MyMagic+ and FastPass+ have been ever evolving for the Walt Disney World Resort. Tweaks and changes to both programs have occurred due to demands of how Guests wished to utilize the technology, including allowing Guests to make a fourth rolling FastPass, changes in the tiering system, being able to make reservations at a park you park-hopped to, and more. Throughout the years, news and tips about FastPass+ have been plentiful and the questions have been many and varied.
Well, today I bring more news that I think will be greatly appreciated. Going forward, Disney is going to be making it easier to make and customize FastPass+ choices.
Beginning this Sunday, Guests will now no longer need to visit a kiosk to make their fourth rolling FastPass+ choice. Instead, Guests will now be able to use the My Disney Experience app to make additional selections after your first three FastPass+ reservations have been used. (Hooray!) Guests may still choose to visit a FastPass+ kiosk, which will still be located in strategic locations around the four theme parks, if they so choose. Let me tell you though, it will be great to finally be able to make the additional choices on my phone going forward.
As far as the second change goes, one of the major complaints is that when Guests make a FastPass+ selection, they were forced to make all three reservations all at one time. Not so going forward! Guests will now be able to make their reservations for experiences one by one AND at the times that they are wanting. (No more, Disney giving you a scheduled time first and you having to reschedule it after making your initial reservations.)
With this update, Guests will still have the option to make up to three initial FastPass+ reservations, but beginning on Sunday, they will now have the option to choose just one or two selections, if they prefer. (This will come in handy at a park like Epcot, where personally I really only want to make one or two FastPass+ reservations, but was always forced to waste a third selection on something that clearly I didn’t need to make one for.)
To utilize these new changes, keep in mind that you will need to update your version of My Disney Experience, however, it appears that the update has not been released yet, at of the time of this blog post’s posting. It will likely be released tomorrow morning.
One thing is for sure, these changes were a long time coming and I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to utilize them on my next trip.