How to Maximize Your FastPasses at Walt Disney World
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend and are ready for a great week ahead! I am super excited about April because I'm running my second half marathon this month and it's Star Wars themed! But today I want to let you guys in on my secrets on how to get the most out of your FastPasses at Walt Disney World. Let's be honest, it can be hard when you're planning your FP+ almost two months in advance of a trip, not knowing what the weather might be, or if you want to change your plans. So I'm going to be giving you my best tips on FP+ and where to make your initial selection for each park. (All scenarios are assuming you have a resort reservation.)
The first thing you have to know is that you should ALWAYS try to make your FP+ right at your 60 day mark before your vacation. That's going to give you the best opportunity to get the top level rides and attractions you might want, like Flight of Passage, or Frozen Ever After. I try to set an alarm on my calendar for the day before and the day of as reminders that my FP+ booking day is coming. If you're really wanting those top tier rides then you're going to want to be up early on that 60 day mark to get them. The later you wait the less likely you are to get them. I find it easier to make the initial FP+ on the computer, but if you only have access to your phone then be sure you have the My Disney Experience App downloaded before you have to make you FP+.
Another thing I always try to do is look at the park hours and see what parks have Extra Magic Hours on what day. What I like to do is only go to that park and do a few things during the Extra Magic Hours because you really can get a lot done in that hour or two (depending on if it's morning or night), with a lesser wait time. Then I head to the park where I've actually made my FP+.
If you're really into table service restaurants, book those at the 180 day mark. Depending on where you're dining could help you decide where to make your FP+. For example, if you're dining at Boma for dinner, you might want to consider making your FP+ at Animal Kingdom since the restaurant is only a few moments drive away. If you're dining at Via Napoli, you would probably want to make your FP+ for at Epcot.
What do you do when your initial three FP+ are up, either by using them or the time window is up? Well you make more of course! After you use up your original FP+ you can make one more, then when you scan into your FP at the first checkpoint, you can make one more, and so on for the rest of the day. You can't be too picky with what you get doing FP+ this way, but if you're just wanting to keep your kids occupied, or don't really care what you ride, then this is a great strategy. I have had some really great luck with FP+ this way, and have done at most 12 rides on FP+ in one day, and that was including park hopping.
The last way to maximize your FP+ is to know that sometimes rides go down due to technical difficulties, or weather. When this happens, the ride you had the initial FP+ for will show a "multiple experiences" pass, where you're group can ride just about anything at the park where the down ride is at. This is a great time to do a ride that can usually have a longer line, like Space Mountain, or that you might want to do again because it's your favorite!
Now that you know my best FP+ tips here are the things I think you should use your initial three on at each park:
Living With the Land
Tower of Terror
Toy Story Midway Mania
Flight of Passage
Well friends, that's it for today! Let me know in the comments your favorite Disney ride! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney Adventures!
Be magical today!