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  • On Apr 10, 2019
    Carolyn from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far apart should I schedule my FastPass+ selections?

    Hello Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    I love the ability to make 3 FastPass+ selections ahead of time, it's a great way to start planning your day. The spacing out of these selections is totally personal preference. For me, I like to schedule my FastPass+ selections for late morning and afternoon. That's typically when I find the wait times for attractions are at their highest. My typical day at Walt Disney World looks something like this. 
    • Wake up early! We are at the parks 30 minutes prior to opening. 
    • Enjoy our favorite attractions with little to no wait time in the morning. 
    • Mid-morning snack. 
    • First Fastpass+ selections about 11:00 am.
    • Lunch.
    • Second and third FastPass+ selection anywhere from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 
    • After using all 3 original Fastpass+ selections add an addition one via the app. 
    • Dinner.
    • Fireworks.
    • Attractions with little to no wait time until the parks close. 
    That's my typical Disney day and it's served me well over the years! Each FastPass+ selection that you make is an hour long window. You won't be able to schedule them any closer than that. I do highly suggest waiting until around lunchtime to make the majority of your selections, however. This will make all the difference for you and your family during the peak time of the day!

    I hope this helps give you some ideas. If you have any other questions, please do feel free to come back and ask me. Happy planning! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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