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  • On Jul 9, 2021
    Russell from VA Asked

    What is the going on with fast passes?

    Hey there, Russell. Thanks for stopping by planDisney! 

    Russell, when Walt Disney World opened back up last summer we saw some changes in the way the parks are operating. One of these changes was the suspension of the FastPass+ program. We have not yet received word if or when it might return. The good news is with the capacity limitations, the wait times for even the most popular attractions are not outrageous. Last month, when I visited Walt Disney World, we didn't end up arriving at Magic Kingdom Park until about 2:15 p.m., when the parks are normally at their most crowded. We walked in, had a snack and then walked right on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I was shocked! It was such a fun afternoon bouncing from attraction to attraction with little to no wait times all day. 

    If you aren't a fan of waiting in long lines for attractions, I know I am not, I suggest arriving at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the park's scheduled opening time. This always gives me enough time to park, go through security and actually enter the theme park and head to the first attraction of the day before the park even technically opens. When I arrive early, I am always amazed at how much I can cross off of my must-do list before lunchtime. This is a great way to navigate the theme parks without the use of FastPass+ program at this time. 

    Russell, keep an eye over on the Disney Parks Blog for updates about when the FastPass+ program might return. I think it is a possibility to see it come back before your Walt Disney World vacation next January. If it does, you'll certainly be able to add them to your vacation before you go. 

    I'm sorry I don't have a better update for you but I have my fingers crossed that the FastPass+ program will return sooner rather than later. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help! Have a great day. 
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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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