INSIDER INFO – WDW Fast Pass Tips & Tricks

Fast Pass + is FREE for all guests of Walt Disney World!  The Fast Pass system allows each guest to select three Fast Passes per day.  On property guests can choose their Fast Pass selections 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire stay.  Off property guests can choose their Fast Pass selections 30 days in advance of each day they will be in the parks.  Below are instructions for selecting Fast Passes, and my Pro-Tips to help you make the best use of the Fast Pass + system!

  1. Go to: MyDisneyExperience.com
  2. Sign In or Create an Account (if you already have a Disney account for another site, just sign in)
  3. Link your vacation package (reservation number)
  4. Link your family and friends that you are traveling with to your account (hover over “My Disney Experience” in upper right corner, and select “My Family & Friends List”)
  5. Make your Fast Pass + selections up to 60 days in advance! (30 days for off-property guests)
  6. Choose your Magic Band Colors (on property guests only / off property guests can purchase Magic Bands through DisneyStore.com, and link the Magic Bands to their MDE accounts.  This is optional.)
  7. Get the My Disney Experience app for FREE for your smart phone
  8. Please, make sure you change the address in your My Disney Experience account to your home address.

(if your package was booked as an Agency Exclusive offer, it auto filled with our agency address)

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Here is my recommendation list for the most popular/time saving Fast Passes:

(I have listed them in order starting with the most time saving Fast Passes)

 

MAGIC KINGDOM:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Space Mountain

Splash Mountain

Peter Pan’s Flight

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Jungle Cruise

Pirates of the Caribbean

 

EPCOT:

TIER 1 (you can only choose 1)…plan to visit one that you do NOT get a Fast Pass for as soon as the park opens to save time

Frozen Ever After (new ride in Norway Pavilion)

Soarin’

Test Track

 

TIER 2 (you can choose 2)

Anna & Elsa Meet & Greet (Hasn’t opened to Fast Pass yet)

Epcot Character Spot (Meet & Greet with Mickey & the Gang)

Spaceship Earth

Mission Space

 

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS:

TIER 1 (you can only choose 1) plan to visit the one that you do NOT get a Fast Pass for as soon as the park opens to save time

Toy Story Mania

Rock ‘n Roller Coaster

 

TIER 2 (you can choose 2)

Tower of Terror

Star Tours

For the First Time in Forever Frozen Sing Along

 

ANIMAL KINGDOM:

Avatar Flight of Passage  {OR}  Na’vi River Journey – (You can only chose 1 of these for Fast Pass.  I recommend Fast Passing “Avatar Flight of Passage,” and going straight to the Na’vi River Journey when the park opens for a shorter wait.  If Flight of Passage FP is not available, then do it the other way around.  You will also want to make your way back to the Pandora section of the park at night to see it lit up with all of the bio-luminescent features.)

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Expedition Everest

Finding Nemo the Musical

Dinosaur

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FAST PASS TIPS:

  1. After you select your 3 Fast Passes for each day, decide what the most time-consuming wait is for something that you did NOT get a Fast Pass for (the lists above show the most time-consuming waits), and plan to visit that attraction as soon as the park opens. This will cut down on your wait time significantly.  It is almost like getting a free fast pass.
  2. Try to select your Fast Passes between 2 hours after park opening and 3 pm.
  3. The first 1-2 hours that the park is open is some of the best time to get rides done (because wait times are lower). So schedule your Fast Passes after the first hour or two.  Plan to visit some of the higher wait time rides that you did NOT get a Fast Pass for during these first two hours (while the waits are significantly lower).
  4. Once you have used your 3 Fast Passes for the day, you can visit one of the Fast Pass kiosks inside the parks OR you can use your My Disney Experience app on your Smart Phone to select a 4th Fast Pass. After you have used your 4th Fast Pass, you can select a 5th, etc.  This is why it’s beneficial to have your original 3 Fast Passes early in the day.
  5. You may only select Fast Passes for ONE park per day. Once you have used your original 3 Fast Passes, you may select your 4th, 5th… Fast Passes for any park you decide to hop to (if you have a park hopper ticket).  You will select those extra Fast Passes at the Fast Pass kiosks inside the park you wish to use the Fast Passes in OR on your My Disney Experience app on your Smart Phone.
  6. If you do not get a Fast Pass that you really hoped to get, you can always check back on your My Disney Experience account, to see if someone else has dropped one.

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I DO NOT RECOMMEND GETTING FAST PASSES FOR THESE:

(unless you are getting these as your 4th, 5th… Fast Passes at the kiosk or on your MDE app after using your initial 3 Fast Passes)

 

MAGIC KINGDOM

it’s a small world

Mad Tea Party

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

The Barnstormer

Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid

 

EPCOT

Living with the Land

Journey Into Imagination with Figment

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

 

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

The Great Movie Ride

Indiana Jones

Muppet Vision 3D

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