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  • On Feb 11, 2020
    Susan from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Questions about fastpass… Do you have to use all three fastpasses before you can get more? What if you have a fastpass to one of the evening show like Fantasmic or River or Lights? Any real benefit to having fastpasses to the evening shows?

    Susan,

    Thanks for your question!

    Yes, you do have to use all of your three initial FastPass+ selections before you can select another. After using the initial three you can continue to choose a single selection at a time. Use that added fourth selection, and you can go back and select a fifth. It continues on like that for the rest of the day. It is for this very reason that some people do not opt to use any of their FastPass+ selections on evening shows or entertainment.

    When my family goes to Walt Disney World, because we have had the good fortune to visit several times, we will use one of our FastPass+ selections for something like Fantasmic! or Rivers of Light. But if this is one of your first trips I would suggest that, while these shows are great, you might want to use all of your initial selections to attractions during the day. You could still possibly get a FastPass+ for one of these evening shows after you have exhausted the first three. Because so many others will opt not to select these shows initially, there could still be some availability.

    DOUG'S TIP: Some people will opt not to rely on that luck that FastPass+ selections will be available, and will instead secure seating by trying out one of the entertainment dining packages, like the Rivers of Light Dining Package. This combines a reservation for a particular restaurant with a secured seating area for the show. I have enjoyed these packages more than once and they could be a great way to go, if the restaurants match what you might want for dinner than evening. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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