With Fastpass Plus, you can extend your capacity for how many attractions you can experience in 2020. There is a specific way the Fastpass Plus system works and how crowds tend to form at Walt Disney World parks. Because of that Fastpass strategy is crucial and it’s important to have a good solid grip on how to use Fastpasses so they are most effective.
Fastpass Plus is a reservation system that gives you a return window for select attractions so you can skip the standby line. It does not mean skipping the line completely. Rather you can sidestep a large portion of the standby line. You can select three Fastpasses per day and you can only choose them for one park each day. There is a thirty-day advance window for all Fastpass Plus reservations, although guests at the Disney hotels get sixty days in advance for a thirty-day advantage over guests staying off property. Here are some strategies to maximize your choices.
5 Disney World Fastpass+ Strategies in 2020
Don’t schedule too Early
It’s a common mistake to schedule Fastpasses too early in the day. Once you use up the first three you can select more Fastpasses on an attraction by attraction basis. So, it makes sense not to schedule them too late in the day. But it doesn’t make sense to schedule them when the park has only just opened. You should plan to get in as early as you can and take out a couple of E-Tickets before the lines form. Even if you can’t though, you should have your Fastpasses start mid to late morning.
Always focus first on what is around you. Unless you don’t mind doing significantly fewer things during your day, you should grab Fadtpasses for attractions that are closer to you when possible. If you want to see the Enchanted Tiki Room, and The Country Bear Jamboree, as well as ride Pirates of the Caribbean, ore the Jungle Cruise, you should concentrate on doing all of those things before grabbing a Fastpass for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. You will save energy as well as time.
Skip the Shows
We are not suggesting that you don’t see any of the shows. The shows at Walt Disney World are very entertaining as well as concise. They tend. to run continuously, so there is very little wait time associated with most shows. This is precisely the reason, they are a waste of a Fastpass. You don’t need it for any show.
Once you use up your first three Fastpasses, you can add one at a time. If you have a key attraction you that you know has a long standby queue, take a break and work on getting that Fastpass. It helps to sit down somewhere and have a drink while you refresh the screen on your My Disney Experience app. keep refreshing until you see your choice attraction pop up as an option. It may take a while, but if you are enjoying a tasty beverage and getting a breather It’s worth the effort.
Magic Kingdom Fastpasses are a free-for-all, but the other parks have tiers. You are limited in what you can choose for your initial three Fastpass selections. You have to use two tier-two Fastpasses before you can claim a second Tier one Fastpass. Of course, tier-one rides are the most popular. This is why geography and scheduling your Fastpasses close together comes in handy, you can schedule more tier ones later in the day, but it also helps to get one or two at the beginning of the day without Fastpass, while the standby lines are still short.
There you have it with how to approach your Fastpass strategy as we head towards and into 2020.
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