Since its start as a vacation innovation, Disney FastPass has been a great way to save time and enjoy Disney attractions with little or no wait. Now, Walt Disney World Resort is taking FastPass fun one step further, at no additional cost to guests. All Walt Disney World Resort guests reserve access to their favorite FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences before leaving home — or in the parks — giving them more time to explore and enjoy Walt Disney World.
How Do I Make My Selections?
FastPass+ selections can be made one of three ways. Guests are able to go online at the Walt Disney World website via My Disney Experience. For tablet and smartphone users, there is also a My Disney Experience app that can be downloaded. You are also able to make FastPass+ choices in the parks at FP+ Kiosks! For those who don’t know where to begin, Disney will recommend ‘FastPicks’, a set of three FastPass+ selections to get guests started.
What FastPass+ Experiences Are Available?
There is more magic than ever to choose from; in fact, there’s more than double the number of attractions and experiences available now with the new FastPass+ service. For the first time, guests can reserve access to select fireworks and parade viewing areas, shows and Disney Character Greetings. Once guests have secured their “must-do” experiences, they can relax, explore and allow for those unplanned moments of magic that happen when you are spending time with family and friends.
FastPass+ makes way for spontaneity, too. Guests can make changes to their FastPass+ selections up to the time they are redeemed, even during the day they are visiting the park. Changes can be made with the free My Disney Experience mobile app or through kiosks located in Walt Disney World parks. Disney FastPass+ offers guests the confidence of knowing that their must-do fun is locked in, so that when they arrive they can enjoy the moment with family and friends.
Disney Parks’ FastPass+ Video
Using the My Disney Experience online site, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests may make three FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance of their visit, for each day they have a park ticket. Offsite guests can still benefit from the amazing FP+ system! Offsite guests’ FP+ selections can be 30 days prior to arriving. Annual Passholders (AP) are able to schedule 3 FP+ for up to 7 days (one park per day) within a 30-day period. These 7 days do not have to be consecutive.
Guests can visit MyDisneyExperience.com before or during their visit and select up to three FastPass+ choices at one park per day for each park at which they have valid park admission. In-park kiosks are available to make same-day, same-park FastPass+ selections or modifications. MagicBands carry all the necessary information about guests’ individual FastPass+ selections. When entering the FastPass+ queue, a cast member will instruct guests to tap their MagicBands to a Mickey Head. If guests attempt to enter the queue outside their allotted time, cast members will instruct the guest to wait. Guests are allowed in 5 minutes before and 15 minutes past the scheduled time.
Can I Make More Than Three FastPass+ Selections?
After a guest has redeemed their first three selections or the redemption windows have passed, they will be able to make another FastPass+ selection at an in-park kiosk. Once they’ve used the fourth, they can select another, and so on. Guests with valid park-hopping privileges will be able to make their additional selection(s) at another park. Those selections must be made at a kiosk in the park where the desired experience is located. Guests within the same party can elect different FastPass+ choices. Guests should be aware that not all attractions will still have FastPass+ available later in the day and their selections may be limited.
If an experience in unavailable during a guest’s FastPass+ arrival window, they will receive an alternate FastPass+ selection. If guests choose, they will be notified via email if one of their selected experiences is not available.
FastPass+ service also allows Disney cast members to have more interactions with guests and take Disney’s famous guest service to new levels, even greeting guests – if the guest chooses – by their first name. Standby queues continue to be available to guests who choose not to use FastPass+ or who want to immerse themselves in the interactive experiences and theming that have become the “scene one” of many popular attractions.