This coming Tuesday we can make our Walt Disney World Fastpass+ selections for our upcoming trip and I am so excited about it! As we are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Caribbean Beach Resort this trip, we can book Fastpasses for our entire fourteen night stay sixty days in advance.
For those of you that aren’t familiar, Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ reservation system allows you to create a time to and turn up to a select attraction of your choice with little or no wait. The specified time will be within an hour window, so if you book Splash Mountain at 10am for example, you will have until 11am to ride or the Fastpass will then expire. When you arrive at your selected attraction, ensure that you enter via the Fastpass+ line, tapping your Magicband or park ticket (Mickey to Mickey!) on the reader at the FP+ Return Entrance and enjoy the ride or show! Three selections can be made per day for a park of your choice and once the three pre selected Fastpasses have been used, additional reservations can then be made one at a time from a kiosk located within the park or by using your mobile device. Fastpass+ selections can be made through the My Disney Experience App or on Walt Disney World’s website. Selections can currently be made sixty days prior to your check-in date with a resort hotel reservation or thirty days in advance with valid theme park admission. If you are visiting from the UK, bear in mind that the selections will only become available from 7AM US Eastern Time on the sixty or thirty day mark.
If you like to plan every detail of your Disney trip like I do, then I would highly recommend booking your selections as early as you can. They can be altered at any time if your plans change, or you snag that last minute dining reservation, so I feel like its always better to have them as a base for your day. If you are a frequent Walt Disney World visitor, like us you may already have your favourite rides that you book each trip or you may be looking to pick up one of the sought after attractions currently Slinky Dog Dash, Flight of Passage or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. My advice to you would be to prioritise the ones most important to you and your party, book those first then go back to fill in your vacant days to avoid disappointment. Although it appears obvious to book only the big ticket rides, sometimes all attractions can have a long wait time depending on crowds, so its very important to book what you would like to ride and not just what you feel is best to. I wouldn’t want you missing out!
This trip we are very much looking forward to Slinky Dog Dash. We were lucky enough to have two Fastpaseses for it back in January, but we would love to ride it when its dark! The park we spend the most time in is Magic Kingdom and our trips are usually filled with lots of Quinn’s favourite Peter Pans’s Flight and our family favourites Space and Thunder Mountain.
What’s your go to attraction or favourite ride? Leave me yours in the comments below!