Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 13, 2014
    Elisabeth from CO Asked

    When selecting FP, the only option that we could take were the morning times because of dinner reservations. Would you recommend keeping them or assuming we can get those rides on our own and play with FPing less desirable rides?

    Hi Elisabeth,

    One of the things I like best about the new FP+ system is the flexibility. You can change your FastPasses on the fly. For example, when I was at the Magic Kingdom last month, I had a FP+ reservation for Space Mountain at 10:30am. When I got to ride, I saw that the standby wait was only 15 minutes - which I was willing to wait for. While online, I used the My Disney Experience app on my iPhone to change my 10:30am Space Mountain reservation to a 12:15pm Peter Pan reservation. This took less than a minute.

    Based on this experience, I would recommend that you make your three FP+ reservations for your top three "Must Do" rides/attractions. If you get to the ride and you think you don't need the FP because the line is short, then simply wait in the standby line instead of the FP line and then change your FP+ reservation on your phone or tablet (you could also do this at an in-park FP+ kiosk).

    There would be a possibility that the FP+ for a headliner attraction (Toy Story Mania) might be gone early in the day, but there's much less likelihood of a "less desirable" ride being unavailable for a late day switch.

    Another strategy would be to think of your FP+ reservations as an opportunity for you to ride a favorite attraction twice. For example, in my Space Mountain example, we could have waited in the standby line for one ride, and then used our FP+ for a second ride.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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