I just got back home from an amazing week at Walt Disney World. The weather was incredible, and I have yet to come to terms with that fact that I cannot wear my shorts again until late March.
This trip was my first time getting to use a MagicBand and personally, I really enjoyed having one and found it very convenient to use.
My tip this week comes from some trial and error when making my FastPass+ reservations through the MyDisneyExperience app.
When making your selection for a ride or show, the app allows you to make three reservations and gives you groups of options including the ride or show you selected first. For Magic Kingdom Park, if you want to make a reservation for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the app will give you four options including that ride as well as two other FastPass times as well.
You may find that you do not like the options the app gives you and at first, I thought that I had to choose one and that my FastPasses were set. I had chosen “Option B” which gave me Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid and Mickey’s PhilharMagic.
Now, I do not have anything against the last two, but I was wanting to try and get mountain rides to replace them. Come to find out, you are allowed to go back into the app and modify your specific FastPass+ selections. I was able to replace Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid and Mickey’s PhilharMagic with Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Pro Tip*: Make sure you make your FastPass+ reservations as early as possible because they do get picked over. Also, you are allowed to make new reservations once all three original reservations are complete.
(Photo from my personal collection)
How many of you enjoy MagicBands and the FastPass+ system? Comment below!
Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Making his first visit to Walt Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.