• On Mar 4, 2017
    Kelly from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Advice on best way to utilize FP+? Planning on reserving my 3 FP+ each day for each park. Is it best to reserve the rides you want to do in the morning and using all 3, so that you can get another FP for afternoon rides. How far apart to spread ride times?

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! I am so glad that you are considering how to best utilize Disney's FastPass+ system before you head to Walt Disney World. As I am sure that you know, making Disney FastPass+ selections will allow you to experience some attractions with shorter wait times.

    Guests have different ways that they like to choose their Disney FastPass+ selections. I tend to use the plan that you laid out! Before we leave home, I will make three morning Disney FastPass+ selections per day for my family using My Disney Experience. I like to make the time windows close together. For instance, if we were heading to Magic Kingdom, I might make our selections for Tomorrowland Speedway between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., for Space Mountain between 10:35 a.m. and 11:35 a.m., and for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train between 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. These are also rides that are fairly close together. In the in between time, for instance, if we ride Tomorrowland Speedway and are done before our next Disney FastPass+ selection time window opens up, we would experience nearby attractions such as Mad Tea Party or Dumbo the Flying Elephant until it does.

    Then, after using the last Disney FastPass+ selection, I would use the My Disney Experience Mobile App or visit a kiosk in the theme park to make another Disney FastPass+ selection. These are based on availability, of course. Once I used that fourth selection, I would make a fifth in the same way, and so on and so forth, for the rest of the day. I think this maximizes how many Disney FastPass+ selections you can make.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions, Kelly.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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