first of April. I was able to make my 3 fast pass selections for April 2nd at Magic Kingdom and 3rd for Animal Kingdom, but it would only let me make one fast pass selection for April 5th at Hollywood Studios. Is there a reason for not allowing me to get 3? I thought it was 3 each day for any park.

Thanks!

Lauren

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Mar 6, 2017 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

It's possible that there are no more Fastpass+ reservations available on that day. Keep trying.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 1, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. Josie Says...

We are just visiting AK for 1 day and bought 1 day tickets. I was sent an email with a barcode to enter the park. I made our FP reservations but am confused to what to scan to get on the ride. Are the FP reservations just part of the bar code that I was sent via email for my park ticket?

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Mar 2, 2017 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josie,

You'd need to either exchange your e-mailed paper ticket for a physical ticket at the gate OR connect MagicBands to your tickets.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Oct 2, 2018 at 2:19 p.m. Lucia Says...

Hi!

The physical ticket would have all the reservations and FP I already made in the app? Or I have to link it to my account in the app?

And at what moment should I redeem my FP? Just in the time I’m going to use them or before?

I hope the wifi at Magic Kingdom work fine.

Thanks!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucia!

We have rarely had problems with Wifi at Magic Kingdom and don't worry, there are FastPass+ kiosks in the park as well! You will scan your your MagicBand or ticket at the attraction to redeem your FastPass+.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 29, 2017 at 1:51 p.m. Evie Says...

We have our trip to florida in june. We have already bought our fast pass+ tickets and they have arrived. i know we cant start booking fastpasses themselves until 30 days before as we are staying offsite but can i add the fastpass tickets to the my disney experience app now? or is it better to leave it until closer to the time? my tickets wont invalidate will they?

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Feb 2, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evie,

You can link your tickets to the MyMagic App at any time before your trip. Just wait until your 30-day window before adding any Fastpasses!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jun 20, 2016 at 9:49 a.m. Betty Says...

Can you book fast pass+ for different days. Planning trip and have done my fast pass for the family for one day and don't wanna lose those ones if I book fast pass for another park on a different day.

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Jul 13, 2016 at 6:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Betty,

As long as you have enough days on your ticket, you will not lose your FastPasses.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 23, 2016 at 5:14 a.m. Martha Says...

Hi, does anyone know at what time of day can we start making the fastpass reservations? Thanks!

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May 31, 2016 at 6:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha,

The time is 7 a.m. Eastern.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 15, 2016 at 4:33 p.m. Quinnton T Says...

I have 6 adults and two children, do I have to purchase a fast past for each individual in my group?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

FastPasses are free. Everyone who has valid park admission has access to the benefit.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 13, 2016 at 4:29 p.m. Tin Says...

Hi! Thanks for some clarification - it was really helpful! So just to clarify, if we have three people and we all have a fast pass+ we can still only have 3 TOTAL reservations for ONE day at ONE park? And then add on to that? Thank you!

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Apr 14, 2016 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tin,

Yes, that is correct.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 9, 2016 at 6:24 p.m. Lucy Says...

Hi guys and girls,

My query is on the disney app when we listed everyone travelling (it's in my Mum's name as she is the lead guest as she booked the holiday) I attached my children to me. However if I was to fast pass my children to ride a ride with my parents, so my husband and I can ride a different ride, how am I able to do that when it only allows you to fast pass the adults?

I rang the helpline but I'm not sure the agent really understood what I was saying so I gave up in the end. I'm hoping someone can help me. We are flying on may 8th and staying of site so can fast pass 30 days before so need to book some rides tomorrow.

Please help!!!!!! :)

Lucy xx

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

Hi Lucy,

With your kids attached to you, no one else will have access to make their changes. You will need to do this yourself. And if you haven't yet, you should upgrade to the newest version of the app, which includes some enhancements, including the ability to book additional in-park reservations from your phone.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 3, 2016 at 3:21 p.m. Bob Says...

Do they check your fingerprint at the ride fastpass entrance? Could someone else in your party use your magicband and get on the ride if you do not want to?

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Mar 8, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob,

If you do not want to use your FastPass selection, someone else in your party can use your MagicBand. They don't check fingerprints.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 21, 2016 at 2:23 p.m. Peter Says...

Has anything changed since a year ago about using the MDE app to make additional FP+ selections after using the first three? Or do you still have to use a kiosk? Thx!

