For anyone who is a “plan ahead” type of person you will definitely understand where I’m coming from when I say it is very necessary to book your fastpasses for your Disney vacation long before your actual planned arrival date.
Disney’s FastPass+ at the Walt Disney Resort is a virtual queuing system created by the Walt Disney Company. First introduced in late 1999, it allows guests to avoid long lines at the attractions on which the system is installed, allowing them to enjoy more attractions during their visit. The service is available at no additional charge to all park guests.
Disney resort guests have the luxury of booking their fast passes 60 days in advance of their arrival date. Annual pass holders and general park tickets can book 30 days in advance of their arrival date. All this can be done by downloading the My Disney Experience app. from your phones app. store. Once you have booked your fast passes you are able to go in and change either the time or attraction itself, pending on availability up until the date and time of that scheduled FastPass. Same day fast passes can be booked at the park from multiple locations but always remember the popular rides will have already been booked out most likely and that’s why it’s best to take advantage of booking ahead of your arrival date.
Some people feel that the whole FastPass system takes away from the overall experience of visiting the park. I personally believe it helps you have a more organized way to be able to cover more ground and accomplish more in a day. Instead of wasting your time standing in lines, some of which can be uowards of two hours!!
You are only allowed to have three FastPasses booked at a time so make sure to use them on the rides that usually have a longer standby time. Nothing is worse than wasting a fast pass on a ride that only has a 10 minute wait.
Have a magical day and don’t forget to book your FastPasses 😋