• On Jan 22, 2018
    Connie from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We’re determining our 3 fast pass tickets. How do we Find out the estimated time an attraction takes? For example: At 9:10am. Cinderella Fairy Hall takes X time At 10:25am Dumbo the Elephant takes X time At 11:50am Under the Sea Mermaid takes X time

    Hi Connie, Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Are you getting so excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation?

    While exact ride or experience times for every attraction varies, every FastPass+ reservation has an hour window for it's use. So in the example above, if you book Dumbo The Flying Elephant at 10:25, that really means you can enter Dumbo's queue anywhere between 10:25 until 11:25.

    Also, you are unable to make another FastPass+ reservation for less than an hour away on either side of a current reservation. In regards to your other FastPass+ reservations, anything earlier than your flight on everyone's favorite pachyderm can only be made up until 9:25 (this ride window will be from 9:25 until 10:25) and anything after your Dumbo reservation needs to start after 11:25 (which will allow you to enter its queue between 11:25 and 12:25).

    My family likes to make our reservations as close together as we can, and then strategically enter one queue as late as possible, experience that attraction, and then by the time we exit that experience it's time for our next FastPass+ reservation. Example: Book Dumbo at 10:25, but we don't enter the queue until 11:20. By the time we get off at maybe 11:45, our the one-hour window for our 11:30 pass to Space Mountain has already started. This way our downtime is in greater stretches all at once allowing us to experience more standby lines or have a nice sit-down table-service meal.

    I hope this helped clear things up a bit, Connie, and please don't hesitate to come back with any other FastPass+ questions you may have, or anything else we can help you with. We'll see you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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