Tips & Tricks For Making The Most Of FastPass+

I was never a big FastPass user before the roll out of MyMagic+, but these days I easily find the value in how making FastPass+ reservations can fit in and benefit just about every touring style. If you haven't given the new system a chance yet, you should take a deeper look to see how it can enhance your Walt Disney World vacation. Here are just a few tips and tricks, to get you rolling!

FastPass+ Tips and TricksFastPass+ Tips and Tricks

Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort can book FastPass+ Reservations 60 days before the day they plan on being in the Park. This advantage is one of the special perks of staying at a Disney Resort, and offers Disney Guests the largest selection of FastPass+ options.

Annual Passholders and Day Guests are able to make their FastPass+ reservations 30 days ahead of their scheduled visit by using their MyDisneyExperience account. For the most choices, make your selections when the booking window opens.

All Guests are able to use the in-park FastPass+ kiosks, to make, change, or add Fastpass+ selections for the day. However if you can set up a MyDisneyExperience account with the names and tickets of your entire party in advance it will save a lot of time once you are in the Park.

According to Disney the least busy in-Park FastPass+ kiosks are: The Jungle Cruise kiosk in the Magic Kingdom, International Gateway kiosk in Epcot, MuppetVision kiosk in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and then Harambe kiosk at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Be A FastPass+ Early-BirdBe A FastPass+ Early-Bird

Save time by using the MyDisneyExperience Mobile App on your phone instead of a FastPass+ kiosk. Not only will it save you a wait in yet another line, but looking at ride wait times on the go can help you decided where in the Park you'll head to next.

Mornings mean more - reserve your first set of 3 fun adventures in the morning, because once you have redeemed your initial three choices you can select additional attractions +1 at a time.

+1 Selections allow guests to add on additional FastPass+ selections one at a time for the rest of the day. +1 Selections cane be made at the Park you are already in, or you can Park-hop over to someplace new.

Use the time in between your FastPass+ reservations to ride attractions with shorter lines, shop, eat, take pictures, and soak up the great Disney atmosphere.

Use Your +1 Selections While Park-hoppingUse Your +1 Selections While Park-hopping

Unless a spot at the evening parade or fireworks viewing is the number one priority of your day, or you are just making a short stop at the park to see the parade or show, don't reserve a late night viewing location as one of your first 3 FastPass+ selections. If you do, you will be unable to use +1's until after those shows are over.

Some Character Greetings are worth using a FastPass+ reservation. I like to hit Town Square Theater right after rope drop in the morning to avoid long lines. However some of the meet and greets (like Anna and Elsa) need a serious strategy, if your heart is set on meeting a specific character, go ahead and use a FastPass+ it.

Are you still unsure about how the system works? Read our step by step guide to making your FastPass+ reservations online.

What are your top tips for using FastPass+? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

James wrote on Sun, 09/06/2015 - 15:21:

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Loving that my trick isn't listed

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