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  • On Feb 13, 2014
    Carla from TX Asked

    So much has changed since our last trip 2 yrs ago. Coming in 2015. Assuming the magic bands will be in full force. Will it be used for dining plan too? How does fastpass+ work? If you stay on site do you get to reserve fast passes in advance?

    Hi Carla,

    Assuming FastPass+ is fully rolled out by 2015 (it is still in testing phase), yes, your Disney Dining Plan will be linked to your MagicBand. On a recent trip, I was able to pay for all purchases, including my dining by scanning my MagicBand. 

    Currently, guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels are able to reserve FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance. This could change as the technology is fine tuned, but it's a great incentive to staying at a Disney Resort Hotel! You'll likely have up to 3 choices per day, experiencing little to no wait time at your selected attractions. It's really a modernized version of the paper FastPasses we receive in the Parks, except digital and very planned (selecting rides two months in advance!) 

    I loved pre-arranging my FastPass+ from home. I could even modify the selection from my smartphone while I toured the Parks. If I happened to be running late, I checked my My Disney Experience account to see if other FastPass+ options were available at later times. I found the process to be seamless. I also loved selecting "headliner" attractions like Toy Story Mania for the evening hours. It sure beat running to the attraction at rope drop. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast knowing our family could ride Toy Story Mania in the evening.

    Any other questions, Carla? Let us know how we can help!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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