FastPass Frequently Asked Questions
To fully take advantage of My Disney Experience, some pre-trip planning is definitely encouraged. First of all, it's very important to have your Disney online account up-to-date and accessible. My Disney Experience is the central hub for guests to keep track of all their vacation plans - resort reservations, park admission, dining reservations, FastPass+ selections, payment options, and even PhotoPass information.
Before your stay, you'll need to make sure your accounts are up-to-date by linking your resort stay to your account, adding your park admission to your account, and ensuring that everyone on the reservation is listed as a Friend or Family on your account. In order to use FastPass+, your My Disney Experience account must have valid park admission linked to it. If you can't add a ticket ahead of time, this can be done once you arrive at the resort.
You can purchase park tickets directly through the My Disney Experience app. Tickets can be 1-10 days, either one-park or park hoppers. Once tickets have been assigned to existing Family and Friends, Fastpass+ selections can be made.
PhotoPass is available on My Disney Experience as well. You can preview your photos, purchase Memory Maker, share and download your photos. You will also be able to find the locations of PhotoPass photographers in the theme parks.
The FastPass+ system allows guests to reserve a time to experience FastPass+ attractions and entertainment in advance of their visit. This means that you can avoid waiting in long lines for some of the most popular attractions. FastPass+ selections can also be made the day of your visit by visiting one of the kiosks or by accessing the My Disney Experience app on a mobile device.
Once your resort reservation and valid park admission are linked to your My Disney Experience account, you have the ability to schedule up to three FastPass+ selections for one park per day. You may not get multiple FastPass+ for the same attractions in one day. These can be modified if necessary, even the day of, as long as your desired times are still available. When you arrive at the attraction, simply tap your MagicBand on the RFID reader and the system will scan them, allowing you access if it is the correct time.
When you've used your original scheduled FastPasses, you have the option to get another "rolling FastPass" at an in-park kiosk or on your smartphone. When that one has been used, you can do it again and again, until the park closes or FastPasses are gone for the day. These additional FastPasses can be made for a separate park than where you started the day at.
Onsite resort guests, guest at select Disney Springs Area Hotels, and guests at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60-days in advance. Annual Passholders and offsite guests can make their reservations up to 30-days in advance.
Here's an overview of how to make FastPasses for the first time, including screenshots of the process in MyDisney Experience. It can be a little intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, can make your trip go a lot smoother!
There is no charge for using FastPass+.
At the Magic Kingdom, you have the ability to choose any three FastPass+ attractions that you wish.
Magic Kingdom (choose 3):
At Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, the attractions are separated into groups that you can choose from.
Epcot Group A (choose 1):
Epcot Group B (choose 2):
Disney's Hollywood Studios Tier 1 (choose 1):
NOTE: Beginning February 19, 2020, the FastPass+ tiers will change at Disney's Hollywood Studios and only Slinky Dog Dash and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be in tier 1; all the other FastPass+ attractions will move to tier 2.
Disney's Hollywood Studios Tier 2 (choose 2):
Disney's Animal Kingdom Group A (choose 1):
Disney's Animal Kingdom Group B (choose 2):
The whole MyMagic+ program revolves around MagicBands, a wristband with an embedded RFID chip that park guests will wear that links to their park tickets, resort room keys, dining reservations, PhotoPass photographs, payment option and even FastPasses. Disney resort guests will get a MagicBand mailed to them in their choice of color (pink, blue, red, green, orange, gray, yellow, and purple). The wristbands will replace the Key to the World cards. Guests will touch their bands to RFID readers throughout the parks and resorts on turnstiles, cash registers and FastPass+ machines. The bands come in different colors and are able to be customized with snap-on charms, fabric covers and even a watch face.
When customizing the color of your MagicBands for a hotel stay, guests have up to 11 days before the trip to get the bands mailed to their home. From 10-6 days, you can still choose the color, but will have to pick it up at your resort. After that, you will receive a basic gray band at check-in.
Guests can opt out of customizing and receiving a MagicBand before a trip if they already have one linked from a previous visit and don't want a new one. Guests doing a split stay will only receive one MagicBand for the whole visit if they do not customize a band for the second reservation. These choices can be made in your My Disney Experience account under the "Customize Your MagicBand" option.
For guests staying off property, or who just may want a different MagicBand, these can be purchased at most retail locations around the Resort. You can link your valid theme park admission to the band at that time, or use the "Link-It Later" option, allowing you to purchase the bands and link them to valid theme park admission at a later time. This option would be good if you are buying the MagicBands as gifts.
All kiosks are accessible in both English and Spanish. Additional languages will be added in the future.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Animal Kingdom