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  • On Nov 28, 2018
    Christine from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Ready to start booking fast passes for our upcoming Jan 2018 trip. I get that I can only pick 1 from the tier-1 group and 2 from tier-2. But what if we don't want any of the tier-1 selections (in AK)? Is is possible to get 3 tier-2 selections instead?

    Hello Christine, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great planning question.

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year when it’s time to make your FastPass+ selections. I love being able to skip the Standby lines and head straight to the FastPass+ return line to enjoy my favorite rides and attractions. It is so important to have a plan before your FastPass+ selection day since the availability for the most popular and newest rides and attractions goes so fast.

    The tiered system for FastPass+ distribution is in place to make sure that all guests have the opportunity to enjoy at least one popular rides or attractions in every park. I am happy to tell you that if you do not have to choose a Tier I attraction, as a part of your initial 3 FastPass+ selections. All 3 of your FastPass+ selections can come from Tier II. In the Magic Kingdom, there are no tiers for any FastPass+ attractions.

    You can begin to make your FastPass+ selections 30 days prior to your arrival, with a valid admission ticket linked to your My Disney Experience account. If you are a guest staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can make your selections 60 days prior to your check-in date. You can begin making your selections at 7:00 AM sharp. I recommend that you sign in to My Disney Experience online or using the mobile app about 5-10 minutes in advance, so you are logged in and ready to go.

    Andrea’s planning tip: Try to make your FastPass+ selections as early in the day as possible. Once you have redeemed your initial selections you can obtain a 4th FastPass+ reservation as long as there is availability. Yes, you can even select a Tier I FastPass+ attraction if there are any available. Good luck with your planning.

    See ya real soon,
    Andrea
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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