• On Sep 17, 2019
    Michelle from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was wondering how I plan fast passes for Hollywood Studios for December if I don't know if Smugglers Run will be an available option? Also when would we know about extra extra magic hours during the week between christmas and new years?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle!

    It sounds like you and I have a lot in common because I'm always itching to get my plans in place for my upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation. By the time I make my advanced dining reservations 180 days before my arrival, I'm already thinking about what attractions I'd like to experience and how I want to work FastPass+ selections into my day. Sometimes I don't know the exact theme park hours or I'm hoping for something special to be announced for the time I'm there, so let's chat about what to do if you feel like some pieces of the trip planning puzzle are missing.

    When it comes to planning a vacation, one of the best pieces of advice that I try to stick to myself is to work with the information I have available to me when I'm making the plans. Right now, we know that "Extra" Extra Magic Hours will be ending on November 2, so go ahead and make your plans based on the hours that are on the calendar for the week of your vacation. If they change at all, you can adjust your plans after you've made them! At the moment, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is not participating in FastPass+ and I haven't heard of plans for that to change anytime soon, so I recommend that you also make your plans for Disney's Hollywood Studios with all the information you have available now. If you're coming for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections as early as the end of October if you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, so that still gives us about another month for any news to break before you can make your plans. Even if you've already made your plans and any of those things you're hoping for becomes available, your FastPass+ selections and most of the other plans you make using My Disney Experience are flexible, so you can change them at any time if you want to.

    Have a magical day, Michelle!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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