large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Oct 2, 2019
    Jenny from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First time fast pass+ user, not staying on property, question: first park day -Nov 11th do I book my fast passes on Oct 11th? and only for Nov 11th our first day or can I do my whole stay (Nov 11-17) or can I only book each day Oct 12 for Nov 12 etc. etc.

    Hi Jenny, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It’s great to see you again after so many years, my fellow Canadian.

    Disney’s FastPass+ service has really transformed the way that my family visits Walt Disney World Resort. For one thing, it has really increased the anticipation before our visits because get to choose which of our favorite attractions we plan to visit, even before even starting our vacation. 

    If you aren’t staying in a Disney Resort Hotel, you’ll be able to book each Disney day’s worth of FastPass+ selections 30 days before each park day. That is, you’ll be able to make your selections one day at a time. If your first day is on November 11th, that means that you’ll be able to make that day’s selections starting October 12th (don’t forget, there are 31 days in October, which means that October 11th is 31 days before your visit) and the following day’s selections on October 13th, and so forth. 

    If you don’t manage to get all of the FastPass+ selections you’re hoping for, don’t worry! I find that availability tends to free up either the day before or the day of my visits, especially if I keep refreshing the selection window that you'll find in your My Disney Experience mobile app. And don't forget to download it before you leave home to avoid any roaming charges!

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and visit us if you have any other questions, including more detailed tips and tricks about how to make the FastPass+ system work well for your family. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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