Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Feb 29, 2020
    Amanda from VA Asked

    We will be visiting this summer and our friend is joining us. She is staying in the resorts, but we are staying off property. What is the best way for us to coordinate our Fast pass reservations when she can book before us?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amanda!

    Coordinating a visit between groups of friends can be so fun--especially when those friends are heading to Walt Disney World together!

    We often travel with others whose arrival dates don't quite match up with ours, so I always suggest that those who arrive first pick the FastPass+ times that are available when their window opens. Be sure to have each other added your My Disney Experience accounts well in advance of this, enabling you to see everyone's plans both online and by using the super-handy My Disney Experience mobile app.

    In your case, your friend will be able to book 60 days prior to her arrival, and she'll be able to secure those plans for the length of her stay (for as many days as she has Theme Park Tickets). Once your FastPass+ window opens (30 days prior to arrival, starting at 7:00 AM Eastern Time), you'll be able to try to match your plans as closely as possible to hers. Keep in mind that you'll receive a one hour return time for each FastPass+, so as long as that one hour overlaps with your friend's one hour, you may ride together. If they aren't as close to each other as you'd like, you can modify the start time in either person's account, if closer times are available. Keep in mind that Guests change their plans often, so if different times are not available right away, you may be able to modify your FastPass+ times as your trip gets closer.

    Have so much fun visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth together, Amanda! Be sure to send us more questions as you finalize those plans. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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