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How does 'Fast Pass' work?

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How does 'Fast Pass' work?

How does the Fast Pass work?

Is it like Disneyland Paris where you go to the machine next to the ride you want and select a suitable time?

Can you only do one fast pass ride at a time or can you book a few rides in at once for the morning / afternoon?

Many thanks

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1. Re: How does 'Fast Pass' work?

Yes, but you can't select a time. The machine will give you the next available time.

After either that time has passed, or 2 hours if your fastpass is for over two hours away, you can get a new fastpass for that ride or any other fastpass ride. You can continue getting a new one every 2 hours until they run out.

It is best to do this for popular rides as early as possible, as the passes can and do run out even before lunchtime in some cases. And everyone in your party needs a fastpass if they want to go with you on the ride. But not everyone needs to get their own, a member of your group can have all the tickets in their possession and get pastpasses for everyone.

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2. Re: How does 'Fast Pass' work?

amanx's answer is good, but I will cut and past an old one of mine too...

Fastpasses at Disney are free.

They are offered at many but not all of the attractions until the daily allotment runs out.

There are machines at or near the entrance to the attractions. You put your park ticket in and it gives you another "ticket" with a time frame on it to come back to the attraction and go through the Fastpass line which will have only a short wait.

It allows you to ride your favorites with little or no wait.

You can't get another one until the first one's start time arrives or two hours has passed whichever is sooner.

They can be strategically used to ride the more popular attractions with longer stand by waits, but do be aware they can also cause you to crisscross the park and, in a way, lose time.

Everyone in your party must have a Fastpass each to take advantage.

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3. Re: How does 'Fast Pass' work?

It works remarkably well. As amanx said, if the ride is a really popular one, go early, because the fast passes do run out.

In Hollywood Studios, go to the Toy Story line first. These can run out before noon. This happened to me.

Another really popular one is Soarin in Epcot. For Test Track, try the single rider line. It goes quickly and you will probably be very close to your party anyway.

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4. Re: How does 'Fast Pass' work?

Here's my document on Fast Pass again:

Disney Fast Pass

Disney Fast Pass is a free service offered at many of the more popular Disney attractions within each of the four theme parks. Not all attractions have it, but the ones with typically the longest lines do. Here's how it works:

At the entrance of each Fast Pass attraction, there is a set of machines that look like ATM machines. You simply insert your theme park ticket into the Fast Pass machines, and out comes your Fast Pass (be sure to get one for everyone in your party). On the Fast Pass is a "return time" window. When the time on the Fast Pass arrives, simply go back to the ride and enter the que line through the special "Fast Pass" entrance (located somewhere near the main que line). This line is typically much shorter and you practically move to the front of the line (or almost to the front in some cases) on the ride.

As far as frequency goes, you may obtain additional Fast Passes throughout the day after your initial one is used OR after waiting two hours from obtaining your most recent one.

For instance, if you obtain a Fast Pass at 9:30 AM and it's return time is 10:15 AM, when that time arrives, you'll be able to obtain another Fast Pass for that or another attraction. Also, if you obtain a Fast Pass at 9:30 AM, but it's return time is 2:00 PM, when 11:30 AM arrives (two hours after obtaining the first one), you may obtain another Fast Pass for that or another attraction.

Once the "time window" arrives on a Fast Pass, it can be used then or anytime later in the day, just not earlier. For instance, if your Fast Pass window says "10:05 AM to 11:05 AM" for the return time, you may use that Fast Pass anytime of the day AFTER 10:05 AM.

Here is a list of the Fast Pass attractions in each Disney park:

Magic Kingdom: Jungle Cruise, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Peter Pan's Flight, Mickey's Philharmagic, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Stitch's Great Escape.

Epcot: Soarin, Test Track, Mission: Space, Living With the Land, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, Maelstrom.

Disney Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Mania, Indiana Jones Stunt Show, Star Tours, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Rock & Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Lights, Motors, Action stunt show.

Animal Kingdom: It's Tough To Be a Bug, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl, Dinosaur.

Hope this helps you understand how Fast Pass works.

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