Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 27, 2014
    Shana from NJ Asked

    I am planning a vacation next year and would like to know all about this new Fastpass system. I'm so confused just reading answers to people's questions. Is there a link that explains it all?

    Shana:

    ​As Disney continues to improve the new FastPass+ service as it listens to its guests, I can understand that as it evolves, some answers, even ours here on this site, may become outdated. I would recommend keeping an eye on the FastPass+ link at www.disneyworld.com.

    For a quick primer on the new system, here are my insights:

    • The new FastPass+ system vs. the old legacy FP system is essentially the same general idea--you can skip the standby lines if you'll choose to visit certain attractions at scheduled times. The new FP+ system allows those park guests who purchase their tickets ahead of time to reserve three FastPass attractions and times before their visit to the park. It was just announced that any guest--even if you are not staying on Disney property--can make those reservations up to 30 days ahead. For those staying on Disney property, you can make FP+ selections up to 60 days ahead.    
    • You can now change your times and even FP+ attractions on your phone with the Disney Mobile App.
    • The new FP+ has almost doubled the number of attractions where you can get this VIP treatment, including must-dos like parades and Character Meets.
    • Currently, you select three FP+ attractions, whereas before you could select more once your next FP "window" opened.

    For my family, getting to enjoy our favorite attractions like Toy Story Mania and Soarin' meant getting up at the crack of dawn to get to the parks for the old FastPasses before they ran out before lunch. But with the new FP+ system, we can reserve our favorites in advance and enjoy our mornings a little more leisurely. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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