Over the weekend, Disney World updated how their FastPass+ system works in a couple of ways. While these tweaks may seem small, they could significantly alter how you use FastPass+ on your next Disney World visit.
The first adjustment gives you a bit more flexibility when you initially make your FastPass+ reservations. Before, you had to make all 3 reservations for the day at once. Now, you can make anywhere from 1-3 FastPass reservations when first making your selections for the day. If you aren’t sure what to do past one or two favorite attractions, this can make things easier to initially make your reservations. You’re also now able to more easily pick which time you visit each attraction, rather than the system automatically assigning it. This definitely streamlines the process, as before you had to go through several screens in order to adjust the times.
The second big adjustment has to do with the bonus FastPasses you can get after you use the first three reserved FastPasses. Previously, you had to go to the FastPass+ kiosks inside the park you were visiting in order to get any additional FastPasses after you use the first three. Now you will be able to use the MyDisneyExperience app or website in order to make these additional FastPasses. This is a great addition, since you now no longer have to wait in line at the FastPass+ kiosks to get these passes. Also, this will be great for guests planning on park hopping. That way you could use your FastPasses in Magic Kingdom and make a reservation for later in the day at Epcot immediately using the app, instead of having to wait to go to the in-park kiosk.