Disney FastPass+ Information
An update will be soon be released for the My Disney Experience app - first for iOS, then the Android version will come next. Users should be able to see their plans from the home screen on the new version.
DISboarsd.com FastPass+ Threads:
- FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
- Maximize FP+ -- don't link your tickets to Magic Bands
- More Here...
MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+
A few of us from The DIS team had the opportunityin August 2013 to test out Walt Disney World’s new MyMagic+ system, including MagicBands and FastPass+ this week during the first rollout of guest testing. - See more at: http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2013/08/03/mymagic-review-magicbands-fastpass/
The FastPass+ system is currently in testing, so not all the details are fully known. For a good overview, check out the video or blog above. Some paper FastPasses are still available, but they are on the way to being phased out.
The FastPass+ system, which is one of the biggest advantages of the MyMagic+ program, allows guests to reserve a time to experience FastPass+ attractions and entertainment in advance of your visit. FastPass+ reservations can also be made the day of your visit by visiting one of the kiosks or by accessing the My Disney Experience app on a mobile device. Once your resort reservation and valid park admission are linked into your My Disney Experience account, you have the ability to schedule three FastPass+ selections for one park per day. These can be modified if necessary, even the day of, as long as your desired times are still available. When you arrive at the attraction, simply tap your MagicBand on the RFID reader and the system will scan them, allowing you access if it is the correct time.
More details about how MyMagic+ works:
To fully take advantage of the MyMagic+ system, some pre-trip planning is definitely encouraged. First of all, it's very important to have your Disney online account up-to-date and accessible on My Disney Experience, either through their website or one of their apps on mobile devices. My Disney Experience is really the central hub for guests to keep track of all their vacation plans - resort reservations, park admission, dining reservations, FastPass+ reservations, payment options and even PhotoPass information.
Before your stay, you'll need to make sure your accounts are up-to-date by linking your resort stay to your account, adding your park admission to your account, and ensuring that everyone on the reservation is listed as a Friend or Family on your account. In order to use FastPass+, your My Disney Experience account must have both a resort reservation and valid park admission linked to it. If you can't add a ticket ahead of time, this can be done once you arrive at the resort.
The whole MyMagic+ program revolves around MagicBands, a wristband with an embedded RFID chip that park guests will wear that links to their park tickets, resort room keys, dining reservations, PhotoPass photographs, payment option and even FastPasses. The wristbands will replace the Key to the World cards. Guests will touch their bands to RFID readers throughout the parks and resorts on turnstiles, cash registers and FastPass+ machines. The bands come in different colors and are able to be customized with snap-on charms and fabric covers.
Fatpass+ Kiosk locations and Service Centers
- Guest Relations at City Hall
- Town Square Theater
- Heritage House in Liberty Square
- Near the Diamond Horseshoe
- Mickey's PhilharMagic
- Near Pete's Silly Sideshow
Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind near Guest Relations
- Tip Board (at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard)
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Guest Relations in Future World
- Tiip Board (behind Spaceship Earth)
- Near Epcot Character Spot
- International Gateway
Disney's Animal Kingdom
- Guest Relations
- Disney Outfitters
- Kali River Rapids
- Primeval Whirl
What is a Disney Fastpass?
Disney's FASTPASS allows guests to make 'reservations' for a popular ride to avoid waiting in long lines.
As you approach the attraction that uses the FASTPASS system, you will see three lines. One is the FASTPASS distribution line (where you get your FASTPASS ticket ), the second is the FASTPASS entrance (when you're returning to ride after making your FASTPASS reservation), and the third is the Standby entrance for guests not using FASTPASS.
The FASTPASS distribution line features a clock showing what times the tickets are being issued for. A clock with the current time is displayed outside the FASTPASS attraction entrance. The Standby line will have the current wait time posted.
