Disney to get rid of Fast Passes at Walt Disney World

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Hey guys and gals your friendly neighborhood Disney Gossip Columnist Anonymouse here. I have some huge Gossip today coming out of Walt Disney World! Before you ask yes that title is correct. I have been talking to a friend of mine who is at Walt Disney World this week and there is talk that Disney is dropping the existing Fast Pass program for everyone not staying on Disney Property.

The short and skinny is all (legacy or paper) Fast Passes will be eliminated for everyone except resort guests with Key to the World Cards or linked Magic Bands. If you are staying on property you will be limited to 3 Fast Passes per day at only one park. If you are a local no Fast Passes for you unless you are staying the night or are in the Fast Pass+ service.

If you are a Park Hopper like me it looks like you are up the creek… but seriously with this news why would you want to get a park hopper if you can’t use Fast Pass at the next park? I bet we will see Park Hopper ticket option sales going down bit hopefully lines going down.



If you are a Cast Member or Annual Passholder and you are at the park for the day you will not be able to partake in the existing paper Fast Pass Program, you will have to use the Fast Pass+ system. Disney is looking for people staying on property to get their golden ticket. Disney Vacation Club members will be fine since they have their KTTW card already.

Overall Disney is really trying to push people to stay on property, and if you don’t not only do you not get to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours but also Fast Passes too. I also think this is a push to get people to use the My Magic+ system.

According to my source all of this is supposed to take place at the end of September 2013 but with everything I write take it with a grain of salt till Chip posts the official word.

Any who, that is all the Disney Gossip I have right now. For my past Gossip articles be sure to check them out here.

Got any good gossip/rumors? Please email me at AnonyMouse@chipandco.com or on my Facebook Page.

 

 

 

Anonymouse

Anonymouse searches the internet, annoys cast members, and wouldn’t think twice about using a Ouija board to find you the freshest Disney Gossip.
Some of what she’ll report is confirmed, some is based on information from the rumor mill, and some, frankly, she just read on the bathroom wall in Fantasyland.

So take it with a grain of salt and have fun!
Disney to get rid of Fast Passes at Walt Disney World was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by Anonymouse




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  • Crystal Reed

    I think they should scrap this program all together getting a fast pass that usually tells you to return several hours later does not work. GIve the customer the option for paying for what they want. The Fast Option at Universal Studios works much better. Yes you pay extra but it was well worth it to avoid long lines in sweltering heat. I know many customers who would happily pay extra for this option at the Disney Parks.

  • dgiac

    This is completely untrue. Disney will always keep the paper fast pass for people, who live locally as well as people who are not staying at the resort. Disney’s goal is to reduce wait times for rides and attractions. Killing the fast pass would create such a long wait time for rides that people would start to get discouraged to even go there anymore. Not Disney’s Goal.

    What Disney will be doing is rewarding Resort guests in the way that Universal Studios rewards their guests. Disney will eventually offer Resort Guests, nearly all ride free fast pass access. The Magic Band + will give you 3 passes per day. However, when you book your fast pass with the My Disney Experience App; you will almost always get a bonus fast pass as well, giving you 4 total. Then when you check into the Resort, you will also be given the Key To The World Card. That will be able to be used in the fast pass machines that they have, giving you even more fast passes throughout the day, as well as allowing you to get fast passes if you park hop.