• On May 15, 2018
    Mark from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Help!!! I did not realize that fast passes sell out. Are we just out of luck with fast passes since they "have concluded fast pass selections for this date"? Could we try the kiosks once we enter the parks that day? Thanks!

    Hi Mark, 

    “It’s true. All of it.” There are only a limited number of FastPass+ selections available for all Walt Disney World Resort attractions that offer this service. I completely understand the frustration (and borderline panic) that can take over when you get that dreaded message for your favourite attraction, but don’t worry! This doesn’t mean that your only remaining option is the “standby” (i.e. non FastPass+) queue during your upcoming visit. 

    My biggest tip would be to keep checking your My Disney Experience account to see whether any additional selections are available. In my experience, Guests are always cancelling and changing their selections, especially in the 24-48 hours prior to or even the day of their visit! If you check back frequently, you might just get lucky!

    Another option, in order to increase your odds of snagging the attraction of your choice, I would also recommend splitting your party up into smaller chunks. It’s easier to find FastPass+ availability for a party of 2 than, say, for a party of 10. Then, you can slowly build overlapping return times for all members of your party who want to experience a given attraction. 

    Finally, even if you have to wait in the standby queue, don’t despair! If you arrive a little bit before the scheduled opening of the Theme Park that you’d like to visit, you should be able to enjoy lower wait times at all attractions for the first hour or so of the Park’s operations. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    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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