Starting February 19, sweeping changes are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios FastPass+ structure. The big headline news that is literally in our headline is that Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be available for FastPass+ for the first time since it opened last year. Now guests will have a chance to fly the Millennium Falcon while skipping a large chunk of the line. Unlike Single Rider, the FastPass line will still take you to the awesome preshow, and you should be able to still request the pilot position (whereas you don’t typically get to do that in Single Rider).

Millennium Falcon will be a Tier 1 FastPass+ option for Hollywood Studios. Also starting February 19, the only other Tier 1 FastPass+ option is Slinky Dog Dash. Because Hollywood Studios separates their attractions into tiers, you can only have one Tier 1 FastPass reservation in advance, and then two Tier 2 reservations. This means you will have to choose between Slinky Dog Dash and Millennium Falcon. This may result in Slinky Dog FastPasses being easier to acquire after February 19.

It should be noted that February 19 is the first day that these changes go into effect, but you can start making FastPass+ reservations now for February 19 and later.

The new FastPass+ tiers for Hollywood Studios (starting February 19, 2020)

Tier 1 (Choose One)

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Tier 2 (Choose Two)

  • Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Rock N Roller Coaster
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Star Tours
  • Muppet-Vision 3D
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Fantastic!
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr Dance Party
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

More changes should be coming to Hollywood Studios going forward. We just don’t know when. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance was designed with FastPass+ in mind, but it will have a Boarding Group Virtual Queue system for the foreseeable future. I recently wrote an extremely in-depth guide on how to secure a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance’s virtual queue, so that’s your best shot at riding that amazing attraction now. March will bring the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, but no details have been announced on if that attraction will include FastPass+ upon opening (like Slinky Dog or Flight of Passage), or if it will be standby only like Millennium Falcon in its first few months of operation. Or maybe it will debut with a virtual queue! Once those inevitably attractions get added to FastPass+, expect some shakeup of the tiers to happen again.

But for now, prepare to jump to lightspeed, and grab those FastPasses!