FastPass+ Frequently Asked Questions

JETSDAD

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I keep reading conflicting information about how the change in HS tier system is going to work. As soon as I think I have a new plan, someone else contradicts the last person statement completely.

Can I book only 1 tier 1 fast pass for HS and then get another tier 1 once I have used the first one (assuming there is anything available) or do I have to book 2 tier 2’s even though I am not going to use them? I would prefer not to take up 2 slots from the tier 2 category from another guests if I don’t have to.
If I do have to book all 3, do I have to physically check in at the fp line or can I let it expire?

I have almost always booked only 1 fp at Epcot due to their tier system and don’t remember ever having a problem booking a 2nd fast pass at a different park but I’m not sure if I ever tried for a 2nd one at the same park before. Thanks so much!!
If you are staying in the same park you have to use 2 tier 2's prior to booking another tier 1. If you are park hopping that doesn't matter. The only difference that the current change has made is to move 2 more rides from tier 2 to tier 1.
 

Day-Day

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Mar 9, 2009
I keep reading conflicting information about how the change in HS tier system is going to work. As soon as I think I have a new plan, someone else contradicts the last person statement completely.

Can I book only 1 tier 1 fast pass for HS and then get another tier 1 once I have used the first one (assuming there is anything available) or do I have to book 2 tier 2’s even though I am not going to use them? I would prefer not to take up 2 slots from the tier 2 category from another guests if I don’t have to.
If I do have to book all 3, do I have to physically check in at the fp line or can I let it expire?

I have almost always booked only 1 fp at Epcot due to their tier system and don’t remember ever having a problem booking a 2nd fast pass at a different park but I’m not sure if I ever tried for a 2nd one at the same park before. Thanks so much!!
This is explained in the FP FAQ Addendum thread.

 
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  • Jnjtrio

    Earning My Ears
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    Mar 7, 2018
    Hi all, need confirmation on something. We are a party of 5 (2 couples and 1 single adult) we have 3 different reservations at shades of green. Me and my husband are on one Disney account, the other couple and single adult all have individual accounts. My question is as long as the ticket media is tied to each individual I can make 60 day fast passes for everyone.

    I ask because only 3 of us currently have our hotel reservations tied to our Disney account. The single adult is having surgery soon and and we are trying to make sure everything is set before his surgery, his reservation is not tied. Fastpass day is July 5th.
     
  • Emsymommy

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    Piggybacking on this older thread, hope this is ok😊I have the same situation with two overlapping bookings . The one is for August 27th to sept. 8 Th and the other sept 1st through the 8th. We don’t know yet if my in-laws are able to come to FL for the beginning of our trip because then we would move off site for a couple days and cancel booking one. Now if I make fp res for the whole time and cancel the first booking , will I loose all FPS or just the first couple of days? Any insight would be helpful 😊
     

    The13thLetter

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    Sep 18, 2018
    Hey there, I dont think this was answered 100% in the FAQ so I figured I would ask.

    We are going in August, our FP day is Monday. My Parents (new style tickets good for our trip dates only), In-Laws (old tickets purchased before the new syetem and good whenever), and me/DW (APs) each have rooms at Beach Club. If I look today I can see fastpass dates from 30 days out for me, DW, and my In Laws, but for my parents it says they do not have tickets when I try to look at fastpasses (I like to test it out a few days before just to be sure). This is the first time I am booking FPs with the new style tickets, so is this normal? Will they only show their tickets available on Monday at the 60 day window opening since their tickets are for those specific dates? I am just nervous that that ticket is not "linked", even though I see them linked both on the website and app.

    Cheers!
     

    hiroMYhero

    I'm satisfied with my care...
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    Piggybacking on this older thread, hope this is ok😊I have the same situation with two overlapping bookings . The one is for August 27th to sept. 8 Th and the other sept 1st through the 8th. We don’t know yet if my in-laws are able to come to FL for the beginning of our trip because then we would move off site for a couple days and cancel booking one. Now if I make fp res for the whole time and cancel the first booking , will I loose all FPS or just the first couple of days? Any insight would be helpful 😊
    Moved you to the FP FAQ.
     

    Day-Day

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    Mar 9, 2009
    Hey there, I dont think this was answered 100% in the FAQ so I figured I would ask.