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May 4, 2018 at 7:54 p.m. Katrina Wilson Says...

No...you do not have to use kiosk. I book my first three passes on app and each additional pass is booked on app as well.

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter,

Yes, you still have to use the kiosk for the additional FastPasses.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 25, 2016 at 1:42 a.m. Peter Says...

Thanks! The irony is not lost on me that you have to wait in line in order to make arrangements to not wait in line... :-\

Great site, BTW!

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Feb 7, 2016 at 10:22 p.m. Christine Says...

Hi! I'm confused about adding people to my account and getting FPs for everyone. My mom created the My Disney account and added everyone else in our party (me + 2 kids, so total 4 people in the party). Then she invited me to create my own account and be able to make selections. I did but I don't see the kids' names in my account. So when I made the FP selections, it only shows me and my mom in the party. Do I have to go back and add in the kids' names and make the selections for them individually? Or can my mom do that as the account owner? If I make any changes to my own FP selection, will my mom be able to see that in her account? Thanks in advance!

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Feb 12, 2016 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

Unfortunately, because your children are now under your mother's account, you will not be able to manage their accounts. The person who is the primary planner should manage the kids' accounts. If that is you, then you could just create your kids account under yours and then assign the tickets to their accounts under you.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 29, 2015 at 8:23 p.m. Mark Says...

Hi,

We last came to WDW in 2011 when my daughter was aged 8 and used a non expiring child 3-9 ticket. I understand I can swop this for an adult ticket (as she is now 12) at say Disney Springs (or elsewhere) but can I make fastpass+ reservations on the child ticket and will they be lost when she gets her adult ticket (or retained on the new adult ticket)?

Where else could I exchange the child ticket for an adult ticket?

Thanks in advance.

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Dec 29, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark,

I don't think this will affect your FastPass+ reservations but don't know this for sure. Perhaps someone else reading here has had the same experience.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 6, 2015 at 5:20 a.m. Matt Says...

Hi,

While my fiance and I have the magic bands, our friend is coming along and is only receiving some RF card. Will he have access to FastPass+ like us with the magic bands do?

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

Yes, he will!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 2, 2015 at 7:44 p.m. jbeth Says...

if you go to 1 park and use your initial 3 fast passes, then go to the kiosk in that same park for a 4th fast past then decided to hop after using the 4th thru a kiosk, can you make additional fp at the kiosk at the park you hopped to or do u have to stick with the park that u made your 1st kiosk fast pass at? can u use fp after you hop to a new park if u already used the kiosk at the original park ?

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Nov 4, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can make additional FastPasses at whatever park you happen to be in the time. If you hop to another park, you can get an additional FP for that park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 27, 2015 at 9:51 a.m. Sophie Says...

Hi, inhave used fast pass plus and find that it has selected 3 rides for me each time - ok fine but on the day if I cancel the first ride or do not make it in time does it cancel all 3 of the rides? just trying to work it all out because say I just wanted soarin in epcot it has selected 2 other rides for me but if I want to change them or do not use them does it cancel soarin as well?

Thanks

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Nov 2, 2015 at 7:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sophie,

If you miss a reservation, it just cancels it, not the others.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 7, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. Ilene Says...

I've booked Disney hotel, bought and received tix for all 5 of us, including one little princess, and have scheduled our FastPasses online. When the credit card type tix arrived, it didn't specify which ticket was for which person. How do I assign so the correct FastPasses will be with the correct person?

Not sure about doing MagicBands as we may be switching our Disney hotel to a private condo.

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Oct 7, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ilene,

Yes, this is confusing. If you all have the same tickets (except for your princess) and the same FastPasses, then it doesn't matter. Keep in mind that if you cancel your Disney resort hotel reservation, you may lose your FastPass+ selections.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. Sheena Says...

Hi,

We have tickets to MNSSHP in October and this is our only Disney visit. I have been able to book fastpasses between 4pm and 7pm on the party day. I have emailed Disney to check I can use them, but their reply was a bit ambiguous! How would I access the fastpass reservation at the ride - I will only have a party wristband I think, no magicband or ticket? Not a big deal if we don't get them but I am a bit confused. Thanks in advance!