Let's see how this all works. It's 11:00am and you want to go on Kali River Rapids but there's a 60 minutes wait posted outside the Standby line. You take a look at the FASTPASS distribution and see that passes are being issued with a return time of 1:00 - 2:00pm. You get your FASTPASS and instead of waiting in a one hour line, you have two free hours before coming back, bypassing the standby line and getting on Kali with little or no wait.
For the attractions, the assigned time will give you a 1 hour window to return, so you don't have to run back to be there the minute it goes into effect. With the theater attractions, you'll have a FASTPASS for a specific performance.
One thing to keep in mind, there are restrictions as to how many passes you can have at once. Your FASTPASS will have the time that you can get your next FASTPASS printed on it. (Usually this is when your current FASTPASS can be used or after two hours have elapsed.) Don't plan on going from one FASTPASS attraction to another gathering up slips. These machines are smart and won't issue another until your current pass allows it.
Everyone in your party will be expected to turn in a FASTPASS at the attraction. And please don't return before your scheduled time because you will not be allowed to enter. There's nothing like weaving through a crowd of guests who are blocking the FASTPASS entrance because they're too early. Another no-no is trying to use a FASTPASS that wasn't issued that day. Don't bother, they can't accept it. Jumping off the standby line into the FASTPASS line isn't cool. There will be a Cast Member waiting for you to turn in your non-existent pass who will send you right back to where the Standby line begins.
FASTPASS is available to everyone and works with all admission media. There's no charge for using it.
Currently, the following Disney attractions are using the FASTPASS system:
- Inaugural Disney Fit Challenge to be held in September - Competitions will include tests of power, speed, balance, strength and endurance.
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- Registration for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon opens today - This race is held in conjunction with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
- Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializes in Disney Parks
- New dates for D23's Destination D - The event will be held November 22-23, 2014.
- 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon dates - Registration for the 2015 marathon begins 4/22/14.
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- Rebel Rendezvous merchandise event planned for Star Wars Weekends - Attendees will receive exclusive access to Darth's Mall a day before it opens to the public.
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- Walt Disney World restaurants add Braille menus - Beginning March 1, select restaurants will be adding Braille menus, though a list of participating restaurants is not yet available. The Braille menus will have examples of the menu items but may not list all the short term or temporary items.
- Family Ticket offer - get one free day! - Get one FREE additional day on each ticket when you buy 6 or more 4-day or longer Magic Your Way tickets!
- Blog - Disney's Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way
- Just announced! Festival of Fantasy parade will debut March 9! - This parade will run daily in the afternoons at the Magic Kingdom.
- Celebrate Earth Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom - The park is also celebrating the release of Disneynature's newest film Bears, which hits theaters April 18.
- Car Masters Weekend to be held at Downtown Disney - This event takes place June 14-15.
- Walt Disney World ticket prices increase - Ticket prices have gone up effective today, Sunday, February 23.
- Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival planned for Downtown Disney - Downtown Disney celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, a step-by-step Irish jig workshop, classic Irish food and drink, Irish storytellers, Irish history and merchandise at Raglan Road's Shop.
- Star Wars Weekends - extra weekend added, plus Hyperspace Hoopla cancelled - A nightly fireworks show has been added instead of the Hyperspace Hoopla party.
- Major staff cuts at Disney Interactive
- Blackfish director denies receiving confidential information
- Hank Wiliams Jr. and Alabama to perform at SeaWorld
- Universal Orlando parking garage closed for suspicious vehicle
- SeaWorld calls for investigation of OSHA inspector
- Preview of food items for Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion
- Disney announces theme parks will stay open for 24-hour party
- Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion Announced
- Disney Cruise Line takes top honors from Cruise Critic members
- Scotty McCreery and Steve Miller Band to perform at SeaWorld Orlando
Today's Theme Park Hours
Epcot Future World:
Epcot World Showcase:
|9:00 - 1:00
9:00 - 9:00
11:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
8:00 - 8:00
10:00 - 5:00
Extra Magic Hours Morning: Hollywood Studios