• On Jan 18, 2018
    Bethany from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Getting a fast pass for World of Color in Disneyland still allows you to get fast passes for rides. Is that the same in WDW for their “shows” like Illuminations or Rivers of Light? Or does that mean you can’t get a FP for a ride until after the show?

    Hi Bethany, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question! 

    There are several differences between the Disney FASTPASS Service at Disneyland Resort and FastPass+ at Walt Disney World Resort. One of them is the fact that, because all of the attractions that are eligible for FastPass+ selections are on the same “system”, if you choose to include a show in your selections, then you can only get additional selections once that show has concluded.

    There are plenty of places around World Showcase Lagoon that will give you a great view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. I seldom include it as part of my party’s FastPass+ selections, unless it’s available closer to showtime. 

    As for Rivers of Light, however, I would recommend booking a Rivers of Light Dining Package instead. That way, you get reserved seating for the show, a great meal (Tiffins is one of my favourite restaurants in Walt Disney World Resort) and you can save your FastPass+ selections for other attractions that day. 

    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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