Disney World’s Updated FastPass+ Aims to Eliminate Long Lines

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The Walt Disney Company is now helping visitors avoid long lines at Florida’s Walt Disney World. According to Disney Parks Blog editorial content director Thomas Smith, Disney Parks is expanding its FastPass+ and MagicBand programs to make it easier for visitors to book a reservation for popular attractions, shows, and Disney character meet-and-greets.

“Since launching FastPass+, millions of guests have been able to reserve access to their favorite Walt Disney World experiences in advance, allowing families to begin the Disney fun before they even leave home,” Smith wrote. “And now you will have even more opportunities to customize how you make FastPass+ selections—even while exploring and enjoying the parks.”

Guests of the park can make reservations for all their planned activities up to 30 days in advance of their visit, while guests staying at one the park’s Walt Disney World Resorts can their make selections up to 60 days in advance.

Here’s how it works: Guests can launch the My Disney Experience mobile app and login to FastPass+, then choose the date and time they want to visit a specific attraction or show. Guests can now book specific reservations for up to three attractions (previously, they had to choose all three at once). After their initial three reservations are made, guests can reserve a fourth and fifth activity through the mobile app. All of which will make it easier for visitors to ensure that they get the chance to meet their favorite Disney characters, and hop aboard the most popular rides and attractions, in a much more efficient way (read: without those long lines). Dreams really do come true at Disney World.

FastPass+ is free for all park guests and only available at Walt Disney Resorts, which include Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.