• On Sep 12, 2018
    Jennifer from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How many days in advance can someone who is not staying at a Disney hotel, book their fast passes? We only have one day at Animal Kingdom before we leave on a Disney cruise then next day

    Hello Jennifer, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hear that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in just 2 months and then sailing away on your magical cruise. I think it is awesome that you will be able to spend a magical day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom too.

    Any guest with a valid theme park admission ticket linked to their My Disney Experience account can make their FastPass+ selections 30 days prior to their arrival date. Each guest can select up to 3 initial FastPass+ experiences. The selection window opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. You can make your selections online or from the My Disney Experience Mobile App from your smartphone or tablet device. In my home, the night before FastPass+ selection day is just about as exciting as the night before a birthday.

    You want to make sure everything goes smoothly on your selection day, so here are a few tips for you. First, make sure everyone has a ticket linked to their My Disney Experience account. Next, make sure that you manage or are connected to anyone you will be making a FastPass+ selections. Also, have a list of prioritized rides and attractions. If the first one is not available, go to the next on your list. You can always arrive at the park before it opens and head straight to the attraction highest on your list that you were unable to obtain a FastPass+ for. Finally, make sure you are logged on about 5-10 minutes before the selection window opens. This will allow you to be ready at 7:00 a.m. on the dot. Good luck with your planning.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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