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      • Description: Program that allows you to select FastPass Attractions and Entertainment before you leave home AND make changes on the go. You are able to reserve firework and parade viewing areas, Character Greetings and more. Certain restrictions apply.

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    • lynmar

      Registered: August 2018
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Thu August 9, 2018 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 1 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): none
      Cons: all

      We haven't been to Disney for a few years and this was our first experience with the new FastPass. We were incredibly disappointed with it. It makes visiting the parks stressful and we were constantly looking at our phones and watches. It takes away from the magic of the experience. I have been there at peak times before and I feel like it changed the flow of the lines and made it worse. I love Disney, but this was very poorly thought out.
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      Registered: January 2018
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Mon January 15, 2018 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 2 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Short line for 3 rides
      Cons: If not staying at a hotel, you can't get any good rides

      I have been an Annual Pass holder for 6 years. I have tried at least 4-5 times a week to get a fast pass for Avatar since it opened. Since I can only get a fast pass 30 days in advance, they are all taken. The earliest I can get Toy Story is usually 2 - 3 PM. I will not be renewing my fast passes this year. Going to Universal as they provide premium pass holders with skip the line after 4 at no additional cost.
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      Registered: December 2017
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Mon December 18, 2017 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 1 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Nothing
      Cons: Everything

      I hate this horrible system. Disney came up with this system solely for their own benefit -squeeze more people into the park by spreading them out into attractions they don't really want to be in.

      Unless you plan two months in advance, forget about riding your favorite attraction without a 2+ hour wait.

      If you are a local AP holder, you can forget about enjoying last minute trips because FPs are not available.

      Horrible horrible system
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      Registered: October 2007
      Posts: 66
      Review Date: Fri November 3, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 3 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Only way to ride some attractions
      Cons: Wait times

      Well, it's the only game in town, so if you want to ride any of the big attractions - Flights of Passage (which was amazing), Tower of Terror, Rock 'N Roller Coaster, Soarin', etc. then you need to get fastpasses for them. What I don't like is the impact it seems to have on wait times overall. Pirates of the Caribbean, for the first time in my experience, had wait times of 45-60 minutes. Since when does that happen? Similar for other less popular attractions. Hollywood Studios was a bit of a disaster. I love the two big rides there (mentioned above), but RRC broke down, so wait times for TOT were 90-120 minutes before 10am. Toy Story was also over 60 minutes. On a Wednesday in October. While waiting for my fastpasses to kick in, I literally had nothing to do. I don't think Disney is managing its wait times very well right now.
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      Registered: July 2017
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Thu July 13, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Can book Fastpass in advance, and have them waiting for you when you arrive. Was able to walk directly onto Soarin with no wait the first day
      Cons: Reduces the amount of rides you can go on, cast member did not explain it correctly

      The whole idea of booking Fastpasses in advance is great if you are able to plan a lot of your trip in advance, and it is great to have them waiting for when you arrive your first day. But the wristbands/ booking Fastpasss online reduces the amount of rides you can go on. The entire three days we were there, we went about ten rides. There were days where we would go on only three or four rides the whole day. The one exception was Test Track because of the single rider line. One time we had several Fastpasses for the evening at the Hollywood Studios(For Star Tours and Toy Story Mania). We wanted to go on Soarin in the morning. I asked at the front desk if we could get Fastpasses in multiple parks. The person said yes. This turned out to be not true. While at Epcot, I asked several cast members if I could make try to get a new Fastpass for Soarin while keeping the Disney Hollywood Studios Fastpasses. The cast members implied I could. This was not true. I ended up losing the Disney Hollywood Studios Fastpasses and all the Soarin Fastpasses were already booked. We waited on the standby line for over an hour for Soarin and did not get to go on Star Tours or Toy Story Mania. How could the cast members be so wrong? It is possible I didn't ask the question correctly but I doubt it. In all the years I have been to Walt Disney World is the first time the cast members actually provided me with misinformation.
      One thing is for sure, I agree the main idea is to have guests stay longer.​
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      Registered: April 2017
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Tue April 4, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Love it
      Cons: cannot use in diff parks the same time

      We went the first time in 2014 using the FP system and we love it. I had surgery on my ankle now 5 years ago and it is hard for me to stand in same spot for long periods of time. So this way I dont have to wait as long. I do think that you should be able to pick fast passes for different parks at same time. Like Expediation Everest in the morning at AK and then later afternoon pick Soaring and Mission Space. I know you can choose them after you use the ones at AK but it would be nice. Also the Tiers should be more flexible like MK does. Soaring/Test Track and Forever after in the same Tier. And Rocking roller coaster and Toy Story Mania in the same Tier and these you can only choose one. other than that I love the no wait or very little
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      Registered: February 2013
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Sat April 23, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Seeing all available times, one Fastpass at a time
      Cons: If you try to change attractions you must cancel existing

