Disney recently announced some major changes to their Fastpass Plus program.  What are these changes and how can you use them to benefit you and your family?

Fastpass Open to Everyone

Fastpass Plus is now available to all Disney guests!  This week, they opened up the program to non-resort guests, which will allow everyone to pre-book their Fastpass reservations.  Guests will still need to register online at My Disney Experience.  Once they do that, they can purchase a MagicBand, book Fastpass+ reservations, and truly plan their vacation.

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Fastpass Plus Changes

There have been many complaints regarding the Fastpass Plus system.  Disney announced plans to expand Fastpass plus in two significant ways:

  • First, additional fastpasses can be acquired once you have used your first three fastpasses.  Once you use that fastpass, you can then get another, and so on.
  • Second, Disney is working on incorporating park hopper passes with Fastpasses.  One of the more annoying portions of this system is that you cannot get fastpasses at multiple locations.  There probably were less than ten people in the country who honestly liked this change.  So Disney has listened and will announce these enhancements in the future.

How Does This Change Things?

Potentially, this can be a life-saver on busy days.  As we test, hear feedback, and do additional research, we’ll provide our recommendations in the days and weeks to come.  We’ll likely update our main Fastpass Plus page, and give you the information you need to make good decisions.

However, if you use Fastpasses for nighttime experiences, such as the parade or Fantasmic, this change wouldn’t affect you.  You need to burn through all three of your fastpasses before you can use a fourth.  But on busy days, you could schedule fastpasses early, and potentially use a large number of them.  We will have to test out a plan, and when we do, we’ll let you know how it goes!

4 comments on “Changes to Fastpass Plus!

  • This would be awesome! We’re almost sixty days out to our WDW trip and can’t wait to plug in our FP reservations. Where did you get this info? Also, you note that “Disney announced plans” to allow guests to get more fast passes after the first three, any timeline on that? Just want to incorporate the info into our landing if it will definitely apply. Thanks!

  • We’re headed to WDW in late August & are into the window for ADR’s buy not FP+ yet. We look forward to planning some of our days (with 5 people in the family you have to) & winging the rest. Our trip is 9nights & 8days so we should have time to see all parks (excluded the water parks) twice.

  • So U must first use up ALL 3 FP+ choices…which IF you follow the advice given, you get them in the afternoon peak – exactly WHAT FP’s would be left/available to get?!?!?!
    Whoever invented this was TRULY NOT AN EXPERIENCED PARK GOER and probably has more “virtual friends” than actual human friends…especially after this LOGISTICAL FIASCO!
    Thanks for making my Park Hopper Plus tickets WORTHLESS!!!!!

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4 comments on “Changes to Fastpass Plus!

  • This would be awesome! We’re almost sixty days out to our WDW trip and can’t wait to plug in our FP reservations. Where did you get this info? Also, you note that “Disney announced plans” to allow guests to get more fast passes after the first three, any timeline on that? Just want to incorporate the info into our landing if it will definitely apply. Thanks!

  • We’re headed to WDW in late August & are into the window for ADR’s buy not FP+ yet. We look forward to planning some of our days (with 5 people in the family you have to) & winging the rest. Our trip is 9nights & 8days so we should have time to see all parks (excluded the water parks) twice.

  • So U must first use up ALL 3 FP+ choices…which IF you follow the advice given, you get them in the afternoon peak – exactly WHAT FP’s would be left/available to get?!?!?!
    Whoever invented this was TRULY NOT AN EXPERIENCED PARK GOER and probably has more “virtual friends” than actual human friends…especially after this LOGISTICAL FIASCO!
    Thanks for making my Park Hopper Plus tickets WORTHLESS!!!!!

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