Fast Pass+

Fast Pass+

written by Allison Champion, a specialist in Disney World vacations

Along with the MyMagic + that has been in testing at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida comes FastPass+, a ride reservation system.  This service allows you to reserve access to attractions, even select shows, entertainment and Disney Character Greetings!

Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can make their FastPass+ selections online up to 60 days in advance of arrival.  It allows you to make reservations to ride an attraction at any of the 4 Theme Parks. Each reservation lasts for an hour.  Thus, if you make a reservation to ride Big Thunder Mountain at 6:30PM, you have until 7:30 to use it, or your reservation is lost. FastPass+ syncs to your My Disney Experience as well which allows you to go ahead and reserve your FastPasses and then you are able to move them around during the day using the My Disney Experience app if needed.  While planning your FastPass+ selections it is important to remember that you can only hold 3 reservations per day.  And at this time, if you hold Park Hopper tickets, you are only allowed to hold reservations at one park.  Which means if I have scheduled to visit Epcot in the morning and Magic Kingdom in the evening, I can only reserve FastPasses at either Epcot OR Magic Kingdom, not both.  In the end, another perk of staying on-property with Disney.

You can use one of the following ways to access the FastPass+ system:

  • Download the My Disney Experience app to your mobile phone or tablet
  • Visit the website
  • Visit a FastPass+ kiosk in the park

Something important to note is that Disney’s FastPass Service of paper tickets will not be available during this test.  All guests visiting the Theme Parks, including those who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, will have the ability to make same-day, same-park FastPass+ selections at in-park kiosks located throughout the park.  I suggest that if you are staying at a non-Disney owned Resort (including Shades of Green and the Swan or Dolphin) that you visit a kiosk first thing once you enter a park.

Magic Kingdom Kiosks:

  • Guest Relations at City Hall on Main Street
  • Town Square Theater on Main Street
  • Near The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Liberty Square
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Fantasyland
  • Storybook Circus Fastpass machines
  • Splash Mountain’s Fastpass machines

Epcot Kiosks:

  • Mission: Space Fastpass kiosks
  • Soarin’ Fastpass kiosks
  • Guest Relations in Future World
  • At the digital “tip” board in the middle of the Future World Plaza
  • At International Gateway
  • In the Future World West walkway

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Kiosks:

  • At the FastPass+ service center, immediately to the left once you enter the turnstiles
  • At the “wait times” board on the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
  • Outside Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Outside the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • At Guest Relations outside the park

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Kiosks:

  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl
  • In front of Disney Outfitters on Discover Island
  • In front of the FastPass+ Service Center near Creature Comforts on Discovery Island

FastPass+ comes at no charge – it is free with park admission to everyone, including guests not staying at a Disney-owned resort.