      This is the second trip I have taken with FastPass+ and found it much easier to use this time with the changes made in April. I still prefer the old paper system even though I generally select my parks ahead of time - it just doesn't leave much flexibility for weather, etc. My biggest frustration was I couldn't see FastPass availability for another attraction once I had 3 selected. Soarin was not available for Fastpasses when I made my initial selections but until I cancelled Test Track I couldn't see Soarin availability. Thanks to All Ears I saw the updated 17 June opening announcement before the FastPasses were gone.
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      Registered: October 2007
      Posts: 66
      Review Date: Fri October 9, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Worked as advertised
      Cons: Park hopping ineffective

      I'm not a fan of the concept of the new fastpass system, for a number of reasons pointed out in numerous reviews here, but we're stuck with it. So in terms of how it worked, it pretty much worked as advertised. I had no problems making changes, and even adding new ones after we used our original 3. I did not like how it assigns you 3 when first setting them up, making you then change the ones you don't want. I also did not like that when park hopping, you have to be in that park to get an additional fastpass. We were in Epcot and about to head to MK, and wanted to get a fastpass for the one thing we could not do at MK the day before. But we would have had to travel all the way to MK without even knowing if any fastpasses were left. No thanks. Here's hoping that Disney continues to make improvements.
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      Registered: July 2008
      Location: Richmond, VA
      Posts: 16
      Review Date: Mon August 24, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Planning ahead--of course; Save from walking around so much, Web Site
      Cons: Only 1 at a time after first 3

      Well, first off you have to recommend it, b/c there is no other alternative to waiting in line.

      First time with FP+, and while I was apprehensive, it did OK. Just okay.

      The website worked flawlessly for me, I changed before trip, in the park, at hotels...all on my Iphone 6. No problems ever getting on site or switching.

      I did enjoy not having to run around the park to get FP tickets at the various stations. However, in the past, I could organize using 10-12 FP per day, this trip the most used was 6 one day in MK. That is not good for the guest.

      NEGATIVES: you will have to wait. For instance, you cannot get both Test Track and Soarin' at EPCOT so you have to wait for one. Never had to wait for either in the past. I would fondly walk across EPCOT to get a FP ticket to avoid 50 minute wait in Soarin'. Waste of time.
      ***SAME with DHS & Tower of Terror & RnR Coaster, you will have to wait for one of them, and those lines are dreadful too in the Florida sun.

      ALSO, after using first 3, you should be able to get 3 more, not just 1. That is ludicrous. Get one, use it...go get another one, use it...etc. etc. Not user friendly after first 3. And at MK, the station at Adventurland/LibertySquare is ridiculously crowded with regular 30 minute wait week of July 24-31. Tomorrowland worked more efficiently.

      All in all, not a disaster, but the old way worked just as well, and they could have saved alot of $$$ by leaving it.
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      Registered: August 2007
      Location: Oswego, Il
      Posts: 199
      Review Date: Thu July 2, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Guarantee of Specific Attractions
      Cons: Wait to Book 4TH

      I like FP+. I like knowing that I have 3 attractions booked to ride ahead of time, like 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Peter Pan at MK. I like being able to plan those ride times. It has allowed me to sleep in on park days without the mad dash to rope drop. I have always been able to get everything I want to get in regardless of the late start. That being said, I don't like having to wait to book the 4th FP+. Even if I have my first 3 FP+ done by lunch time, there's rarely anything good left and there aren't enough kiosks around the parks. This means standing in long lines to get a 4th FP+ to It's a Small World or It's Tough to be a Bug. These are 2 attractions that never have a wait anyway...
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      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Guilford, CT
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Tue May 19, 2015 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 3 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): none
      Cons: no flexiblility

      I like to plan my vacation ahead of time but this is too much. I agree with the other posts. Between the FPs and the ADRs you are locked into one park and you spend the day running from one ADR to the first FP, to the next FP before your next ADR, etc. It has taken all the magic and fun away. Not being able to get another FP until your last one is used, then you need to find a kiosk and nothing is left anyway. I do not have a smart phone so changes are not that easy. I too, miss the old system.
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      Registered: July 2010
      Posts: 4
      Review Date: Mon April 13, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Easy to use
      Cons: UNBEARABLY long standby lines, no flexibility

      The FP+ system works fine, BUT forget about any spontaneity. For starters, here's some insight I wish I had early on; FP+ assigns you your return times when you make your initial selections. You can ask it to give you different return times, but what you really want to do is select the return times. Guess what? You can immediately revise your return times individually - it just makes it look like you can't. Do you schedule all of your FP+'s early so you can get more or later when it is crowded? I HIGHLY recommend scheduling them @ peak crowd times unless you want to leave the park and come back during those times. Reason being, ALL of the FP+'s for the good rides will be gone before you even get to the park. You can get more than 3 in a day, but you have to stay in that same park, and the times you can get once you've used your first 3 will be extremely limited, and will likely be for long after the crowds have left and you don't need them.

