Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Katherine from NC Asked

    I'm really confused about the FastPass & MagicBand. How on earth do we link our tickets to a Magic Band if we order them from the Disney Store? Also, I'm so lost as to how the Fast Pass works. I keep reading about them and I'm so confused!

    Hi Katherine,

    Thanks so much for your question! Planning a Walt Disney World vacation can feel overwhelming at times, but trust me, once you are walking down Main Street U.S.A., it will all be worth it!

    When you purchase your Theme Park Tickets online, even through the Disney Store link, they will appear in your My Disney Experience account right away as long as you use the same login information that you used for your Disney Resort hotel reservation when you make your purchase.

    If you are purchasing tickets at a physical store, you will simply link them to your My Disney Experience account using the code on the back of the cards once they have been purchased and activated at the store.

    Once your tickets are linked in your account, you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance of your arrival date if you are staying in a Disney Resort hotel or 30 days in advance if you plan to stay off-property.

    When it's time to make your FastPass+ selections, you will be able to choose 3 selections for each day and each person in your party for the number of days you have on your tickets. Once you select a day, you can choose which members of your party will ride certain attractions if you want to split up or select all to ride together.

    My family likes arriving to the parks first thing in the morning when wait times are lower. We prefer to use our FastPass+ selections mid-day to cut down on long waits when the sun is shining brightest. To learn more about how it all works, check out the FastPass+ Planning Page.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan. Wishing you magical memories on your family vacation!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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