New! FastPass+ Availability, Dashboard, Attraction Updates

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A few new updates for the site today should make it easier to plan your next Disney World trip:

  • You can see all of the FastPass+ times available for every attraction in every park, up to 30 days in advance
  • Your Trip Dashboard now includes links to the attractions available in the parks you’re visiting, and an easier-to-understand crowd rating
  • Each park’s Attractions page gets a cleaner, simpler layout, and only shows ratings for the age groups in your family

Details are below.

FastPass+ Availability

You’re now able to see all of the FastPass+ reservation times available for every attraction, every day, on a single page:

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We’ve also added FastPass+ availability to each attraction, for easy reference. See the new text box on the right side of the page, highlighted in orange:

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We’re using a party size of 1 right now, with other group sizes coming soon.  FastPass+ availability is shown for up to 30 days in advance, and we’re working on 60.

Dashboard Updates

Your Trip Dashboard gets a more organized look, and easier navigation to each park’s attractions:

  • Each park’s crowd calendar rating gets a short text explanation of the crowd level
  • For each park you’re visiting each day, links to those parks’ attraction pages are now available. This makes it faster to find the right rides for your family.

Here’s a screen capture, with the new elements highlighted in orange.

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Attractions Pages

Each park’s attractions page has been redesigned to make it easier to read, and easier to choose rides for your touring plans.

One big change is that you’ll only see ride ratings appropriate for your family’s ages. If you’re typical adults with only pre-school and grade-school children, then you don’t need to see attraction ratings for teens, young adults, or seniors – that information just clutters up the page. The new default settings only show what’s relevant to your family. (You can still see all of the ratings by clicking Show All Age Ratings.)

Each attraction’s information layout has been redesigned for easy reading, including the ride’s location, brief description, and best times to visit. If your family includes pre-school or grade-school children, we’ll also display the ride’s height requirements.

We’ve also made it easy to add a ride to your touring plan. Simply click the “Add to Plans” link to add an attraction to one of your touring plans.

Finally, you can rate each attraction from 1 to 5 stars, to easily remember your favorites.

Here’s a screen capture with the new layout:

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These updates will be making their way to our Lines mobile app in a couple of weeks.

Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

10 thoughts on “New! FastPass+ Availability, Dashboard, Attraction Updates

  • October 24, 2014 at 7:49 am
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    I love the FP+ availability. Thank you!!!!

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  • October 24, 2014 at 8:08 am
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    Love being able to see the FP availability! Quick user interface question: Is there any way to enter a date to jump to it? Right now it seems like the only way for me to check FP availability on November 10 would be to click through all the dates in the interim (or, of course, change the date in the URL).

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  • October 24, 2014 at 8:13 am
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    This is wonderful!!! Displaying the Fastpass+ availability this way makes it much easier to see the overall picture than with MDE. It gives users a great sense of which attractions are likely to have limited availability, and which are likely to still be available to use the rolling 4th+ Fastpass+.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 9:20 am
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    Is there a way to delete a touring plan from your dashboard? If not, please consider adding this feature.

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    • October 24, 2014 at 9:45 am
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      You can delete TP’s you no longer need. All your plans are listed on your dashboard on the right side in a box near the bottom and there is a delete option next to each one.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 9:46 am
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    This is awesome and I CANNOT WAIT to start playing around with it

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  • October 24, 2014 at 11:10 am
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    It only shows the FP+ availability for a party of 1. What if you are traveling with your family? Is there an option of being able to plug in the amount of travelers in your party to see what the availability would be then?

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    • October 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm
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      In the article Len states that other party sizes are coming soon.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm
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    Looking through the FP+ times for the Magic Kingdom, I was surprised how the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train seems to always be out of FP+ times. I recently scheduled FP+ times for my family’s visit 60 days out, and even that far out, FP+ times are limited (if available at all). Is Disney greatly limiting the number of FP+ for this attraction, because it seems like it should have a much greater capacity. I can understand Anna & Elsa FP+ times going so quickly because their total capacity is so low, but the Seven Dwarfs seems like it should be able to accommodate significantly more people.

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  • October 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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    Let me make sure I understand. This new feature live updates as availability changes? If so, how often does it update?

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