Long gone are the days of hitting up a kiosk to get FASTPASSes for your favorite rides. Now that the parks have gone totally FP+ (Fast Pass+) here are some tips that will help you make your choices wisely:
Disney Resort guests are able to make their FP+ selections 60 days in advance. This also means your going to need to start thinking about which parks you are going to hit on what day. Don’t forget to consider your Extra Magic Hours. If you change your mind before or even during your trip, your choices can always be changed.
Guests staying off-property can make their FP+ selections 30 days in advance on the My Disney Experience app.
Each guest is now limited to 3 FP+ selections per day.
If you plan on park hopping, keep in mind that you are only allowed to make your selections for one park. For example if you are going to spend the morning at Animal Kingdom and the evening at the Magic Kingdom, you should probably make your selections at Animal Kingdom since the park is usually more crowded in the morning due to the fact that they close earlier then any of the other parks.
You can make reservations at any kiosk for any park. If you are at Animal Kingdom you can still make your selections for Magic Kingdom later in the day.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot work on a tiered system based on popularity. At these parks you can only pick 1 selection from tier 1 and 2 from tier two.
Disney Hollywood Studios Tier 1
Toy Story Mania
Slinky Dog Dash
Alien Swirling Saucers
Epcot Tier 1
Frozen Ever After
If you are making your FP+ reservations at a kiosk, the ones closer to the entrance are usually more crowded first thing in the morning so head to your favorite rides and look for that empty kiosk along the way.
Once you have made all of your reservations take a picture of the screen with your phone so you have them all available to view. My Disney Experience is a phone battery hog AND has been known to go down, leaving you with no idea what's next.
Staying on property? Take advantage of those Extra Magic Hours. Head into the park early and hit the attractions you choose not to get FP+ for or stay later in the night to do them all again.
Make sure you have downloaded the “My Disney Experience” app on your mobile device. You will have all of your reservations at your finger tips and be able to change them on the go.