This morning, I heard a beautiful “ding” come from the reminders app on my iPhone. It is a joyous occasion… Our countdown to our next visit “home” to Walt Disney World has reached the 60 day mark!
Why is it so exciting that we have 60 days to go? Our trip is still two whole months away!
Here is the answer: It is FastPass+ Day!
What does that mean?
Guests staying on property for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation have many magical perks to enjoy. One bonus is the opportunity to reserve FastPass+ for up to 3 attractions per day of your vacation, beginning 60 days before you check in! You will choose an arrival window for your favorite attractions, and join a special line when you arrive. With FastPass+, you can skip to the front of the line!
How does it work?
60 days before your vacation begins, log into your My Disney Experience account to get started. You will be prompted to choose group members that would like to reserve a FastPass+ time together, the park your would like to visit, and the time of day you plan to be there. The available selections will appear, and you may choose 3 favorites!
The old FastPass system used paper tickets that were difficult to get and easy to misplace. As a Walt Disney World Resort Guest, your FastPass+ reservations are linked to your Magic Band! Simply scan your Magic Band at the ride entrance, and you are ready to ride! Any trouble? Just ask the nearest cast member!
Once in the parks, the My Disney Experience app will show your plans so you don’t have to memorize your schedule. After you complete your original 3 FastPass+ choices, you will have the option to make more FastPass+ reservations (subject to availability)!
This FastPass+ Day is much more special for me than any in the past! Each Disney vacation is magical and memorable for it’s own unique experience. However, this October will be my son’s very first visit to Walt Disney World!
My last visit, my FastPass+ schedule for the Magic Kingdom included:
Space Mountain 7:00 pm
Splash Mountain 8:00 pm
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 9:00 pm
It looks a little different this time! Here are our choices:
Dumbo 9:00 am
Peter Pan’s Flight 10:00 am
Jungle Cruise 11:00 am
Moving over to Hollywood Studios, this year marks the very first time I have not reserved personal FastPass+ for The Tower of Terror, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, and Star Tours!
Instead, we will be visiting:
The Great Movie Ride 9:00 am
Disney Junior Live on Stage 10:00 am
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular 11:00 am
I can’t wait to share these special attractions with my little boy! I have so many memories of visiting the Disney parks with my family as a child. Sharing the excitement with a family of my own fills my heart with such joy! I can’t wait to share our magical journey with you. Stay tuned for more updates!
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