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What is FastPass+?
FastPass+ is a new system Disney is implementing at Walt Disney World as part of the overall MyMagic+ experience. With FastPass+, guests will be able to schedule their times on a selection of attractions each day in advance, without having to rush to the park early to get a FASTPASS for the popular attractions.
What do I need to use FastPass+?
To use FastPass+ most effectively (that is, be able to book experiences in advance), and during testing, you will need:
- An account on My Disney Experience (MDX)
- An Annual Pass or Magic Your Way ticket, linked in your MDX profile
- A MagicBand, linked in your MDX profile (or you can use an existing RFID-enabled Annual Pass or MYW ticket already linked as above)
- A web browser or a Smartphone or other Wi-Fi or mobile data connected device with the My Disney Experience application to make your advanced FastPass+ selections.
- A Smartphone or other Wi-Fi or mobile data connected device with the My Disney Experience application, if you want to make FastPass+ selection changes to your initial three selections or additional selections without using a kiosk within the parks.
Do I need a MagicBand?
A MagicBand is not required to utilize FastPass+. FastPass+ will work with whatever the active admission media card being used is, be it a MagicBand, Key To The World Card, Annual Pass or Magic Your Way card, as long as it is the newer RFID media.
How do I make FastPass+ selections?
All selections can be done using the My Disney Experience (MDX) web site, or the My Disney Experience application for your iOS or Android device. If you are at the parks, you can also use the kiosks located near the entrance to the park as well as spread out in various locations.
How many FastPass+ selections can I make/use per day?
You can make up to three FastPass+ selections per day to start. You can select an attraction only once for that day, and there may be other restrictions – see below.
After you have used your three (or they have expired), you can then make additional FastPass+ selections. However, you can only make one additional FastPass+ reservation at a time. Once that one is used, you can then make another, and so on. Additional FastPass+ selections can be made for any attraction available, even if you’ve already selected that one before.
How far in advance can I make FastPass+ selections?
If you have a Disney-operated Walt Disney World resort reservation, you can make FastPass+ selections starting at 60 days from your check-in date, up through the length of your reservation (including check-out day), for as many days as your ticket length. If you have tickets that are longer than your reservation, you can then continue you make additional FastPass+ selections 60 days from the date in question, up until your check-in date arrives. At that point, you cannot make selections beyond the 60th day from the check-in date, until you get to 30 days away as a non-resort guest as explained below.
To clarify by way of example, if your check-in date is July 1st and is for 5 days/4 nights (check out on July 5th), and you have a 10-day Magic Your Way ticket with No Expiration, you can begin making FastPass+ reservations on May 2nd, and can make FP+ selections for July 1st through the 5th (5 days worth). You still have five days left on your ticket (perhaps you are staying off-site later), so on May 7th you can book FastPass+ for July 6th (60 days from that date), and on May 8th you can boot July 7th, etc. As long as you have less days of FastPass+ booked than your ticket length, you can do this up until July 1st comes around, when you can book August 30th – but you can’t book beyond August 30th at all until you get to August 2nd, at which point you can book August 31st, and follow the 30 day rule from then.
Guests at the Swan and Dolphin resorts, Four Season Orlando, and Shades of Green resort, although not operated by Disney, also can start at 60 days if they enter their reservation information in to the My Disney Experience site. As of January 2018, guests staying at the Disney Spring area hotels: B Resort & Spa, Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort, DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Orlando, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace, Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista, Holiday Inn Orlando, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, and the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, can now book with a 60 day window as well. Other resorts may also be added in the future, and this feature could be removed in the future as well.
All others, including Annual Passholders without an on-site reservation and off-site guests, can start making FastPass+ selections at 30 days out from the day of question.
At what time can I start making my selections?
The time at which you can start making FastPass+ selections on the date your window opens is nominally 7:00am Eastern Time.
How many days can I make FastPass+ selections for in advance?
If you have a Magic Your Way ticket registered in MDX, you can make reservations for the same number of days as you have park days on your ticket. So if you have a 6-day MYW ticket, you can make 6 days of FP+ reservations.
Annual Passholders without an on-site reservation can make up to 7 days of FastPass+ selections. Once you use or cancel selections on one day, you can make selections for another day. If you have an on-site reservation linked in, you will be able to make a number of FP+ selections equal to the length of the reservation. However, in certain circumstances, such as making non-reservation selections prior to an on-site reservation, you might still be limited to 7 days.
Other classes of tickets may have other limitations.
I have an on-site package which includes tickets, but I don’t see my tickets or a 60-day window!
Don’t be afraid – in the case of room packages, the tickets and 60-day window will magically appear when you hit the 60-day date. Be sure you know when that is!
What if I am doing a “split stay”?
A “split stay” is generally when you make more than one reservation, either at the same resort or different resorts. There are so many variations of this that we can’t answer every possible situation.
If both reservations are at on-site resorts and run consecutively (there is no gap), Disney will recognize this and the 60+ day window for FP+ selections will open for the entire length of both reservations.
If you are splitting with an off-site reservation first, you need to wait until the 60-day mark for check-in of the on-site reservation. At that point, you will be able to book the days prior to the check-in as well, since the window fully expands to 60 days from the current date. If the off-site stay is second, then you’ll be able to book through the check-out day of the on-site reservation when the window opens, and then you will be able to make additional selections when you reach 60 days from each remaining day, one at a time.
Can I use FastPass+ more than once at the same attraction?
