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  • On Jan 5, 2019
    Linda from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m a first time Premium Annual Passholder. Can’t find info on what is mentioned in general Disney info blurb as “early access to Fast Pass planning”. Please give any additional info that a first time user would need. Bought one pass for the family. Thanx.

    Hey, Linda!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so glad to see you again so let's get some magic flowing your way and find out about FastPass+ reservations for Passholders.

    I love being Premier Annual Passholder. Having the ability to visit Disney Theme Parks on both coasts whenever I am in the area is a dream come true. The discounts for hotel rooms, dining, and merchandise seem to pay for the annual pass over the year I use it. What a benefit!

    FastPass+ service is a way to skip the lines at the theme parks. It is used exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort while Disneyland Resort has a different system. "Early access" means you can schedule, online or on the My Disney Experience Mobile App, three (same theme park) FastPass+ reservations in advance of your trip. As a Passholder, you may schedule 7 non-consecutive days within a 30-day period of FastPass+ reservations in advance. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can do this 60 days in advance for the duration of their stay up to 14 days. Please know that all Walt Disney World Base tickets have access to FastPass+ reservation and that each member of your family will need their own ticket to use the FastPass+ service. After the initial three are used, you may schedule more, one-at-a-time, on a rolling basis in any theme park.

    Disney Dad Tip: My 2 biggest theme park tips for first-timers Passholders are: 1. Download the My Disney Experience Mobile App to see wait times, plan FastPass+ reservations, shop and order food. 2. Carry your Annual Passholder Card with you everywhere including parking. During a purchase, that little card will be a money saver.

    Linda, please let us know if you have any other questions and enjoy making many Magical Memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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