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8 Disney Fastpass Secrets You Should Know

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One of the best things about visiting Disney World is that you will get to use the Disney FastPass System. Each day you visit the park, you get to choose three FastPasses which allow you to skip the line. Before you make your reservations, you will want to know our 8 Disney FastPass Secrets!

8 Disney World Fastpass Secrets

8 Disney FastPass Secrets

1. When choosing times for your Disney Fastpasses, you are better off stacking them early in the day so that you can add other reservations for later in the afternoon or evening.

2. Although you should choose your Fastpasses for early in the day, don’t waste a Fastpass on your first ride of the day. Give yourself at least one hour in the park prior to your first reservation.
This will allow you to ride at least one ride before the lines get long.

3. Avoid booking your Fastpasses during the parade & during fireworks. These are usually the best time to stand in lines for rides because most of the people are watching the parade or fireworks and not standing in line for rides!

4. Be aware of ride locations. The last thing you want to do is book two Epcot Fastpasses back to back that will take you from World Showcase to Future World. The walk is as far as it gets!

5. If you are park hopping at Disney World, you will want to use your first three Fastpass Reservations at the first park you go to, then you will be able to choose additional Fastpasses for the second park you are going to visit (one at a time).

6. When a ride is unavailable due to technical difficulties or weather, you will receive another FastPass in your My Disney Experience account.

7. There are times when you will be gifted Fastpasses. It can be done by any Disney Cast member and you never know when you might get lucky and find another Fastpass added to your account!

Check your My Disney Experience app throughout the day because you never know when a gifted Fastpass might appear.

8. If you are having a difficult time finding reservations for all people in your party, consider adding a Fastpass to each person in your party one at a time as they become available.

What do you think about the Disney FastPass system?

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Monday 5th of February 2018

On our first trip to Disney World, I realized that when you make your first 3 Fast Passes, you should schedule them for as early in the morning as possible and as close together as possible, that way you can make plenty more, one at a time, for the rest of the day! It worked out perfectly for us and we rarely had to wait in lines, unless the Fast Pass lines were long!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Yes! This is a great plan.


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Thumbs up to Sheri's comment.


Friday 4th of April 2014

I think the fast pass + is great and we had tested then in August 2013. We had suggested how it needs to change for park hoppers otherwise why buy the hopper. This change is good but I don't agree with first being able to add more one yours are used up. That's fine for those with the base pass but if you buy the hopper addition then you should be able to book two parks on one day (with their limit of 3 each) right up front in order to plan your trip. Otherwise on our next trip I will save the added cost and just do a base ticket. Plus another problem with waiting til your 3 are used up to add is when you schedule your fast passes online you choose from different times of the day. So if you chose late afternoon or evening by the time you use yours it is too late to add more...either will be filled up or to late to go to another park. WDW needs to rethink thus. It isn't a great update. Us regular disney travelers don't see this as a help for park hoppers.


Friday 4th of April 2014

I totally get your frustration. Park hopping certainly is tricky when it comes to FastPasses. I'm hoping that they will address this next. Seems like they still have some kinks to work out.

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