FastPass Attack! Maximizing the FP+ Updates

Disney has recently rolled out a few changes to the FastPass+ system. For most people, the biggest changes are the ability to skip the FP+ kiosks and book that extra FastPass from the My Disney Experience app and the ability to use that extra pass in a different park. However, during a recent visit I discovered that there is a deeper benefit for those wanting to maximize their time in the parks.

Maximizing FastPass+ Changes

Making FastPass Selections

  1. Book Only One FastPass – The FastPass+ system has retained the same limit of 3 initial passes inside a single park. But you don’t HAVE to book 3 passes. So, using the new ability to see and choose specific times, you should only book one and for the earliest time you can. For Epcot and Hollywood Studios, you can only use one Tier 1 pass PER DAY so if you have a must do available grab that one. If you are able to use the Single Rider lines at TestTrack or Expedition Everest, avoid booking these attractions.

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Standing In Long Lines – 11 Things To Do

Although we don’t wait in long lines very often, we realize that others will, especially if you can’t get a Fastpass+ for a ride with a notoriously long standby wait like Toy Story Midway Mania. Here are some things you can do to pass the time while standing in long lines.

Top 11 Things To Do While Standing In Line at Walt Disney World

  1. Take in the scenery. Many of the line waits have things to look at and interact with. For example, Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid has a tiny interactive crab that will follow you through the outside wait queue. Haunted Mansion has many tombstones to read. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh has things to play around with in line, and Peter Pan has bedroom scenes set up in the inside standby area.

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Fastpass+ – The Best Uses at Magic Kingdom

Fastpass+ Long Wait Times

Walt Disney World parks have notoriously long wait times for their most popular attractions. Here are some rides that we recommend obtaining a Fastpass+ for, as well as rides we opt for standby instead. Of course, you can only have 3 Fastpass+ to start. Once you’ve used your 3 Fastpass+, you may add one at a time at any Fastpass+ kiosk. Choosing wisely for your party will help you manage your time more efficiently.

Magic Kingdom- Best Uses of Fastpass+

under the sea

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean – Lines for this swashbuckling ride can get pretty long, and for good reason. The scenes inside are well done and the ride lasts a decent amount of time. Plus, it has just enough thrill for wimps like me who hate big drops.
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Rope Drop At Magic Kingdom – 5 Pros and 1 Con

When I visited Walt Disney World as a kid I would wake up excited and ready to rush off to the Magic Kingdom as soon as possible. As an adult, even as a big Disney fan, it can be tough to bring that same enthusiasm early in the morning. But today I’m going to give a handful of fantastic reasons why you should guzzle a cup of coffee and get to the gates early for rope drop, and one reason to avoid it.

Walking Down Main Street

Rope Drop Pros

  1. Welcome Show – Mickey and friends, including the citizens of Main Street, U.S.A., dance and sing to start the day at the Magic Kingdom up on the railroad platform. Every day a “featured family” is chosen to join the characters on the train and even gets a special introduction from the Mayor of Main Street. The joyful songs and a little bit of pyrotechnics give you a fun start to the continuous show of the park.

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