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sheena,

This is more of a loophole than a hard and fast rule. You should be able to link your tickets in My Disney Experience. When you get to the park, if you chose email delivery, you will need to exchange it at Guest Relations outside of the park, for a physical ticket.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 11, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. Debby Says...

I just want to clarify how to make 4th (and more) FP+ reservations... Do reservations 1-3 have to ALL be used or expired before #4 can be reserved? Or once #1 is used, then #4 could be booked even though #2 and #3 are still reserved? You recommend to save FPs for the afternoon when lines are longer, but if all 3 have to be used before more can be booked, then the additional FP+ reservations would only be available for evening/night times, if there are even any reservations left. I am traveling with 4 kids under 8, so nighttime FP times won't really be useful to us. Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debby,

Reservations 1-3 have to be used or expired before you can get bonus reservations. If you are set on trying to get as many as possible, then start the FP+ reservations a little bit earlier and for the most popular rides only. It is much, much harder to get popular rides on the day of, especially with a larger group.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. Karen Says...

If all the FPs are gone online, can you still get one when you enter the Park?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

You can keep trying, but to our knowledge, there is no separate pool of FastPass+ reservations for the day of.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 3, 2015 at 3 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Is Shades of Green considered part of Disney & would that be the 30 day fast pass scheduling or the 60 day?

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

Hi Stephanie,

While Shades of Green is on Disney property, it is not a Disney hotel. FastPass+ scheduling begins 30 days out.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 28, 2015 at 2:13 a.m. Monica Says...

Hello! I have been trying to figure out something. Do the extra fastpasses cost anything? I understand the first three come free, but what about the 4th, 5th, 6th. and so on passes?

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Jul 31, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monica,

All FastPasses are FREE!!!

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Jun 9, 2015 at 7:17 p.m. Amber Says...

Hello. We just got back from Disney World (went to MK and AK) and using the FastPass system, we were able to ride all of the major rides (appropriate for kids 5 and under) and meet princesses with the longest wait in MK being 20 minutes for Tiana. They have no FP for Tiana. Coming out of the Tiana meet/greet unexpectedly put us in prime location to see the lights parade with literally front-row viewing though, following by prime location for the castle magic viewing and then we moved down slightly towards entrance for fireworks that immediately followed. Best part is we didn't have to wait for more than 20 minutes for the parade (when others literally waited for over an hour and a half to see it from main street). Not exaggerating...we did 12 or 13 FastPasses in one day at MK!! If we had wanted to throw Space and Splash Mountain in the mix, I feel confident that we would have been able to fit those in too. Anyone who is not using the FP to their advantage, especially with smaller kids, is crazy. It was brilliant. We booked our first 3 online a few days prior to going and were able to quickly locate a kiosk after using those, and after every other one thereafter. Ended up doing a few things we didn't even expect to! We did several non-FP things too...carousel, Philharmonic 3d show, riverboat, food/snacks, etc. so wasn't just jumping from FP to FP. I was very pleased (and impressed) that it worked out so well! Good luck!

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Jul 3, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. Stacey Says...

Hi Amber,

I have pre booked the maximum 3 days fast passes per day. Once in the park and these are used is it possible to add more using the my Disney app or do you have to physically do it at a kiosk? We are going July - August so anticipating the kiosks will be very busy.

Many thanks

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

After you use your first three, you will need to use the kiosks to obtain any more for the day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 3, 2015 at 7:53 p.m. Riki Says...

We are staying off-site. We received our tickets - which look like credit cards. Will these be scanned or swiped for fast passes? I'm trying to decide if lanyards would be worth it- if we just have to keep taking them out for every ride.

Thanks.

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Jun 5, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Riki,

You will swipe them for FastPasses, to associate ride photos with your account and anytime you use a PhotoPass photographer.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 2, 2015 at 4:23 p.m. Judy Says...

I'm a newbie to this Fastpass + stuff and not a fan of it. Can you book a fastpass attraction and just not go to it and get in line for another attraction? I liked the old system. The premiere attractions are all booked already. What about the night shows - illuminations, the electric parade, fantasmic...

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Jun 3, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy,

Yes, you can choose to not use your FastPass+ reservation, it would just go away. But it would be better to switch it to something that you do intend to use it for. If you check out our touring plans, you'll see our FastPass+ priorities.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 8, 2015 at 8:23 p.m. Emma Says...

