Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Feb 9, 2020
    Fred from NY Asked

    will more fast pass times be added? staying at Disney. started making selections 56 days out and some rides are sold out. what will be left for those who have to wait till 30 days before arrival. will more options become available after 30 days of arrival

    Hi Fred,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am happy to hear that you have been making FastPass+ selections.

    In my experience, for popular attractions, there may be no availability for FastPass+ selections even at 60 days prior to my trip depending on the length of our stay. The longer our stay, the more likely it has been that we can make FastPass+ selections for the most popular attractions. Even as I continued to check at 30 days prior to our trips, additional FastPass+ selections have not been available for some attractions (i.e. Avatar Flight of Passage, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train). Occasionally, we have had some luck with adding and modifying FastPass+ selections within the 60-day window. Typically, I try to reserve those popular FastPass+ selections for later days in our trip. For example, if we arrive on a Sunday and are staying seven days, I would plan a visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom on day four of our trip and would search for FastPass+ availability for Avatar Flight of Passage on that fourth day.

    We also plan for dining package experiences with some shows so that we do not use FastPass+ selections for those. We have done the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package, Rivers of Light - We Are One Dining Package, and the Fantasmic! Dining Package. With dining packages allowing us access to reserved seating areas for those shows, we can use our FastPass+ selections for other attractions. Also, consider that everyone in your party may not want to experience every attraction. So, you may be able to reduce the number of FastPass+ selections you need for certain rides!

    Fred, be sure that you have downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App so that you can check FastPass+ availability on days you are in the parks. We always add FastPass+ selections once we have used our initial three (or the time windows have expired). In the meantime, I will order up some extra pixie dust hoping that you get the FastPass+ selections you want!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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