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  • On Apr 19, 2020
    Lynn from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My favorite rides are not available on fast pass. What are my options?

    Hi Lynn! I'm always happy to help a fellow resident of PA with their Walt Disney World Resort planning! While FastPass+ is a great way to experience many Disney Parks attractions, it is true that some attractions do not offer FastPass+, or sometimes there are no FastPass+ reservations remaining for a certain attraction. Let's explore your options.

    Option 1 - Arrive early! I consistently find that rising with the sun, so that we can arrive early to the Disney Parks, gives my family an opportunity to experience some of our favorite attractions with shorter wait times. We usually arrive about 45 minutes before park opening. Once allowed into the park we go directly to that favorite attraction!

    Option 2 - Stay late! Maybe you're not an early-riser. If that's the case, stay late! Park crowds tend to thin out as the night goes on. Remember, as long as you're in line for an attraction before park closing time, you'll be permitted to stay in line until you get on the attraction, even if the park has officially closed.

    Option 3 - Arrive really early or stay really late with Extra Magic Hours! Extra Magic Hours allow Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (and some Good Neighbor Resorts) to have access to the parks before park opening or after park closing. Again, the earlier you arrive or the later you stay will give you the chance to experience your favorite attractions with little wait time!

    Option 4 - Wait in the standby line. Even if you couldn't secure a FastPass+ reservation, or it's not available for your favorite attraction, you can always use the standby line. Disney Parks are making some of their standby lines interactive with the Play Disney Parks app. It will certainly help to pass the time while waiting in line!

    Lynn, feel free to write back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if there is a specific attraction that you are really hoping to experience that doesn't offer FastPass+. A member of the panel will probably be able to offer strategies to experience that specific attraction!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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