27 Nov 2017

How Does Disney Fastpass+ Work?

As great as Fastpass is, it can also be a huge source of stress on travelers. One of the most common questions we get is, “How does Disney Fastpass work?” That can be a complex question because there are a lot of components. Have you chosen your touring plan for each day? Do you know the crowds at each park? Where is your dining scheduled and what time? Do you have a park hopper to get around? These questions are enough to make the average Disney traveler crazy and stressed. Want to stop there? Contact our team for help.

The good news is, if you are working with a Guru Travel Professional, we do it all for you. All you need to do is watch for our email, letting you know it’s done. We get to know you and your family so that we can create the best touring strategy for you.  If you are not working with us, and you know you need to, email me at letstravel@thewdwguru.com. I will get you set up. In some cases, even if you are booked with Walt Disney World, we can help you.

Moving along..so how does Fastpass+ work?

Fastpass+ is a ride reservation system. This works a lot like making dining reservations. You pick times from a list of availability or you let the system pick for you.

When you make a reservation, it is important to know that the reservation will block out an hour of time so you will not be able to make any additional fastpass reservations within that hour.

Here’s the big question we always get, “Is it free?” The answer is yes. Don’t get too excited, you can only make 3 at a time for the day. Once you use all 3, you can make 1 additional at a time, but this is only once you are in the parks.

Making a Fastpass+ Reservation

You must have a My Disney Experience account in order to make your reservations. If you are a guest, staying on Disney property, you will be able to make your fastpass+ reservations 60-days before travel. All other guests can begin making reservations 30-days before travel but remember, you must have a valid park ticket and your My Disney Experience Account set up.

Here’s some tips:

  • Make sure you have downloaded the My Disney Experience App.
  • Know what parks you are going to visit on each day.
  • Start with high priority rides first, then work on days with a lowed priority. (Want our secret list? Ask your Guru Travel Professional)
  • If you try at 60-days and do not have any luck, try again at 30-days.

Do you have more questions? Email us at letstravel@thewdwguru.com. We would be honored to help you.

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