Although it previously offered FASTPASS at many of its show-based attractions, at present FASTPASS is only available for 4 rides at Hollywood Studios. Swelling crowds in recent years (especially on nights when Fantasmic! is shown) make FASTPASS a useful tool in this park.
Content below is meant to accompany our general advice on FASTPASS at Walt Disney World.
Specific notes about touring FASTPASS attractions in Hollywood Studios follow:
- Obtain FASTPASS tickets for Toy Story Mania! and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster as early in the day as possible.
- The stand-by queue for Toy Story Mania! is very long, and it takes more than 4 minutes to follow a leisurely paced cast member through it if you are among the first in line at park opening. Because of this, someone with a FASTPASS at 4:00 p.m. may spend less time in line than the first rider of the day!
- FASTPASS tickets for Toy Story Mania! disappear insanely fast: they are usually gone within 1.5 to 3 hours after opening, depending on the time of year. During the first hour the park is open, it is not unusual to see the line for the attraction's FASTPASS kiosks extend over 300 feet to the Voyage of the Little Mermaid entrance.
- If the FASTPASS return windows and wait times are not too long, you can sometimes accomplish a "drop and roll" combination: get a FASTPASS for Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and then ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster using the stand-by line. By the time you are done with Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, it may be time to use your Tower of Terror FASTPASS.
- If you get a FASTPASS for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the bottom of your ticket will state that you can get another FASTPASS (for any attraction) just 1 hour later (as opposed than the normal 2 hours).
- FASTPASS for Star Tours was unnecessary in recent years, but this will likely change when the refurbished ride re-opens in May 2011. We recommend that you arrive prior to park opening, get a FASTPASS for Toy Story Mania!, and then ride Star Tours immediately afterwards.
- Rock 'n' Roller Coaster has a single rider line. If you do not mind having each member of your party ride in a separate car or train, this can save you time without using FASTPASS.