    We are going in August, our FP day is Monday. My Parents (new style tickets good for our trip dates only), In-Laws (old tickets purchased before the new syetem and good whenever), and me/DW (APs) each have rooms at Beach Club. If I look today I can see fastpass dates from 30 days out for me, DW, and my In Laws, but for my parents it says they do not have tickets when I try to look at fastpasses (I like to test it out a few days before just to be sure). This is the first time I am booking FPs with the new style tickets, so is this normal? Will they only show their tickets available on Monday at the 60 day window opening since their tickets are for those specific dates? I am just nervous that that ticket is not "linked", even though I see them linked both on the website and app.

    Cheers!
    It is normal based on my experience. Below is from Post #3 of this thread:

    Onsite guests can book FPs for their entire stay including arrival day and departure day, for as many days as they have tickets for. The maximum number of days is at least 14—reliable data beyond this number is unclear. Practically speaking, this means FPs can be booked for more than 70 days away.
    • For onsite guests with a room/ticket package, the 60-day prebooking window will not appear until the 60-day mark. Before this point, it is normal for various members and/or their tickets to not appear on the MDX account. The entire traveling party and their tickets will appear at the 60-day mark in almost all cases.
    • For onsite guests with a room-only reservation, the 60-day prebooking window will not appear until the 60-day mark, assuming valid tickets are attached to the account. Before this point and only for guests with APs or older tickets that are not date-based, a 30-day window (from the current day) will be active. It is possible for these guests to practice booking FPs using this 30-day window.
     
  • The13thLetter

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    It is normal based on my experience. Below is from Post #3 of this thread:

    Onsite guests can book FPs for their entire stay including arrival day and departure day, for as many days as they have tickets for. The maximum number of days is at least 14—reliable data beyond this number is unclear. Practically speaking, this means FPs can be booked for more than 70 days away.
    • For onsite guests with a room/ticket package, the 60-day prebooking window will not appear until the 60-day mark. Before this point, it is normal for various members and/or their tickets to not appear on the MDX account. The entire traveling party and their tickets will appear at the 60-day mark in almost all cases.
    • For onsite guests with a room-only reservation, the 60-day prebooking window will not appear until the 60-day mark, assuming valid tickets are attached to the account. Before this point and only for guests with APs or older tickets that are not date-based, a 30-day window (from the current day) will be active. It is possible for these guests to practice booking FPs using this 30-day window.
    Ahh dang, I missed the above part in red, so it sounds like this is ok.

    Thanks!
     

    robot1000

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    Dec 4, 2011
    So I have a split stay and have been advised by a disney agent that I can't book them all at the beginning and will need to do it separately based on 60 days prior to check in day at each hotel.

    I was wondering, what happens if I make a dummy booking for the entire stay at another disney hotel (for the period of the split stay) and then cancel afterwards, would my fastpasses remain as I'll still be staying at disney during this period?
     

    hiroMYhero

    I'm satisfied with my care...
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    So I have a split stay and have been advised by a disney agent that I can't book them all at the beginning and will need to do it separately based on 60 days prior to check in day at each hotel.

    I was wondering, what happens if I make a dummy booking for the entire stay at another disney hotel (for the period of the split stay) and then cancel afterwards, would my fastpasses remain as I'll still be staying at disney during this period?
    Two onsite stays have one long open booking window. You do not need to book a bogus reservation.

    Please read the Split Stay section at the beginning of this thread. The info is current and correct.
     

    robot1000

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    Two onsite stays have one long open booking window. You do not need to book a bogus reservation.

    Please read the Split Stay section at the beginning of this thread. The info is current and correct.
    Would it make a difference that I'm staying at both all stars resort and Dolphin, as the latter is not 'disney owned' but is still part of the 60 day fastpass+ booking?
     

    ginny65

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    Jan 3, 2004
    While in the queue of an attraction for our 3rd FP, and after scanning our MB at the entrance, can we then select a 4th FP or do we need to wait until we scan our MB at the second scanning device of that attraction? Or perhaps once we are in the time frame of using our 3rd FP, then we can select our 4th FP??
     

    hiroMYhero

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    While in the queue of an attraction for our 3rd FP, and after scanning our MB at the entrance, can we then select a 4th FP or do we need to wait until we scan our MB at the second scanning device of that attraction?
    As soon as you scan at the line entrance, begin searching. Not all rides have 2 touch points.
     

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