Hi,

I am visiting disney in just over two weeks and have completed my online reservations for fastpass+. When we arrive at the park do we go straight to the ride or do we need to collect a fastpass ticket before we go on that particular ride?

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May 11, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma,

Once you're in the park, you just go to the rides that you have FastPasses for. Nothing to collect!

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Apr 26, 2015 at 9:33 p.m. Andrew Says...

I love the Fast Pass idea because I'm a planner. I only have one day (5/16) at the Magic Kingdom before a conference I'm attending in Orlando. Approximately how much time is it usually between when I get my additional Fast Passes after using my original three and the time I can go on the ride? I know this varies based ride and time of day. My current plan has my third original Fast Pass used at 11:30 AM and then I would try to get one for Space Mountain for as soon as I could. Do you think I would be able to get one for around 1:00 PM?

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Apr 27, 2015 at 3:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew,

I think it will be possible to get Space Mountain, but I am not sure about the time slot.

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May 2, 2015 at 7:29 p.m. Andrew Says...

Thanks for the info FrogBlog. Whatever happens I'm going to have a blast! I'll try to come back after my trip and post the "results".

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Apr 17, 2015 at 7:23 p.m. Shawn Says...

I am trying to work this new system to my advantage. Here is the scenario. My wife and I and are two kids are traveling with my in-laws. Our first night, once the kids are in bed my wife and I our making our escape to freedom to the Magic Kingdom. We booked tickets for everyday we are there, but my kids and in-laws will end up having an extra day that won't be used. I am wanting to take their tickets and use their fastpasses for the night. Is there a way to make that work? Would we be able to scan their tickets at the front to activate them? If not, what if we came in and then left the park and then we could reenter using their cards. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Love your site, so many great suggestions.

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawn,

We like your plan to sneak away to the Magic Kingdom, but unfortunately, you will not be able to use their FastPasses as you would need to have activated their tickets at the gate, and each ticket is tied to a specific individual by thumbprint.

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Apr 16, 2015 at 3:46 p.m. angela Says...

Thanks for the tips. I have the Disney experience app and have reserved fast passes ahead of time. I have two elderly parents that cannot ride the faster moving rides and so I used their tickets to reserve other fast passes for other attractions. I am wondering if me and my husband can take our six year old on a ride together if I only have two fast passes or do I need the third one for my youngster?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

Everyone in your party will need a FastPass to ride.

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Apr 14, 2015 at 11:37 a.m. Judy Says...

We will be purchasing tickets (multiday) on site. We prefer to pay cash due to the poor exchange on the Canadian dollar (have American $ purchased when "at par"). Will we have to get in ticket line and then go to kiosk line to try for fast pass? I am interested in the reply for Ellen's question. What are the chances of even getting alloted times that late in the game? Like her, I prefer to decide each morning where we are going, if any, park that day. I am very familiar with the old fast pass system and your site has been great for answering my questions about new system. I must add that, as of now, the old system was a better one, with more flexibility for spur of the moment decisions. Really, who knows 60 or even 30 days ahead of time which park they will go to on a particular day? Plans change and to have to try to change selections last minute adds more "planning" time with a possibility of no alloted times left. Sorry, that was my rant! Thanks!

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Apr 14, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy,

The new system essentially means you have to better plan your park visits (and further in advance!) to take advantage of the benefits offered. Sorry to say, but those who don't want to or can't plan in advance such as yourself will likely be disappointed with the new system. What you will be able to get depends on how busy the parks are when you visit. If it's summer or around a holiday, you will find less availability for the headliners, i.e. fewer time slots and probably not ideal time slots for those FastPass+ experiences. That said, you might get lucky!

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Apr 11, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. Anne Says...

I plan on park hopping in one day, Animal Kingdom in the AM and Magic Kingdom in the evening. If I reserve fast passes for Magic Kingdom in the evening, will I be able to get into AK in the morning? We plan on doing most of what we want in AK before noon and want to use the fast passes in MK in the afternoon when the lines will be longer.

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne,

I think this is the perfect way to handle FastPass for these parks.

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Apr 11, 2015 at 2:47 a.m. Amy Says...

Our daughter is 8yr old. Can she accompany in any of our individual reservation/s? and, any of one of us accompany with her at her reservation? We 3 may never go together this way, but my daughter can get 9 reservations: 3 rides with me; 3 with her mother; 3 of her own either with me or my wife. Is this a viable option?

