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  • On Sep 5, 2019
    Michael from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at the Contemporary Resort. I heard if you book your Fastpasses online you can do it at 6 AM instead of 7 AM. True or False?

    Hi  Michael!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! This is a great question because the earlier you can make FastPass+ selections and Advance Dining Reservations, the more likely you are to get your choice of options and times. I am a planner by nature, and I am always ready to go with my list!

    FastPass+ selections can only be made online, using either the My Disney Experience Website or the My Disney Experience Mobile App. You cannot reserve them over the phone. Guests who are staying on property can begin making FastPass+ selections 60 days before resort check-in, at 7 am eastern time. So, to answer your question specifically -  False. Guests staying at off-property resorts can begin reserving FastPass+, 30 days before the day of their visit.

    Perhaps the confusion occurred with thinking about making Advance Dining Reservations. For Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Advance Dining Reservations can be made for up to 10 days of your vacation, beginning 180 days before check-in. You may make reservations by phone at 7 am, and online at 6 am. Some dining location reservations may open online as early as 5:45 am, so it can be helpful to start checking right away. Guest staying off property may reserve 180 days in advance, one day at a time.

    It looks like your FastPass+ selection day is coming up soon. My Disney Mom Pro Tip is to remember that you don’t have to make your FastPass+ selections in chronological order. For hard to secure attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage or Slinky Dog Dash, plan to visit those parks toward the end of your trip, and try to book those days first, for the best chance to find a FastPass.

    I hope this helps, Michael. Sending you pixie dust for that perfect FastPass!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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