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  • On Jun 5, 2018
    Vanessa from NL Asked

    Hello, We are staying at AKL from July 18 - 21 and have purchased a 2 day park pass. I have called Disney and they have advised that we can use the park passes up to 10 days before we check in. How do I book fast passes for a date prior to our check in?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Vanessa! It sounds like you and your party are more eager than Brer Rabbit to get to the fun, and I don’t blame you one bit. There’s nothing like a Walt Disney World vacation to get my excitement going!

    If you would like to activate your package tickets and MagicBands PRIOR your Magic Your Way Package begins, you can do so up to 14 days before your package check-in date. You’ll have to activate those tickets and MagicBands in person, at the ticket window at any of Walt Disney World’s 4 Theme Parks. Remember that Magic Your Way base tickets usually expire 14 days after first use, so pay attention to your expiration dates and policies. Keep in mind that 60 day advance FastPass+ reservations will only be able to be made for package dates. If you wish to make FastPass+ reservations for before your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel stay, you will have to wait until AFTER you activate your tickets. That’s the hard part about using them early - you’ll be subject to whatever FastPass+ reservations are available the moment you visit the ticket window.  You should hop on your My Disney Experience Mobile App right after walking away from the ticket window, and hopefully get FastPass+ reservations for all your favorite rides. Even though you want to plan ahead of time, an ADVANCE FastPass+ reservation booking will only be available for your package/Resort Hotel room dates, which is a bit of a bummer. If you have purchased tickets outside of a package (a la carte style) you should be able to make a FP+ reservation 30 days ahead of your park day.

    If I can lead you to your laughing place or help you find your way to the comfy, cozy, briar patch, please let me know. Zip A Dee Doo Dah! ~Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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