Your first three selections in a given day must be for different attractions – you can’t choose one more than once. However, after you have used your three, your additional selections (as mentioned above) can be for any attraction, subject to availability – even if you had used FastPass+ on it before. This rule still applies if you initially selected less than three FastPass+ selections in advance – before you can select an attraction a second time that day, you must have used (or let expire) three FastPass+ selections at different attractions.
You can select the same attraction on different days.
Can I use FastPass+ in more than one park in a single day?
Your first set of FastPass+ selections must be for the same park. You can, however, make additional selections at another park, depending on how many you booked already in advance.
If you booked three advanced FastPass+ selections, once you scan to enter the FastPass+ queue for the third attraction (or it expires), additional FastPass+ selections can be made for any park via the MDX application. Selections can be made at a kiosk, but only a kiosk in the park in which you wish to make the selection (i.e. you must use a kiosk in Epcot to book Soarin’.)
If you booked less than three advanced FastPass+ selections, then once you’ve scanned to enter the queue at the FIRST attraction, you can then make an additional selection at any park via the MDX application.
Before you use your first FastPass+ for a given day (or let it expire), you are able to switch all your selections to another park if you wish.
Help! I can’t select both Soarin’ and Test Track in the same day!
At both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and starting at Animal Kingdom with the opening of Pandora in May 2017, there is an attraction tiering system in place. Guest can only select one attraction from the top tier for FastPass+, and two from the remaining attractions. See the attraction list below for attractions listed in Bold for those that are in the top tier.
However, after you have used three FastPass+ selections, additional selections (as mentioned above) can be for any attraction, subject to availability.
Can I make FastPass+ selections for my entire party?
Yes, as long as they are all linked to your MDX profile. Friends or family that have their own MDX accounts can be “invited” to link, but know that you must do it in both directions before it will work properly. Friends without accounts can be added as “managed” friends that you control.
Some details on how to make selections for multiple people are still in flux.
If members of your party have different length tickets, you will not be able to make more FastPass+ selections for any given person than the length of their ticket allows.
An interesting detail…even if a person is not listed on you on-site reservation, you can make FP+ selections for them in your 60-day window, where they would be ineligible to do so on their own.
What if the attraction is down during my FastPass+ return time?
You should receive an email and/or MDX application notification that the attraction was down at the beginning of your return time, and what your alternatives are. In general, you can simply use the FastPass+ at your choice of a number of other attractions by showing up at that attraction and using it without having to explicitly change your selection. You may also be able to use the FastPass+ at the original attraction later in the day if it re-opens, before the regular park closing time (FastPass+ from during the day cannot be used during Evening Extra Magic Hours.)
Can I use FastPass+ during Extra Magic Hours?
No, FastPass+ is only available during normal park hours. In addition, return windows do not extend beyond the regular park closing time, and deferred FastPass+ selections due to attraction unavailability cannot be used during Extra Magic Hours.
Can I still use the old FASTPASS system?
No. Once FastPass+ was made available to all guests, the old system was shut down and the kiosks removed.
Can I use my FastPass+ after the return time?
No. Similarly to when they restricted the old FASTPASS return times, you MUST return within the hour window specified. It seems in most cases, that you may be able to enter up to 5 minutes early, and up to 15 minutes late, but this does not seem to occur all the time and can’t be predicted or relied on.
Can I purchase additional FastPass+ selections?
Maybe. What WDW offers can change frequently, but as of now general guests cannot. As of this writing, guests staying at Club-level accommodations may pay an additional $50/day/person and get an additional three FastPass+ selections that can be booked 90 days out, with a minimum 3 days purchase (days used do not need to be consecutive). These need to be scheduled through Disney Signature Services. This is also considered a pilot program at this time and could change without notice.
My child is younger than three and does not have a park ticket – it won’t let me book a FastPass+?
A child under three years old does not need a park ticket to get into the parks, and the system requires a park ticket in order to book a FastPass+ for a guest. Fortunately, a child under three does not NEED a FastPass+ to enter the FastPass+ queue, so long as they are accompanied by an adult who does.
Only my child wishes to meet CHARACTER – do we all need a FastPass+?
Everyone who is going to enter the FastPass+ line MUST have a FastPass+ (unless they are under three years old) whether or not they intend to speak with or have pictures taken with the characters. This include parents who are only escorting them or taking pictures.
What attractions offer FastPass+?
This list can vary as things are always changing. Attractions at Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios shown in Bold are top tier attractions and you may only select one of them on a given day as part of your initial three selections. Not all listed attractions may offer FastPass+ every day, or may not be released until much closer to the date in question.
(Updated February 16th, 2020)
- The Barnstormer
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Enchanted Tales With Belle
- Haunted Mansion
- it’s a small world
- Jungle Cruise
- Mad Tea Party
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
- Meet Ariel at her Grotto
- Meet Cinderella and a Guest at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Meet Rapunzel and a Guest at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
- Epcot Forever – Reserved Area
- Frozen Ever After – Note: FastPass+ times start at 11:00am
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission: Space
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Soarin’ Around The World
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- Turtle Talk With Crush
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – Priority Access
- Disney Junior – Live on Stage – Reserved Viewing Area (Note: We do NOT recommend this viewing area!)
- Fantasmic – Reserved Viewing Area
- For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Priority Access
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Priority Access
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Muppet Vision 3D
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Priority Access
Note: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance does not offer FastPass+ currently. Instead, you need to obtain a boarding group number using the My Disney Experience app while in the park, and in the current situation this needs to be done exactly at park opening time.
- The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest
- Festival of the Lion King – Priority Access
- Finding Nemo – Priority Access
- It’s Tough to be a Bug
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
- Na’vi River Journey
- Primeval Whirl
- Rivers Of Light – Reserved Viewing Area
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure