Here are 5 tips on how to make those FastPass Plus selections and using FastPass in the parks:
How does FastPass Plus work with Rider Switch?
Rider Swap and Fastpass Plus are currently working well together. Let’s use Space Mountain for an example. Your family arrives at Space Mountain and they see you have a child too small to ride. So you ask for a Ride Switch pass. You have already scheduled your husband and daughter to enjoy Space Mountain with their FastPass Plus from 10aM-11AM. They board Space Mountain with their FastPasses while you and the little one get a Mickey Ice cream bar. After your daughter and husband catch up with you, you return with your daughter and the Rider Swap ticket to board the ride again through the FastPass line. Your daughter can enjoy the ride again, but she does not need a FastPass for it since you are using the Rider Switch ticket.
I only have a room reservation, but no tickets yet. Can I make my FastPass Plus selections?
Unfortunately, no. You need to have your tickets linked to your My Disney Experience account with your room reservation in order to take advantage of FastPass Plus. As soon as you purchase your tickets, link them in your My Disney Experience and if you are 60 days or less to arrival, you can choose your FastPasses immediately!
How can I make FastPass Selections if not all my family members want to ride the same attractions?
The My Disney Experience site makes it very easy to do so. You simply choose each member of your family individually to make the selections, or if you prefer, in pairs. If mom and little sister want to enjoy Dumbo while Dad and older brother want Space Mountain, no worries! You can also coordinate your return times so you can enjoy your attractions and meet back up later.
What should I consider when making my FastPass Plus selections?
First, consider your family’s touring style. If you are a Rope Drop family who enjoys afternoon breaks, then you’ll get great use out of your FastPasses in the evening when you return from your afternoon rest and pool time. Traveling with young children, I’d suggest you make one for the morning hours, and then the other two for the evening. If you are experiencing minimal wait times, or if you have park hopper tickets, you can easily check what is available through the My Disney Experience app to switch out your morning FastPass for a later time or in another park. Also, consider the attraction itself. For example, at Magic Kingdom, the queues for Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight tend to be long and hot. As opposed to Dumbo and Winnie the Pooh that are interactive and allow your children some entertainment while waiting. Choose the attractions that are slow loading or tend to have very long waits for your FastPass selections.
Why can’t I see the options for reserved seating for Wishes or the parades at Magic Kingdom?
These options don’t show at the 60 day booking window for FastPass Plus. These will show closer to the time of your trip, so just keep checking.
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