FastPass is a program offered at Walt Disney World to all ticket holding guests that allows them to make reservations for some of the most desirable attractions.
Each guest gets three FastPasses that can be used throughout the day. You can make your initial three FastPass choices in advance of your vacation. Those guests staying on site can make theirs 60 days in advance. Off site guests can do so at 30 days.
Once you are in the parks and use your initial three FastPasses, you can make additional FastPasses using either the My Disney Experience App or the in park kiosks. If you are using the Park Hopper option, you must redeem all three initial FastPasses at one park. Your additional FastPasses may take place anywhere. So, for example, you cannot make a 9am FastPass at Epcot and then a 11am FastPass at Magic Kingdom. All three initial FastPasses must be used at Epcot. Once they have all been redeemed, you are free to make a FastPass at the Magic Kingdom, or any other park.
The scheduling rules of FastPass means that each reservation is made within an hour window and cannot overlap. If you’ve got a 9:05 for Mine Train, that actually means you have between 9:05 and 10:05 to show up and use your FastPass. It also means you cannot make your next FastPass before 10:05. 10:10, yes. 10:15, go on ahead. 10? Nope.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT all have two Tiers for their attractions. Tier 1 are the most popular, hardest to get rides. Tier 2 are a little bit easier to get on. For those three parks, you choose one attraction from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2. Disney does this to disperse the crowds in any given park. Once you’ve used your initial three FastPasses, you can chose your fourth FastPass from either Tier.
The good news is, there are no Tiers at Magic Kingdom, so you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. One word of caution, though. You can only book an experience once in your initial set of three. That means you can’t try and do Slinky Dog Dash at 9, 10, and 11.
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- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Na’vi River Journey
- Adventurers Outpost Character Greeting
- Expedition Everest
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo Musical
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Primeval Whirl
- Rivers of Light
- Epcot Character Greeting
- Frozen Ever After
- Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
- Test Track
- Journey Into the Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission: Space
- Pixar Short Film Festival
- Spaceship Earth
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Toy Story Mania!
- Beauty and the Beast Stage Show
- Disney Junior Live on Stage
- Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Muppet Vision 3-D
- Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster
- Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
- The Twilight Zone of Tower of Terror
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid Stage Show
What are your favorite rides to FastPass? What ride is never worth FastPassing? Best Tier 2 at any of the parks? Gimme all your best Fast Pass tips in the comments!
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