What is Disney’s Fastpass System?
What is the Disney World Fastpass System? Disney’s Fastpass System allows guests to skip the stand-by line and skip to the front of the line.
As of now, guests can reserve 3 Disney Fastpass reservations in advance for each day they are at the park. That means 3 less lines you need to wait in!
While the Disney Parks recently reopened, they still aren’t back to operating completely normally. Right now, Disney isn’t using the Fastpass System due to COVID.
Disney is not using the Fastpass but lines are really low. Check out What It’s Like at Disney World Post COVID-19.
Disney guests can make Fastpass reservations 60 days in advance if they have a Disney resort reservation. If guests are staying at a Disney resort, they can book Disney Fastpasses for their first park day and up to 10 subsequent days through their Disney hotel and parks stay.
Guests staying offsite, can book their Disney Fastpass reservations 30 days ahead of their first park day. Staying offsite, you can only book Fastpass reservations 30 days in advance so if you are visiting the parks on multiple days, you will have to book the Fastpasses one day at a time.
In recent years, Disney has included several Disney Springs Resorts in the 60 day booking window. When booking a Disney Springs resort, check their Fastpass policy.
How Do You Reserve Disney Fastpasses?
When your 30 or 60 day window arrives, visit the Disney World website or My Disney Experience application. Make sure you are signed in by 7 A.M. EST. Visit the Fastpass section on the app or website and at 7 A.M. refresh your screen.
You’re date will become available and you will select a park. You should be all set to select 3 Disney Fastpasses per person per day.
Later in this post, I will discuss strategies for optimizing your Fastpasses and the best times to get Fastpasses.
**You can only select Fastpasses for one park per day during initial Fastpass reservations.** As an example, you can’t select 2 Fastpasses at Epcot and 1 at Magic Kingdom during your 30 or 60 day window!
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How Do You Use Disney Fastpasses?
You have reserved all your Disney Fastpasses and today is the first day of your vacation! When you approach the line to use your Fastpass, you will scan your Disney Magic Band or Disney World ticket on the turnstyle near the line entrance.
If you have trouble locating the Disney Fastpass line, just ask a cast member. That’s it, you have now used a Fastpass! But there’s more below on getting UNLIMITED Disney Fastpasses!
Getting More Disney World Fastpasses
The Disney World Fastpass System is one of the best kept secrets. After you use your initial 3 Fastpasses for the day, you can get more!
When making your initial Fastpass reservations at 30 or 60 days, I would suggest making all your Fastpasses in the morning. Once you use all your Fastpasses in the morning, you can get more Fastpasses one at a time.
Disney Fastpass Strategy
My favorite part of Disney travel is being in charge of getting more Disney Fastpasses. To me, it feels like winning a game!
Once your Fastpasses are gone, refresh your My Disney Experience app and find the link to make Fastpass reservations. You will be making new Fastpass reservations since you have used yours for the day.
Select the park and make a new Disney Fastpass reservation. At this point, you can make Fastpasses for a different park if you want to park hop!
Now you have selected your new Fastpass reservation but the work isn’t completely over. If you choose, you can find your Fastpass reservation under My Plans and select modify Fastpass reservation.
At this point, I continually refresh the screen looking for a better Disney Fastpass time or a ride that wasn’t available when I made the reservation.
This technique can be tedious as you have to keep refreshing but we rarely ever wait in stand-by line.
I’ve also got really hard to get Disney Fastpasses for Avatar Flight of Passage the morning of. This technique works really well if you want to avoid waiting in stand-by.
To implement this Disney Fastpass strategy and get the most Fastpasses, you use your phone a ton!
At Disney, I use a Portable Phone Charger at least once a day because the My Disney Experience App uses lots of battery power. I have one a portable battery charger just like this one. This one has dual chargers which is really nice if you need to charge more than one device!
**Due to the COVID-19 changes, the Disney Fastpass COVID System is not running at all. But when the COVID pandemic is over, Disney will most likely use their Fastpass System again!
I also mentioned the importance of Magic Band earlier. Disney is no longer giving Magic Bands to Disney resort guests but I still HIGHLY recommend you get one. The Magic Band will serve as your park ticket, FASTPASS, credit card, room key, etc. Get your Magic Band before your trip here!
Disney Fastpass 2021
If you are visiting Disney this year, you may already know that that Disney Fastpass 2021 are non-existent. Disney has paused the Disney Fastpass System in 2021 due to the pandemic.
But who knows, the pandemic is getting better and I’m hopeful Disney Fastpass will return in 2021. Honestly, due to COVID the Disney Fastpass system hasn’t been missed much because lines are shorter and parks are less busy.
We’ll provide all the Disney Fastpass COVID and 2021 updates here as soon as Disney updates their Fastpass guidance!
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