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Apr 14, 2015 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

If you and your husband don't want to ride anything with her, then she could in theory use both of your FastPass+ reservations. She would just need to use your ticket and/or MagicBand when she does this. If you and your husband wanted to take turns and ride with her, then she could have 4 rides with FastPass+ and a parent with one leftover.

Hoppy planning!

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Apr 7, 2015 at 12:44 p.m. Ellen Says...

We are going in May and only know where we're going on the first day of our holiday (Magic Kingdom). I've got a feeling that we'll be restricted with using the fastpass because we WON'T be deciding where we're going in advance. I like to decide the night before.

Are any fastpasses for the earlier hours in the day kept back for those just turning up to the park?

I feel like this new system is making everyone overplan their holidays :-(

Thanks

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Apr 3, 2015 at 2:35 a.m. Lonnie Says...

After you have used your 3 prebooked fast passes, can you rebook from your disney experience or only from the kiosk?

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Apr 3, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lonnie,

As of now, you must use the kiosk for this.

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Apr 1, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. Brad Says...

Hi- My trip is 3 weeks away. I have 2 FP selections made for MagicKingdom on a single day. I want to add a 3rd FP. There seems to be no way to do this on Disney's website. It seems you have to cancel the 2 and start over. Any suggestions?

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Apr 8, 2015 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

There is no way to do this. Unfortunately you will need to start over :( Going forward, you can avoid this by modifying an existing experience rather than cancel it.

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Apr 1, 2015 at 5:14 a.m. Joel Says...

Hello,

I will be travelling to Walt Disney World for the very first time on the 10 April 2015. I have question regarding the fastpass+ system.

I have booked a vacation package through walt disney website and it has given me the opportunity to

"pre-booked" 3 fastpass before my arrival.

The question is " i will be hopping to two parks (Hollywood studio and Epcot) on the 11 April 2015. Hollywood studio will be the first park that i will be visiting before hopping over to epcot in the afternoon. I have assigned 3 fastpass on rides in epcot. Can i still draw any fast pass from the kiosk at hollywood studio in the morning?? "

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Apr 1, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joel,

You can only get three FastPasses from one park per day. After you use those three FastPasses, you have the option of getting an additional 4th FastPass from the kiosk for the park you are in. After you use that FastPass, you could then book another one from the kiosk and so forth.

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Mar 18, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. Nicole Says...

I am having some trouble. I made 2 fastpass+ reservations for our day and I would like to go add the third but it keeps making me (on the webpage) change all the experiences. Is there a way to just add the one without changing all of them? We have an anna/elsa that we do not want erased but still have a third option open!

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Mar 26, 2015 at 1:19 p.m. lynne Says...

I am having the same issue, I cannot add a third reservation with losing my existing 2

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Mar 18, 2015 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

I have not personally experienced this. Whenever I have made less than three choices, it always gives me a third choice that could then be modified. I have read from others, though, if they made less than two reservations, they could only add a third by starting over. I would reach out to Disney directly to see if someone can help you on this, because you DO NOT want to lose that Anna and Elsa reservation.

Let us know what happens!

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Mar 17, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. Martin Says...

Hello,

I have a trip planned for June 8-14, currently 23 days away from my 60-day mark. I linked my tickets to MDE and then my resort reservation a few days later. I went on the FP+ reservation page and the calendar is only allowing me to view possible reservations 30 days in advance, will this change once I hit the 60-day mark?

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Mar 18, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martin,

Yes, if you linked a Disney resort reservation in your account and have active tickets, then it should allow you to book at the 60-day mark.

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Mar 15, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. Ann Says...

May I use the fast pass under someone else's name?

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Mar 16, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann,

If you were in the park with someone who did not want to use their FastPass (a child, for example), you could in theory use their FastPass.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 5, 2015 at 1:51 p.m. jen Says...

Need some help. Do I also have to use up one of my fastpass reservations when I book for my 3 year old?

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Mar 5, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

Yes, a child 3 and older would need FastPasses.

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Mar 3, 2015 at 7:17 p.m. Christina Says...

Hi there. Is it possible to make fast pass reservations in advance if you have a cast member get you in with comp tickets? I will be meeting her there and will not have the tickets until the day of. TIA :-)

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Mar 6, 2015 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

I am not familiar with the specifics on comp tickets. I would check with your friend who is getting the tickets!

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