• On Feb 14, 2018
    Kristina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms Panel!! Our trip in May is coming up quickly. In less than 2 weeks, we will be scheduling our fast passes. Can you schedule fast passes during extra magic hours?

    Hi Kristina!

    Thanks for dropping by!

    How exciting -  your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner! It's so much fun to plan a Disney vacation, and I'm happy to hear you're planning ahead by scheduling FastPass+ reservations for your "must-do" shows and attractions.

    Extra Magic Hours are the "extra" hours Walt Disney World theme parks are open exclusively for Disney Resort hotel guests. It's an awesome perk of staying on property, because guests can enjoy shorter wait times and smaller lines for their favorite attractions. I always take advantage of Extra Magic Hours when I visit the theme parks - I'm usually able to ride several rides during those less crowded times!

    FastPass+ is only available during normal park hours, so you won't be able to schedule any FP+ reservations during the hours designated as Extra Magic Hours each day. The good news is, you'll find that you won't really need FastPass+ during these hours, as the waits are much shorter, and the crowds much thinner. My advice is to head straight to the most popular attractions during this time, or use these hours to visit attractions you'd like to experience twice - once in the standby line, and once with a FastPass+ you've scheduled at another time.

    I hope this helps with your planning! Have a magical day, Kristina! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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