Disney’s FastPass Just Got Even Better

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Any Walt Disney World veteran will tell you that FastPass is the way to go. Who wouldn’t want to bypass the lines at some of Disney’s more popular attractions, especially when you have kids in tow? Well I’m going to let you in on a little secret called FastPass+.

We love FastPass, using it every time we visit Walt Disney World, but the new FastPass+ gives you more freedom and flexibility when it comes to planning your family fun in the park and it’s included with the cost of your theme park ticket. Instead of heading to your favourite attraction to grab the next available FastPass time slot, you can now pre-book the rides and attractions you want to enjoy and when. No extra trip to an attraction to grab your ticket, it’s all activated with your MagicBand or theme park pass.

The number of FastPass experiences you can book depends on your park access and availability. You are able to make up to 3 FastPass+ selections for attractions and entertainment each day at one theme park.  To make it even better, you can book your experiences up to 30-days in advance of each theme park visit (60-days prior to check-in if you happen to be staying at one of Disney’s onsite properties). That means you can plan your days as a family and secure your ride access before you even start your vacation.

The FastPass+ service offers you even more Walt Disney World attractions to choose from, including Character meet and greets as well as firework and parade viewing areas. And it’s absolutely free! Why wouldn’t you schedule some of those ‘must-see’ experiences ahead of time? Receive the VIP treatment, including at some of our summer ‘must-see’ experiences, without the cost.

But the folks at Walt Disney World also know traveling with kids can be a little unpredictable. Things change and your FastPass+ can adapt to your new schedule too. You can modify your FastPass+ selections either from your mobile device through the free My Disney Experience app, or right in the park at the FastPass+ kiosks.


Spend more time creating memories with your family by making the most of your park time using the free FastPass+ service at Walt Disney World.
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Travel Tip: Keep track of your FastPass+ schedule plus your dining reservations, fireworks shows and parades you don’t want to miss by using the My Disney Experience mobile app. Learn more about MyMagic+

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s FastPass Just Got Even Better”

  1. We recently went to Disneyland Paris, but It was our first Disney park, and it took me a while to figure out how Fastpass works. My friend, a Disney vetran, said you can go anytime after your allotted time, which might have changed our attitude about using it. Often, we were too late to the ride, or the wait in line was short enough we did not feel Fastpass was worth using. The first two days, I did not understand that they “sold out”. My friend said she never waits longer than 20 minutes in line. I am not sure if that would have been doable in Paris because some popular rides did not have Fastpass, and some “tame” ones did.

    • I find the FastPass system can be hit and miss too Larissa. I know they’ve updated the system in Walt Disney World to use the FastPass+ system which you can prebook. We just returned from a visit to Disney World and used the system but yes sometimes the Stand-By line was short enough to go that way. This is great when you have a FastPass because we would ride Stand-By and then jump into the FastPass line as soon as we got off, if the kids really loved the ride. The FastPass+ program still has a few bugs in my opinion but once those are sorted out I’m wondering if they will roll-out the system into other parks.


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