• On Nov 12, 2017
    Julie from Gauteng Asked

    Hi there. Please can you advise what the benefits are for getting Fastpasses for shows like Fantasmic, Happily Ever After. Is it better seating? Are you not able to see these shows from anywhere? Thanks

    Hello Julie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    While many Guests reserve their FastPass+ Selections for earlier in their days at Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, using a FastPass+ Selection for reserved seating at an evening show like Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park or the Rivers of Light Nighttime Experience are solid picks if the show is on your list of crucial "must-see" experiences.

    The evening entertainment options that offer FastPass+ Selections have limited seating availability. Using a FastPass+ Selection ensures that Guests will be able to see the show in the event that it is filled to capacity and help them to avoid waiting in Standby Queues for regular seating. The seating is "better" in that you know you will get your seat (as long as you arrive within the specified times for your FastPass+) and that you will have a good view of the performance.

    Guests willing to wait in Standby Queues for extended periods of time may get better seats, but at the cost of using up a lot of valuable Theme Park time waiting in queue. Also, Guests in Standby queues are not guaranteed to be seated at all if shows reach maximum occupancy. FastPass+ selections are only as valuable as the time you save not waiting in queues.

    I frequently use FastPass+ Selections for Nighttime Experiences. The thought of waiting 60 minutes to get a seat versus using a FastPass+ Selection and showing up 10 minutes before showtime is an easy decision for me.

    Happy FastPassing!

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