Walt Disney World to allow unlimited Fastpass+ reservations
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney World this week opened its Fastpass+ advance reservation system to all park guests. Previously, only visitors staying at Disney hotels and selected annual pass holders could make reservations in advance of their visit using Fastpass+. Day guests had to wait to make their reservations in the park on the day of their visit, as under the old Fastpass system. (The difference being that with Fastpass+, visitors could reserve three return times at once, as opposed to being assigned a return time for one attraction at a time, as was the case with the original Fastpass.)Tweet
Whether you used the advanced reservation feature or got your Fastpass+ return times on site, you've been limited to just three Fastpass+ reservations per day, and all in one park. That's going to change, according to Disney Parks chairman Tom Staggs.
Staggs said today that Disney is working to allow park-hopping with Fastpass+ reservations. And that Disney soon will allow people to make more than just three Fastpass+ reservations per day.
How badly do you want to meet Anna and Elsa? Photo courtesy Disney
Visitors will continue to be limited to three advance reservations using the Fastpass+ system. But once someone's used those three, a guest will be able to make an additional reservation inside the park on the day of their visit. It'll work like the old Fastpass system at that point, where you're eligible for a new reservation once you've used your previous one.
That should encourage savvy visitors to try to book their three advance Fastpass+ reservations early in the day, so that they can use those quickly and start getting additional Fastpass+ reservations while they are in the park. Of course, if you're going to use one of your three FP+ resizes for a reserved fireworks viewing spot, for example, then you wouldn't be able to get any other FP+ reservations in the park that day, since the fireworks happen so late in the day. Or, if the only Anna & Elsa time you could reserve in advance was for the evening, you'll have to decide if you want to forgo opportunities to get additional FP+ reservations in the park for the certainty of getting that time with the Frozen princesses. So fans will be facing a large number of tradeoffs to consider with their Fastpass+ strategy, given these new opportunities.
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