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  • On Nov 23, 2014
    Christine from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We've made some FastPass+ selections for our upcoming trip in January, but I noticed that I couldn't get a FastPass reservation before 9am, even though there is an extra magic hour that day. Is it not allowed or a glitch? Thanks!

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  I wondered the same thing myself while planning my last Walt Disney World vacation and did a little research to find out what the current practice is with regards to early morning Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+ selection availabilities.  Although this practice could be subject to change at any time, currently FastPass+ selections are not offered for morning Extra Magic Hours. 

    Keep in mind that the new and wonderful FastPass+ system is constantly being updated and tweaked to provide the best vacation experience for all of the Guests.  Therefore it is possible in the future to see FastPass+ selections become available during morning Extra Magic Hours.  The best way to know is simply to check back periodically in your My Disney Experience account.

    Christine in my opinion, having a FastPass+ selection during morning Extra Magic Hours would not be very helpful.  My reasoning is because if my plan is to arrive at a theme park at its opening, I like to have my first FastPass+ scheduled a few hours later when the park's crowd level begins to peak and the lines are longer.  I prefer to use the standby queues in the early morning when the crowds are usually the lowest.

    I hope this information helps you with your Disney vacation planning.  Please come back and visit us again with any more questions that you may have.  We are always happy to help!

    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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