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  • On Dec 16, 2019
    Ellen from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When a Fast Pass is no longer available, it says stand by may be an option. What is stand by? And how does that work?

    Hi Ellen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you for sending in this question.  FastPass+ is a fantastic system, enabling us to secure a place on our favourite attractions before we even arrive at the theme park!  However, sometimes the most popular FastPass+ selections become booked up very quickly.  If this happens, firstly I would recommend that you continue to check for availability.  Sometimes Guests will cancel their FastPass+ nearer the date.  Alternatively, there is always the standby queue.  This is simply the regular queue which is available for every Guest.  Some standby lines actually move quickly, especially those for the rides with vehicles that are continually moving, such as Spaceship Earth and Haunted Mansion.  Also, if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, the standby lines are generally shorter during Extra Magic Hours (when the park opens early, or stays open later than the regular hours exclusively for Disney Resort hotel Guests), so I would recommend using those for any of your favourite rides for which you couldn't secure a FastPass+.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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