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  • On Jan 30, 2021
    Scott from TX Asked

    hi i need to know when and how i can buy pass’s like fast pass or anything like that?.

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    It sounds like some planning has begun for a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! With the new social distancing guidelines in place, Disney's FastPass+ service is not currently available. You have a few options to enhance your ride time efficiency. First, consider staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Resort hotel guests will have access to early theme park entry. With early theme park entry, resort hotel guests can enter any theme park up to 30 minutes prior to park opening. Another option would be to reserve a private VIP tour. This is one of my dreams! We have yet to have a private VIP escort through the parks, but this service can help you enjoy attractions more efficiently.

    With FastPass+ unavailable on our last visit, I was a little worried about ride wait times. We were pleasantly surprised, however because although most lines looked really long, the actual wait time was not. We also arrived at EPCOT at about 10:15 a.m. one day and they started letting guests in soon afterwards, so we were able to get through the temperature screening and in the park by 10:30 a.m. on a day when the park opened at 11:00. a.m. On other days, we arrived after park opening and were able to get in the parks quickly. 

    Remember to use the My Disney Experience Mobile App to view ride wait times while you are visiting. And  take advantage of the other mobile services available including Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, Mobile Dine Check-in, and Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability. We particularly loved using the Mobile Dine Check-in to check-in for our advanced dining reservations. We could even enter seating preferences when we checked in! If efficiency is your goal, I highly recommend making those advanced dining reservations. And if you use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, be sure to check the order times an hour or two before ordering. One day, we checked, and the pick-up time was going to be two hours from the time we were trying to order!

    Scott, I hope this helps! Do check the operational updates as you prepare for your visit since procedures and experience availability could change. And finally, be sure to use the Disney Park Pass system to make theme park reservations. My family had a spectacular time on our last visit. Sending you a little extra pixie dust trusting that you will have an Incredible visit as well!

    Magic and memories,
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