      Now for the real negative though; you can't get FP+'s for everything, so you WILL be waiting in standby lines. Since everyone has 3 FP+'s, there are A LOT of FP+'ers cutting ahead of you in line on every ride. The more crowded the park is, the more this is true. The standby lines JUST CRAWL!! To see the effect this has, just get to the park before the FP+ return times start. We saw what looked like 60 minute lines breeze by in 20 minutes in that first golden hour. The exact opposite is true in the middle of the afternoon. Seriously, bring a chair. The lines feel like the simply don't move.

      More advice;
      DO get a FP+ for Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Soarin', Toy Story Midway Mania and Jungle Cruise

      DO get to the park early or stay late for Space Mountain and Test Track

      DON'T get FP+ for Big Thunder or the Haunted Mansion. The lines fluctuate enough on these that you can always find a bearable standby wait, and the standby lines aren't that bad.

      DON'T sleep in! The first hour is still a prime time to ride all of the rides with a minimal wait.
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      Registered: May 2009
      Location: Bellingham, WA
      Posts: 283
      Review Date: Thu April 9, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):

      I still don't love this new system, having used it about four times now. The two big tickets, Anna & Elsa and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, were things we skipped this time so that helped with making selections and it was easy enough to make changes up to a couple of days before. Day of changes can be nearly impossible.

      Another friend wanted to join my party of two on our first day at Epcot, and we couldn't get any rides to line up (among Soarin' and Spaceship Earth-but he could get one for IllumiNations!). Our day at Hollywood Studios, the bus took a long time to arrive so I needed to move some things around-no availability for Tower of Terror. On another day at Animal Kingdom, wanted to move our Dinosaur and Kali River Rapids passes back just a bit. Dinosaur was fine; KRR had no more availability until 2 hours later, much longer than we wanted to stay in the park.

      We did do pretty well at Magic Kingdom. Entering the park around 1pm, we used our original three options on Buzz Lightyear (they weren't even scanning at the second check point), Space Mountain, and Winnie the Pooh by 5:35. We visited a kiosk and were able to get a fourth almost immediately for it's a small world. It took us a few more kiosks and tries [CM tip: go back and forth between the "choose the ride" and "choose the time" pages a few times, and more times will become available - or try a different kiosk location] but were eventually able to get a fifth for Peter Pan's Flight and then a sixth for Jungle Cruise (11:40pm-12:40am), and I suspect we only had such luck because the park was open so late. Doubtful this could have occurred on a night when the park was only open until 9pm.
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      Registered: December 2007
      Posts: 87
      Review Date: Wed April 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): quick entry to rides
      Cons: have to plan too far ahead

      This was our 2nd time using fast pass+. We love getting on rides quickly, but having to make the decision on what fast passes to get months in advance limits us to follow park plans made far ahead of time. I tried to change some passes a day or two ahead, but all of the times we wanted were taken. I miss the old system. Then if we wanted to change the park we were going to at the spur of the moment, we could. I felt sorry for all those people we saw in line at the fast pass kiosks. They were left with the undesirable time slots for that day. Some times on the old system we would get more than one fast pass for the same ride on the same day. Not any more. The only way to ride that ride twice was to get to it at park opening and do standby early. Then use our fast pass later. While I do recommend Fast Pass+ I do so only because it's the only way to get a good fast pass. I hope they do some more tweeking to the system to make improvements. I would like to see the ability to choose any rides you want, not from a 2 tiered choice, and also be able to choose one ride more than once.
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      Registered: March 2015
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Tue March 24, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): pre planning
      Cons: none

      i love that i can plan ahead i look at calenders as soon as they come out and i plan what parks i want to be in now i can also get fast passes for the rides i really want before i even leave home awesome!!

      at the park one morning i arrived for magic hours and had already riden all the rides on my plan before they where scheduled so i changed my passes to another park while still in animal kingdom.

      not only that i didn't have to worry about losing paper tickets which is great because i lose everything almost as soon as i get it.
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