• On Jul 17, 2019
    Lynette from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. We will be making our FastPass selections soon, and I'm trying to prepare our plans. What is the benefit of having FastPasses for outdoor entertainment such as Illuminations and Beauty and the Beast Live?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lynette!

    As you prepare to make your FastPass+ selections for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I would definitely recommend considering an outdoor entertainment option for one of your reservations. For the two examples you mentioned (IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage), your FastPass+ reservation allows you and your party to enter a designated seating area from which you can watch the show. I think this will be especially important for your September visit, as IllumiNations will celebrate its final show at Epcot on Sept. 30. My family and I enjoy using one of our FastPass+ experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for either Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage or Fantasmic! because the FastPass allows us to have great seats for the shows without the need to get there super early. 

    With the recent changes in the FastPass+ tiers for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I would recommend using your Tier 1 FastPass for one of the Toy Story Land attractions (Slinky Dog Dash is currently one of my favorite rides at Walt Disney World Resort) and then use your other two for a couple of the stage shows. All of the entertainment options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are awesome, but my personal favorites are Fantasmic!, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration and Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage. 

    Enjoy your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Lynette, and please let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

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