Disney's Hollywood Studio's Tower of Terror
  • On Jul 24, 2019
    Lorraine from UK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Can you advise if Fast Pass + is available Tower of Terror for August the 20th. I have booked my fast passes but can not book one for this and it says I can go on standby. Please advise

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lorraine! I’m so glad you dropped in with your question about the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

    In my opinion, a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios isn’t complete without a visit to the Hollywood Tower Hotel. My favorite part about this attraction isn’t even the ride itself – it’s the incredible, immersive theming as you explore so many creepy corners of this stopped-in-time hotel. I hope you love every electrifying moment of becoming part of the story of what happened on Halloween 1939.

    Lorraine, I’m sorry you haven’t been able to get your FastPass+ selection for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. While I wish I had some way of seeing into the 5th dimension, I don’t have a way to confirm which FastPass+ selections are available on a given day. If the message you’re getting is that FastPass+ is not available, but standby is an option, that does mean that, right in this minute, all the available FastPasses are gone. Don’t give up! You’ve got some options.

    The first and most important strategy is to keep trying. Using your My Disney Experience mobile app, keep trying to search for available FastPass+ selections. If you’ve already made all three for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll do this by attempting to modify a FastPass+ selection in the same tier as the Tower of Terror. (For August 20, Tower of Terror is a Tier 2 attraction, which Jason explains in this answer.) Keep trying, because you never know when someone might cancel or modify a selection, freeing it up for you!

    If you have a large party, you can try to break into smaller parties. For example, sometimes my family of four can’t get four FastPass+ selections at the exact same time, but if I search for FastPass+ options for just me and my daughter, and then two more for my son and husband in an overlapping time window (remember, FastPass+ windows are one-hour long), we can all ride together.

    Finally, don’t worry too much if you don’t secure a FastPass+ for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The standby queue winds through the grounds of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, and is filled with fantastic Disney details and theming. This attraction has a pretty high capacity, so the queue usually moves pretty quickly. If you head there first thing in the morning, or just before park closing, you can often experience a shorter wait time. 

    Enjoy your stay at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, Lorraine!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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