Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
FastPass+ is Disney's newest version of the FastPass system – a FastPass that you book in advance! Currently in testing, this sytem allows guests to choose FastPass+ times for thier favorite attractions in advance of thier vacation using the My Disney Experience site. Guests can choose up to three FastPass+ in one park per day. Currently, there is no option to use FastPass+ in more than one park per day.
Best of all? FastPass+ is available for attractions, shows, and even fireworks. Including ones that don't even have regular FastPass! For example – in the Magic Kingdom, we were in the stretching room of the Haunted Mansion in under 90 seconds, bypassing a 60 minute standby queue. (Listen carefully when you tap your Magic Band to the sensor – not every ride makes the same sound when the sensor turns green!) My best advice is to use your FastPass+ allotments on rides that either do not have regular FastPass or that typically have very long standby lines. (We wasted a FastPass+ on Mission:SPACE – an attraction that usually has a pretty short wait! We would have been better off using it on something else.)
The My Disney Experience site will give you a few different options for times, attempting to minimize your trips back and forth across the park. Choose the schedule that works best for you initially. Then if you need to change the time of an individual FastPass+ (to accomodate an advanced dining reservation for example), you can change just that time in the My Disney Experience app or on the site.
We found the FastPass+ system extremely easy to use and a huge timesaver! While I did experience some glitches with the app, this likely had more to do with my older phone than anything else. When this occured, we visited one of the FastPass+ kioks located around the four major theme parks and were able to make adjustments there!
Whils this system is still very much in testing and there are bugs to be worked out, I think this is an excellent addition to Disney's technology line up. It is a great way to insure that guests get to their "must do" attractions each day!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!
Photo Courtesy of Disney©