Changes to FastPass+ means more attractions, more flexibility

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This week, Disney announced changes to FastPass+ that will give guests more opportunities to enjoy attractions and more flexibility during their vacation.

“Starting Monday, after guests have used their first three FastPass+ selections, they will be able to select another one at one of the kiosks located in each of our WDW parks,” Tom Staggs wrote on the Disney Parks Blog. “When they’ve used that one, they’ll be able to select another, and so on, ultimately providing guests with even more ways to customize their Walt Disney World Vacation.”

Guests will also be able to select additional FastPass+ entitlements when they hop to a different park.

The changes were first discussed in early April.

Look for Disney to make changes and minor tweaks to the FastPass+ system as they listen to feedback from guests over the coming months.

Disney acknowledges MyMagic+ ‘challenges’ in video to Cast Members

George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Resort, acknowledged “challenges” that have come with the MyMagic+ rollout in a recent video shown to Walt Disney World Cast Members.

Kalogridis compared the rollout of MyMagic+ to the opening day at Magic Kingdom, where Disney faced several major “challenges” that made opening day a rough day for Disney.

“The takeaway is that we have faced and overcome more challenges than I can count throughout the history of this resort. We have risen to the challenge each time by simply putting the guest first, having a great attitude, staying flexible and working together,” Kalogridis said in the video.

 

 

 

Report: MyMagic+, FastPass+ and MagicBands to be made available to offsite guests starting March 31

Untitled-9MyMagic+, FastPass+ and MagicBands will be made available to offsite guests beginning March 31, according to a report from WDWMAGIC.

Beginning March 31, offsite guests using single day or multi-day tickets will be able to make FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days before their visit. Walt Disney World Resort guests can make their FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of their vacation.

Offsite guests will also have access to the My Disney Experience apps.

MagicBands will also be available for purchase, according to the report.

Annual passholders should now have their MagicBands and the ability to reserve attractions up to 30 days before their park visit.

MyMagic+ rollout for annual passholders to take place over the next few weeks

According to a report from WDWMAGIC, the full integration of Annual Passholders into the MyMagic+ program will take place over the next few weeks.

Some Passholders have been participating in random testing over the past few weeks, but this step will bring all passholders onboard by the end of the month.

Passholders should soon see the option to customize their band in the ‘My Disney Experience’ app.

Read more: WDWMAGIC

Walt Disney World testing new FastPass+ restrictions at Epcot

8f9639323e7311e3847022000aaa0974_8Walt Disney World is now testing new FastPass+ restrictions at Epcot, according to a report from kennythepirate.com.

According to the report, guests will still be able to reserve three FastPass+ options. However, guests will now have to choose one attraction from a list of headliners and two attractions from secondary options.

Some of the headliners include IllumiNations, Maelstrom, Epcot Character Spot, Soarin’ and Test Track. The secondary attractions include Captain EO, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, Mission Space, Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo and Friends and other attractions.

Source: kennythepirate.com