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  • On Mar 18, 2020
    Staci from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will be my first time trying to book 8 fast passes at the same time.. Will it be harder because of the large amount? Other than being on my computer at opening is there anything else I need to do. Don't know if booking in parties of 4 would help.

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Staci! I'm so glad that you've come to us today to ask about FastPass+ selections. Dreaming about my family's days in the Theme Parks is one of my favorite things to do when I'm planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort and making those FastPass+ selections really makes me feel like my vacation is just around the corner!

    You really should not have difficulty making FastPass+ selections for your group, even though it will be eight people altogether. Eight guests are certainly a manageable amount of people to make FastPass+ selections for and the size of your party should not stop you from getting what you want if you're ready at your computer at 7 a.m. Eastern Time on the day your booking window opens. If you aren't finding the exact times you're looking for in My Disney Experience right away, you may want to split your large party up into two groups and see if you can find FastPass+ selections that way. Remember, each FastPass+ is valid for a period of one hour, so as long as the two groups have reservation times that overlap, you'll all be able to ride together! Just stick together when you tap your MagicBands or admission cards at the entrance to the attraction and you'll all be able to be ride as one party. There are some attractions that all eight of you should be able to ride together like Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Frozen Ever After at EPCOT but some attractions have a smaller capacity, for example, the ride vehicle for Space Mountain can accommodate up to six guests so use your short wait in line to decide who wants to ride together!

    Have a magical day, Staci!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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