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WDW Tip of the Week: Maximizing FastPass+


With FastPass+, you can skip the stand-by lines for your favorite attractions or characters, but I’m sure you knew that already. I’m sure you also knew that you can choose up to three FastPass+ selections 30 days before your visit to the park (60 days if you’re staying on property).

One of the complaints people have about the FastPass+ system is that you cannot use it as many times as in a single day as you could use the older Fastpass system. With the new system you cannot obtain additional FastPasses until the first three you have scheduled are used, and even then, you can only get one FastPass at a time. I’ve heard many people say they are only able to get four FastPasses now, maybe five if they’re lucky.

However, last time I was in Walt Disney World, I was able to use at least seven in one day, and I want to share with you how.

The trick is to get your first three Fastpasses for the earliest times that you can. If you can get them for times such as [9:30], [10:30] and [11:30], for example, you are then free to get more Fastpasses from [11:30] on for the rest of the day.

There is a catch, however. If you want to ride the newer or more popular rides (Flights of Passage, Frozen Ever After, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, etc…), unless you want to risk waiting in long time in the stand-by line, you’ll need to get a FastPass. Often, even if you get into the system at [7:00] AM on day 30 (or 60) the earliest option for those attractions may already be into the late afternoon or evening.

You may have to choose between using more FastPasses throughout the day or a guaranteed FastPass for a particular attraction (there’s no wrong choice, it’s whatever is more important to you and your family/friends).

You also risk the system running out of FastPasses for other attractions throughout the day, though there will pretty much always be a FastPass for something.