On Sunday, Disney World made changes to its popular
FastPass Plus system, giving guests more selections and more flexibility when
planning their day at the Florida parks.
Guests will still be able to secure arrival times in
advance for three attractions or experiences at one park per day, enabling them
to avoid lines. Now they can make additional selections
one at a time via the MyDisneyExperience mobile app or through the Fast Pass kiosks at the
park. Before, the additional selections could only be made through the kiosks.
can be made one at a time for any of the parks if guests have valid Park Hopper
tickets. The additional FastPass selections don’t have to be in the same park
as the initial selections, as was the case prior to this change.
According to ThemeParktourist.com, Disney World patrons can now search for
FastPass attractions by time and not just by experience in the event they are
looking for specific time slots that suit their schedule. The site noted that
the new system also allows groups to edit which people in their party want to
do which FastPass experience, so that not all people in the party have to
commit to all the FastPass experiences.
The FastPass Plus system was made available to all Walt
Disney World guests in 2014 as part of the theme parks' technology overhaul, which included the introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID)
MyMagic Plus wristbands that enable guests to make purchases and swipe into the
parks and attractions, and the MyDisneyExperience website and mobile app that enable guests to customize their park experience.
Through the MyDisneyExperience app, guests can sign up
for the FastPass Plus program. Guests use their MyMagic Plus bracelet or park
card (if they don’t have a wristband) to check into their rides during their
designated time slots.